CD Reviews

ÄTSCH

Matthias Winkler came to Dublin in 2013 to complete his studies in Jazz performances at Newpark Music Centre. He graduated in 2016 along with pianist Graeme Bourke and Bass player Eoin O’Halloran. They formed Ätsch along with drummer Hugh Denman. The name comes from a German children’s word for “fooled you” an edit has some […] Read more …

Confetti Falling In The Rain – Colette Cassidy & Nigel Clark

  There’s a lot to be said for the combination of one voice and one guitar, especially when they are of the calibre of Colette Cassidy and Nigel Clark. The singer, a regular on the Dublin jazz scene, has teamed up with the Scots guitarist to make this attractive album of their own compositions.  Love […] Read more …

Ian Shaw – The Theory Of Joy

Review by Dominic Reilly Although it was released in 2016 there must be some sort of poetic license involved in reviewing an album. Certain before the artist releases another. The Theory Of Joy (nice title) is a collection of songs from Ian Shaw. Ian is one of the more beloved singers / performers in the UK. He is no […] Read more …

Caipi – Kurt Rosenwinkel

  If ever there was anything worth waiting ten years for it is this album. Caipi is an idea that was has been rattling around in the head of Kurt Rosenwinkel for a decade. Very much a departure from a guitar lead instrumental album that could be expected from one of the most prominent guitarist […] Read more …

ALEKA

Reviewer: Dominic Reilly for Dublinjazz.ie, Dec 2016   Aleka is a native Romania. Based in Dublin she represents all that is good about the musical melting pot that Dublin has become over the last 10 years. She came here to study jazz performance in The Newark Music School and brought with her influences from her […] Read more …

Gabriela Martina – No White Shoes

Gabriela Martina (vocals); Jiri Nedoma (piano); Jussi Reijonen (guitar); Kyle Miles (acoustic/electric bass); Alex Bailey (drums)    Gabriela is from Switzerland but is now resident in the USA. Her vocal range is on display to marvellous effect on this release with very stylish backing from all the musicians particularly Jussi Reijonen. It’s important to keep […] Read more …

AHMAD JAMAL – SATURDAY MORNING

Ahmad Jamal is a legendary Jazz Master who doesn’t look like he is putting a tap on the creativity that continues to flow from every nerve ending. After producing the highly acclaimed album Blue Moon during 2012 that received a Grammy nomination earlier this year Jamal has now completed a new project Saturday Morning that is […] Read more …

Aoife Doyle – This Time the Dreams on Me

Aoife Doyle Graduated out of the Newpark Music Centre in 2008 with a B.A. in Jazz Performance. On her first album she has come together with some of Ireland’s foremost music talents and produced a work of some interest. It’s a well constructed album with some worthwhile arrangements of popular songs such as I’ll be your baby […] Read more …