European Jazz Charts

Unter dem Banner “Europe JazzMedia” trafen sich Vertreter europäischer Jazzmagazine und fanden, dass es an der Zeit sei zu kooperieren, um unter Anderem europäische Jazzproduktionen mehr ins Gespräch zu bringen. Das erste Ergebnis dieses Treffens ist ein monatlicher Chart der europäischen Jazzpresse. Diese von Verkaufszahlen unabhängige Aufstellung wird monatlich aktualisiert und gibt einen kleinen Einblick über Entwicklung und Vielseitigkeit des Jazz.

Magnus Nygren, Orkester Journalen (Sweden):

Joe Armon-Jones «Starting today» (Brownswood Recordings)

album in iTunes | trailer on YouTube | album trailer on BandCamp | Yandex.Music (free streaming in certain countries, requires subscription in EU)

Cim Meyer, Jazz Special (Denmark):

Julian Lage «World’s Fair» (Modern Lore Records)

album in iTunes | album trailer on BandCamp | Yandex.Music (free streaming in certain countries, requires subscription in EU) | listen on Spotify (registration required) | album on label’s website

Wonderful acoustic solo guitar recorded in 2014: 12 concise, folksy and intimate pieces focused on melody and new technically demanding ways to make the guitar “sing”.

Lars Mossefinn, Dag & Tid (Norway):

Elina Duni «Partir» (ECM)

album in iTunes | trailer on YouTube | album in Google Play | listen on Spotify (registration required) | listen on Deezer (registration required)

Luca Vitali, Giornale della Musica (Italy):

Maniscalco / Bigoni / Solborg «Foil» (ILK)

album in iTunes | trailer on YouTube | buy on Amazon | Yandex.Music (free streaming in certain countries, requires subscription in EU) | album on label’s website

Paweł Brodowski, Jazz Forum (Poland):

Jaskułke Sextet «Komeda Recomposed» (Sea Label)

trailer on YouTube | buy in Empik online store (preview available)

Another inspired shot at the music of the guru of Polish jazz, legendary composer and pianist Krzysztof Komeda (1931 – 1969), re-imagined and filtered through his vision and sensitivity by one of the great pianists of the young generation, Sławek Jaskułke and his sextet.

Mike Flynn, Jazzwise (UK):

Geir Sundstøl «Brødløs» (Hubro)

album in iTunes | buy in online vinyl store | Yandex.Music (free streaming in certain countries, requires subscription in EU)

A beguiling new album from this Nordic master of atmosphere.

Anna Filipieva, Jazz.Ru (Russia):

Kekko Fornarelli «Abaton» (Escape)

album in iTunes | trailer on YouTube | album in Google Play | listen on Deezer (registration required) | buy on artist’s website

Jan Granlie, Salt Peanuts (Norway-Denmark):

Erlend Skomsvoll «Leken/Playful» (Jazzland)

Album in online vinyl store (preview available)

Christine Stephan, JAZZTHETIK (Germany):

Arild Andersen «In-House Science» (ECM)

album in iTunes | trailer on YouTube | Yandex.Music (free streaming in certain countries, requires subscription in EU) | listen on Deezer (registration required) | album in label’s website

Henning Bolte, Jazzism (Netherlands):

Gordon Grdina’s The Marrow «Ejdeha» (Songlines)

album in iTunes | one track on YouTube | album in Google Play | listen on Deezer (registration required) | album in label’s website