Europe Jazz Media Chart, March 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.

Lars Mossefinn, Dag & Tid (Norway):

Ballrogg «Abaft The Beam» (Clean Feed)

buy in iTunes | buy on Amazon | listen on Yandex.Music | buy on Discogs | release on label’s website

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Anne Yven, Citizen Jazz (France):

Kim Myhr «Bloom» (Hubro)

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

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Luca Vitali, Giornale della Musica (Italy):

Craig Taborn «Daylight Ghosts» (ECM)

buy in iTunes | trailer on YouTube | buy on Discogs | release on label’s website

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Madli-Liis Parts, Muusika (Estonia):

Harriet Tubman «Araminta» (Sunnyside Records)

buy in iTunes | release trailer on BandCamp | release on label’s website

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Rui Eduardo Paes, Jazz.pt (Portugal):

Tetterapadequ «Pangatuna» (For Tune)

release trailer on BandCamp | buy on Discogs | release on label’s website

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Paweł Brodowski, Jazz Forum (Poland):

Kuba Więcek Trio «Another Raindrop – Polish Jazz vol. 78» (Polskie Nagrania)

album release scheduled in March | trailer on YouTube | trailer on SoundCloud

Paweł Brodowski comments:
Kuba Więcek Trio “Another Raindrop” is the newest addition to the revered series “Polish Jazz”. It is a debut release by the sensational 22-year old alto saxophonist with his trio including his favorite partners: Michał Barański on bass and Łukasz Żyta on drums. Inspired improvisations, great interplay. The album features almost exclusively the leader’s original compositions, except George Shearing’s “Conception”.

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Mike Flynn , Jazzwise (U.K.):

Binker & Moses «Journey To The Mountain of Forever» (Gearbox Records)

(new album by drummer Binker Golding and saxophonist Moses Boyd is scheduled for release in May)

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Anna Filipieva, Jazz.Ru (Russia):

Leonid Vintskevich, Steve Kershaw, Nick Vintskevich «Under a Different Sky» (SLAM Records)

buy in iTunes | trailer on YouTube | listen on Spotify (registration required) | buy on Discogs

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Jan Granlie, Salt Peanuts (Norway/Denmark):

Joëlle Léandre « A Woman’s Work » (Not Two Records)

buy on Discogs | release on label’s website

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Christine Stephan, Jazzthetik (Germany):

Hanno Busch Trio «Share This Room» (Frutex Tracks / Soulfood)

trailer on YouTube | release trailer on BandCamp | listen on Yandex.Music | buy on Discogs | release on label’s website

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Henning Bolte, Jazzism (Netherlands):

Daniel Herskedal «The Roc» (Edition Records)

buy in iTunes | trailer on YouTube | release trailer on BandCamp | listen on Yandex.Music

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Patrik Sandberg, Orkester Journalen (Sweden):

Thundercat «Drunk» (Brainfeeder)

buy in iTunes | trailer on YouTube | release trailer on BandCamp | listen on SoundCloud | buy on Amazone | buy on Google.Play

Patrik Sandberg comments:
Composer and basist Thundercat (born Stephen Bruner) teams up with Flying Lotus with a strong timeless album (23 tracks) that combines jazzfusion, electronica, soul, r&b and rock. Again as his previous albums the structures are loose and frenetic but with a clear direction and will attract all sort of listeners, the music gives substance with a kind injecting mindfulness that whets the appetite.

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Cim Meyer, Jazz Special (Denmark):

Will Vinson «Perfectly Out Of Place» (5Passion)

buy in iTunes | trailer on YouTube | listen on SoundCloud | buy on CDbaby | release on the artist’s website

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