Latest Whirlwind News

9th October 2017: Nov 10 2017 – Whirlwind Recordings blows a storm at EFG London Jazz Festival with triple bill – Michael Janisch Band ft Rez Abbasi, Jason Palmer, John O’Gallagher and Clarence Penn + Henry Spencer’s Juncture + Zhenya Strigalev’s Never Group

Whirlwind founder, bassist, composer and producer Michael Janisch (nominated in 2016 for a MOBO Award in the Jazz category after releasing his latest solo album Paradigm Shift), premiers a terrific Stateside Quartet on their first European tour-date with the Pakistani/American guitarist Rez Abbasi – rapidly emerging as one of today’s

9th October 2017: Euan Stevenson & Konrad Wiszniewski’s New Focus on BBC’s Jazz Nights at the Quay

 “A masterful repertoire of superb instrumentation and sumptuous arrangements.” Radio REC (FR) Much of the acclaim received to date for Euan Stevenson and Konrad Wiszniewski’s New Focus has centred on the pair’s ability to write beautiful, haunting melodies where every piece in the sequel balances emotional power with exquisite craftsmanship.

8th October 2017: Latest reviews for Josephine Davies’ ‘Satori’ include ★★★★​ ​from UK Vibe and The Jazz Mann + DownBeat Magazine feature

Official album trailer for Satori (left) Josephine Davies – saxophone Dave Whitford – bass Paul Clarvis – drums           Latest press highlights for Satori (scroll down to see DownBeat feature) “Consistently inventive and witty… Testament to Davies’ lyrical flow and to her collaborators ability to go with it.”

7th October 2017: Oli Rockberger begins ‘Sovereign’ tour on Weds 11th October + new animated video

Acclaimed London based singer-songwriter, keys man and producer Oli Rockberger starts his Sovereign tour on Weds 11th Oct. Oli Rockberger – piano/vocals Hannah Read – violin/vocals Giorgio Serci – guitar Michael Janisch – bass Marijus Alaksa – drums     DATES October 11th – The Brook, Southampton October 12th – SoundCellar,

6th October 2017: Rez Abbasi’s ‘Unfiltered Universe’ feat Vijay Iyer, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Johannes Weidenmueller, Dan Weiss and Elizabeth Mikhael UK/Europe release today

Click here: Unfiltered Universe for CDs, digital downloads and more   “An imaginative composer and guitarist of considerable virtuosity, plus an ensemble of immense talent, are all factors that make this high calibre album, imbued with unfettered vigour and intrigue, a most satisfying affair.” ★★★★½ All About Jazz (full review)   Completing

4th October 2017: ★★★★1/2 All About Jazz review and new album trailer for Rez Abbasi’s ‘Unfiltered Universe’ ft Rudresh Mahanthappa, Vijay Iyer, Johannes Weidenmueller and Dan Weiss with guest Elizabeth Mikhael. Official UK release Friday October 6

We’re pleased to share the official album trailer for Rez Abbasi‘s ‘Unfiltered Universe’ ft Rudresh Mahanthappa, Vijay Iyer, Johannes Weidenmueller and Dan Weiss with guest Elizabeth Mikhael which drops this Friday in the UK/Europe/Asia and on NOV 10th in the USA and Canada. “An imaginative composer and guitarist of considerable virtuosity, plus

4th October 2017: ‘Life of Sensitive Creatures’ by Tony Tixier ft Karl McComas-Reichl and Tommy Crane for release December 8 2017

  Pre 0rder ‘Life of Sensitive Creatures’ here   Radiating a venturesome singularity inspired as much by Maurice Ravel and Art Tatum as Herbie Hancock, Keith Jarrett or Aydin Esen, pianist Tony Tixier’s debut piano trio release, Life of Sensitive Creatures, features his original work alongside inspired interpretations in a

22nd September 2017: Tori Freestone & Alcyona Mick to release duo album 2018 + tour dates + Freestone nominated for a Parliamentary Jazz Award

We’re pleased to announce the early 2018 release from the duo of saxophonist Tori Freestone and pianist Alcyona Mick. After working together in various ensembles in and out of the UK in recent years, Mick and Freestone decided to fuse their unique writing styles and improvisational approaches to record a

20th September 2017: ‘Embodied Hope’ by Andrew Bain releases November 10 – featuring George Colligan, Jon Irabagon and Michael Janisch + available for pre-order

  Pre-order Embodied Hope   Embodied Hope by Andrew Bain New routes in musical exploration are at the heart of drummer Andrew Bain’s episodic suite, Embodied Hope – a project with pianist George Colligan, saxophonist Jon Irabagon and bassist Michael Janisch. An influential percussionist and educator based in Birmingham, England

18th September 2017: Mike Gibbs starts 80th Birthday Tour this weekend and receives BASCA Gold Badge Award

We’re pleased tohear that revered composer, conductor, producer and arranger Mike Gibbs has been awarded a Gold Badge for his contribution to the world of music. The Gold Badge Awards celebrate the unique contribution of individuals, who have supported or inspired the UK songwriting and composing community. During his career spanning more