Matty Bannond

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Matty Bannond is a 38-year-old music journalist, fiction author and copywriter. He was born and raised near Manchester, UK. He now lives in Germany. Matty writes for publications and websites including Jazz Journal, The New York City Jazz Record and Free Jazz Collective. Twitter: @MattyBannond

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Natural Artefacts: The Crux

I wonder how Joe Zawinul would have got on with fellow-Austrian Arnold Schönberg? Imagine a world where improvisational flair, funky jazz figures and a world-ranging poetic sensibility sit well...

The outrageous Frances Faye

Leonard Feather once called Frances Faye “A consummate night-club performer” and comedian Joe E. Lewis nominated her as the “Queen of the super-clubs”. A jazz-influenced rather than an out...

Obituary: Jimmy Heath

Arranger, composer and saxophonist Jimmy Heath was born in Philadelphia in 1926, and died in Louisville, Georgia on 25 October. His father, a labourer, played clarinet in the...

Obituary: Slyde Hyde

Obituary: Junior Mance

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 11/90: Steve Lacy – interviewed

'Back in the fifties I started with New Orleans, Chicago style, Kansas City and New York. The whole history of jazz I went through really - sort of fast....

JJ 09/70: Westy At The Phoenix

Up From The Streets – New Orleans: The City Of Music

“The street has the beat; and the beat embodies the rhythm; and the rhythm embodies the culture.” Jazz drummer Herlin Riley’s insight into the connection between music and New...