Obituary: Ethel Ennis

The Miles Davis Reader

Not enough Europe

Zappa’s jazz

Looking for Ted Curson

Liddle matter of Rendell

Harrison2: Trout In Swimwear

This is an intriguing set of originals by a quartet of top class Toronto-based musicians who are new names to me and probably will be to many...

James Copus: Dusk

Mike Clark, the Oakland Groove behind Herbie, Chet and Charlie Brown /3

Clark’s time playing for Hancock meant everybody heard him, but it was his playing on the record Thrust and in particular tracks such as Palm Grease and...

Obituary: Jimmy Cobb

The drummer Jimmy Cobb once said during an interview that he was just trying to get it done. "You have to be at the right place at...

Obituary: Wallace Roney

Desire In Chromatic Harmony

Kenneth Smith has a brilliant new approach to understanding chromatic music. To grasp it, an academic background in music but also in philosophy...

JJ 03/59: Yusef Lateef Quintet: Before Dawn / The Sounds of Yusef

Most of the music to be heard in the first of these albums is reasonably conventional and features excellent tenor from Yusef, in the Hawkins manner. Not...


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...