Ranaldo, Jarmusch, Urselli, Pándi

Marc Urselli invited three musicians who’d never met before for a late-night jam at his studio on New York’s Lower East Side: guitarist Lee Ranaldo, keyboardist/guitarist Jim Jarmusch and...

Border crossings: 50 years of ECM Records /3

Many regions and cultural contexts have nourished the imagination of Manfred Eicher. He has long been fascinated by what one might call an “in-between” or nodal play of centres...

Obituary: Annie Ross

Born into show business, Annie Ross had a long career with extraordinary highs and dark lows that saw her perform and excel in many areas. She was born Annabelle...

To get to hear

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 05/70: Cleo Laine’s Spring Collection

It's been very difficult, in composing this review, to resist the temptation to type out a string of superlatives and leave it at that. Because, you know, there just...

Small-screen swing

Notable 1950s films with jazz connections have been reissued in the last couple of years, but we shouldn't forget how much jazz accompanied small-screen dramas of the period