Mark Kavuma: The Banger Factory

Mark Kavuma is one of the key trumpet players on the British jazz scene at the moment, his current Banger Factory band honed during a three-year-old weekly pub residence...

Back Door – bless their old boots /3

Feeling a need to expand their sound for their next album, Another Fine Mess (Warner, 1975) Back Door were joined in the studio by keyboardist Dave MacRae and guitarist...

Still Clinging To The Wreckage 06/20, part 1

Steve Voce focuses on that Clark Kent of the jazz trombone, Bill Harris, whose bank-manager exterior concealed a firestorm of musical emotion

Outside And Inside: Race And Identity In White Jazz Autobiography

In 2004, Reva Marin was a finalist for the Fleck Award for the best book in the category Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction. Her entry was Oscar: The Life And Music...

JJ 03/80: Stateside Scene – Sheila Jordan

First of all, The Jazz Gallery is an 'art' gallery which will be given over to jazz concerts here and there. Secondly, Sheila was performing with the Steve Kuhn Trio,...

JJ 11/70: The Book

Count Basie – Through His Own Eyes

This is an excellently assembled documentary which tells us a good deal more about Basie as a person than could be gleaned from his autobiography. The makers had access to...

Count Basie: Live