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SJS’ review of an superb new album from Switzerland: Roberto Pianca’s Sub Rosa – Mono No Aware. As Brexit effects bite, it feels more important than ever to maintain links with our musical colleagues overseas.

Roberto Pianca Sub Rosa  –  Mono No Aware Honolulu Records, released 5 February 2021 (CD and Digital) In the present…
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Matt Carmichael’s new album ‘Where Will The River Flow’ is due for release on 12 March 2021. Here’s a review by SJS (under my name FM), as appeared today in London Jazz News. An extremely impressive debut!! 😀

https://londonjazznews.com/2021/02/28/matt-carmichael-where-will-the-river-flow/
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‘Nu World Trashed’ – great new album! Scottish Jazz Space (under my name FM) sometimes writes in a New York-based webzine, DooBeeDooBeeDoo. Here’s a review for London Jazz News, of DooBeeDooBeeDoo editor SoSaLa’s great new album, ‘Nu World Trashed’.

https://londonjazznews.com/2021/02/15/sosala-nu-world-trashed/
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Venezuelan Leo Blanco is no stranger to Scotland. Here is a review by me (FM) of some of the most uplifting sounds you could ever wish to hear, in his new album ‘Stories Without Words’. As appeared today on London Jazz News webzine.

https://londonjazznews.com/2021/01/25/blanco-cardenas-stories-without-words/
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Glaswegian Jonathan Chung’s Glasshopper has just released debut album ‘Fortune Rules’. Here is a review by SJS (under my name FM), as appeared today in DooBeeDooBeeDoo – New York webzine.

“As anyone who, at last month’s EFG London Jazz Festival experienced the thoughtful and candid, often filmic soundscapes of London-based…
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Space Galvachers’ ‘Sounds of Brelok’: review, as appeared today in London Jazz News, of the French band’s debut album: “..as playful, cheering and singular as you could wish for”.

Stanislav Augris’ cheerful album cover pic of Space Galvachers, dressed in snazzy holiday shirts and shades as they stare into the…
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Scotland-based duo, Bancroft & Lyne with their excellent and soothing new album, ‘Monday Nights’. SJS’ review, in London Jazz News today.

Esteemed Scottish singer-songwriter Sophie Bancroft and Canada-born bassist Tom Lyne, a wife and husband duo, took advantage of last Spring’s…
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The Scottish Jazz Space (under my name, FM) for London Jazz News webzine, out today: a brilliant new digital album from maestro John Rae!

https://londonjazznews.com/2020/10/26/john-rae-trio-where-the-wild-clematis-grow/
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In the shadow of Brexit, Scottish Jazz Space takes much pleasure in sharing another SJS review of an ‘overseas’ band. This time the debut album from exciting Italian band, the Marco Rottoli Trio.

Marco Rottoli Trio – New Year’s Eve (AMP Music & Records, 2020) A new signing to independent Oslo-based label AMP Music…
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From time to time Scottish Jazz Space reaches out to our jazz sisters and brothers overseas. Today here is a review of Australian trio Berardi/Foran/Karlen, with special guest Luxembourg-based Pascal Schumacher : ‘Haven’.

Berardi/Foran/Karlen – Haven (Earshift Music 2020) In the midst of the present pandemic there is a welcome sense of respite…