Jimmy Bryant: Inside Story

The outrageous Frances Faye

Jazz in review: 2019


Sarah Reich: New Change

How do you review a tap dance CD? Sarah Reich – leading exponent of tap dance in the USA and frequent collaborator with Scott Bradlee’s Post Modern...

Paul Booth: Travel Sketches


Jazz and cricket: unlikely companions

Vic Lewis’ showbiz team played against one of the more curious teams that emerged at that time - the Ravers C.C. Founded in 1954 in the Blue...

Count me in 08/19

Mention last time of my jazz-book discovery in Appleby (The Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD, by Cook & Morton, awaiting liberation from The Hub for £1)...

Obituary: Michel Legrand

Nice day for Al Grey

Make It New: Reshaping Jazz In The 21st Century

Bill Beuttler's interesting and timely book, in its format at least, is a 21st-century counterpart of Joe Goldberg's Jazz Masters Of The 1950s, published in 1965. Both...

JJ 02/60: John Coltrane – With The Red Garland Trio

Of the group of younger tenor players who have made their way in New York jazz, Sonny Rollins has been a leader and the strongest individual voice,...

Bill Evans: Time Remembered – The Life And Music Of Bill Evans

This multi award-winning documentary film by Bruce Spiegel was eight years in the making, and features over 40 interviews, including some with those who were closest to...

Sarah Vaughan: Live