Eiji Kitamura Ahead of his appearance at the 2014 Norwich Jazz Party, the renowned Japanese swing clarinettist tells his story to JJ’s man in Japan, Randy L. Smith, recalling episodes with Benny Goodman, Teddy Wilson, Buddy DeFranco, Woody Herman and more
Profiles There’s a distinct spirituality behind the music of this month’s subjects, Jason Rebello, Herlin Riley and Peter James. Could it be that jazz is more than an intriguing set of audio algorithms designed to titivate the cerebral cortex?
Dave Newton The British pianist has been swinging robustly in a mainstream way since the 1980s. Nothing much has changed but he’s particularly enjoying working with singers, as he tells Bruce Lindsay
On the Other Hand Dave Gelly fears that the proliferation and easy accessibility of jazz on the Internet has led to a failure of musical commitment
Book reviewsSammy Rimington – A Life In Pictures; Kansas City Lightning – The Rise And Times Of Charlie Parker; Being Here – Conversations On Creating Music; Roll With It – Brass Bands In The Streets Of New Orleans
Jazz Information Who’s in the band behind Superdrug's Santa? Bob Weir needs answers
Obituaries Alice Babs; Yusef Lateef; Jim Hall; Dwayne Burno
Record reviews 69 titles on parade. See the whole list