Peter Gamble

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Peter has contributed to Jazz Journal and many other music publications over more decades than he cares to remember. He has written or contributed to a number of books including the late 1980s collaboration with the late photographer Peter Symes entitled Focus On Jazz. His writing has not been confined to the music world - he has also written on cricket, football and horse racing, all part of a sporting passion that runs parallel with his love of jazz.

Steve Banks: Emboldened

Vi Redd: Bird Call


Andrew McCormack’s Graviton: The Calling

Well, here be dragons for, and I quote the sleeve notes, the music on this album is “the story of the known world (The Walled Garden) and the unknown...

Art Blakey, Manchester, 1961: a sleeve-note

British modern jazz fans had been waiting for years to hear Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers in the flesh. Finally, when Art brought his group to this country in May...

Count me in… 04/20

One of the worst features of lockdown if your escape route mires you in social media is subjection to video clips of canine choirs from Wisconsin performing When It's...

Obituary: Tony Hall

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 07/69: Stan Tracey’s Under Milkwood at Camden Jazz Festival

Stan Tracey's suite 'Under Milkwood' interleaved passages from Dylan Thomas's brilliant prose fantasy with explicit musical readings of the poet's moods. Tracey has bitten off quite a chunk here, and...

Bill Evans: Time Remembered – The Life And Music Of Bill Evans

This multi award-winning documentary film by Bruce Spiegel was eight years in the making, and features over 40 interviews, including some with those who were closest to Evans, whether...

Green Book