Eddie Chacon & John Carroll Kirby in Berlin
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Eddie Chacon & John Carroll Kirby in Berlin

Singer Eddie Chacon and keyboardist John Carroll Kirby made a stop in Berlin last night. They are currently on a European tour and played Kreuzberg’s Gretchen for a good hour or so. John started the proceedings with a track from his five-paw reviewed LP “Septet” before Eddie took the stage to perform “Wicked World” from…

Starting Today: Jazztage Dresden
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Starting Today: Jazztage Dresden

Over 80 concerts, 500 musicians from 30 countries, 23 different locations, and around 40.000 visitors. Jazztage Dresden start today with the opening concert by the Klazz Brothers, Dresden Bigband, Trio Balkan Strings, and more. Coming up during the next four weeks: concerts by Nina Attal, Maceo Parker, Iiro Rantala Quartet, Max Mutzke and the Landesjugend…

Jazzfest Berlin 2022

Jazzfest Berlin 2022

It’s that time of year again. Starting November 3rd, over 150 musicians gather again for the 59th edition of Jazzfest Berlin. Five locations will host the guests for four days. Included in the lineup are Craig Taborn, Matana Roberts, Tomeka Reid, Hamid Drake, and Kris Davis, among others. We’ll also get Immanuel Wilkins, Isaiah Collier,…

Lindsey Webster – Reasons

Lindsey Webster – Reasons

In the liner notes to her new album “Reasons”, singer Lindsey Webster says that “this is the most personal album I’ve ever written. You’ll likely feel the pain…but the excitement and beauty…were real moments in time…Reasons is in two parts, telling two totally different stories that occurred back-to-back.” The combination between Lindsey and her musical…

Ann’s in town

Ann’s in town

Gina was not very amused when singer Ann Hampton Callaway and her wife Kari came over to our place for a glass of champagne before we headed over to one of our favorite Italian restaurants in our neighborhood. She was very jealous and had to defend her territory, but after a while, she got by….

Blue Note Re:imagined Vol.2

Blue Note Re:imagined Vol.2

Singer Maya Delilah chose the Neil Young classic “Harvest Moon”, later successfully romanticized by the great Cassandra Wilson on her Blue Note album “New Moon Daughter”, and transforms it into a thumping groover, still maintaining the melancholy of the original. It is one of the highlights of Blue Note’s second “Re:imagined” compilation series which features…

Bob Baldwin feat. Kathy Kosins – Let’s Rewind

Bob Baldwin feat. Kathy Kosins – Let’s Rewind

“Slow motion is exactly what we need”, according to Kathy Kosins and Bob Baldwin who team up for a pretty soothing and warm “Let’s Rewind”, off of Bob’s new album “B Positive”, which also features Vincent Ingala and Saskia Laroo. Kathy’s soulful vocals and Bob’s jazzy piano are a perfect match on a tune which…