Sons Of Kemet: Black To The Future

An important record and a landmark one, Black To The Future transcends the confines of genre-labelling. It goes further and deeper, and its appeal should, by all rights, be...

Helena Kay: Moon Palace

Eden Bareket: Day Dream


Daryl Sherman: transports of delight

Daryl Sherman likes to do things the hard way. On July 16  – technically that’s incorrect because the witching hour was running for a bus, so we’re talking early...

Obituary: George Mraz

The consummate and ubiquitous bassist George Mraz died on 16 September, reportedly in Prague. He was 77. His death, possibly from pancreatic cancer, was confirmed by his wife, pianist...

Obituary: Harold Mabern

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 08/80: Ruby Braff at Pizza Express

Having acquired supreme technical authority, in my opinion Ruby Braff has tended to play it safe in recent years with quality material executed with precision and polish. Agreeably smooth...

Jazz On A Summer’s Day

Many jazzers of a certain age – include me in - will remember seeing this pioneering documentary, directed by the distinguished photographer Bert Stern and filmed over four days...