Singer Anthony Strong has a new record called Me & My Radio due out in April with a single due this week.

Look out for a launch at Zédel in London in late-April.

Tracks are drawn from classic Great American Songbook and more recent soul repertoire (the observant among you will note the title is plucked from the lyrics of ‘Ain’t Misbehavin’ which opens the album. Other tracks include ‘Smile’, ‘Anything Goes’, ‘My Cherie Amour’ and ‘You To Me Are Everything.’

There is something quite cathartic about Nadir by Colin Webster and Mark Holub, a sax-drums combination that likes to push and push. Holub you’ll know from Led Bib, Webster from his frequent sightings on the UK free scene. Full of energy and a very unsmooth approach to improvising, there aren’t many tunes, much structure or neat harmonies but there is plenty of pulsing experimentation and almost a punk attitude to music making. Like taking a cold shower... no it is not background music. Worth a spin. 

From Trion recorded live at The Jazz Gallery in New York City featuring Chris Potter on tenor saxophone and Linda Oh on bass.

To be released on 5 April.


Wayne Shorter, above, won instrumental jazz album of the year for Emanon; while Terence Blanchard won for ‘Blut und Boden (Blood and Soil)’ in the best instrumental category.

Other winners included Steve Gadd, Cécile Mclorin-Salvant, John Daversa and Dafnis Prieto.