Review: Julien Lourau

Julien Lourau Quartet(Vortex, 8th February 2010) I caught the first of a two-night stint at the Vortex by Julien Lourau’s quartet at the Vortex, launching the new CD Saigon (Naive). The “Saigon […]

Preview: NajPonk

YENTOCS. I’ve often wondered what would happen if I was to wake up one day and decide to spell my surname backwards. Would I suddenly be confused for Alan Yentob? What might […]

Review : Vincent Herring

Review: Vincent Herring’s Earth Jazz Agents + The Polly Gibbons Quartet,(Ronnie Scott’s, February 6th 2010 – second show, Review by Rob Mallows)  Alto saxophonist Vincent Herring is steeped in straight-ahead jazz, and […]

Review: Jan Garbarek

Review: Jan Garbarek Group(Barbican, January 31st 2010, review by Frank Griffith, photo by Mike Stemberg) The Jan Garbarek Group featuring Trilok Gurtu cast an uninterrupted two-and-a-half hour spell over a full house […]

The Jazz Grammy winners

Best Contemporary Jazz Album- 75Joe Zawinul and the Zawinul Syndicate Best Jazz Vocal Album- Dedicated To YouKurt Elling Sings The Music Of Coltrane And Hartman Best Improvised Jazz Solo -4 Chicken (Terence […]