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Clay

Flo Perlin CLAY

Clay is the third full length album by contemporary singer-songwriter Flo Perlin. A Londoner with Iraqiand Belarusian heritage, Flo Perlin began learning the cello at the age of five, later falling in love withthe guitar when her Colombian teacher Cesar Rodriguez-Duran (the same person who taught MichaelKiwanuka) introduced her to the world of Bossa Nova, […]

Moment of Departure

Tim Garland - Moment of Departure

Since the very dawn of the music over a century ago, there’s always been a balance in jazz between composition and improvisation. This equilibrium has been a constant source of inspiration and experiment for Tim Garland. Several of his ensembles have explored that relationship, but Moment of Departure charts the latest stage in the twenty-year […]

Hills & Valleys

Superlocrian HILLS & VALLEYS

Superlocrian is a new, acoustic chamber-jazz septet, founded by trumpeter/composer Sam Massey, which features some of the UK’s finest musicians – Gavin Mallett and Hugh Davies on trumpet and flugelhorn, Edward Leaker on soprano and alto saxophone, Jade Gall on saxophones and flutes, Tom Green on trombone and Mike Poyser on Tuba. “The sonic qualities and possibilities […]

Strictly Smokin’ & Friends

Strictly Smokin' & Friends

Strictly Smokin’ & Friends is the latest album by the Strictly Smokin’ Big Band (SSBB) which features an array of leading British musicians: Bruce Adams, Alan Barnes, Paul Booth, Polly Gibbons, Gareth Lockrane, Mike Lovatt, Mark Nightingale, Ross Stanley and Anthony Strong. Founded in 2003 by Michael Lamb – trumpeter, leader and chief arranger/composer – […]

Wise And Waiting

Album release (CD, Digital & Vinyl): Friday 26 April 2024 Over the past two decades trombonist-composer Raph Clarkson has proved to be one of the most dynamic figures in British jazz. Leader of the critically acclaimed orchestra, Dissolute Society he has put together a new band, Equal Spirits that makes its debut with a stunning […]

HERS

Carr-Petrova Duo 'HERS'

Described as “ravishing” (Strad), “enlightened” (BBC), “explosive” (Virginia Gazette), and “irresistibly elegant” (Diario de Leon), violist Molly Carr and pianist Anna Petrova have compiled a remarkable list of accolades in recognition of their fiery musical expression, refined artistry, and relentless entrepreneurial dedication to social initiatives. Both acclaimed international soloists, as individuals they have won top […]

Wallpaper Music II

Kevin Figes WALLPAPER MUSIC II

“A mind-expanding feast for the ears…” — The Observer Multi-instrumentalist, composer and educator Kevin Figes will release his new album, Wallpaper Music II on 23 February. The recording features Brigitte Beraha on vocals, Jim Blomfield on keyboards, Ashley John Long on bass and Mark Whitlam on percussion and follows Figes’ critically acclaimed quartet album Wallpaper […]

Fire Horse

Sarah L. King - Fire Horse (in collaboration with ECN Music)

Fire Horse is jazz singer-songwriter Sarah L King’s debut album which features eight of her moving original compositions, alongside her beautiful arrangements of ‘Devil May Care’, ‘Lush Life’, ‘Stolen Moments’ and ‘Show You The Way To Go’. “The songs are an emotional journey, mixing my originals with covers that I chose because I felt as […]

Ultrasound

Ultrasound

UltraSound, the fifth release under the Banger Factory umbrella, is a further stride forward toward founder and trumpeter Mark Kavuma’s vision of bringing together seemingly disparate elements from within the bubbling London jazz scene, uniting sounds and players from across generations and creating a unique, exciting and fresh sound all of its own. Marking the […]

Summer Me, Winter Me

Stacey Kent SUMMER ME, WINTER ME

Dazzling ambassador of vocal jazz, Stacey Kent, returns with Summer Me, Winter Me, a beautiful collection of new compositions and classic ‘chanson’ repertoire. Most of the songs are standards that Kent performed in the years leading up to the album’s three recording sessions, including music by Michel Legrand, Marilyn and Alan Bergman, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Lerner […]