Sally Evans-Darby

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Sally Evans-Darby is a freelance writer and editor. Her main interest is in vocal jazz, with a particular passion for the music of Ella Fitzgerald. She occasionally dabbles in a little jazz singing and appeared at Cheltenham Jazz Festival’s fringe in 2012. She lives near Lancaster, UK.

Nils Landgren: Christmas With My Friends VI

Rather like the gift of socks and hankies, unwrapping volume VI of Christmas songs from Landgren and chums was fairly predictable, but no less welcome for its familarity and...

Mike Clark, the Oakland Groove behind Herbie, Chet and Charlie Brown /1

For those hip to post-bop, fusion or 70s jazz-funk, drummer Mike Clark needs no introduction. His grooves can be heard on some of the most important records of the...

Obituary: Pharoah Sanders

Sam Feehan pays tribute to the late saxophonist, whose often ferocious and abrasive sound concealed deep spirituality and lyricism

Obituary: John Marshall 

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 10/89: The Imperfect Art, by Ted Gioia

Chances are, Ted Gioia likes jazz. He should do, since he teaches the stuff at Stanford University and is himself a jazz pianist. But that doesn't stop him thinking...

Buster Williams: Bass To Infinity

As deep as Buster Williams’ opening quote in this insightful film on his life is the seductive sound of his bass growling under his words. That unmistakable upright tone,...

Motherless Brooklyn

A Man Called Adam