Monday, February 18, 2019

Jazz FM Awards nominees announced

British radio station Jazz FM has announced the nominations for its 2019 awards, the winners of which will be announced at Shoreditch Town Hall, London on 30 April, to coincide with International Jazz Day.

Cool Joe Henderson

I enjoyed Brian Morton's Alt. takes (JJ 1218) and particularly his notes on Joe Henderson (tho' I'd read a seed catalogue if Brian's name were the byline). I interviewed Henderson at his hotel when he was over...

JJ 01/69: Wayne Shorter – Adam’s Apple

Wayne Shorter is a bitch. A beautiful, complete player who since joining Miles has passed beyond his Coltrane phase, to a wholly personal sound and style. He has a basically tough tone but he can bend into sensitive softness (as in Jimmy Rowles' 502 Blues) when a song demands it. 'Adam's Apple', along with McCoy Tyner's 'The Real McCoy' rates with the classic small group Blue Note albums which seem to have...

Green Book

Fifty-six years after LBJ officially ended racial discrimination in the USA with the pen-stroke that signed the Civil Rights Act, the years...

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