From the JJ archive


Lenny Popkin: Time Set

This album was originally issued in 2012 and seems to have reappeared. Although I knew of Lenny Popkin and him studying under Warne...

Mixcity: Transeo

Shri: beyond the groove

One of the most enjoyable and inspiring gigs I've caught in some while came courtesy of the award-winning Shrikanth Sriram, better known as Shri. The Bengaluru-born, Mumbai-raised...

Obituary: Wallace Roney

Though Miles Davis didn’t give lessons to young trumpeters, he made an exception for Wallace Roney, a talented young man from Philadelphia, gifted with perfect pitch, but...

Obituary: Ira Gitler

Desire In Chromatic Harmony

Kenneth Smith has a brilliant new approach to understanding chromatic music. To grasp it, an academic background in music but also in philosophy...

JJ 06/70: Carol Sloane on singers

In 1970 Fred Bouchard got the opinions of Carol Sloane (b. 1937, leader of dates on Columbia, Concord, HighNote and Arbors) on singers including Ella Fitzgerald, Joni Mitchell, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Cleo Laine, Aretha Franklin, and Lambert, Hendricks & Ross. First published in Jazz Journal June 1970

Modern Jazz Quartet: Live

The glut of plastic that is choking the oceans of the world is entirely due to the surfeit of CDs and DVDs by the Dave Brubeck Quartet...