Expansions: The Dave Liebman Group – Earth

In addition to his own numerous projects Liebman’s playing has enriched the bands of a number of major figures, including Elvin Jones, Miles Davis and Chick Corea, as well...

Barry McRae: force of nature

The obituary by Bob Weir of long-time Jazz Journal critic Barry McRae that appeared in our final printed edition – December 2018 – necessarily covered the facts of a...

On the Other Hand 10/19

Something for Ronnie's 60thThey say that it's easy to tell when you've reached middle age. It's the moment you first go “oof!” when sitting down on the sofa. I...

Laurie Morgan in pictures

Obituary: Bob Wilber

Dana Gillespie – Weren’t Born A Man

If anyone has a stronger claim to being a missing link between David Bowie and Bessie Smith than Dana Gillespie then I don't know of them. She was a...

JJ 09/70: The Brotherhood at The Country Club

Chris McGregor's brilliant pick-up group seems to be making more and more public appearances. In our last issue Pete Gamble, reporting on their successful Notre Dame Hall debut, outlined...

Small-screen swing

Notable 1950s films with jazz connections have been reissued in the last couple of years, but we shouldn't forget how much jazz accompanied small-screen dramas of the period