michael janisch

Michael Janisch’s Paradigm Shift

Review and picture by John Watson Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham UK 08-10-2015 A wealth of imaginative, engaging jazz has been produced by bands that expertly bridge the styles of free-flowing acoustic jazz and electronic styles, but Michael Janisch’s Paradigm Shift must… Read More ›

Bobby Avey – November 2014

The pianist, composer and Thelonious Monk competition winner draws inspiration from Haiti and its troubled history as well as its drumming tradition for his latest album Authority Melts From Me. Back in New York after a string of dates in Dave Liebman’s… Read More ›

Nick Vayenas – Some Other Time

(Whirlwind Recordings WR4640) When reviewing this trombonist/trumpeter/vocalist’s previous album I said it sounded like a bit of a sampler for his many talents – one minute muscular, funky instrumentalist, the next all faux-Chet cool, heart-hidden-in-sleeve singer – and concluded that… Read More ›