Rosie future

      Chris Barber dies


      Scott Hamilton Quartet: Danish Ballads … & More

      It’s hard to think of any other jazz artist who has mined so many sources of music as Scott Hamilton, whose repertoire continues to grow. In 2013, together with...

      Fat John: Honesty

      Harry Edison: The Swinger


      Carmen McRae: queen of jazz queens

      One of the cornerstones of my vinyl collection is a 1958 Decca release entitled Mad About The Man. It could only be a celebration of the words and music...

      Brothers in jazz


      Obituary: Johnny Mandel

      Johnny Mandel, composer, arranger and instrumentalist, died at his home in Ojai, California on 29 June. He was 94. He will mainly be remembered as composer of Suicide Is...

      Obituary: Laurie Morgan

      Maconie baloney


      50 Women In The Blues

      "This is a man's, man's, man's world" proclaimed the godfather of soul, James Brown, whilst rarely ever acknowledging that this renowned anthem was co-written by his former girlfriend, Betty...

      JJ 03/59: The Modern Jazz Quartet – One Never Knows

      Individually, the four members of the MJQ are the most extraordinary musicians. On their own, they are jazzmen of the first rank who have shown their capability and swing...

      Miles Davis: Birth Of The Cool – the DVD

      Stanley Nelson's bio-doc of Miles Davis (reviewed in theatrical form in February) not only takes its title from the name of one of the trumpeter's famous albums but also...