The Best Jazz Album 2022 – A Comparative Survey

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Last year, I looked at “best of” lists from the English-speaking world and complied a survey  comprising the New York Times, The Guardian, JazzWise, Pitchfork and Slate. This year, I took a slightly different approach and combined the Anglo-Saxon view provided by the New York Times and The Guardian with two German sources, Süddeutsche Zeitung and Bayerischer Rundfunk (Bavarian Public Radio).

As a result, the survey contains more (continental) European artists. But like last year, there is very little overlap and the compilation is pretty diverse.  Continue reading

Wirtschaftswoche: Leading Litigation Firms in Germany 2022

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Pleased to see that leading German business weekly Wirtschaftswoche has included my firm and myself it its 2022 ranking of top litigation firms and individual practitioners. It feels good to be in the company of such esteemed colleagues – including quite a few opposing counsel. Thanks to all those of who voted for me. I will try my very best to live up to your expectations! 

The Best Jazz Album 2021 – A Comparative Survey

This time last year, I was busy reading through and analyzing the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement. This year, I went for something completely different: I looked at Best Jazz Album 2021 compilations put out by different publications. I started with the NYT and Guardian lists and was surprised that there was no overlap at all between these two lists This made me to look further, but the key finding remains. There are relatively few albums that appear on more that one list – jazz critics appear to embrace diversity. I ended up compiling and comparing five lists with a total of 78 entries in one table, while listening to a very wide range of music. Continue reading