From the JJ archive

Conte Candoli And Friends: Coast To Coast

Conte Candoli, one of the very finest trumpeters of his generation, will always be associated with his stellar big band performances with Stan Kenton and Terry Gibbs among others....

Atlas Maior: Riptide

Grant Green: Grantstand

Music with frontiers

Those fortunate enough to make a living from the “liberal” professions such as journalists, artists, actors and musicians are dependent upon many factors, one of the most important of...

Still Clinging To The Wreckage 05/20

One day in the early 50s, Bill Harris, Victor Feldman and Bobby Lamb were walking along Broadway when they met Henry Coker, Benny Powell and the third Basie trombonist...

Count me in 05/19

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 12/70: Henry Lowther Band – Child Song

This is the same group I enjoyed at the 100 Club recently; I wrote about them in June this year, and at that time stressed their resemblance to the...

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...