Europe Jazz Media Chart - May 2016

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A selection of the hot new music surfacing across the continent this month by the top European jazz magazines and websites.

Henning Bolte, Jazzism (Netherlands):

Patrik Sandberg/Magnus Nygren, Orkester Journalen (Sweden):
FIRE! ORCHESTRA "Ritual"(Rune Grammofon)

Cim Meyer, Jazz Special (Denmark):
PHRONESIS ”Parallax” (Edition)

«They bring the jazz trio format into this century with exquisite interplay, energy and great sound.»

Lars Mossefinn, Dag & Tid (Norway):
BUILDING INSTRUMENT "Kem som kan å leve" (Hubro)

Luca Vitali, Giornale della Musica (Italy):
WARPED DREAMER "Lomahongva" (Rat Records)

«Four musicians. Arve Henriksen, trumpet & electronics; Jozef Dumoulin, keys & electronics; Stian Westerhus, guitar & electronics;
Teun Verbruggen, drums & electronics. And that’s it.»


Axel Stinshoff, Jazz thing (Germany):
HENRI TEXIER "Dakota Mab" (Intuition)

Madli-Liis Parts , Muusika (Estonia):
KADRI VOORAND "Armupurjus" (Sheikid 2016)

«It was released the day before I submitted my chart entry, we had a mindblowing concert at Jazzkaar Festival. Kadri is crazy… in the very best sense.»

Jon Newey, Jazzwise (UK):
THE COMET IS COMING "Channel The Spirits" (The Leaf Label)

Anna Filipieva, Jazz.Ru (Russia):

Jan Granlie, Salt Peanuts (Norway):
STARLITE MOTEL «Awosting Falls» (Clean Feed)

Christine Stephan, JAZZTHETIK (Germany):
NORBERT STEIN PATA MESSENGERS "Friends & Dragons" (Pata Music)

Paweł Brodowski, Jazz Forum (Poland):
Nikola Kołodziejczyk Orchestra "Barok Progresywny” (Nowa Brama Pro Musica)

«This a new recording of a visionary young pianist, composer, arranger, awarded the Prize of Fryderyk 2016 (Polish counterpart of Grammy), as the best jazz album of the year, a suite for the 15-piece unamplified jazz-baroque ensemble including folk and historic instruments, instrumental preparation and improvisation.»


This chart has been compiled by Europe Jazz Media members

About Europe Jazz Media
A number of jazz magazines and websites from across Europe have come together under the banner Europe Jazz Media to work on common objectives in encouraging and strengthening interest in jazz and spreading awareness of the development and diversity of the music. One of the first initiatives is the Europe Jazz Media chart: a non-sales related chart that reveals some of the hot new music surfacing across the continent right now.