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Latest Whirlwind News

27th June 2015: Prestigious ELU and CHOC awards for ‘Panacea’ by Tam de Villiers amongst latest reviews from European music press.

Tam de Villiers works closely with his regular team of musicians, Karl Jannuska, David Prez  and Frederic Chiffoleau on Panacea, his debut album for Whirlwind Recordings. Resolutely idiosyncratic, his music surprises the listener with a melting pot of influences seamlessly combined into an original voice. Panacea has recently received two prestigious accolades.

25th June 2015: Nine Whirlwind artists make the Downbeat Magazine’s 63rd annual Critics Poll

  The Downbeat Magazine’s 63rd annual critics poll has been published. We are especially pleased to send congratulations to the following artists that have recorded albums with Whirlwind and that are included in the ‘Rising Star’ section of this prestigious poll:       Big Band #11 Joel Harrison #13 JC

25th June 2015: Matthew Stevens’ receives 4.5* review in DownBeat magazine for ‘Woodwork’ and releases live video recording of ‘Ashes’.

NYC-based Guitarist and composer Matthew Stevens is heralded as one of the most promising young artists in contemporary music and has just released this new live video recording of the track ‘Ashes’ from Woodwork his debut that just launched with us in May. The album has just received a 4.5 Star

22nd June 2015: Massive ‘2 for 1′ summer sale and free 15 track sampler album with any CD purchase until August 31, 2015

Free 15-Track Sampler Album with any CD Purchase until end of 2015 2015 is our 5th anniversary and as a big thanks to all our supporters we’re including a free 15-track sampler album with the purchase of any CD from our site from now until the end of 2015. Note:

15th June 2015: BIG NEWS: Release day today for Ivo Neame’s ‘Strata’. 4.5* from All about Jazz, 4* from Marlbank and further reviews and features from NextBop, Jazz FM, The Jazz Breakfast and London Jazz.

    Known widely for his linchpin roles with Phronesis and Marius Neset, effulgent beacon of contemporary jazz piano, Ivo Neame, takes a side step from his octet and other projects to release this exciting new quintet title Strata. Collaborating again with UK luminaries (including three fellow Whirlwind artists) Tori Freestone

13th June 2015: Jeff Williams at Smalls NYC Thursday 2nd July and will be releasing his new UK Quintet album early 2016.

  Drummer and Composer Jeff Williams’ career has spanned over four decades performing at the vanguard of jazz music. Jeff will be appearing at Smalls in New York on Thursday 2nd July with a line up that includes Duane Eubanks – Trumpet and John O’Gallagher – Alto Sax  (Details) both of whom appear on

12th June 2015: Latest reviews for George Crowley’s ‘Can of Worms’ including 4* from All About Jazz and The Jazz Mann and news on forthcoming performance at ‘Jazz In The Round’ Monday 27th July.

Can of Worms explores that happy and unpredictable space where written and improvised worlds collide, diving deep into group improvisations and compositions featuring taut, tense grooves, wailing sax-confessionals and all-out glorious free-jazz. The album features a razor-sharp, interactive line-up of some of the most distinctive musicians on the burgeoning London

9th June 2015: Announcing the new Deluxe Edition album for Euan Burton’s ‘Too Much Love’ now available feat. 2 previously unreleased bonus tracks

Today we release the Too Much Love – Deluxe Edition album from Euan Burton & Occurrences.  Too Much Love was released in November of 2014 to critical acclaim and the new Deluxe Edition contains an additional two bonus tracks that were previously unreleased.  It’s available as a digital album only

9th June 2015: Big News: Cloudmakers Trio announce 12 date ‘Abstract Forces’ North American tour starting 18th June.

Cloudmakers Trio will be embarking on a 12 date North American tour in support of recent release Abstract Forces. The tour starts on June 18th in Cambridge MA. For the very latest details on each date, click: here Abstract Forces is the second release from Cloudmakers Trio, the brainchild of vibraphonist Jim Hart

5th June 2015: Zhenya Strigalev’s show at Smalls, June 11th 2015, is NY Time Out’s critic’s pick and album ‘Robin Goodie’ receives 4.5* from Downbeat Magazine and 4* from Jazzwise and The Jazz Mann amongst it’s latest round of reviews.

If Smiling Organizm’s debut album introduced the world to Strigalev’s highly personal musical vision, then Robin Goodie finds the band stepping up a gear, increasingly comfortable as a unit, growing to become more than the sum of its considerably talented parts. Matching quirky humour with serious musical intent, delicate melodic hooks