John Adcock

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I've been lucky enough to write reviews for Jazz Journal since 2009. My main interests lie at the more popular end of the jazz spectrum - pop, soul, blues and funk. European jazz has, to me, never sounded more vibrant and alive than it does at the moment, which is why I enjoy listening to and reviewing it so much. That said, my biggest musical regret is never having seen Art Pepper in concert - he simply was the greatest.

Nils Landgren: 3 Generations

Marius Neset Quintet: Happy


Lakecia Benjamin: Phoenix

Benjamin's first two albums were in the soul-funk realm, her third a Coltrane tribute in the modal sphere. She sees Phoenix blending the two

Strings reattached

In jazz history there seldom appears to be any middle ground for the violin. Fans either love it or hate it. Almost from the start, the instrument has often...

Obituary: Peter Ind

Bassist Peter Ind, who died 20 August this year, aged 93, had more strings to his bow than the average musician and pursued his various passions to the very...

Obituary: Bill Smith

Obituary: João Gilberto

Gerry Mulligan: Writings On A Jazz Original

The former drummer with Bobby Troup, Anita O'Day and others has assembled into a book 52 articles illuminating Mulligan's work and life

Prehistory Of Jazz

JJ 10/93: Jan Garbarek Group – Twelve Moons

Thirty years ago Michael Tucker noted in Garbarek's music resonances of Ayler, Davis, Coltrane, Weather Report, Grieg and Nordic folk

Thelonious Monk Quartet: Live

I saw Monk in concert three times: first with his quartet at Jazz Expo 69, then with the Giants of Jazz in 1971 and 1972. I had originally found...

Jazz On A Summer’s Day