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28th July 2014: Featured article in Listen Music Magazine for John O’Gallagher and his latest ‘The Anton Webern Project’

We’ve recently received an insightful and praising review from Listen Music Magazine for John O’Gallagher’s The Anton Webern Project. The album has already received multiple glowing reviews including 5 stars from Nordwestschweiz and 4 stars from The Guardian, The JazzMann, The Financial Times, Marlbank and O’s Place Magazine, with JazzWax announcing it as “courageous stuff and easily

22nd July 2014: RELEASE DAY for NYSQ ‘The New Straight Ahead’ + New Website & Japanese Launch tour

It’s release day for The New Straight Ahead by NYSQ. Also check out NYSQ’s new website And if you’re in Japan, NYSQ is currently on a big release tour, dates below: Dates in July 2014: 18 Lifetime Shizuoka, Japan 19 Bird & Diz Toki City, Japan 20 Doji House  Suzuka

14th July 2014: More estactic reviews for Alice Zawadzki’s ‘China Lane’ from The Guardian, Independent Radar, Jazzwise Magazine, The Jazz Mann + London Jazz interview & sold out launch concerts this week

Alice Zawadzki continues to receive rave reviews for her debut album China Lane in the press ahead of her launch shows at the Pizza Express — see the poster left (a few tickets will be made available on the door the night of the 16th but the 15th is sold

10th July 2014: Review from The Jazz Breakfast for Bobby Avey’s ‘Authority Melts from Me’

In today we have a review from The Jazz Breakfast for Bobby Avey’s recent release Authority Melts from Me. The album has already gained 4.5 stars from Downbeat and 4 stars from the Irish Times and has received rave reviews including one from Something Else Reviews who say that “you can’t help but wonder where the last hour went. As you restart the recording,

7th July 2014: RELEASE DAY for Marko Churnchetz’s ‘Devotion’ featuring Mark Shim, Chris Tordini and Justin Brown

Announcing the release day for Slovenian pianist Marko Churnchetz’s ‘Devotion’ Check the Devotion page to hear sound samples and pick up your copy! Devotion is the debut WWR release from pianist and composer Marko Churnchetz (Črnčec), one of Slovenia’s brightest young stars who currently spends time living between his home

6th July 2014: ‘Points of View’ from Nia Lynn’s Bannau Trio reviewed by The Jazz Mann

Welsh singer-songwriter Nia Lynn’s latest release Points of View has received a glowing review from The Jazz Mann.  Check out the promo video below to learn more.  

5th July 2014: Michael Janisch @ 606 Club July 15: ‘First Meeting’ London release + free music + 4 Star Guardian, The Jazz Mann, NYC Record, Wondering Sound

Whirlwind Recordings founder and bassist/composer/producer Michael Janisch’s star continues to rise with the recent release of his First Meeting: Live in London, Volume 1, a special collaboration with the legendary Lee Konitz, pianist Dan Tepfer and WWR artist and veteran drummer Jeff Williams.   The album was recorded during Janisch’s Pizza

4th July 2014: Tori Freestone receives 4 star review plus Taking Off feature in Jazzwise Magazine, reviews from The Girls Are and Airplay by BBC Radio for her latest ‘In The Chop House’

Tori Freestone released her debut on Whirlwind Recordings earlier this year with In The Chop House which amassed a collection of rave reviews, including 4 stars from both The Guardian and Marlbank and with The Scotsman announcing that “Freestone’s boldness is amply rewarded. She brings a pleasing freshness and invention to the

3rd July 2014: Press Update for JC Sanford: Reviews from Irish Times, Critical Jazz, Avant Music News, All About Jazz, Jazz Inside Magazine, Step Tempest and Diskoryxeion for ‘Views from the Inside’

American composer, trombonist, and new music conductor JC Sanford recently released his debut WWR album Views from the Inside which has gained 5 stars from Critical Jazz, 4 stars from Downbeat, The Observer and The Scotsman, and the Wondering Sound have stated it’s “a recording where Sanford’s reach was achieved

2nd July 2014: Jeff Williams plays Smalls Jazz Club in NYC tonight!

Legendary drummer Jeff Williams career has spanned over 40 years and is still going strong. His latest album ‘The Listener‘ was met with worldwide critical acclaim including multiple 5 star reviews. Jeff and his band will be performing at Small’s Jazz Club in New York on Wednesday the 2nd of July. For