In Cold Blood

A Man Called Adam

Billy Bang: Lucky Man


Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Small-screen swing



Perlin Noise Quintet: John Eats Bacon With Francis In The Cage

Perlin Noise is an algorithm allowing computer graphics artists to represent the complexity of natural phenomena in visual effects and is often used in the creation of computer-generated visual...

Give me that good old progressive jazz

Culturally, there was a lot going on in America after World War II. In classical music, Arnold Schoenberg and Igor Stravinsky had moved to the USA and were wielding...

Obituary: Ron Rubin

Ron Rubin, the pianist, bassist and poet for many years at the centre of the British jazz scene, has died aged 86. Ron Rubin was born in Liverpool, on 8...

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 04/71: Chick Corea – The Song Of Singing

Like the cover picture, the music tends to be surrealistic. Certainly it is inventive but it leans toward the glossy rather than the profound and the aggressive rather than...

Jazz On A Summer’s Day

Many jazzers of a certain age – include me in - will remember seeing this pioneering documentary, directed by the distinguished photographer Bert Stern and filmed over four days...