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 Recording of the Week, Dave Brubeck - Lullabies

by Josh Lee

Josh enjoys Dave Brubeck's final studio recording, an intimate set of Lullabies for solo piano, expressing his deep love for his family.

 Recording of the Week, Christian Wallumrød Ensemble - Many

by Matt Groom

A distinctly obtuse collection of musical organisms from Norwegian pianist and composer Christian Wallumrød's Ensemble.

 Recording of the Week, Elina Duni & Rob Luft - Lost Ships

by Matt Groom

Lost Ships, a moving series of reflections on loss and displacement by singer Elina Duni and guitarist Rob Luft, marks a promising first release from the partnership, and sounds perfectly at home on ECM.

 Recording of the Week, Rick Simpson - Everything All of the Time: Kid A Revisited

by Josh Lee

On the twentieth anniversary of Radiohead's polarising Kid A, Rick Simpson and co. give it a creative re-interpretation.

 Recording of the Week, Erlend Apneseth - Fragmentarium

by Matt Groom

Hardingfele master Erlend Apneseth's Fragmentarium is a brilliantly constructed mix of improvisation and folk music, where tradition rubs shoulders with the modernistic.

 Recording of the Week, Surprise Chef - Daylight Savings

by Josh Lee

As we enter the colder months of the year, Surprise Chef keep it colourful with a slice of sun-soaked jazz-funk, taking cues from psychedelic rock and soul with a DIY ethic.

 Recording of the Week, Blue Note Re:imagined

by Josh Lee

The cream of the UK's vibrant jazz scene finds inventive new ways to re:imagine classics from the Blue Note vaults on this varied and entertaining collection.

 Recording of the Week, Django Bates - Tenacity

by Matt Groom

Django Bates brings together his Belovèd Trio with the Norrbotten Big Band for a technicolour romp through the Charlie Parker tunes that have inspired Bates throughout his career, making a fitting way to celebrate significant birthday markers for both.

 Recording of the Week, Jersey Street - Love Rising Up

by Matt Groom

Get your dancing shoes on for an irresistible slice of Brit Funk from Manchester's Jersey Street, featuring the smooth vocals of Dawn Zee.

 Recording of the Week, Thelonious Monk Quartet at Palo Alto

by Matt Groom

A unique window into a moment in time; the Thelonious Monk Quartet live a school hall in 1968, at a gig arranged by a 15-year-old, and recorded by the janitor! The results more than live up to the backstory.

 Recording of the Week, Rymden - Space Sailors

by Josh Lee

A trio of Scandinavian jazz heavyweights set a course for the stars on Space Sailors, embracing the sounds of psychedelia and krautrock along the way.

 Recording of the Week, Chick Corea - Plays

by Matt Groom

Chick Corea brings a lifetime of musical influences, and elements of game playing, to these brilliant live recordings, with the audience very much part of the act.

 Recording of the Week, Nubya Garcia - Source

by Josh Lee

The term ‘rising star’ gets thrown around a lot in modern jazz music, but Nubya Garcia's long-awaited debut album is a testament to the praise she's garnered on her rise to prominence on the UK circuit.

 Recording of the Week, Gregory Porter - All Rise

by Josh Lee

Gregory Porter's latest studio album is his most celebratory yet. Returning listeners will no doubt appreciate the allusions to past successes like Take Me to the Alley and Liquid Spirit, while this lush new studio orchestra and powerful songs will delight new and old fans alike.

 Recording of the Week, Bill Frisell - Valentine

by Josh Lee

Bill Frisell's new record gives us the most succinct version of the veteran guitarist's recent sound to date, in a stripped-down trio format. However, there's still plenty to enjoy with this familiar sound.

 Recording of the Week, Immanuel Wilkins - Omega

by Josh Lee

Omega is both a bold and personal statement for the young saxophonist, backed by a trio of accomplished up-and-coming players on his debut record.

 Recording of the Week, Hedvig Mollestad - Ekhidna

by Josh Lee

Hedvig Mollestad’s latest studio offering is jazz-rock fusion, with an emphasis on the rock. With a selection of dynamic pieces and fierce energy, there’s both awesome riffs and deep complexity to be found in Mollestad’s music.

 Recording of the Week, Per Oddvar Johansen - The Quiet Cormorant

by Josh Lee

Norwegian drummer Per Oddvar Johansen’s latest record sees his trio exploring vastness and introspection with a minimal palette.

 Recording of the Week, Bab L' Bluz - Nayda!

by Matt Groom

One of the most thrilling releases to pass across our desks in recent months, in any genre, Bab L' Bluz's Nayda! is the sound of Morocco's youth reclaiming their heritage, powered by a love of the blues.

 Recording of the Week, TRIO IVOIRE XX - Enchanted Forest

by Josh Lee

Trio Ivoire's twentieth anniversary record is a celebration of their well-honed fusion of West African music and European jazz, with new guest collaborators and intriguing arrangements to boot.

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