Europe Jazz Media Chart, May 2016

One of the earliest initiatives of EJM is the Europe Jazz Media Chart: a non-sales-related chart that reveals some of the hot new music surfacing across the globe right now. From this month on, in an extended version: some contributors also add their comments, explaining their choice!

Jon Newey, Jazzwise (U.K.):

The Comet Is Coming «Channel The Spirits» (The Leaf Label)

buy on iTunes | album on YouTube | album trailer on Bandcamp | album on the label’s site

Paweł Brodowski, Jazz Forum (Poland):

Nikola Kołodziejczyk Orchestra «Barok Progresywny» (Nowa Brama Pro Musica)

buy on iTunes | album trailer on YouTubealbum on the artist’s website

Paweł Brodowski comments: «This a new recording of a visionary young pianist, composer, arranger, awarded the Prize of Fryderyk 2016 (Polish counterpart of Grammy), as the best jazz album of the year (a suite for the 15-piece unamplified jazz-baroque ensemble including folk and historic instruments, instrumental preparation and improvisation).»

Anna Filipieva, Jazz.Ru (Russia):

Alina Rostotskaya & Jazzmobile «Flow» (Butman Music)

buy on iTunes | listen on Yandex.Music | album trailer on YouTube

Jan Granlie, Salt Peanuts (Norway):

Starlite Motel «Awosting Falls» (Clean Feed)

buy on iTunes | listen on Yandex.Music | album n the label’s website (track preview avaiable)

Christine Stephan, Jazzthetik (Germany):

Norbert Stein & Pata Messengers «Friends & Dragons» (Pata Music)

buy on iTunes | entire album on YouTube | album trailer )three tracks) on SoundCloud | album on the label’s website (track preview available)

Henning Bolte, Jazzism (Netherlands):

Per Wolfert Brederode «Black Ice» (Edition of Contemporary Music)

buy on iTunes | buy on Google Play | album on the label’s website (track preview available)

Patrik Sandberg , Orkester Journalen (Sweden):

Fire! Orchestra «Ritual» (Rune Grammofon)

album trailer on SoundCloud (one track) | album on the label’s website

Cim Meyer, Jazz Special (Denmark):

Phronesis «Parallax» (Edition)

buy on iTunes | album trailer on YouTube | trailer and download on Bandcamp | listen on Yandex.Music | album on the label’s website

Cim Meyer comments: «They bring the jazz trio format into this century with exquisite interplay, energy and great sound.».

Lars Mossefinn, Dag & Tid (Norway):

Building Instrument «Kem som kan å leve» (Hubro)

buy on iTunes | album on Spotify | trailer on SoundCloud (one track) | album on the label’s website

Madli-Liis Parts, Muusika (Estonia):

Kadri Voorand «Armupurjus» (Sheikid)

buy on iTunes | album on Spotify | album trailer on Soundcloud (five tracks)

Madli-Liis Parts comments: «It was released the day before I submitted my chart entry, we had a mindblowing concert at Jazzkaar Festival. Kadri is crazy… in the very best sense.».

Luca Vitali, Giornale della Musica (Italy):

Warped Dreamer «Lomahongva» (Rat Records)

live on YouTube | buy on Amazon | album on the label’s website (track preview available)

Luca Vitali comments: «Four musicians. Arve Henriksen, trumpet & electronics; Jozef Dumoulin, keys & electronics; Stian Westerhus, guitar & electronics;
Teun Verbruggen, drums & electronics. And that’s it.»

Axel Stinshoff, Jazz thing (Germany):

Henri Texier «Dakota Mab»(Intuition)

buy on iTunes | listen on Deezer (free; registration required) | buy on Google.Play | album on the distributor’s website – Challenge Records (track preview available)


One thought on “Europe Jazz Media Chart, May 2016

  1. Jolanta Janiak - Gawrych

    Barok Progresywny Nikola Kołodziejczyk Orchestra is the best I love listening it very much!


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