Vice Versa | Bram de Looze (Oct 2021)

Vice Versa

Bram de Looze’s Vice Versa, with New York masterful drummer Eric McPherson (Jackie Mclean, Andrew Hill, Pharaoh Sanders, Fred Hersch) and Berlin bassist Felix Henkelhausen (Jim Black, Nate Wooley, Lotte Anker). “Both (McPherson and Henkelhausen) are compositional masterminds with unlimited rhythmic inventiveness.” – from the announcement of the broadcasting hall in Bremen.  Top class jazz … Read more

Fantàsia | Jacopo Ferrazza (Dec 2021)


Jacopo Ferrazza was born in Frascati, a city near Rome. He is an acoustic and electric pianist and bassist. He graduated in classical bass and classical piano at the Conservatorio di Musica Licinio Refice, Frosinone (Licinio Refice Conservatory of Music). He studied bass with John Patitucci, Ares Tavolazzi, Marco Panascia, Aldo Perris, Luca Cola and … Read more

Fazer | Plex (Jan 2022)

Fazer Plex

It’s difficult for anyone to compete against such a famous song as Pop Up from the 2019 album Nadi. Especially when, like the German group Fazer, you wrote it yourself!  I can remember when they “only” had 500 monthly listeners. Today there are over 100,000 on Spotify – Fazer, the funky formation from Munich has … Read more

Helge Lien Trio | Revisited (Mar 2022)

Helge Lien Trio Revisited

This article was originally published in Japanese in Jazz Japan vol.141 Taking compositions from his past eight releases, Revisited is a collection of ‘self cover songs’ by top Norwegian pianist Helge Lien with a trio whose members have changed again. The members of the album “10” released in 2019 were drummer Per Oddvar Johansen and … Read more