Such is the esteem in which Mehldau is currently held, he and
his trio are the subject of a rare double-page spread live review
in the latest (March) issue of Mojo. In that review, writer David
Fricke says : "Mehldau is a...
Two years after “Restored, Returned” introduced this line-up and
with extensive touring behind them, on “The Well” the four
musicians of the Gustavsen Quartet really blossom as a band in a
programme of new tunes by Tord. Sax...
24 years and 16 albums into an estimable career, The Necks
present two engrossing longform tracks, comprising their first
major release since 2009s 'Silverwater'. On 'Mindset' Jazz, drone
and electronic soundscaping coalesce...
Almost exactly forty years ago, Keith Jarrett’s association with
ECM began with the recording of a solo piano album. “Facing You”
(1971) was soon followed by the initiation of the solo concerts,
evenings of piano...
Australian/New York musician Monique diMattina leads a triple
life as a jazz/roots singer songwriter, ballet mother/cake-baker
and composer of exquisitely crafted piano miniatures. Sun SIgns
displays her third personality in...
Navidad De Los Andes
Cellist Anja Lechner and clarinet and sax man Felix Saluzzi both
appeared as soloists on Dino’s orchestral recording “El Encuentro”
in 2009, a shared pleasure in the work leading to the formation of
the present trio, a group...
Chick Corea and Stefano Bollani, both stars of their instruments
for their generations, combine their considerable talents for this
first recorded collaboration, a document of a most spirited gig in
Orvieto's Teatro Mancinelli...
Anyone Who Had A Heart
Joe Chindamo is a captivating musician of the highest calibre
and with the extent of back catalogue releases astounding as it is,
certainly a force to be reckoned with. Jazzhead are now thrilled to
announce the reissue release...
The Gate is the Ellings follow up to his Grammy Winning
Dedicated to You, many naming it his strongest of albums and
perhaps the finest of his career. Produced by Don Was (Rolling
Stones, Bonnie Raitt, Bob Dylan), The Gate is a...
If there was one voice in Australian jazz more recognized than
any other, it would be that of Vince Jones. Our leading vocalist,
interpreter, trumpet player and composer has entertained and
informed us for decades with his...
Bitches Brew ***vinyl
Among the most controversial recordings in the history of jazz,
BITCHES BREW was Miles Davis' shot across the bow of jazz
insularity, a bold statement about jazz's ability to draw upon
elements of popular culture, without...
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Beautiful new trio cd from Tomasz Stanko's band of youngsters.
Used to be known as the Simple Acoustic Trio. Great stuff and
probably the first time any cd on ECM has a cover of a song by
Charles Lloyd tenor and alto saxophone, voice; Jason Moran
piano; Reuben Rogers double-bass; Eric Harland drums, voice
Charles Lloyd has always led exceptional bands, and this is one
of the finest. Following on from the...
On A Clear Day
On A Clear Day is the much anticipated album of jazz standards
from two of Australia’s most widely recognised jazz exports, Jamie
Oehlers and Paul Grabowsky.
These highly esteemed and creative voices use...
A stellar first release from a new trio of Norwegian jazz
veterans, led by one of the most consistently creative and popular
figures on the ECM roster over the last two decades, pianist Ketil
Bjornstad. Drummer Jon Christensen...
Abu Nawas Rhapsody
Acclaimed for his fusion of world music with jazz, vocalist and
oud player Dhafer Youssef now focuses more on the acoustic side of
jazz with an exciting new quartet that includes pianist Tigran
Hamasyan, bassist Chris Jennings...
Jasmine marks Keith Jarrett's first recorded collaboration in
decades other than with his standards trio, and reunites him with
the great bassist Charlie Haden, a close partner until the
mid-seventies. Intimate, spontaneous and...
After a trilogy of highly successful trio albums (“Changing
Places”, “The Ground”, “Being There”), Tord Gustavsen branches off
in new directions. His new band adds two players familiar to ECM
listeners – bassist Mats Eilertsen...
Fiftieth Anniversary Play Bach
Jacques Loussier Trio Celebrates a Half-Centruy of
The 1950s were one of the most experimental periods in the
history of jazz. In the wake of the big-band era of World War II
and the late 1940s,...
Nonesuch Records releases The Bright Mississippi, Allen
Toussaint’s first solo album in more than a decade, on April 21,
2009. Produced by friend and frequent collaborator Joe Henry, the
record includes songs by jazz greats...
Standards And Ballads
Drawing from previous Columbia albums that were originally
released between 1983 and 1999, this compilation serves as a best
of collection when it comes to jazz’s traditional partnership with
the romantic song. It’s a...
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