Jazzwise 4* Album Review by Alyn Shipton + Video of the Day

Very happy that Jazzwise Magazine has announced the album launch through featuring our collaborative video with film makers Anna Maguire and Emily Bailey on their Video of the Day series. The film can watched via the link, with further info about the collaborative process on the YouTube page.https://www.jazzwise.com/news/article/video-of-the-day-joshua-jaswon-octet-share-swirl-and-gather-from-new-album-polar-waters

Polar Waters broadcast on Gilles Peterson’s BBC Radio 6

A few weeks to go until Polar Waters is released and awesome to have been played by Gilles Peterson on BBC Radio 6. The album’s opening track Swimming in Winter was aired for the first time and either side of us were She Can’t Love You by Chemise and Tiya Mowa by Bokani Dyer.Check out…

Silent Sea

Anna Serierse NL – Vocals
Joshua Jaswon UK – Alto and Soprano Saxophone
Marc Doffey DE – Tenor and Soprano Saxophone
Miguel Gorodi UK – Trumpet and Flugelhorn
Jan Landowski DE – Trombone
Johannes Mann DE – Electric Guitar
Sidney Werner DE – Double Bass
Aarón Castrillo ES – Drums



‘…impeccably performed…a powerful soundtrack for desperate times…’
BBC Music Magazine, 5* Album Review

‘…It’s a pleasure for a poet to have their words so thoughtfully put to music. I’m delighted with the result…’
Jackie Kay, Poet Laureate of Scotland

… Jaswon makes all the right choices about when to turn up the heat and when to stay cool……’
Jazzwise Magazine

‘…Much to admire in this striking new recording from the Joshua Jaswon Octet…’
Gramophone Magazine, 4* Album Review

‘…The octet deftly combines driving jazz with lyrical condemnation…’
The Scotsman, 4* Album Review

‘…The quality of the playing throughout is exemplary…’
Eddie Myer, Jazz Views Online Review