On the Other Hand 10/19

Creedence Clearwater Revival: Creedence Clearwater Revival/Bayou Country

Creedence Clearwater Revival may represent something of a departure for a Jazz Journal review but there are many jazz and blues connotations in these two LPs. In any event,...

Sonny Stitt: the early years, 1941-1952

Known as the "Lone Wolf", Sonny Stitt was constantly moving from town to town and city to city, attempting to find common cause with whatever local rhythm section was...

Alun Morgan, a huge and lasting influence

Many years before we first met, Alun Morgan was a huge and lasting influence on my jazz listening and helped shape my taste for the music. His numerous erudite...

Obituary: Mike Longo

Zappa’s jazz

Dana Gillespie – Weren’t Born A Man

If anyone has a stronger claim to being a missing link between David Bowie and Bessie Smith than Dana Gillespie then I don't know of them. She was a...

JJ 09/60: In My Opinion – Bob Wallis

Sixty years ago, Tony Standish got trad devotee Bob Wallis to blow the trumpet for George Lewis, Johnny Dodds and Red Allen. His subject wasn't so keen on Mose Allison or Miles Davis, finding the latter possessed of a warm timbre and plenty of technique but saying nothing.

Count Basie – Through His Own Eyes

This is an excellently assembled documentary which tells us a good deal more about Basie as a person than could be gleaned from his autobiography. The makers had access to...