Nyheder

02.04.2020

Europe Jazz Media Chart

April 2020

 

  

Mike Flynn, Jazzwise

Rob Luft LIFE IS A DANCER, Edition

 


Anna Filipieva, Jazz.Ru

Anna Koroleva: OCEAN INSIDE, ArtBeat

For 20 years, the Russian jazz community knew Anna Koroleva as an inspired alto sax player, who also liked to sing. This double album reveals her in a totally new capacity: not a single sax note - she plays piano (in a trio setting with bassist Daria Chernakova and drummer Vartan Babayan) and does so with a lot of pep and vigor, producing lengthy polyrhythmic, polystylistic grooves. On disc one, she is marrying Latin rhythms with European harmony; on disc two she is researching ancient folk tunes from the Northern regions of Russia.

 

Jan Granlie, salt-peanuts.eu

Kuzu Purle: DARK OPAL, Aerophonic

The saxophone player Dave Rempis with Tashi Dorji on guitar and Tyler Damon on drums. Their third recording, and this time, live from The Sugar Maple in Milwaukee. One long song with a lot of energy and power. I love it!

 

Christine Stephan, JAZZTHETIK

Wolfgang Muthspiel: ANGULAR BLUES, ECM

 

 

Viktor Bensusan, jazzdergisi.com

Erroll Garner: THAT'S MY KICK, Mack Avenue

 

 

Henning Bolte, Written in Music

Reijseger -  Fraanje - Sylla: WE WERE THERE, Just Listen

The music completely speaks for itself, just listen and immerse!

 


Patrik Sandberg, OrkesterJournalen

Thundercat: IT IS WHAT IT IS, Brainfeeder

Once again six-string bass virtuoso, singer and songwriter Stephen Bruner aka Thundercat invites listeners into his eccentric musical world with a hybrid of jazz fusion, neo-soul, r&b and electronica on this fourth album as a leader. Kamasi Washington and Flying Lotus are tight collaborators again, also Steve Arrington, Louis Cole and BadBadNotGood gild this album - a portrait of living with uncertainty and grief.

 

Cim Meyer, Jazz Special

Nils Janson: LONGITUDE, Stockholm Jazz

 


Lars Mossefinn, Dag og tid

Per Oddvar Johansen: THE QUIET CORMORANT, Losen

 


Matthieu Jouan, citizenjazz.com

Lina Allemano's Ohrenschmaus: RATS AND MICE, Lumo

The combination of electric bass, drums and trumpet leaves a lot of space and air in this music, lead by the very geniune musician and smart improviser, trumpetist Lina Allemano and her colurfull, bright, smooth and also bold sound. Check her solo Glimmer Glammer on the same record label !

 

Axel Stinshoff, Jazz thing

Avishai Cohen: BIG VICIOUS, ECM

 


Luca Vitali, Giornale della Musica

Shabaka and the Ancestors: WE ARE SENT HERE BY HISTORY, Impulse!

 


Madli-Liis Parts , Muusika

Wolfgang Muthspiel: ANGULAR BLUES, ECM

 


Paweł Brodowski, Jazz Forum

Łukasz Ojdana: KURPIAN SONGS & MEDITATIONS, Audio Cave

Pianist Łukasz Ojdana is at 29 one of the most interesting young jazz musicians to have emerged on the Polish jazz scene in the last few years. He has already recorded several albums with the revered RGG Trio, but this is his first outing as a leader. A solo piano effort, KURPIAN SONGS & MEDITATIONS is his imaginary excursion into the land of Kurpie, a north-eastern region of Poland noted for its unique traditional customs, dances, and slow, wistful melodies. It features ten „songs” as well as ten loose „meditations.” Ojdana is enriching and expanding the original folk motifs with his improvisations, daring harmonies, changing rhythms and tempos. A standout piece is „Song IV,” an expressive piano-vocal duet.