From the JJ archive


Hasaan Ibn Ali: Metaphysics

The expression "musician’s musician" signifies esteem from colleagues and cognoscenti which equals poverty and therefore very likely leaves the subject disgusted. Perhaps "best kept secret" is even worse, preluding...

Trevor Watts: ‘What I hear today seems to be a lot of cloning’

Now 82, saxophonist Trevor Watts retains the same passion for creating music and collaborating with other players as he did when he led pioneering bands like the Spontaneous Music...

Brilliant Bernhart

I enjoyed Gordon Jack's article about Milt Bernhart. It brought back the memories of the April 2000 Stan Kenton celebration held at Egham, Surrey. My videos of the Milt Bernhart...

Obituary: David Mossman

Life Through The Eyes Of A Jazz Journalist – Scott Yanow

Mr Yanow's jazz memoirs include long interviews with Freddie Hubbard, Maynard Ferguson and Chick Corea and a portrait of Roland Kirk

JJ 03/59: Bing Crosby With Buddy Cole And His Trio New Tricks (Parts 1 To 3)

Even though "things ain't what they used to be" with the Old Groaner, he can still put most of the modern pop singers to shame. The trouble with the...

John McLaughlin/Paco De Lucia/Larry Coryell: Meeting Of The Spirits

A guitar summit, held in the Royal Albert Hall in 1979, Meeting Of The Spirits brings together three musicians with a collective background in jazz, rock, fusion, Brazilian, classical...