JJ 07/64: Jimmy Witherspoon at Ronnie Scott’s

Sixty years ago, when US jazzmen seemed to be in every pub, Sinclair Traill saw Spoon's vivid big-city blues accompanied by the Scott quartet

Kenny Barron: Beyond This Place

Heard here in 2023, the octogenarian pianist continues to plough his customary modern-mainstream furrow with fluency and invention

Lee Ritenour & Dave Grusin: Brasil

The West Coast guitar and keyboard legends reflect the cooler, more lyrical aspect of their inspiration rather than the frenzy of carnival

JJ 07/64: Cannonball Adderley at Birmingham Town Hall

Sixty years ago Mark Gardner hated Charles Lloyd, loved Zawinul and Ranglin and saw the jazz boom end, despite Brian Epstein's involvement

Stan Getz: Jazz Samba plus Jazz Samba Encore!

The saxophonist's groundbreaking introduction, thanks to Charlie Byrd, of the bossa nova to the global north is repackaged with its sequel

Sidney Bechet: Plays Sidney Bechet

Reissue of the 1965 Vogue LP highlights Bechet's compositional skills 1950-57 and adds four bonus tracks from the same sessions

News in detail

Ronnie Scott’s JO to swing bank-holiday Battersea

Battersea Park in Concert returns for a second year with jazz from Ronnie Scott's Jazz Orchestra, Claire Martin, Ray Gelato and more

David Sanborn dies

The American alto saxophonist, whose highly charged sound came to define soul-jazz in the 1980s, has died aged 78

Michael Cuscuna dies

A jazz archaeologist before it became fashionable, Cuscuna was famed for unearthing overlooked Blue Note material and founding Mosaic Records

Keith Emerson reimagined for strings and more

An unplugged tribute to the British progressive rock pioneer by eminent French arranger Thierry Eliez is reissued this month

Gypsy Jazz Festival of London, 6-13 May

Festival director Tobie Medland looks forward to seeing Stochelo Rosenberg, Gismo Graf, Tcha Limberger and more

German jazz trade-fair strikes a political note

The opening night of jazzahead! in Bremen combined declarations of the jazz-as-freedom idea with music from Han Bennink and others

The great wine world of Quincy Jones

Wine from the cellar of the renowned arranger and producer was sold in an auction conducted by Christie's from Los Angeles

Cadillac’s Joy reissue gets Presto award

The 1976 album Joy, featuring Jim Dvorak and Ernest Mothle, has been recognised as Jazz Best Archive/Reissue Of The Year

Stan Sulzmann’s 75th birthday gig at Watermill Jazz

The saxophonist's 75th birthday gig in Dorking featured his Neon Orchestra with special guest Nikki Iles on accordion

Steve Voce, 1933-2023

The long-serving and popular Jazz Journal columnist and reviewer Steve Voce died in Liverpool this week, aged 89