CD Review: Julie Campiche Quartet, You Matter
Jazz In Europe
by Isabel Marquez
4d ago
Julie Campiche and her quartet have returned to the experimental jazz scene with the release of their sophomore album You Matter, which came out 4th November 2022 after several years of writing and travelling. Jazz harpist, vocalist, arranger, composer, and electronic music producer… Julie Campiche does it all. She has an innovative streak, which moulds her music in beautiful and unusual ways. The Julie Campiche Quartet was formed in 2016 by bringing together some of the most exciting Swiss musicians on the scene. They enjoy intertwining electronic sounds with more organic timbres, creating a ..read more
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Featured Gig: Romarna Campbell at Jazz Cafe Posk
Jazz In Europe
by Women in Jazz Media
6d ago
Women in Jazz Media and Tomorrow’s Warriors present Romarna Campbell at Jazz Cafe Posk, London February 3rd 2023. Romarna’s musical storytelling begins with the drums. The nomadic spirit of this exciting drummer, producer and composer lives in her jazz and hip hop-infused music. Her irrepressible energy can be heard on Inherently Political, a super-charged sonic assault on racism that immediately won favour with Anne Frankenstein, Jazz FM’s Tony Minvielle and had her crowned by Jamz Supernova as New Name of the Week. Her independently released kaleidoscopic debut 25 Songs For My 25t ..read more
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Behind The Pen: A Writer’s Journey with Sandra Booker
Jazz In Europe
by Isabel Marquez
1w ago
The world of jazz (and music) journalism is a competitive struggle at times, particularly for women looking to break the mould and find a name for themselves in a historically male-dominated industry. Despite this, plenty of women have successfully navigated their writing and journalistic careers, embarking on different paths and timelines to get where they want to be. Women in Jazz Media have been exploring the stories and experiences of several female music writers, who have been transforming perceptions in the music industry one word at a time. These interviews aim to uncover the wonders a ..read more
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Jazz Master Tracks bring back the play along album with a twist.
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by admin
1w ago
Every jazz musician over the age of 50 will likely remember Jamey Aebersold’s play along LP’s and for those that don’t, these were a series of LP’s propped full of standards and played by a rhythm section usually made up of piano, bass and drums. If you were a horn player you could just blow over the set number of choruses, if you were a pianist, then simply panning to one side would eliminate the recorded piano and if you were a bass player the oppersite applied. Over the years countless musicians cut their teeth on these albums, this writer included. Recently I received a press re ..read more
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New Release: Edgar van Asselt, The Gentle Insult
Jazz In Europe
by Editor
2w ago
Dutch composer, producer and keyboard player Edgar van Asselt released his latest album “The Gentle Insult” last Friday. Featuring Jeroen Vierdag on bass and Jorge Rossy on drums and vibes, this album contains nine tracks, all composed by the trio’s leader Edgar van Asselt, and will be available on CD and LP (Via Bandcamp) and all of the major streaming and download platforms. Asselt describes ‘The Gentle Insult’ as a thought provoking title that is colorful, high-energy and features nine brand new compositions fusing jazz, latin, pop and classical music into a warm sounding record. “I’m thri ..read more
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Tracye Eileen – Hitting the Spot
Jazz In Europe
by Andrew Read
2w ago
Recently we featured the new album by Chicago based vocalist Tracye Eileen titled “You Hit The Spot” on our new release Spotify playlist and the tracks we featured proved highly popular amongst our listeners. A month or two later, Jan Veldman reviewed the album and was also highly impressed. Not long after this we received a mail from Tracye thanking us for the playlisting and review, something that’s always appreciated here in the Jazz In Europe Bat Cave. Mailing her back to say that she was of course your welcome I also decided to include a suggestion that perhaps we should take the time to ..read more
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CD Preview: Frank Kaiser discovers a “New World”
Jazz In Europe
by Editor
3w ago
“Nighttrain” is the latest project from German based guitarist Frank Kaiser. Having led many projects over his long career, this new project under the apt title “Kaisers New World” sees Frank debut with a new quartet featuring Valentin Butt on bayan, the Russian variant of the accordion, together with Hans Otto on drums and Lukas Growe on double bass. Nighttrain will be available on the 24th of February 2023 on CD and all streaming platforms with the 180g Vinyl edition scheduled for release latter in the spring. Having grown up in rural German province of Thuringia, Kaiser, on the one hand is ..read more
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More Than A Few of Us: New mentoring scheme for journalists
Jazz In Europe
by Women in Jazz Media
3w ago
Women in Jazz Media launch new mentoring scheme: More Than A Few of Us Inspired by Willard Jenkins book ‘Ain’t But A Few of Us’, Women in Jazz Media are launching a new mentoring scheme specifically aimed at increasing the number of black jazz journalists across the world. Women in Jazz Media is an award winning not for profit organisation and although a large amount of their initiatives are focused on platforming women, with the ultimate aim of seeing an equal, diverse and safe jazz industry, this mentoring scheme is open to all genders and applicants can choose to have a male or female ..read more
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Detroit’s Angel of Jazz & Mack Avenue founder dies age 97.
Jazz In Europe
by Editor
3w ago
Metro Detroit and the global jazz community lost one of its greatest champions this week. Gretchen Carhartt Valade, businesswoman, and philanthropist, died peacefully on December 30, surrounded by family at her Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich. home. She was 97. Known by many in the arts community as the “Angel of Jazz,” Gretchen C. Valade will be remembered for her philanthropic contributions to the arts, culture, and business landscape of Metro Detroit and the global jazz community. As chairman emeritus of Carhartt, Inc. and granddaughter to the founder of the family-owned workwear company, Valade ..read more
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Featured Gig: Faye Patton Live at Jazz Cafe Posk
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by Women in Jazz Media
3w ago
Women in Jazz Media in partnership with Jazz Cafe Posk present their first event of the year! Faye Patton and her funky quartet present an evening of songs from her back catalogue and current and forthcoming releases: ‘Soul Retrieval’ and ‘Soho Nights’ at Jazz Cafe Posk on Friday January 6th.  This is contemporary red hot Nu Jazz with a Latin/bossa vibe and a vintage twist – soaring, soulful vocals, glittering guitars, blistering piano hooks and a super tight rhythm section.  Photo by Tina Korhonen ‘Crisply soulful … Patton’s compositions are strong, her lyrics intriguing, he ..read more
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