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 New Release Round-up, Jazz New Releases 12th April 2019

A fairly light week for jazz new releases, but two heavy-weights make up in quality what is lacking in quantity, with albums from Herlin Riley, Bill Frisell and Thomas Morgan alongside Nina Simone on vinyl.

Bill Frisell & Thomas Morgan

A future Recording of the Week, this sounds knockout from the few tracks I have heard so far. Like their acclaimed ECM release Small Town of 2017 - which The Guardian called “wistful and mesmerizing... tonally ingenious and haunting” - Epistrophy by guitarist Bill Frisell and bassist Thomas Morgan was recorded at New York City’s Village Vanguard.

Available Formats: CD, MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Kohashi-Overwater-Verploegen Trio

Very relaxed, yet exploratory improvisations from the Kohashi-Overwater-Verploegen trio - is a collective jazz group that creates a unique sound, standing on an equal footing with each other.

Available Formats: CD, MP3, FLAC

Who wouldn’t want a Nina Simone comp on vinyl, and at this price?! One to buy for your niece or nephew who’s bought a turntable but urgently needs some real music to play on it, not that there plastic stuff they listen to these days... at least whilst you're visiting anyway.

Available Format: Vinyl Record

Herlin Riley

This joyful new recording from Herlin Riley and his band is our Recording of the Week - read the full review here to find out why.

Available Format: CD

Michael Kocour

Michael Kocour interpets the Great American Songbook with his innate flair for melodic creativity, harmonic acuity, swinging rhythmic gait, supple technique, and an elegant touch.

Available Format: CD