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Snorre Kirk Quartet with Stephen Riley: Tangerine Rhapsody

The fifth album from Norwegian jazz drummer and composer Snorre Kirk turns out to be yet another fine recording from this remarkable musician. It follows Blues Modernism...

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...

Maconie baloney

In the 18 July 2019 edition of Waitrose Weekend, BBC 6 Music presenter Stuart Maconie rightly pays homage to João Gilberto and urges us to get to...

Obituary: Jimmy Heath

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 09/89: Sun Ra – Cosmic Equation / The Sun Myth / Dancing Shadows

Way back when the New Thing was a young thing, these Heliocentric World recordings were pathfinders, an imbroglio of organised chaos in which the established big band...

Modern Jazz Quartet: Live

The glut of plastic that is choking the oceans of the world is entirely due to the surfeit of CDs and DVDs by the Dave Brubeck Quartet...

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