News in Jazz – March 2021

From London: Life As We See It by Howl Quartet

Life As We See is the debut album from Howl Quartet, the London based collaboration between long standing friends Dan Smith, Harry Brunt, Pete Komor and Matt Parkinson.

From New York: Daring Mind by Jihye Lee Orchestra –

Ben Kono: Alto Saxophone; Rob Wilkerson: Alto Saxophone; Quinsin Nachoff: Tenor Saxophone; Jeremy Powell: Tenor Saxophone; Brian Pareschi: Trumpet; Sean Jones: Trumpet ; John Lake: Trumpet
Alex Norris: Trumpet; Mike Fahie: Trombone; Alan Ferber: Trombone; Nick Grinder: Trombone (All tracks except 2, 5); Mark Patterson: Trombone (tracks 2, 5); Jennifer Wharton: Trombone; Adam Birnbaum: Piano (tracks 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9); Haeun Joo: Piano (tracks 2, 5, 8); Sebastian Noelle: Electric Guitar; Evan Gregor: Double Bass; Mark Ferber: Drums

From Finland: Live Recordings 2019​-​2020 by Timo Lassy & Teppo Mäkynen –

Timo Lassy, tenor saxophone / Teppo Mäkynen, drums; All compositions by Timo Lassy & Teppo Mäkynen; Produced & mixed by Teppo Mäkynen | „Another Rok Solid Production“; Recorded at We Jazz Festival, Porvoo Jazz Festival and G Livelab Helsinki.; Recorded live by Juho Luukkainen and Kimmo Antikainen; Mastered by Pauli Saastamoinen; Design by Matti Nives

From Amsterdam: When Will The Blues Leave by John Engels, Joris Teepe & Benjamin Herman

Drums: John Engels; Bass: Joris Teepe; Saxophone: Benjamin Herman

From New York : This is Our Environment by Joseph Herbst

Evan Taylor – Trumpet and Flugelhorn; Joseph Herbst – Alto and Soprano Saxophones; Liany Mateo – Bass; Luther S. Allison – Piano and Rhodes; Peter Martin – Guitar; Zach McKinney – Drums

From Germany : Muse by Stefan Karl Schmid

Stefan Karl Schmid – sax, comp. ; David Helm – b ; Thomas Sauerborn – dr + Shannon Barnett – trb Bastian Stein – trp Pablo Held – p

Weitere Neuerscheinungen : Aus U.K. Sam Newbould – Bogus Notes | Aus Schweden: Nils Agnas – Red House Tapes | Aus den USA : Veronica Swift mit 3 Singleauskopplungen – wir dürfen gespannt sein – „The Sports Page“, „Getting to Know You“, „Prisoner of Love“ | Aus Norwegen: Arne Torvik Trio – Northwestern Songs |

Bandcamp The Best of Jazz Februar 2021 – mit

Thumbscrew – Never Is Enough | Archie Shepp & Jason Moran – Let My People Go | Aura Aura | Fergus McCreadie – Cairn | Work, Money, Death – The Space In Which The Uncontrollable Unknown Resides, Can Be The Place From Which Creation Arise | Jean-Marie Machado Quartet
Majakka | Paula Shocron & Pablo Díaz – Algo en un Espacio Vacío | Rainy Days Records & Haute Culture – A Rough Guide to Russian Contemporary Jazz Music | New Muse 4tet
Blue Lotus | U.a. —

Jazz Media Chart Europe March 2021

JAKOB BRO: Uma Elmo (ECM) | Peter Slavid, LondonJazz News (UK) JOHN POPE QUINTET: Mixed With Glass New Jazz And Improvised Music Recordings (NEWJAiM 3) | Cim Meyer, Jazz Special (Denmark) KNEEBODY: Chapters (Edition Records)

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