Michel Bisceglia Trio: Singularity / Michel Bisceglia, piano; Werner Lauscher, bass; Marc Léhan, drums Nov20
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Michel Bisceglia Trio: Singularity / Michel Bisceg...

The sometime politically-fractious, culturally heterogeneous, low country of Belgium continues in the present day to foster its lengthy and distinguished relationship with Jazz, one that includes producing the eminent musical personages Django Reinhardt and Toots Thielemans, the Brussels Jazz...

Baptiste Trotignon: ‘Hit’ with Thomas Bramerie and Jeff Ballard Nov12
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Baptiste Trotignon: ‘Hit’ with Thomas ...

The acclaimed French pianist and composer Baptiste Trotignon appears on this evocative, elegant and diverse new album of original compositions entitled “Hit”, released on the Naïve label. After recording and working on numerous projects throughout Europe and the US, with...

Frank Kimbrough: Quartet /  Frank Kimbrough, piano; Steve Wilson, sax; Jay Anderson, bass; Lewis Nash, drums. Oct31
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Frank Kimbrough: Quartet / Frank Kimbrough, piano...

Admirers of the NYC-based, Julliard School of Music faculty member and internationally respected jazz pianist Frank Kimbrough know well of the many gratifying characteristics – adept and evident swing, tunefulness and lyricism, melodic shapeliness and generosity, intimacy and reflection,...

Dave Stryker: Eight Track / Dave Stryker, guitar; Stefon Harris, vibraphone; Jared Gold, organ; McClenty Hunter, drums Aug18
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Dave Stryker: Eight Track / Dave Stryker, guitar; ...

With nearly a record a year as leader since his late 1980s recording debut, not to mention the dozens of recorded sideman appearances, veteran guitarist Dave Stryker has amassed a substantial discography of considerable depth and quality, leading varied small group combinations from trio to...

Randy Ingram: Sky|Lift  /  Randy Ingram, piano; Mike Moreno, guitar; Jochen Rueckert, drums. Jul28
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Randy Ingram: Sky|Lift / Randy Ingram, piano; Mi...

Sky | Lift, the Sunnyside label debut of pianist Randy Ingram and most welcome and overdue successor to 2009s The Road Ahead (Brooklyn Jazz Underground), announces itself immediately as an album of warmth, openness, buoyancy, thoughtfulness and optimism, and maintains a course reflective of...

Taylor Haskins: Fuzzy Logic Jun20
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Taylor Haskins: Fuzzy Logic

Dreamy, evocative, exploratory, filmic, melodious, intermittently raucous, self-assured – just some of the descriptions one can use when describing Fuzzy Logic, the New Hampshire-born, Champlain Valley, NY denizen trumpeter and composer Taylor Haskins’ fifth and newest solo project, and...

Vit Kristan: Imprints / Animal Music Apr07
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Vit Kristan: Imprints / Animal Music

Imprints is the debut album of piano player Vit Kristan, whose project boasts a piano trio core of extraordinary calibre. Kristan’s jazz is not new to Expedition Audio – and neither is the work of his bass-wielding trio mate Jaromir Honzak; three of their albums have been recommended...

Belmondo Family Sextet: Mediterranean Sound Mar29
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Belmondo Family Sextet: Mediterranean Sound

Mediterranean Sound is a beautiful family affair! Father Yvan Belmondo and his two sons Stéphane and Lionel take inspiration from “returning home” – both physically and musically – to celebrate the jazz they love above all. Backed by the trio of Jean-Philippe Sempere (guitar),...

LABtrio: Fluxus / on Outnote Records Jan16
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LABtrio: Fluxus / on Outnote Records

Fluxus takes its root from the word flux: (noun) a state of continued flow; constant or frequent change. In the artists’ own words, it “represents the flow, the evolution we have experienced since the formation of LABtrio in May 2007,” back when they were in high school. Since then,...

CPR Electrio / Ondřej Pivec, Karel Ruzicka, Russell Carter Jan10
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CPR Electrio / Ondřej Pivec, Karel Ruzicka, Russel...

A high-energy jazz fusion album you can dance to, CPR Electrio’s self titled album is above all a joint demonstration of their dynamism and sheer joy of playing. CPR Electrio perform groovy music blending dance influences, R&B, and funk with a scope for solo improvisations circumscribed...

Pablo Held: Elders / Pirouet Records Jan07
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Pablo Held: Elders / Pirouet Records

Already one of Germany’s most respected young jazz talents, Pablo Held’s (b. 1986) new album Elders will earn him even more veneration. Elders, appropriately titled, is centered on inspirational and influential figures from generations past who have served as role models for Held’s...

3 Cohens: Tightrope / Anzic Records Dec18
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3 Cohens: Tightrope / Anzic Records

Collective improvisation is about exploring various tunes in a variety of traditions with a shared musical chemistry. It’s not a simple task, yet the 3 Cohens – siblings Anat (clarinets, tenor saxophone), Avishai (trumpet) and Yuval (soprano sax) – explore this concept on...