Obituary: John Oddo

Obituary: Ken Nordine

Michael Felberbaum: 3 Elements

Italo-American guitarist Michael Felberbaum seems to be so aware of the advantages and dangers of working without bass and drums that his 3 Elements trio sounds phenomenally self-sufficient and...

Tower of Power at 50: What Is Hip?

Half a century on, the R&B warhorse that is Tower of Power is going strong, its hallmark horn sound and repertoire still impressive and its charismatic new young singer...

Save this priceless jazz video collection

In the first days of VHS machines I purchased an early model (around 1976). As all that was commercially available at the time were gardening programmes I was itching...

Obituary: Jimmy Cobb

Obituary: Don Burrows

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 09/80: Woody Herman at The Forum, Hatfield

The Forum is a concert hall in Hatfield, Herts. I recently caught the Woody Herman Thundering Herd there, and it was the first time I had seen them for...

Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things

“And then there is Ella, about whom critics have surprisingly little to say, other than to state that she is the ultimate jazz singer or to denigrate her in...