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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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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, 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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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, September 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 (U.K.):

Andre Canniere «The Darkening Blue» (Whirlwind Recordings)

album trailer on YouTube | album on the artit’s website | album on the label’s website (track fragments preview available)

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Anna Filipieva, Jazz.Ru (Russia):

Maciej Fortuna «Jazz» (Fortuna Music)

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

Anna Filipieva notes: “Although the track titles are quite fun, Polish trumpet player Maciej Fortuna’s album sounds astoudingly goolmy. However, at times the play of these shades of gloom is full of beauty.”

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Paweł Brodowski, Jazz Forum (Poland):

Zbigniew Namysłowski Quintet «Polish jazz – YES!» (Polskie Nagrania/Warner Music Poland)

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

Paweł Brodowski’s notes: “A long awaited new album by Poland’s legendary saxophonist Zbigniew Namysłowski is both a confirmation and manifesto. Yes, indeed, there is as Polish jazz with its distinctive flavor and Namysłowski is one of its originators and great proponents. „Polish jazz – YES!” is a striking new addition to the recently reactivated cult series “Polish Jazz” from the Polskie Nagrania catalogue, now owned by Warner Music Poland.
Eleven original compositions – based on folk­like motifs, with complicated metrical structures but accessible melodies – feature inspired improvising by all members of the quintet. Released both on CD and vinyl as vol. 77 coinciding with Zbigniew’s 77th birthday.”

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Jan Granlie, Salt Peanuts (Norway):

Mary Halvorson «Meltframe» (Firehouse Records)

buy on iTunes | listen on Yandex.Music | listen on Bandcamp (track preview) | listen on Deezer (free; registration required)

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Christine Stephan, Jazzthetik (Germany):

Tuule Kann – Jaak Sooäär «Teisele Kaldale / To The Other Side» (Tutl)

buy on iTunes | one track on YouTube | listen on Yandex.Music | listen on Deezer (free; registration required) | buy on Amazon | album on the label’s website (track fragments preview available

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Henning Bolte, Jazzism (Netherlands):

Jakob Bro, Thomas Morgan, Joey Baron«Streams» (ECM)

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

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Axel Stinshoff, Jazz thing (Germany):

Steps Ahead «Steppin’ Out» (Jazzline/Delta Music)

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

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Patrik Sandberg, Orkester Journalen (Sweden):

Circadia «Advances and delays» (Sofa)

listen on SoundCloud | buy on Amazon | album on the label’s website

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Cim Meyer, Jazz Special (Denmark):

Ellen Andersson Quartet «I’ll Be Seeing You» (Prophone)

Swedish singer Ellen Anderson’s album release scheduled for September 16one track on YouTube

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Lars Mossefinn, Dag & Tid (Norway):

Live Maria Roggen «Apokaluptein» (Kirkelig kulturverksted)

| one track on YouTube | two tracks on Deezer (free; registration required) | buy on Amazon | album on the label’s website

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Madli-Liis Parts, Muusika (Estonia):

Will Calhoun «Celebrating Elvin Jones» (Motéma Music)

buy on iTunes | album trailer on YouTube | listen on Yandex.Music | listen on Deezer (free; registration required) | buy on Amazon | album on the label’s website

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Luca Vitali, Giornale della Musica (Italy):

Tigran Hamasyan «Atmospheres» (ECM Records)

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

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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)

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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, July 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):

Dinosaur «Together, As One» (Edition)

album on the label’s website

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Anna Filipieva, Jazz.Ru (Russia):

Oleg Kireyev & Keith Javors «The Meeting» (Inarhyme Records)

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

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Paweł Brodowski, Jazz Forum (Poland):

Włodek Pawłik «4 Works 4 Orchestra» (Fonografika)

album on the label’s website | album on the artist’s website (tracks’ fragments preview available)

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Jan Granlie, Salt Peanuts (Norway):

I.P.A. «I Just Did Say Something» (Cuneiform)

buy on iTunes | buy on Amazon | listen on Bandcamp | album on the label’s website

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Christine Stephan, Jazzthetik (Germany):

Monika Roscher Bigband «Of Monsters and Birds» (Enja Records/Soulfood)

buy on iTunes | album trailer on YouTube | listen on Bandcamp | buy on Amazon

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Henning Bolte, Jazzism (Нидерланды):

Red Trio &amp John Butcher «Summer Skyshift» (Clean Feed)

buy on iTunes | ilsten for free on Yandex.Music | listen on Spotify | album on the label’s website

Henning Bolte notes:
– The performance of this Anglo-Lusophile unit (where the album was recorded live. – EJM) became a shadowy flickering and thundering affair, “a passage through a mystic corridor of the universe”… Butcher played totally in service of the trio’s approach what revealed some special, even unfamiliar sonic sides of him… (from Henning’s London Jazz News concert review)

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Patrik Sandberg, Orkester Journalen (Sweden):

Miroslav Vitous «Music of Weather Report» (ECM)

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Cim Meyer, Jazz Special (Denmark):

Pete McCann «Range» (Whirlwind Records)

buy on iTunes | listen on Spotify | album on the label’s website (tracks’ fragments preview available)

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Lars Mossefinn, Dag & Tid (Norway):

Arild Andersen «The Rose Window» (Intuition)

buy on iTunes | listen on Spotify | album on the distributor’s website – Challenge Records (tracks’ fragments preview available) | listen on Deezer (free; registration required)

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Madli-Liis Parts, Muusika (Estonia):

Esa Pietilä «Times & Spaces» (Eclipse Music)

listen for free on Yandex.Music | album on Bandcamp | album on the artist’s website (tracks preview available)

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Luca Vitali, Giornale della Musica (Italy):

Cristiano Calcagnile «Multikulti Cherry On» (Caligola)

trailer on YouTube | album on the 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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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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