Treppenwitz Second Album

Treppenwitz Album 2!!The new year is off to a great start here at NJR towers with the release of the second album “The Kennedys At Beaver Point” from experimental piano trio Treppenwitz. Since the release of their first album the boys have been busy, undertaking an Arts Council funded tour as well as being selected […]

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Jamil Sheriff Trio – Places Like This

Trio Album Released Composer, educator and pianist Jamil Sheriff has a back catalogue both as a sideman and bandleader but this is his first album fronting a trio. Recorded in July 2014 this album has been a long time coming but I’m delighted to announce it’s release on New Jazz Records. It’s also the first physical release […]

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Sam Quintana’s Wandering Monster EP

Out Now ‘Wandering Monster‘ is the outlet for the compositions of Leeds based bass player Sam Quintana. The outfit features five of the finest and most active members of the Leeds jazz scene. Though they are accomplished as individuals, when together they form an entity greater than the sum of it’s parts: a monster- wandering… roaming…searching for off-kilter grooves, […]

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The Honeybirds – Sing the Bells

*DISCLAIMER* If you just want to listen to a festive fun song from The Honeybirds and can’t be bothered with all the nonsense below, just hit play, get dancing round your bedroom in your worst christmas jumper and have a very merry Christmas! If, however, like me you like a bit of context and nice little backstory, do please […]

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Matt Anderson/Jiannis Pavlidis Duo – Alone Together

You may remember that last December we released a little xmas treat for you in the shape of a track from Matt Anderson/Jiannis Pavlidis Duo. Well the same duo have just released  a full seven track album of jazz standards performed in a similar vain to the Bob Brookmeyer/Jim Hall duo recordings. Available from the bandcamp store right […]

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NJR LIve: LOCUS

LOCUS This months additions to the NJR Live album come from LOCUS. This six piece group, led by Kim Macari and NYC based Leah Gough-Cooper features some of the UK’s most exciting young jazz musicians – Riley Stone-Lonergan, Sam Leak, Tom Wheatley and Jay Davis. Recorded at Heart, Headingly back in November. Listen below and download for pay what you […]

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NJR Live: Svarc Hanley Longhawn

SVARC HANLEY LONGHAWN Welcome back for the third addition to the NJR Live album . This month features “Svarc Hanley Longhawn” a powerhouse organ trio from Leeds, bursting with inventiveness. Kratnz, Scofield, Jimmy Smith and Hendirx fans will all have something to take away here. Recorded at the LS6 Jam in Clock Cafe back in March. Listen below and […]

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NJR Live: Will Howard and Declan Forde

I’ve finally got round to putting out the second instalment of the NJR Live album and it’s a proper little jazzy treat. Two beautifully played standards featuring the talents of Will Howard on saxophone and Declan Forde on piano. New Jazz Records Live by Will Howard and Declan Forde   RECORD ME, RECORD ME! If […]

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Live Album Project

It’s been a busy few months and I’m behind. I’ve a backlog of amazing music to get out and still more recording dates in the pipeline! More about all that soon, for now the news is about a new live project! Today sees the release of New Jazz Records Live a compilation album of live […]

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Simply Having a Wonderful Christmas Time

“The Mood is Right” Last month I had the pleasure of spending the day with Matt Anderson/Jiannis Pavlidis Duo recording a very special early Christmas  gift for you lot. You can download the festive result here. The Christmas Song by Matt Anderson/Jiannis Pavlidis Duo   “The Spirits Up” That’s not all we got up to though, […]

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