Derek Ansell

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Derek Ansell writes fiction, biography and features. Workout: The Music of Hank Mobley is published by Northway Publications and has recently been reprinted. New novel The Bradgate Heiress has just been published by Creativia. His jazz and music writing for Jazz Journal and Newbury Weekly News has been expanded to cover classical music and theatre reviews.

Horace Tapscott: Flight 17

Obituary: Slide Hampton

Greg Burk: Simple Joys

Obituary: Spike Heatley

Solstice: Food For Thought

The Cookers: Look Out

Emil De Waal: Vente


Recent readings

Sonny Rollins Trio: Live In Europe 1959

We all know that Sonny Rollins had long been frustrated with his playing in early 1959 and had completed a tour of Europe during...

Fessor: Glad To Be Here

Peter Materna: The Kiss

Louis Hayes: Crisis

Big Space: In Relation To

SEV Trio: Far From Close

Buxton adds jazz sparkle

Kurt Elling: SuperBlue