John Aram – Rhapsody In Red

John Aram - Rhapsody In Red

In 1924 the famous bandleader Paul Whiteman commissioned George Gershwin to put together a piece for solo piano and jazz band. Gershwin almost didn’t do it because he didn’t think he was given enough time to write it. Luckily for us he did write it. Rhapsody in Blue is one of the most easily recognizable … Read more

Levitas: Luboš Soukup & Christian Pabst

Levitas

Connected by more than 10 years of musical history and companionship, renowned German pianist Christian Pabst and prolific Czech saxophonist Lubos Soukup finally realise their longstanding goal of exploring the intimate and challenging duo format with Levitas (Sept 2nd, Animal Music). Someone said the basic ingredients for a great jazz duo are little more than … Read more

Inviting: Per Møllehøj, Richard Andersson, Jorge Rossy (August 2022)

Inviting / Richard Andersson

Leading Danish bassist Richard Andersson leads an all-star trio through a selection of beautifully selected tunes, as Tim Larsen writes… With ‘Inviting’ you have three very talented musicians taking on the Great American Songbook.  They wrote four of the selections themselves but, no matter, you could mistake those for a bit more modern version of … Read more

Jazz Disminuido: Frontier Between Free Improvisation and Musical Debauchery

Jazz Disminuido

Jazz Disminuido is a recent album, led by the Mexican composer Jacobo Cerda in the company of his ensemble, Los Inoxidables, who –now in a trio format– came to stir our synapses with a bizarre picture of pure free improvisation. The fabric of this work ranges from a vast timbral transformation, achieved thanks to real-time … Read more