Mike Flynn , Jazzwise (U.K):
Julian Siegel Quartet «Vista» (Whirlwind Recordings)
Release scheduled for January, 2018
Anna Filipieva, Jazz.Ru (Russia):
The Second Approach Trio «Rezi Var» (Fancymusic)
Jan Granlie, Salt Peanuts (Norway-Denmark):
Anni Elif «Edith» (Eclipse)
Jan Granlie comments:
Anni Elif Eğecioğlu have made some really beautiful versions of the Swedish/Finnish poet Edith Södergran and the Swedish poet Karin Boye’s lyrics in her very special way. It’s intense, beautiful and full of passion for the texts from two of the most interesting poets from the Nordic countries from the beginning of 1900. A lot of electronics together with the vocal makes the texts and the music very Anni Eilifs.
Christine Stephan, Jazzthetik (Germany):
Die Enttäuschung «Lavaman» (Intakt Records)
Cim Meyer, Jazz Special (Denmark):
Rale Mićić / John Abercrombie / Peter Bernstein / Lage Lund «Inspired» (ArtistShare)
Lars Mossefinn, Dag & Tid (Norway):
Svein Rikard Mathisen «Monsters» (Curling Legs)
Axel Stinshoff, Jazz thing (Germany):
Anouar Brahem «Blue Maqams» (ECM)
Luca Vitali, Giornale della Musica (Italy):
Roberto Negro’s Dadada «Saison 3» (Label Bleu)
Madli-Liis Parts, Muusika (Estonia):
Wadada Leo Smith «Solo: Reflections and Meditations on Monk» (TUM Records)
Paweł Brodowski, Jazz Forum (Poland):
Leszek Możdżer & Holland Baroque «Earth Particles» (Outside Music)
Paweł Brodowski comments:
This is Leszek Możdżer’s first album recorded under his own name in a few years, and released on his label. The Polish piano whiz meets Holland Baroque, a Dutch baroque music ensemble, comprising a string quintet and a harpsichord.
Inspired and communicative compositions, written by Leszek specifically for this unique combination, guarantee a success beyond jazz circles.
Rui Eduardo Paes, Jazz.pt (Portugal):
The Spontaneous Music Ensemble «Karyobin – Are the Imaginary Birds Said to Live in Paradise» (Emanem)
Rui Eduardo Paes comments:
The line-up of The Spontanneous Music Ensemble is John Stevens, Kenny Wheeler, Evan Parker, Derek Bailey, Dave Holland.