Mark Gilbert

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Mark Gilbert was deputy editor, Jazz Journal, 1981-1999, editor from 2009 to present, a leading British contributor to the New Grove Dictionary of Jazz and has written for other jazz histories. The guitar plays (or should be played more in order to be) a prominent part in his musical life. Email: editor[at]

Steve Voce, 1933-2023

Obituary: Bruce Crowther


Chris Trinidad: Chant Triptych II

Novelty intended to be taken seriously is the subject of this album: the reinvention of Gregorian chant by musicians playing instruments not normally associated with jazz but steering pre-polyphony...

Clifford Brown, trumpet titan /2

Lionel Hampton, encouraged by his formidable wife Gladys, had a reputation of being less than generous with salaries but the lure of a 1953 European tour was enough for...

Obituary: Tony Williams, founder of Spotlite Records

It was with great sadness that I heard recently of the death of Tony Williams - many older readers will remember him as a highly knowledgeable and dedicated member...

Obituary: Chris Barber

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 02/62: Dave Brubeck – Time Further Out

I'm not sure what Dave Brubeck hopes to gain from his experimentation with time signatures. Is he setting out to blind us with technical science? Does he believe it...

Otto Preminger’s Anatomy Of A Murder

This 1959 movie by director Otto Preminger offered two innovations. It was the first time a jazz score had been used exclusively throughout a dramatic production and it was...

Sarah Vaughan: Live