Jazz On A Summer’s Day

Blues From The Delta Avon


Gediminas Karkauskas: Lost Suite

When one reads in reviews that Lithuanian jazz pianist and composer Gediminas Karkauskas’s debut CD is “a jazz album with classical influences”, one could be forgiven for thinking immediately...

Sonny Rollins: Bossa Nova


Jazz: what a difference ney makes

“I was able to dig deeper than before into my musical heritage” says bass guitarist Shez Raja of his current CD Tales From The Punjab, which was recorded in...

Still Clinging To The Wreckage 07/20, part 2

Inevitably the Mosaics must be listed. The only one still in the catalogue is the recent The Complete Woody Herman Decca, Mars And MGM Sessions (1943-1954) (Mosaic MD7-257) that...

Obituary: Charlie Watts

Improvisation and discovery

Blues From The Delta Avon

There are ordinary books for collectors and there are extraordinary books for collectors. This book surely fits the latter category. This book traces in minute detail the birth of...

Texas Jazz Singer

Play The Way You Feel

JJ 12/60: Joe Harriott – Cool Jazz With Joe

This selection sent me back at once to the "Blue Harriott" EP which came out at the beginning of the year. A much more modern flavoured set, it bid...

Modern Jazz Quartet: Live

The glut of plastic that is choking the oceans of the world is entirely due to the surfeit of CDs and DVDs by the Dave Brubeck Quartet and the...