Joe Webb: Summer Chill

Tom Harrell: Oak Tree


Shawn Maxwell: Millstream

Don't play the third track on the Chicago saxophonist's ninth album as leader first or you might believe he's trying to escape the attentions of...

Back Door – bless their old boots /1

When Back Door released their self-titled debut in 1972 they caused something of a media frenzy in the UK, a not insignificant achievement when jazz-rock combos such as Return...

New York ramblings

New York is still clearly alive and well, at least on the jazz front. We caught Broken Shadows (Tim Berne, Chris Speed, Reid Anderson and Dave King) at the Village...

Obituary: John Oddo

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 02/61: Bill Evans – Everybody Digs Bill Evans

This is a record that grows on you with each successive hearing. Except on the up-tempo tunes, when Evans swings quite freely, he is not an easy pianist to...

Up From The Streets – New Orleans: The City Of Music

“The street has the beat; and the beat embodies the rhythm; and the rhythm embodies the culture.” Jazz drummer Herlin Riley’s insight into the connection between music and New...