Latest Reviews for Coalescence

Coalescence has been getting some great coverage recently in the press including airplay on BBC Radio 3, Cardiff Radio, RTE and Phonic FM.

The Scotsman recently gave the album four stars in this review:

The American-born trumpeter has emerged as one of the most compelling artists on the current London jazz scene, and this follow-up to his acclaimed Forward Space more than justifies that claim. His rich and flexible tonal range and highly inventive improvisations are supported by a powerful quintet which includes pianist Ivo Neame and guitarist Hannes Riepler, and a subtle and supportive rhythm section of Ryan Trebilcock on bass and drummer Jon Scott. Each of the musicians is alive to the textural and rhythmic twists of Canniere’s skillfully structured compositions, all inspired by specific events or experiences outlined in his sleeve note. Topics range from childhood memories in Sweden Hill to his opposition to fracking in Gaslands and US gun laws in Point Zero. Another very strong addition to the impressive catalogue of Michael Janisch’s label, which has quickly become a significant presence.


It was also featured recently on the eMusic site in their weekly jazz review column:

Really nice new release from trumpeter Andre Canniere. There was nothing wrong with his last recording, 2012′s Forward Space, but that pales in comparison to the fullness of his newest recording. Melodies are allowed to breathe, then expand, while the rhythmic approach is one terrifically dynamic without ever becoming distracting. A track like “Gaslands” goes right to the heart of what I’m talking about. Joining Canniere is Ivo Neame on piano (and accordion), Jon Scott on drums, Hannes Riepler on guitar, and Ryan Trebilcock on double bass. This is what I’m talking about.Recommended.