The Jazz Saxophone Book

Raving Upon Thames

Blues From The Delta Avon

Texas Jazz Singer

Play The Way You Feel



Alison Rayner Quintet: Short Stories

ARQ, the quintet led by double bassist Alison Rayner, has garnered much critical acclaim in recent years, along with a Parliamentary Jazz Award and a British Jazz Award in...

The peace of Pipedream

Keith Tippett's recent passing sent me scurrying back to the percentage of his discography that I have on record; the exercise disclosed facets of his music that had previously...

Still Clinging To The Wreckage 03/20

Whatever has happened to Marty Grosz? Has he retired? A jazz musician in total command of his idiom, he is blessed with a unique sense of humour. "My girl friend...

Alt. takes 05/20

Obituary: Richard Wyands

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 10/71: Clark Terry At Ronnie Scott’s

I have always found Ronnie Scott's the most convivial surroundings in which to enjoy jazz. Even on the rare occasions that a mediocre artist appears, he seems to grow...

Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes

For jazz enthusiasts of my vintage and persuasion, Blue Note was the modern jazz label. (Partisans of Prestige, Atlantic, Esquire, Riverside et al may disagree.) In recent decades, with...