Europe Jazz Media Chart, January 2017

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. Some contributors also add their comments, explaining their choice.
We welcome two new EJM Chart contributors, French publication Citizen Jazz and Portuguese outlet, Jazz.Pt!

Mike Flynn , Jazzwise (UK):

Led Bib «Umbrella Weather» (RareNoiseRecords)

buy in iTunes | live на YouTube

Mike Flynn comments:
Led Bib are one of the great bands to emerge from the UK in the last decade and have made a really strong come back album. They’re also playing a ton of tour dates so very much back in action.

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Anna Filipieva, Jazz.Ru (Russia):

Arsenal «Live in Tallinn’74» (ArtBeat Music)

Collectible vinyl LP + CD | NEW: Jazz.Ru Podcast with two tracks from the album, by Cyril Moshkow

Anna Filipieva comments:
This unique live recording of a 1974 performance was miraculously preserved in Tallinn, where saxophonist Alexey Kozlov played with his Moscow-based jazz-rock group Arsenal. This is a limited, collectible edition, but its significance as of a curious document from the Soviet jazz history cannot be underestimated.

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Paweł Brodowski, Jazz Forum (Poland):

Kamil Piotrowicz Sextet «Popular Music» (Hevhetia)

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

Paweł Brodowski comments:
The second outing on the Slovak label Hevhetia of the young Polish pianist and visionary composer Kamil Piotrowicz with his incredible sextet playing original music reminiscent somewhat of the ’60s avant garde scores of Krzysztof Komeda.

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Jan Granlie, Salt Peanuts (Norway):

Orter Eparg «Orter Eparg» (Øra fonogram)

listen on Spotify (registration required) | listen on Tidal (registration required) | buy in Discogs

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Christine Stephan, Jazzthetik (Germany):

Johannes Enders / Jürgen Geiger «In Paradisum» (Yellobird / Soulfood)

buy in iTunes | buy in Google Play | listen on Spotify (registration required) | buy on artist’s website

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Henning Bolte, Jazzism (Netherlands):

Eva Klesse Quartett «Obenland» (Enja)

buy in iTunes | listen on Spotify (registration required) | listen on Deezer (registration required) | трейлер на YouTube

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Axel Stinshoff, Jazz thing (Germany):

Donny McCaslin «Beyond Now» (Motéma)

buy in iTunes | trailer on YouTube | listen on Yandex.Music | album on artist’s website | album on label’s website

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Patrik Sandberg, Orkester Journalen (Sweden):

Oddjob «Oddjob plays Weather Report» (Amigo/Cosmos Music)

buy in iTunes | listen on Spotify (registration required) | listen on Yandex.Music |buy in Google Play

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Cim Meyer, Jazz Special (Denmark):

Thomas Clausen/Francesco Cali «The Voyage» (Stunt)

album on artist’s website

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Madli-Liis Parts, Muusika (Estonia):

David S. Ware & Matthew Shipp «Live in Sant’Anna Arresi 2004» (AUM Fidelity)

buy in iTunes | listen on Spotify (registration required) | one track on SoundCloud | album on label’s website

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Luca Vitali, Giornale della Musica (Italy):

Mary Halvorson Octet «Away with You» (Firehouse 12 Records)

listen on Yandex.Music | listen on Spotify (registration required) | album on BandCamp | one track on YouTube | buy on Discogs

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Rui Eduardo Paes, Jazz.pt (Portugal):

Nuova Camerata «Chant» (Improvising Beings)

album on BandCamp

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Lars Mossefinn, Dag & Tid (Norway):

Dag Arnesen Trio «Pentagon Tapes» (Losen Records)

album on label’s website

Lars Mossefinn comments:
Dag Arnesen is back with a new trio and some new original material. This record highlights both Arnesen the melodic improviser and the truly original composer.

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Anne Yven, Citizen Jazz (France):

Keiji Haino / Jozef Dumoulin / Teun Verbruggen «The Miracles Of Only One Thing» (Sub Rosa)

|pre-order the CD in Forced Exposure (U.S.)

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