Ubuntu Music Artists Clean Up in Jazzwise Year End Issue!

Ubuntu artists and their albums had an amazing year. Please join the celebration!

  Celebrating some of the outstanding new releases recently.

Celebrating some of the outstanding new releases recently.

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  Helena Kay album release feature.

Helena Kay album release feature.

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  Brian Glasser chooses Trio HLK’s album.

Brian Glasser chooses Trio HLK’s album.

  Andy Robson chooses Flying Machines’ album.

Andy Robson chooses Flying Machines’ album.

  Steve Rubie chooses Alex Hitchcock.

Steve Rubie chooses Alex Hitchcock.

  Oliver Weindling highlights Helena Kay.

Oliver Weindling highlights Helena Kay.

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  Chet Baker ‘Live in London Vol. II’ is selected as one of the Top 20 Reissues/Archive of The Year.

Chet Baker ‘Live in London Vol. II’ is selected as one of the Top 20 Reissues/Archive of The Year.

  Jane Cornwell selects Camilla George’s latest release.

Jane Cornwell selects Camilla George’s latest release.

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  Mike Flynn selects the Chet Baker II release.

Mike Flynn selects the Chet Baker II release.

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  John Fordham selects Martin Speake, featuring Ethan Iverson.

John Fordham selects Martin Speake, featuring Ethan Iverson.

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  Selwyn Harris selects Chet Baker II.

Selwyn Harris selects Chet Baker II.

  Kevin Le Gendre selects Alina Bzhezhinska.

Kevin Le Gendre selects Alina Bzhezhinska.

  Alyn Shipton selects Alina Bzhezhinska, Camilla George and Chet Baker II.

Alyn Shipton selects Alina Bzhezhinska, Camilla George and Chet Baker II.

Leo Richardson Scores Big with The Arts Desk

Sebastian Scotney applauds the tenor sax man’s music in London Jazz Festival.

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Another young-ish tenor saxophonist left a very strong impression with his gig on Wednesday at the Spice of Life club in Soho. Leo Richardson’s 2017 album The Chase, with a guest appearance from that daredevil of a previous generation Alan Skidmore, made it into several 2017 best-of lists. Richardson has just recorded another album, which includes another two-tenor roast, this time with Alex Garnett. Richardson’s quartet is also interesting for the sheer range of appealing characters and personalities in it, from the quirkily humorous Rick Simpson to the virtuosically insouciant Tim Thornton to the constantly provoking Chris Draper.

Ubuntu Music Artists are Live and In the Studio, for Some Very Big 2019 Releases

And this is only just the beginning…

  NEW YORK ALL-STARS  / LIVE RECORDING (+1): Bernd Reiter, Aldo Zunino, Erik Soderlind, Seamus Blake, Martin Hummel, Eric Alexander, Mike LeDonne.

NEW YORK ALL-STARS / LIVE RECORDING (+1): Bernd Reiter, Aldo Zunino, Erik Soderlind, Seamus Blake, Martin Hummel, Eric Alexander, Mike LeDonne.

 Seamus Blake and Eric Alexander.

Seamus Blake and Eric Alexander.

 Bernd Reiter.

Bernd Reiter.

 Mike LeDonne.

Mike LeDonne.

 The Front Line.

The Front Line.

  ANDREW McCORMACK’S GRAVITON 2  / FISH FACTORY: Martin Hummel and Andrew McCormack (with a Goat photobomb).

ANDREW McCORMACK’S GRAVITON 2 / FISH FACTORY: Martin Hummel and Andrew McCormack (with a Goat photobomb).

 Noemi Nuti takes a break at Fish Factory.

Noemi Nuti takes a break at Fish Factory.

  QUENTIN COLLINS SEXTET  / LIVINGSTON STUDIOS: Quentin Collins.

QUENTIN COLLINS SEXTET / LIVINGSTON STUDIOS: Quentin Collins.

 Leo Richardson and Tom Harrison.

Leo Richardson and Tom Harrison.

 Martin Hummel and Jean Toussaint.

Martin Hummel and Jean Toussaint.

 Leo Richardson, Quentin Collins and Dan Nimmer.

Leo Richardson, Quentin Collins and Dan Nimmer.

 Willie Jones III, Quentin Collins and Joe Sanders.

Willie Jones III, Quentin Collins and Joe Sanders.

 Willie Jones III, Leo Richardson, Quentin Collins, Joe Sanders, Martin Hummel, Meilana Gillard, Dan Nimmer, Jean Toussaint and Tom Harrison.

Willie Jones III, Leo Richardson, Quentin Collins, Joe Sanders, Martin Hummel, Meilana Gillard, Dan Nimmer, Jean Toussaint and Tom Harrison.

  LEO RICHARDSON  / THE BUNKER STUDIO: Ed Richardson, Tim Thornton, Rick Simpson, Leo Richardson and Alex Garnett.

LEO RICHARDSON / THE BUNKER STUDIO: Ed Richardson, Tim Thornton, Rick Simpson, Leo Richardson and Alex Garnett.

 Martin Hummel and Leo Richardson.

Martin Hummel and Leo Richardson.

 With Tim Thornton.

With Tim Thornton.

 With Ed Richardson.

With Ed Richardson.

 With Rick Simpson.

With Rick Simpson.

 And with the one and only Almighty Goat!

And with the one and only Almighty Goat!