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Bobby Previte, Jamie Saft, Nels Cline: Music From The Early 21st Century

In an early bid for immortality, master improvisers Previte, Saft and Cline have stuck their necks out and attempted to produce the music that will define the...

Mike Clark, the Oakland Groove behind Herbie, Chet and Charlie Brown /3

Clark’s time playing for Hancock meant everybody heard him, but it was his playing on the record Thrust and in particular tracks such as Palm Grease and...

Laurie Morgan in pictures

It was with great sadness that I heard of the death of Laurie Morgan. As has been said, he was a leading figure in the history of...

Obituary: Geoff Castle

Obituary: Lee Konitz

Shellac And Swing!

The subtitle of this book is "A social history of the gramophone in Britain". That may suggest a rather dry treatise but I’m glad to say I...

JJ 02/89: John Scofield – Pick Hits & Loud Jazz

This pair sit together fairly comfortably, having been recorded within three months of each other. Some differences might be expected, since Loud Jazz was a new studio...

Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes

For jazz enthusiasts of my vintage and persuasion, Blue Note was the modern jazz label. (Partisans of Prestige, Atlantic, Esquire, Riverside et al may disagree.) In recent...