Caroline Kraabel / Neil Metcalfe: March

I stuck some tracks from this set on my venerable portable device and found them complementary with some tracks from the trio Jimmy Giuffre had with Paul Bley and...

Charlie Parker at 100: Chasin’ the Bird’s tone

I was eight years old when I first began to play the saxophone and since that time, I always remember my grandfather mentioning somebody named Charlie Parker. Of course,...

Obituary: Alun Morgan

Despite what some people unaccountably see as my hostile nature, I have had many, many good friends during my life. Perhaps I never had one that was better or...

Laurie Morgan in pictures

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 04/89: Eddie Gomez – Power Play / Gomez

Both of these sessions cover a wide variety of material, but each seems to represent a different aspect of the bassist's character. Broadly speaking, the New York set is...

JJ 11/70: The Book

Miles Davis: Birth Of The Cool – the film

Fans of Miles Davis may remember some grainy old footage of the trumpeter shadowboxing in a gym sometime during the mid-1960s. It’s a clip that in previous docs has...