Jazz FM Awards 2021

Farewell, Pat Martino


Theo Crocker: Star People Nation

The fusion of jazz with R&B and electronics puts American trumpeter Theo Crocker in same area as Christian Scott and Ambrose Akinmusire. Crocker’s discography has shifted between traditional swing...

Barton Think: My Last Album


Jan Sturiale releases new record, In The Life

Guitarist Jan Sturiale was attracted to the instrument at any early age and his exposure to a variety of styles has led him to produce an eclectic range of...

Obituary: Harold Mabern

Greatly admired and much in demand by his contemporaries, the pianist Harold Mabern was a witty, affable and articulate individual. On a memorable evening in the late 80s or...

The BBC jazz axe

Obituary: Jimmy Heath

Hidden Man – My Many Musical Lives

Hidden? Well, not anymore, if he ever was. He has been well known in music and entertainment circles for many years for his composing, arranging and performing skills. A...

JJ 08/80: Eddie ‘Cleanhead’ Vinson at the 100 Club

If you know Cleanhead from his hit records you'll recall that he employs self-mocking humour as a powerful tool, and it's the combination of wry insight and strutting bravado...

Willie Dixon: I Am The Blues

This is a live studio performance by a group of mainly veteran Chicago bluesmen led by Leonard "Baby Doo" Caston and fronted by Willie Dixon, who sings several of...

Green Book

In Cold Blood