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Europe Jazz Media Chart, February 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.

Mike Flynn , Jazzwise (U.K.):

Morten Schantz «Godspeed» (Edition)

buy on iTunes | one track on YouTube | album trailer on BandCamp

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Anne Yven, Citizen Jazz (France):

Plaistow «Live at Bimhuis» (DYFL)

buy on iTunes | one track on YouTube | album trailer on BandCamp | album on the artists’ website

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Luca Vitali, Giornale della Musica (Italy):

Zeno De Rossi «Zenophilia» (Auand)

one track on YouTube | album on the label’s website

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Axel Stinshoff, Jazz thing (Germany):

Theo Bleckmann «Elegy» (ECM)

buy on iTunes | trailer on YouTube | buy on Amazon | album on the artist’s website

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Madli-Liis Parts, Muusika (Эстония):

Theo Bleckmann «Elegy» (ECM)

buy on iTunes | trailer on YouTube | buy on Amazon | album on the artist’s website

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Rui Eduardo Paes, Jazz.pt (Portugal):

Rova Orkestrova «No Favorites! – For Lawrence ‘Butch’ Morris» (New World Records)

buy on iTunes | album trailer on BandCamp | buy on Amazon | buy on Discogs | album on the label’s website

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Paweł Brodowski, Jazz Forum (Poland):

Anna Maria Jopek & Gonzalo Rubalcaba «Minione» (Universal Music Polska)

buy on iTunes | YouTube trailer 1 | YouTube trailer 2 | listen on Yandex.Music

Paweł Brodowski comments:
Famous Polish singer Anna Maria Jopek’s new album is a collection of haunting pre-WWII Polish tangos performed with a trio of Cuban piano icon Gonzalo Rubalcaba – a bridge between Polish, Cuban, Jewish, Argentinian and American cultures.

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Anna Filipieva, Jazz.Ru (Russia):

Chris Thile And Brad Mehldau «Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau» (Nonesuch)

buy on iTunes | one track on YouTube | listen on Yandex.Music | album on the label’s website

Anna Filipieva comments:
The 2CD duo album by pianist Mehldau and singing mandolin player Thile contradicts the theory that one plus one equals two. Instead, it rather states than one plus one equals quite a lot, although ultimately exactly as much as needed to reach the universal harmony.

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Jan Granlie, Salt Peanuts (Norway):

Spunk «Still Eating Ginger Bread for Breakfast» (Rune Grammofon RCD 2188)

buy on iTunes | listen on Spotify (registration required) | buy on Discogs

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Christine Stephan, Jazzthetik (Germany):

Andreas Schaerer «The Big Wig» (ACT)

buy on iTunes | trailer on YouTube | album trailer on BandCamp | listen on Spotify (registration required)

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Henning Bolte, Jazzism (Netherlands):

Kiki Manders «Love Is Yours Is Mine» (Unit Records)

buy on iTunes | trailer on YouTube | listen on SoundCloud | album on the label’s website

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Magnus Nygren, Orkester Journalen (Sweden):

Angles9 «Disappeared behind The Sun » (Clean Feed)

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

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Cim Meyer, Jazz Special (Denmark):

Eyolf Dale «Wolf Valley» (Edition)

buy on iTunes | трейлер на YouTube | album trailer on BandCamp | buy on Amazon | listen on Yandex.Music

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Lars Mossefinn, Dag & Tid (Norway):

Erik Løkra Volunteer Quartet «Steady Bear» (Just for The Records)

buy on iTunes | album trailer on SoundCloud | buy on Amazon | listen on Spotify (registration required)

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Europe Jazz Media Chart, November 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. Some contributors also add their comments, explaining their choice.

Jon Newey, Jazzwise (U.K.):

Dinosaur «Together, As One» (Edition)

buy on iTunes | | album on BandCamp (preview available) | listen on Spotify (free, registration required)

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Anna Filipieva, Jazz.Ru (Russia):

Art Ensemble Of Arkhangelsk feat Tim Dorofeev & Anatoly Vapirov «Live at Varna Summer 2016» (ArtBeat Music)

Anna Filipieva’s notes:
«This live recording was made during the concert set that the Soviet New Jazz legend, saxophonost Anatoly Vapirov, played with Art Ensemble from Arkhangelsk, Russia, led by guitarist Tim Dorofeyev, at the Varna Summer Jazz Festival in Bulgaria, which Vapirov was producing for more than two decades. The sound leaves much to be desired, as it happens with many live recordings, bt the music that was performed that night seemed very appealing to me.»

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Paweł Brodowski, Jazz Forum (Poland):

Dorota Miśkiewicz «Piano.Pl» (Universal)

Paweł Brodowski notes:
«Recorded live on May 16, 2016 at Teatr Roma, Warsaw, now released on CD and DVD, this unique album features singer Dorota Miśkiewicz in duos with 12 apostles of Polish jazz piano, representing three different generations: Michał Tokaj, Andrzej Jagodziński, Bogdan Hołownia, Leszek Możdżer, Piotr Orzechowski “Pianohooligan”, Marcin Wasilewski, Krzysztof Herdzin, Dominik Wania, Grzegorz Turnau, Włodzimierz Nahorny, Lustosławski Piano Duo, supported by the Atom String Quartet in several pieces. The songs include compositions by Komeda, Namysłowski, Nahorny and… Chopin.»

buy on iTunes | album on artist’s website | listen on Yandex.Music (free) | one track on YouTube

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Jan Granlie, Salt Peanuts (Norway):

Gabriele Mitelli / Pasquale Mirra «Water Stress» (Caligola Records)

buy on iTunes | listen on Spotify (free, registration required) | trailer on YouTube

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Christine Stephan, Jazzthetik (Germany):

Andrew Cyrille Quartet «The Declaration of Musical Independence» (ECM / Universal)

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

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Henning Bolte, Jazzism (Netherlands):

Eve Risser White Desert Orchestra «Les Deux Versants se Regardent» (Clean Feed)

album trailer on YouTube | album trailer on Vimeo | album on artists’ website | one track on SoundCloud

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Axel Stinshoff, Jazz thing (Germany):

Dave Holland/Lionel Loueke/Chris Potter/Eric Harland «Aziza» (Dare2 Records)

buy on iTunes | one track on YouTube | album on the artist’s website | one track on SoundCloud

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Patrik Sandberg, Orkester Journalen (Sweden):

Esbjörn Svensson Trio «E.S.T. Symphony» (ACT)

buy on iTunes | трейлер на YouTube | album on the label’s website

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Cim Meyer, Jazz Special (Denmark):

Martin Bejerano «Trio Miami» (Figgland Records)

buy on iTunes | trailer on YouTube | buy on CdBaby

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Lars Mossefinn, Dag & Tid (Norway):

Geir Sundstøl «Langen ro» (Hubro)

buy on iTunes | трейлер на YouTube | слушать на Spotify | trailer on SoundCloud | album on the label’s websiteа

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Rui Eduardo Paes, Jazz.Pt (Португалия):

Steve Lehman & Sélébéyone «Sélébéyone» (Pi Recordings)

buy on iTunes | one track on YouTube | album trailer on BandCamp | buy on Amazon | album on the label’s website

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Luca Vitali, Giornale della Musica (Italy):

Christian Wallumrød Ensemble «Kurzsam and Fulger» (HUBRO)

buy on iTunes | trailer on SoundCloud | album on the label’s website

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Europe Jazz Media Chart, October 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. Some contributors also add their comments, explaining their choice.

Mike Flynn, Jazzwise (UK):

Dave Holland/Lionel Loueke/Chris Potter/Eric Harland «Aziza» (Dare2 Records)

buy on iTunes | one track on YouTube | on the artitsts’ website | one track on SoundCloud

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Anna Filipieva, Jazz.Ru (Russia):

Victoria Kaunova – Ilya Morozov featuring Alex Sipiagin «The First!» (Butman Music)

Anna Filipieva’s notes: «This album, recorded by singer Victoria Kaunova and alto sax player Ilya Morozov, is an outstanding illustration of the idea that, if you want your straigh-ahead jazz to really and consistently boil, it is important to pour in fresh forces regularly… and not to conserve it, by all means!»

buy on iTunes | album trailer on YouTube

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Paweł Brodowski, Jazz Forum (Poland):

Andrzej Trzaskowski Quintet «Polish Jazz vol. 4 (1965)» (Polskie Nagrania/Warner Music Poland)

Paweł Brodowski’s notes: «Remastered and rereleased now on CD and vinyl “The Andrzej Trzaskowski Quintet” is considered one of the milestones of  Polish Jazz. Composer, arranger, pianist and bandleader was in his time a figure of equal importance as Krzysztof Komeda. This album, recorded one year before Komeda’s “Astigmatic” and featuring young trumpeter Tomasz Stanko, is an example of his visionary conception that expanded the frontiers of European jazz ».

album on the label’s website | listen to enture album on YouTube

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Jan Granlie, Salt Peanuts (Norway):

Carsten Dahl Experience «Caleidoscopia» (Storyville)

buy on iTunes | listen on Yandex,Music | one track on YouTube | album on the label’s website (preview available)

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Christine Stephan, Jazzthetik (Germany):

Nicole Johänntgen «Henry» (No label, no distributor. Direct sale)

trailer on YouTube | akbum on the artist’s website (preview available)

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Henning Bolte, Jazzism (Netherlands):

Boi Akih «Liquid Songs» (Trytone)

album trailer on YouTube | аlbum on the artist’s website (preview available)

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Axel Stinshoff, Jazz thing (Germany):

Martti Vesala «Helsinki Soundpost» (Ozella)

buy on iTunes | trailer on YouTube | album on the label’s website

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Magnus Nygren, Orkester Journalen (Sweden):

Steve Lehman & Sélébéyone «Sélébéyone» (Pi Recordings)

buy on iTunes | one track on YouTube | album trailer on BandCamp | buy on Amazon | album on the label’s website

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Cim Meyer, Jazz Special (Denmark):

Matt Slocum «Trio Pacific, vol. 1» (Chandra Records)

album on the artist’s website (preview available) | album trailer on BandCamp

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Lars Mossefinn, Dag & Tid (Norway):

Picidae «It’s Another Wor D» (NorCD)

buy on iTunes | trailer on YouTube | listen on Spotify | listen on Tidal (free; registration required)

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Madli-Liis Parts, Muusika (Estonia):

Tigran Hamasyan / Arve Henriksen / Eivind Aarset / Jan Bang «Atmosphères» (ECM Records)

buy on iTunes | trailer on Vimeo | buy on Amazon | album on the label’s website (preview available)

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Luca Vitali, Giornale della Musica (Italy):

Steve Lehman & Sélébéyone «Sélébéyone» (Pi Recordings)

buy on iTunes | one track on YouTube | album trailer on BandCamp | buy on Amazon | album on the label’s website

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Europe Jazz Media Chart, August 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. Some contributors also add their comments, explaining their choice.

Mike Flynn, Jazzwise (UK):

Tori Freestone Trio «El barranco» (Whirlwind Recordings)

listen on Yandex.Music | buy on label’s website

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Anna Filipieva, Jazz.Ru (Russia):

Bill Evans «Some Other Time: The Lost Session From The Black Forest» (Resonance Records)

buy in iTunes | buy on Amazon | album trailer on YouTube | buy on label’s website

Jazz.Ru Magazine comments:

Previosly unknown, these trio recordings of the great pianist sat in the studio owner’s strongbox in Schwarzwald since they were made in 1968. A new Bill Evans Trio is a sensation… though a rather quiet one, as it’s still Bill Evans.

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Paweł Brodowski, Jazz Forum (Poland):

Katarzyna Borek «Space In Between» (Bitt 005)

buy on artist’s website | listen on SoundCloud | album trailer on YouTube | buy on Bandcamp (track fragments preview available)

Paweł Brodowski comments: 

Katarzyna Borek is a young classical Polish pianist working her way to the jazz orbit. Her newest solo album is unique, it has no precedence.
She took the works of 20th centrury composers (including Manuel de Falla, Joaquin Rodrigo, John Cage, Arvo Paert, Craig Armstrong) enriching them with the sounds from space (registered by Voyager sent into space ba NASA in 1977).

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Jan Granlie, Salt Peanuts (Norway):

Cherry / Tchicai / Schweizer / Francioli / Favre «Musical Monsters» (Intakt)

buy on label’s website (track preview available)

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Christine Stephan, Jazzthetik (Germany):

Mats Eilertsen «Rubicon» (ECM)

buy in iTunes | buy on YouTube | buy on artist’s website | buy on label’s website (track preview available)

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Henning Bolte, Jazzism (Nederlands):

Pugs & Crows & Tony Wilson «Everyone Knows Everyone 1, 2» (Phonometrograph)

buy in iTunes | listen on Yandex.Music | listen on Bandcamp | one track on YouTube | buy on label’s website (track preview available)

Henning Bolte comments:

This album sounds like good music should sound. Grounded, great consistency, entrancing beauty, elevating. Highly enjoyable in continued repeat mode.

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Axel Stinshoff, Jazz thing (Germany):

Cuong Vu «Cuong Vu Trio Meets Pat Metheny» (Nonesuch)

buy in iTunes | trailer on YouTube | buy on Amazon | listen on Yandex.Music | buy on Spotify | buy on label’s website (track preview available)

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Patrik Sandberg, Orkester Journalen (Sweden):

The Impossible Gentlemen «Let’s Get Deluxe» (Basho)

buy in iTunes | buy on artists’ website | buy on label’s website | buy on JazzCD | one track on YouTube

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Cim Meyer, Jazz Special (Denmark):

Ole Matthiessen «Flashbacks & Dedications» (Stunt Records)

buy in iTunes

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Lars Mossefinn, Dag & Tid (Norway):

Bly De Blyant «The Third Bly de Blyant Album» (Hubro)

buy in iTunes | buy on Spotify | buy on label’s website | trailer on SoundCloud

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Madli-Liis Parts, Muusika (Estonia):

Tyshawn Sorey «The Inner Spectrum of Variables» (Pi Recordings)

buy in iTunes | buy on Bandcamp | buy on label’s website | listen on Last.FM

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Luca Vitali, Giornale della Musica (Italy):

Life and Other Transient Storms «Life and Other Transient Storms» (Clean Feed)

buy in iTunes | buy on Spotify | buy on Amazon | buy on label’s website

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Europe Jazz Media Chart, June 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. Some contributors also add their comments, explaining their choice.

Jon NeweyJazzwise (UK):

The Impossible Gentlemen «Let’s Get Deluxe» (Basho Records)

buy in iTunes | buy on Amazon | buy in JazzCD | album on the label’s website (one track review available)

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Anna FilipievaJazz.Ru (Russia):

Serge Golovnya Quintet «Touching the Sky» (Butman Music)

buy in iTunes | listen on Yandex.Music service | buy in Google Play

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Paweł BrodowskiJazz Forum (Poland):

Kuba Stankiewicz/ Peter Erskine/ Darek Oleszkiewicz «The Music of Bronisław Kaper» (Warner)


buy in iTunes (available only in Polish iTunes store) | listen on Spotify | buy digital (track fragments preview available)

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Jan Granlie, Salt Peanuts (Norway):

Mats Gustafsson & Friends «Peace & Fire At Porgy & Bess» (Trost Records)

4-CD box set on the artist’s website | listen on Bandcamp

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Christine StephanJazzthetik (Germany):

Tobias Preisig & Stefan Rusconi «Levitation» (Qilin Records)

buy in iTunes | live на YouTube | album on Bandcamp | listen on Yandex.Music service

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Henning BolteJazzism (Netherlands):

Lisbon Underground Music Ensemble «Xabregas 10» (Clean Feed)

buy in iTunes | listen on Yandex.Music service | listen on Spotify

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Magnus Nygren Orkester Journalen (Sweden):

Sven-Åke Johansson «Blended Box» (SÅJ Records)

buy 5-CD box set in SoundOhm store  | box set on the artist’s website

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Cim MeyerJazz Special (Denmark):

Wanja Slavin, Petter Eldh, Christian Lillinger & Peter Evans «Amok Amor» (Boomslang Records)

buy in iTunes | album trailer onYouTube | album on the label’s website (one track preview available)

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Lars MossefinnDag & Tid (Norway):

Significant Time «Regnbueponniens significante påskesang» (Periskop)

album on Spotify | buy in iTunes | album on the label’s website

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Madli-Liis Parts, Muusika (Estonia):

Henry Threadgill «Old Locks and Irregular Verbs» (Pi Recordings)

buy in iTunes | album on Bandcamp | album on the label’s website

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Luca VitaliGiornale della Musica (Italy): 

Stian Westerhus «Amputation» (House Of Mythology)

buy in iTunes | trailer on YouTube | album trailer onSoundcloud | album on the label’s website

Luca Vitali notes: «One of the most creative artists of the last years: so dark as usual, but also very unpredictable and  creative with voice, guitar and electronics.»

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Axel Stinshoff, Jazz thing (Germany):

Marcus Strickland «Nihil Novi» (Blue Note)

buy in iTunes | trailer on YouTube | buy in Amazon | album on the artist’s website | album on Spotify

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Forthcoming Summer Jazz Festivals in… Russia!

The new Europe Jazz Media initiative: once every season, our writers recommend forthcoming jazz festivals in their country or region and share their recommendations with the readers of all member media!


Cyril MoshkowBy Cyril Moshkow, Jazz.Ru Magazine ,
for Europe Jazz Media

June 21-25: USADBA JAZZ ROZA KHUTOR, near Sochi
Usadba Jazz launched in 2004 as a large open-air festival at a beautiful 18th century Arkhangelskoe manor near Moscow. As the festival grew, it kept adding new locations, resulting in a solid chain of several consecutive festivals at beautiful old manors around Russia – this summer, Moscow on June 4, Yekaterinburg on July 2, Voronezh on July 16, and St.Petersburg on July 30, the newest addition being Roza Khutor Ski Resort on June 21-25 in Southern Russia, near the winter Olympic Games site in Sochi. Roza Khutor Ski Resort is not, after all, an old manor, but the Usadba Jazz program at this location is the most extensive among the chain’s 2016 editions, with an eclectic roster of Russian and international jazz, world, and pop artists, a three-day music business forum, and the finals of a multi-stylistic young bands competition, which embraces jazz, fusion, world, and indie.

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July 1-3: WHITE NIGHT SWING, St. Petersburg
Now in its 23rd edition, White Night Swing is indeed organized during the height of Russia’s Northern ex-capital’s famous white nights: St.Pete is so far to the north than in late June – early July, it never gets completely dark there. The festival, held at the St. Petersburg State Jazz Philharmonic Hall, reflects the Northern city’s conservative taste in jazz: it’s 100 per cent pure straight-ahead jazz, with healthy excursions into swing, trad, and Dixieland music. The festival’s gala on the open-air stage at the beautiful 18th century-built Arts Square features jazz bands from France (Philippe Duchemin,) Israel (Robert Anchipolovsky,) U.S. (Charles Turner III,) and a variety of excellent local bands, presided by the Jazz Philharmonic Hall’s artistic director, Russian jazz vet and devoted Duke Ellington connoisseur – violinist / vibist / pianist / flugelhornist David Goloschokin.

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August 4-7: AQUA JAZZ, Sochi
Launched in 2010 as part of the forthcoming 2014 Winter Olympics cultural program, the festival is still there when the games are over. Organized by a production company run by Russia’s most famous jazz musician, saxophonist Igor Butman (who is also in charge for six other jazz festivals across the country,) Aqua Jazz presents an eclectic roster of artists from the U.S., Europe, and Russia: Richard Bona Mandekan Cubano, Somi, Conrad Herwig, Alex Sipiagin, and several Russian soloists, centered around Butman’s Moscow Jazz Orchestra. The cold country’s only subtropical resort on the Black Sea serves as a nice background which attracts thousands from across Russia, with the festival’s opening New Orleans-themed jazz street parade as the staple of Sochi’s summer season in last seven years.

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August 13-14: JAZZ AT THE HERMITAGE GARDEN, Moscow
Historically first open-air jazz festival in Moscow, it is held in a small park in downtown Moscow every August since 1998, rain or shine, and attracts large crowds of both devoted jazz fans of all ages and curious younger audience – as the attendance is free, because of the city’s extensive support. Traditionally, the Hermitage Garden event serves as the Moscow jazz community’s communal gathering, where hundreds of jazz musicians and their fans, some with more than half a century of experience, congregate in the park – even those not scheduled to perform. This year, producer Mikhail “Don Miguel” Green presents a roster of Russians (trumpeter Peter Vostokov‘s Big Jazz Orchestra, groups led by singer Yuliana Rogachova, saxophonist Azat Bayazitov, and others,) Europeans (Austria’s Herwig Gradischnig, his fellow sax man Radovan Tariška from Slovakia) and Americans: singer Sandra Booker, and trumpet virtuoso Alex Sipiagin‘s quintet with special guest saxophonist Will Vinson.

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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

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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).»

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Anna Filipieva, Jazz.Ru (Russia):

Alina Rostotskaya & Jazzmobile «Flow» (Butman Music)

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

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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)

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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)

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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)

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Patrik Sandberg , Orkester Journalen (Sweden):

Fire! Orchestra «Ritual» (Rune Grammofon)

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

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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.».

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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

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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.».

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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.»

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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)

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Europe Jazz Media Chart, September 2015

Paweł BrodowskiJazz Forum (Poland):

Iiro Rantala «My Working Class Hero» (ACT)


buy in iTunes | album trailer on YouTube |
album on ACT website
(a few tracks’ preview available)

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Jon NeweyJazzwise (UK):

Michael Janisch «Paradigm Shift» (Whirlwind)

official release date: October 15 | album on Whirlwind website (tracks preview available) | album trailer on Bandcamp

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Anna FilipievaJazz.Ru (Russia):

Igor Volodin Group «In The Land Of Serene Dreams» (Bomba-Piter)


buy in iTunes |

listen on Yandex.Music | album trailer on SoundCloud

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Jan Granlie, Salt Peanuts (Norway):

Myra Melford «Snowy Egret» (Enja Yellowbird)

album trailer on YouTube | buy in iTunes | album on Myra Melford’s website (direct CD purchase from artist)

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Christine StephanJazzthetik (Germany):

Frederik Köster «Die Verwandlung» (Traumton Records)

album trailer on YouTube | buy in iTunesbuy
on IPC (tracks preview available)

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Henning BolteJazzism (Netherlands):

Liberty Ship «The Wide Open Suite & Noises At Sea» (Eclipse Music)

CD release party – live concert on YouTube | buy in iTunes |
buy
on Bandcamp
album on saxophonist Esa Pietilä website (a few tracks’ preview available)

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Magnus NygrenOrkester Journalen (Sweden):

Eje Thelin Quintet «Jazz Jamboree 1962» (Be! Jazz)

album trailer on YouTube | album on Be! Jazz website

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Cim MeyerJazz Special (Denmark):

Vincent Pongrácz Synesthetic Octet «Rastlos» (JWR)

album tracks on SoundCloud | buy in iTunes | album trailer on YouTube

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Lars MossefinnDag & Tid (Norway):

Møster! «When You Cut into The Present» (Hubro)

release date: September 11, 2015 | album on Hubro label website (tracks preview available) | album trailer on SoundCloud

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Luca VitaliGiornale della Musica (Italy): 

Christian and Fredrik Wallumrød «Brutter» (Hubro)

album preview on Hubro label website | album preview on SoundCloud (release date set in 2016)

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Axel Stinshoff, Jazz thing (Germany):

Eberhard Weber «Hommage à Eberhard Weber» (ECM)

album trailer on YouTube | listen in ECM player | pre-order in iTunes

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Europe Jazz Media Chart, February 2015

Madli-Liis PartsMuusika (Estonia):

Siim Aimla «Echoes of Seaplane Harbour» (Siim Aimla)

saxophonist Siim Aimla (in Estonian)

 Siim
Paweł BrodowskiJazz Forum (Poland): 

Vivian Buczek «Curiosity» (Volenza)

buy on iTunes | album trailer on YouTube | singer Vivian Buczek’s Web site

Vivian Buczek
Jon NeweyJazzwise (U.K.):

Troyka «Ornithophobia» (Naim Jazz)

buy on iTunes | album teaser on SoundCloud | Troyka page on label’s site (buy CD or LP+HD download, preview of a few tracks available)

 Troyka
Anna FilipievaJazz.Ru (Russia):

Anna Koroleva «Little Moscow Garden» (ArtBeat Music)

listen on Spotify | buy on iTunes | alum on the label’s site |

 Anna Koroleva
Jan Granlie, Salt Peanuts (Norway):

Østerdalsmusikk «Østerdalsmusikk» (NORCD)

album trailer on YouTube | album on the label’s site

 Østerdalsmusikk
Christine StephanJazzthetik (Germany):

Heliocentric Counterblast «Planetary Tunes» (Yellowbird/Soulfood)

buy on iTunesalbum trailer on YouTube | listen on SoundCloud | project page on saxophonist Katrin Lemke’s site

 Heliocentric Counterblast
Henning BolteJazzism (Netherlands):

Jakob Bro «Gefion» (ECM)

listen in ECM Player | album on ECM label site | buy on iTunes

 Jakob Bro
Patrik Sandberg & Magnus NygrenOrkester Journalen (Sweden): 

Nuiversum «Ballads of Now & When» (Repeat Until Death/Playground)

buy on iTunes | album trailer on YouTube | listen on Spotify

 Nuiversum
Cim MeyerJazz Special (Denmark):

Carsten Dahl & Eddie Gomez «Live at Montmatre» (Storyville)

buy on iTunes | album on Storyville site | album trailer on SoundCloud

 Live at Montmatre
Lars MossefinnDag & Tid (Norway):

Mopti & Bendik Baksaas «Bits & Pieces» (Jazzland Recordings)

buy on iTunes | album trailer on YouTube | album trailer on Vimeo | ablum on label’s site

Mopti
Luca VitaliGiornale della Musica (Italy): 

Vijay Iyer Trio «Break Stuff» (ECM)

album trailer on YouTube | listen in ECM Player | album on ECM label site | buy on iTunes

Vijay Iyer Trio
Axel Stinshoff, Jazz thing (Germany):

Vijay Iyer Trio «Break Stuff» (ECM)

album trailer on YouTube | listen in ECM Player | album on ECM label site | buy on в iTunes

Vijay Iyer Trio

Europe Jazz Media Chart, December 2014

Madli-Liis PartsMuusika (Estonia):

Collage «Deluxe Boxset» (hyper.records 2014, L)

YouTube playlist with Collage archival footage

 Collage
Paweł BrodowskiJazz Forum (Poland): 

Tomasz Stańko «Polin» (Muzeum Historii Żydów Polskich)

album trailer on YouTube | Artist interview concerning the album recorded exclusively for Polish Jewry Museum

Polin
Jon NeweyJazzwise (UK):

Roller Trio «Fracture» (Bandcamp)

purchase/preview on Bandcamp | album trailer on YouTube download “High Tea” single for free

 Roller Trio
Anna FilipievaJazz.Ru (Russia):

Alexey Kruglov – Jaak Sooäär Quartet «The Mighty Five» (ArtBeat)

album trailer on SoundCloud | «Polovtsian Dances» by Alexander Borodin as recorded on the album

 Alexey Kruglov - Jaak Sooäär
Jan Granlie, Salt Peanuts (Norway):

Marc Ribot Trio «Live at the Village Vanguard» (PI Recordings)

label site (purchase CD, LP, or digital download) | buy in iTunes | one track on YouTube

 Marc Ribot
Christine StephanJazzthetik (Germany):

Nils Økland «Lumen Drones» (ECM/Universal)

buy in iTuneslisten in ECM-Player | album trailer on YouTUbe

 Lumen Drones
Henning BolteJazzism (Netherlands):

Jozef Dumoulin & The Red Hill Orchestra «Trust» (Yolk Music)

album on label site (preview of two tracks available) | album trailer on YouTube | purchase album in Yandex.Musika

 Jozef Dumoulin
Lars Grip & Patrik SandbergOrkester Journalen (Sweden): 

Jonas Kullhammar «Gentlemen» (Moserobie)

album trailer on SoundCloud | buy in iTunes

 Jonas Kullhammar
Cim MeyerJazz Special (Denmark):

Hildegunn Øiseth «Valencia» (Losen Records)

album on artist’s site (preview available) | buy in iTunes | album trailer on YouTube

 Hildegunn
Lars MossefinnDag & Tid (Norway):

Music For A While «Canticles of Winter» (Grappa)

album on label site (preview available) | trailer on YouTube | legal download in mp3 or flac formats on KlickTrack

Music For A While
Luca VitaliGiornale della Musica (Italy): 

Anna Webber «Simple» (Skirl Records)

album trailer on YouTube | buy in iTunes

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Axel Stinshoff, Jazz thing (Germany):

Jochen Rueckert «We Make The Rules» (Whirlwind Recordings)

album trailer on YouTube | album on label site (preview and digital purchase/downloads available)

 Jochen Rueckert