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NEWS: FOR SALE

Whirlwind Recordings Winter Sale - 25% Off All Site Products Until December 31st

Whirlwind Recordings Winter Sale - 25% Off All Site Products Until December 31st

This month Whirlwind releases our 86th album since we began in early 2010, and we’d like to thank everyone for their continued support of our artists and their music in 2016. Whirlwind-signed musicians performed over 700 concerts this year and as a label we released 17 eclectic albums, inlcuding recent releases from John O'Gallager, Ingrid Jensen, ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Aaron Irwin Quartet: A Room Forever

Read "A Room Forever" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Quartetto dall'approccio molto cameristico questo messo assieme dal clarinettista e compositore statunitense, oggi di stanza a New York. Un camerismo che viene esaltato da un lato dalla formazione, priva di batteria, e dall'altro dalle ispirazioni extramusicali delle composizioni, che fanno riferimento ai racconti dello scrittore statunitense Breece D'J Pancake, morto suicida nel 1979 a soli ventisette ...

Bobby Avey: Inhuman Wilderness

Read "Inhuman Wilderness" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

The failings and callousness of mankind have long served as muse and model for artists, but rarely have such negative stimuli yielded such powerful, probing, and positively mesmerizing work as what can be heard on Inhuman Wilderness.

This fifth album from pianist Bobby Avey provides extraordinarily intense and thoughtful musical commentary on topics ...

Aaron Irwin Quartet: A Room Forever

Read "A Room Forever" reviewed by Budd Kopman

Reedman Aaron Irwin is a very ambitious composer and on his latest, A Room Forever, shows how to plumb emotional depths with subtlety and grace.

The inspiration for this music is the short stories by Breece Dexter John Pancake, sometimes written Breece D'J Pancake, the spelling of which comes from a typo ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Oscar Perez: Prepare A Place For Me

Read "Prepare A Place For Me" reviewed by Mark Sullivan



The heart of this album is found in pianist/composer Oscar Perez's trio with bassist Thomson Kneeland and drummer Alvester Garnett. Their four tracks showcase the cohesive sound they have developed together, Perez's elegant pianism matched by his empathetic partners. It's a modern piano trio, with a conversational style and all members contributing. There's enough ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Oscar Perez: Prepare A Place For Me

Read "Prepare A Place For Me" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

If Oscar Perez hadn't taken to the piano, he might've had a promising career in music journalism. In the concise and profound liner essay for this album, Perez intelligently considers the meaning of music, the struggles and joys connected to the art of creating and performing, and the way an individual's very being seeps into the ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Gene Ess: Eternal Monomyth

Read "Eternal Monomyth" reviewed by Geannine Reid

Award winning guitarist, Gene Ess, draws upon a diverse background to form his unique style of playing and writing. Eternal Monomyth is a companion piece to Ess' last album, Fractal Attraction. Ess explains, “the music should be heard in that regard. In a transparent sense, it is a continuation of my exploration with the combined timbre ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Matt Panayides: Conduits

Read "Conduits" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Conduits, Matt Panayides' second album as a leader, pairs his resilient guitar on the front line with the reliable tenor saxophonist Rich Perry, ably supported by bassist Thomson Kneeland and drummer Mark Ferber. In spite of its esoteric name, the album is unshakably bright and accessible, with everyone abiding by Panayides' muse and playing their roles ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Guitarist Matt Panayides - "Conduits" CD Release Concert - Feb. 19 - Spectrum (NYC)

Guitarist Matt Panayides - "Conduits" CD Release Concert - Feb. 19 - Spectrum (NYC)

Date: February 19 at 7pm
Place: Spectrum
121 Ludlow St.
New York, NYC Admission: $15 / $10 students
Phone: 212-528-1656 Conduits is guitarist Matt Panayides' second album as a leader. The album (on the Pacific Coast Jazz label) was recorded live at Bunker Studios in June of 2013 with saxophonist ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Bobby Avey: Authority Melts From Me

Read "Authority Melts From Me" reviewed by Dave Wayne

It's no mean feat for a creative artist to translate historical events--much less those marred by centuries of slavery, political struggles, foreign occupation (most notably by the US) and the endless oppression of a chronically poor underclass wracked by disease--into a cogent, coherent musical statement. Recent events on the island nation of Haiti have included a ...


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