whirlwind recordings

Rachael Cohen Quartet

Churchills Snooker Bar, Birmingham, UK 09-10-2013 The CD was still being mastered in New York but the band was at the back of an underground snooker hall in central Birmingham – that’s jazz for you. Alto saxophonist and composer Rachael… Read More ›

CD review: Mike Gibbs + Twelve

Play Gil Evans (Whirlwind Recordings WR4639) This project and this recording says so much about the modus operandi currently operating to such fine effect in this country’s jazz community. In January last year Jazzlines, in its previous incarnation as Birmingham… Read More ›

CD review: John O’Gallagher

The Anton Webern Project (Whirlwind Recordings WR4635) Once upon a time if the jazz listener made any connections with a classical composer it was usually Ravel or Debussy and those kind of extended harmonies were the link. Alto saxophonist John… Read More ›

CD review: Sam Crowe Group

Towards The Centre Of Everything (Whirlwind Recordings WR4632) There is a book review in today’s Guardian which is headlined “How pop culture sold out”. In it John Harris asks: “Why do music and TV no longer challenge the establishment?” If… Read More ›

CD review: Dave Hamblett

Light At Night (Whirlwind Recordings WR4631) Drummer Dave Hamblett, a Royal Academy graduate, is exceedingly talented and he leads an exceedingly talented sextet: Ivo Neame on piano (is there any fine British band he isn’t in?), Calum Gourlay on bass,… Read More ›