Georgia Mancio
Singer Georgia Mancio has a new album out called Finding Home co-produced with pianist and composer Kate Williams to be released by KW Jazz on 1 June.
 
This the singer’s seventh album features Kate’s group Four Plus Three (a string quartet + piano trio) plus guest guitarist John Williams, and features co-written originals plus reworked standards from Chile, Brazil and the Great American Songbook.
 
Tour dates coming up are: 5 April Foundling Museum, London 3 May Underground Theatre, Northampton 14 May Watermill Jazz 15 May 606 Club, London 31 May Isle Of Wight Jazz Weekend 7 June Calstock Arts Centre 8 June Owermoigne Village Hall, Dorchester 9 June Colchester Arts Centre 29 June Salvation Army, Thornton Heath 7 July Frome Festival 13 July Bolton Abbey, Skipton.

Listen above to pre-order tracks from Cables, Snarky Puppy multi-instrumentalist Bill Laurance’s latest album, an entirely solo recording with Bill playing every instrument. Dates coming up include: 28 March The Stables, Milton Keynes; 29 March Queen Elizabeth Hall, London; 30 March Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden; 3 April Music Room, Philharmonic Hall Liverpool; 4 April Leeds College of Music; 5 April The Stoller Hall, Manchester; and 6 April Sage, Gateshead.

Taken from the album Bloom to be released by Whirlwind next month featuring drummer Jeff Williams with pianist Carmen Staaf and double bassist Michael Formanek Williams is quoted by his label as saying: “I grew up listening to many piano trios, especially Ahmad Jamal’s from around 1958–1962 – so that influenced my playing. But there’s no fixed concept, and this was simply a case of ‘Let’s see what we can do with it’. I’ve always played with people who inspire me, enjoying the conversation, going into some depth; and often thinking about the musicians, rather than the instrumentation. So I hope Bloom will allow us to flourish in pursuing this trio further.”

1/ Circuits by Chris Potter

2/ Gold by Human Feel 

3/ Love Hurts by Julian Lage

4/ Reflections and Odysseys by Rymden 

5/ Imaginary Friends by Ralph Alessi

6/ The Transitory Poems by Vijay Iyer and Craig Taborn

7/ Fyah by Theon Cross

8/ Avec le Temps by Giovanni Guidi

9/ Infinity by Tom Harrell

10/ Ninety Degrees Gravity by Trish Clowes