James Mainwaring: Mycorrhiza

Eric Wyatt: A Song Of Hope

Linda Fredriksson: Juniper

Greg Burk: Simple Joys


Stacey Kent: Close Your Eyes

This record was first released by Candid in 1997 and represented Stacey Kent’s debut as leader. It had a considerable boost from a liner note written by Humphrey Lyttelton...

Dewa Budjana: Naurora


Han Bennink: from Dodds to disruption

Jesus may have walked on water but he never beat a rhythm on it like Han Bennink. Astonishingly, the 78-year old maverick improv musician from the Netherlands eclipsed his...

Obituary: Junior Mance

Pianist, composer and educator Junior Mance died in his New York City home on 18 January. He was 92, and had been in failing health for several years. His...

Obituary: Brian Peerless

Obituary: Dick Bank

Eberhard Weber: A German Jazz Story 

This is a characterful and consistently entertaining, even compulsive, read. Translator Heidi Kirk has done a fine job in bringing over into English the no-nonsense cadences and dry humour...

JJ 08/59: Jimmy Giuffre – The Train And The River / Blues

Whatever one thinks of the playing of Giuffre, one must admit that at least he does try to be original. The first side here is very folk-music conscious. The...

A Man Called Adam

I imagine a film critic would find fault with a number of aspects of this film, but my responsibility is to assess what interest it may have for someone...

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom