Latest Whirlwind News

31st July 2017: New album trailer for Oli Rockberger’s ‘Sovereign’ – now available for Pre-Order (Out OCT 20) + Links for launch concerts @ Pizza Express Holborn

Check the new album trailer for Oli Rockberger’s forthcoming release Sovereign which drops on OCT 20 – AND – you can now pre-order the album and get 2 instant gratification tracks.  Click here for more info. Also – Oli will be touring to support the release in OCT – here’s

27th July 2017: DownBeat Magazine features NYSQ and latest release ‘Sleight of Hand’

The new release from NYSQ Sleight of Hand builds on their catalog of five previous album recordings (most recently, The New Straight Ahead and Power of 10, on Whirlwind). Tim Armacost – saxophone David Berkman – piano Gene Jackson – drums Daiki Yasukagawa – double bass     “NYSQ creates

27th July 2017: ‘Ask, Seek, Knock’ by Samuel Eagles’ SPIRIT ★★★★ review from The Jazz Mann + London Jazz feature interview

Increasingly incandescent across the London jazz, funk and world music scenes, alto saxophonist and composer Samuel Eagles’ SPIRIT (saxophonist Duncan Eagles, pianist Sam Leak, vibraphonist Ralph Wyld, double bassist Max Luthert and drummer Dave Hamblett) present their debut Whirlwind release  Ask, Seek, Knock.         Latest press highlights: “A collection of

27th July 2017: ★★★★ from All About Jazz amongst latest reviews from Jazzwise Magazine, Jazz Views, Bebop Spoken Here, Step Tempest and Stereo Gum for ‘Quinsin Nachoff’s Ethereal Trio’

An album which blends through-composition and improvisation, each piece having its own plot and internal logic. Quinsin Nachoff – saxophone Mark Helias – double bass Dan Weiss  – drums Quinsin Nachoff’s Ethereal Trio     Press highlights for Quinsin Nachoff’s Ethereal Trio: “Improvisational masterworks… Impeccable but not pristine… Highly recommended.” ★★★★

26th July 2017: “Freestone’s improvisations are a real treat.” Read press highlight from Europe for ‘El Barranco’

El Barranco by Tori Freestone Trio Reaching into the heart of improvised music has become second nature to British tenor saxophonist Tori Freestone and perennial colleagues Dave Manington (double bass) and Tim Giles (drums) on their latest Whirlwind release El Barranco. Latest press highlights from the European music press: “Freestone’s

26th July 2017: “A powerful set of immaculate performances.” Latest press highlights for Kenny Warren’s ‘Thank You For Coming To Life’

Thank You for Coming to Life Kenny Warren – trumpet, compositions  JP Schlegelmilch – piano Noah Garabedian – bass Satoshi Takeishi – drums       Latest press highlights: “Every thing about this music is real, honest, and enjoyable.​” Step Tempest (full review) “​This is a powerful set of immaculate performances displaying

21st July 2017: Mike Gibbs Big Band – 80th Birthday Celebration English Tour – Sept 24 – 29

We’re happy to share the news that revered composer, conductor, producer and arranger Mike Gibbs is set to celebrate his 80th birthday with a number of celebrations in Europe, UK and the USA and we’re producing his 6-date English tour with full big band and  live video recording planned for

20th July 2017: ★★★★★ from In Musik amongst the latest reviews for Henry’ Spencer’s ‘The Reasons Don’t Change’ follow up

The Reasons Don’t Change  the debut album from up-and-coming trumpet player and composer Henry Spencer. Henry Spencer – trumpet Nick Costley-White – guitar Matt Robinson – piano, keyboards Andrew Robb – double bass David Ingamells – drums   “His [Spencer’s] great talent lies in his emotive, fluid and poetic sonority.” ★★★★★ In Musik (DE) “Dense

17th July 2017: Review round up for Partikel’s Counteraction includes ★★★★★ from Jazzthetik, ★★★★1/2 from The Jazz Mann and ★★★★ from The Guardian, All About Jazz and Kind of Jazz

Partikel Duncan Eagles – saxophones Max Luthert – double bass Eric Ford – drums and percussion More info on Counteraction Previous releases: String Theory Cohesion   Latest press highlights for Counteraction: “A continuous flow of musical narrative… Incorporating elements of jazz, prog rock and chamber music… Constantly refreshing and extremely

14th July 2017: Joel Harrison’s striking collection of original songs ‘The Other River’ released today

  Click here to buy CDs, FLACS, ALACS & more   “Mature, expressively executed songs blend together blues, jazz and country.” Jazzwise Magazine “A magnificent album… A fusion of jazz, folk and blues influences and an intense and emotional vocal delivery.” Radio REC (FR)   The Other River **PRE ORDER**