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Matthew Ruddick

Author of Funny Valentine, an acclaimed new biography of the jazz trumpet player and singer, Chet Baker.
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Rob Mallows

The Swedish drummer has a new album and brings his propulsive instrumental sound to Ronnie Scott’s on 26 April. Magnus Öström is known to most global jazz listeners as the former drummer e.s.t., the most successful jazz group of the 2000s started with his childhood friend Esbjörn Svensson. However, since the latter’s untimely death in 2008, Öström has composed and performed his own music which arguably takes his signature sound in e.s.t. sound a stage further. The latest release - Parachute - is his third album, and he and his band will be playing Ronnie Scott’s live on 26 April.
Monday, 11 April 2016 13:47

Magnus Öström - Parachute

Fantastic genre-mixing album showcases the hypnotic pulse of this mild-mannered yet musically dynamic drummer.
Wednesday, 30 March 2016 07:59

Cory Henry - The Revival

Eleven intense lumps of Hammond organ groove, requiring much chewing.
Saturday, 19 March 2016 07:33

Bill Laurance - Aftersun

Puppy keyboardist shows quality of his playing, covering all the musical bases.
Fantastically-priced journey through virtuoso violinist’s prolific turn-of-the-eighties output.
Swedish prize-winning keyboardist follows up first two albums with another sucker punch of Nordic nu-jazz.
Monday, 29 February 2016 01:15


Subtitled the 50 crucial concepts, styles and performers, each explained in half a minute, this book is this year’s must-have gift for friends and family who are still clueless about jazz.
Saturday, 13 February 2016 00:55

Snarky Puppy - Family Dinner Volume 2

Could a second Grammy be on the way for globe’s favourite music collective with this tasty collection of tracks?
Luxury box offers valuable new insights into Miles’ last decade of work.
Snarky Puppy is a Brooklyn, New York-based instrumental fusion band led by Grammy Award-winning bassist, composer and producer Michael League. Formed in Denton, Texas in 2004, the band features a collective of nearly forty musicians, referred to as "The Fam" on their recordings and tours. Family Dinner - Volume 2 is the band's tenth album, and will be released on February 12, 2016.
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