We’re re really happy to announce the release of the new album by Alexi Tuomarila Trio called Seven Hills with Alexi Tuomarila (piano), Mats Eilertsen (bass), Olavi Louhivuori (drums) and guest Andre Fernandes (guitar) on 2 tracks.
‘Seven Hills’ highlights his melodically and rhythmically robust compositions and the trio’s almost telepathic communication. Featuring Norwegian bassist Mats Eilertsen and Finnish drummer Olavi Louhivuori, two of Scandinavia’s most compelling musicians, this music is filled with emotional and melancholy warmth balanced with a rhythmical drive that will compel the listener to engage. Highly recommended.
Edition Records’ Dave Stapleton features on the cover of April/May’s Jazz UK.
The April/May issue of JazzUK features Dave Stapleton and Edition Records, an introduction to the scene in Birmingham and the West Midlands, a guide to April’s JazzAhead conference in Germany, Bruce Lindsay in The Guest Spot, more from the youth scene in HotHouse, highlights from April’s issue of Gigs, Q&As with JSL touring bands, plus news, previews and more. (From http://www.jazzservices.org.uk/index.php/jazz-uk-archive/item/750-issue-110-april-may-2013)
You can find the three page feature on Dave and Edition on page 16 of the current issue available to download here.
Troyka are up for best Jazz Ensemble and Phronesis have been nominated for best Jazz album of the year for their 2012 release, Walking Dark. Also congratulations to Norma Winstone (who appears on our Mirrors release with Kenny Wheeler and the London Vocal Project) who is up for the prestigious Services to Jazz award.
Following the online public vote for the Awards via the Jazz Services website, the shortlist was then voted upon by the Selection Panel who represent a broad cross-section of backgrounds united in their love and knowledge of jazz. The winners are chosen by judging members of the All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group in Parliament and will be announced at the awards which will take place at the House of Commons, Terrace Pavilion on 8th May. (from Jazz Services – http://www.jazzservices.org.uk/index.php/jazz-services-blog/item/747-2013-parliamentary-jazz-awards-nominations-announced)
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