Rocky Cole: Smooth And Rocky / Deno Kannes: The Kid From Salt Lake City

Having covered at least four female vocalists in the Best Voices Time Forgot series I now find that the boys haven’t been forgotten. Rocky Cole is certainly an impressive...

Yoko Miwa Trio: Keep Talkin’

Strings reattached

In jazz history there seldom appears to be any middle ground for the violin. Fans either love it or hate it. Almost from the start, the instrument has often...

Geoff Hearn: blues in space

Still Clinging to the Wreckage 10/20

There’s a good case for claiming that the Vic Dickenson Septet date of 29 December 1953 is one of the finest jazz recordings ever made – like every other...

Obituary: Clora Bryant

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 03/90: Miles – The Autobiography

No jazz autobiography has been more eagerly awaited than that of Miles Dewey Davis III, jazz music's venerable Prince of Darkness, the highly durable cult figure who, after nearly...

Billy Cobham: Jazz Legends, Live At The Palais Des Festivals Hall, Cannes 1989

Despite the sighting of two mullets and a mix dominated by a synth sound you would associate with Spandau Ballet, this 45-minute show from 30 years ago dates well...