Matthew Wright

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Worked at Chris Wellard’s Jazz & Blues in New Cross, Collets Jazz & Folk Shop and for John Jack’s Cadillac Music. Helped Ray Smith set up Ray’s Jazz Shop in Shaftesbury Avenue and was its first manager. Ran the Seven Dials Jazz Club, Covent Garden in the early 1980s. Left London to work as a teacher in schools and at Warwickshire College in Leamington Spa. Has written for various magazines including Collusion, Jazzwise and Jazz Journal and is part of Leamington-based Jazz & Blues promoters, In the Moment.

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Obituary: Julian Bahula


Charlie Parker & Miles Davis: Blue Bird, Legendary Savoy Sessions

Arguably containing the most famous of all Parker’s recorded output, this CD offers a selection of 23 tracks from his Savoy sessions of 1945-48. The first three tracks are the...

Harold Jones: the musician’s drummer /1

Count Basie's drummers presided over an engine room that fuelled the greatest swing machine ever assembled. Tall, handsome, and photogenic, Papa Jo Jones swung the band lightly, suggesting poetry...

Still Clinging To The Wreckage 08/22

How in 1951 clarinettist Edmond Hall resisted Columbia Pictures' efforts to keep southern audiences sweet by excluding 'the Negro'

Obituary: Peter Ind

Obituary: Betty Bennett

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 01/91: Dick Twardzik – 1954 Improvisations

A musician's musician if ever there was one, the late Dick Twardzik recorded all too few times during his brief life (he died in 1955, aged 24). Dragon's excel­lent...

Modern Jazz Quartet: Live

The glut of plastic that is choking the oceans of the world is entirely due to the surfeit of CDs and DVDs by the Dave Brubeck Quartet and the...