On the Other Hand 10/19

OK:KO: Syrtti

On its second outing, youthful Helsinki quartet OK:KO evokes the early-60s Coltrane modal sound, with an assured voice that hints at more power beneath the restrained surface.

Jim Brenan 11: 50/50

Border crossings: 50 years of ECM Records /2

Reviewing Maria Farantouri's and Cihan Turkoglu's Beyond The Borders (2017) this October, John Adcock spoke of “the broad church of the ECM catalogue”. Some may fret that...

Obituary: Bucky Pizzarelli

Bucky Pizzarelli’s long life and illustrious career ended abruptly on 1 April 2020 in Saddle River, New Jersey, when he died a few days after testing positive...

Desire In Chromatic Harmony

Kenneth Smith has a brilliant new approach to understanding chromatic music. To grasp it, an academic background in music but also in philosophy...

JJ 06/59: Russia: Jazz-Ho?

'Jazz does not arouse strong, cheerful feelings, but on the contrary, suppresses them. It hypnotizes you with the deathly cold beat of a machine'

Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things

“And then there is Ella, about whom critics have surprisingly little to say, other than to state that she is the ultimate jazz singer or to denigrate...