Doug Webb: In Holland

A well-regarded tenor soloist who has worked with many top band leaders, including Horace silver, Quincy Jones, Freddie Hubbard and the Bill Holman Orchestra, Webb here links up with...

Back Door – bless their old boots /1

When Back Door released their self-titled debut in 1972 they caused something of a media frenzy in the UK, a not insignificant achievement when jazz-rock combos such as Return...

Blood, Sweat And Fred

Alt. takes 02/19

You know that thing when your desk gets so cluttered that if you slide something more onto the front something falls off the back with a clunk. I sometimes...

Laurie Morgan in pictures

Outside And Inside: Race And Identity In White Jazz Autobiography

In 2004, Reva Marin was a finalist for the Fleck Award for the best book in the category Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction. Her entry was Oscar: The Life And Music...

JJ 09/70: The Manne at Scott’s

July's visitors to Ronnie Scott's were the Shelly Manne Sextet, a group of young players led by the doyen of West Coast percussionists, Shelly Manne. Time has done nothing to...

Bullets and Ballads: Pete Kelly’s Blues

When film music historians discuss the increasing influence of jazz on movie soundtracks through the 1940s and into the 1950s, they usually mention films like The Best Years Of...

Sarah Vaughan: Live