Tom Smith (new album ‘Drifter Days’, with Daniel Bulatkin Trio – Czech Republic) – London Jazz News

London-based saxophonist Tom Smith has a new double album ‘Drifter Days’ with a trio led by Czech pianist Daniel Bulatkin. The launch will be at Pizza Express Dean Street on Monday 23 May. ‘drifter days’ was recorded after a nineteen-date tour of venues and festivals both large and small in the Czech Republic in 2019, … Read more

‘An Englishman In Love In LA’) – London Jazz News

Vocalist, actor, entertainer. West Midlands-born Richard Shelton has a complex relationship with Frank Sinatra. Captivated from a young age, he developed an affinity with Ol’ Blue Eyes that has lasted a lifetime. He has played the part of Sinatra in ‘Sinatra: RAW’ and ‘Rat Pack Confidential’, performances which won him acting awards both in the … Read more

John Butcher – 5 LPs from Berlin (and Leipzig) on ​​NI VU NI CONNU ~ The Free Jazz Collective

By Paul Acquaro British saxophonist John Butcher is no stranger to Berlin. Linked to the Echtzeit scene that emerged during the heady days of post re-unification Germany in the abundant derelict spaces that served as breeding grounds for creativity. Butcher, on the occasion of this 65th birthday, held a short residency in November 2019 at … Read more

Bristol New Music 2022 – London Jazz News

Bristol New Music 2022 (various venues in Bristol, 5-8 May) Angel Bat Dawid + Bendik Giske + Ligeti Quartet + Shirley Pegna/Dominic Lash/Angharad Davies + Kelly Jayne Jones + Sarah Davachi Kelly Jane Jones. Performance in the vaults of Clifton Suspension Bridge. Photo Dominika Scheibinger Gert lush Bristol got gert lively This week with a … Read more

The Collaborative Works of the Viennese Studio Dan Ensemble ~ The Free Jazz Collective

The Viennese experimental ensemble Studio Dan was founded in 2005 by composer-trombonist Dan Daniel Riegler and since then has kept refining its inclusive aesthetics and has operated on the borders between diverse sub-genres of contemporary music: improvisation, new music, jazz, art- rock and more. Studio Dan has commissioned works by like-minded composers and improvisers like … Read more

Tim Garland – Vigil Songbook (Band on the Wall, 29 May / Ronnie Scott’s, 1 June) – London Jazz News

Since his emergence on the scene in the late ’80s, Tim Garland has firmly established an international reputation as one of Britain’s foremost saxophonists and composers. Some highlights of his career include winning the 2009 Grammy for his orchestras on The New Crystal Silence, which won ‘best instrumental album’, and playing in the late Chick … Read more

Bertrand Tavernier’s ‘Round Midnight’ (1986/ Criterion Blu-Ray) – London Jazz News

‘Round Midnight directed by Bertrand Tavernier, 1986 (The Criterion Collection 2022. Blu-ray review by Jane Mann) At last, Bertrand Tavernier‘s ‘Round Midnight is re-released today (9 May 2022) on Blu-ray by Criterion. The film, originally made in 1986, is master film director Tavernier’s impressionistic love letter to the Black American bebop musicians who, escaping the … Read more