JJ Index 1950

Sean Noonan, Alex Ward: Noonward

Alex Ward emerged out of the Derek Bailey circle as a free improviser of pleasingly other-worldly aspect, and it was something of a surprise when he turned to electric...

Border crossings: 50 years of ECM Records /2

Reviewing Maria Farantouri's and Cihan Turkoglu's Beyond The Borders (2017) this October, John Adcock spoke of “the broad church of the ECM catalogue”. Some may fret that such a...

Still Clinging To The Wreckage 08/20

Hindsight makes it easy to pinpoint the wonderful jazz events of the 20s and 30s, all transcended by the walking on water of Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington. One of...

Obituary: João Gilberto

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 01/70: Duke Ellington in Manchester

The lucky few who attended the first house at the Free Trade Hall, Manchester for Duke's concert were rewarded with a fine bonus in the shape of an extra...

Motherless Brooklyn

Actor Edward Norton secured the rights to Jonathan Lethern’s best-selling novel Motherless Brooklyn on publication in 1999. Exactly 20 years later he brings it to the screen in the...

Syncopation