In Cold Blood

A Man Called Adam

Billy Bang: Lucky Man


Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Small-screen swing



Graham South Quartet: By And By

By And By presents just under an hour of all-traditional African American spirituals, all arranged by Graham South with the exception of Interlude, which is a combined composition from...

Patty McGovern: The muse never stops singing

The demise of big bands in the 40s gave way to the 50s era of the solo vocalist. Mostly women, a few like Ella, Billie, Sarah, Dinah and Carmen...

Geoff Hearn: blues in space

Alt. takes 09/19

Been a while. For which, apologies. Health. Family. “Stuff”. Plus a certain amount of what the Catholic Church calls “discernment”, which basically means looking around, and more scarily, looking...

Seeking Le Jazz Hot

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 12/91: Courtney Pine – Within The Realms Of Our Dreams

Talking about his music on the liner Courtney Pine says: 'Once I finally started to understand the logic of John Coltrane's music, my first thought was "Leave it alone."'...


In the late 1940s the first wave of World War II novels began to appear. The positives were that the authors had actually served in the armed forces, allowed...

Billy Bang: Lucky Man

A Man Called Adam