JJ Index 1950

Lead Belly: The Greatest Hits

Huddie William Ledbetter was a remarkable musician. He sang in a distinctive hard-edged manner and was a multi-instrumentalist, playing mandolin, accordion, piano, harmonica and, most often, 12-string...

Theo Travis: from Softs to Fripp

“It covers a lot of musical areas that I am involved in and enjoy”, enthuses saxophonist-flautist-keyboard player Theo Travis of Soft Machine’s album Hidden Details. “There’s the...

Where did that love go?

Nic Jones wonders if the tender jazz career nurtured by a college education and the jazz award will withstand the frost of post-viral austerity and general oversupply

Obituary: André Previn

Count Me In 11/19

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 10/80: Pete Rugolo talks about arranging

Pete Rugolo, master jazz arranger, "learned by trial and error." Rugolo, born 1915 in Sicily, one-time Stan Kenton alter ego and latterly leading...

Bill Evans: Time Remembered – The Life And Music Of Bill Evans

This multi award-winning documentary film by Bruce Spiegel was eight years in the making, and features over 40 interviews, including some with those who were closest to...