Rosina Hepburn: Write Me A Song

This is a delightful combination of old and new. The old is heard in the material, several of the songs being classics from a bygone era. Even the two...

Wendy Kirkland, the singing pianist

Pianist-singer Wendy Kirkland is consolidating her status as a force in British jazz, especially in the sector populated by "piano divas", the title of the hugely popular début album...

Music with frontiers

Alun Morgan’s writing was an ‘indispensable companion’

Jazz Journal readers will be saddened by the death of Alun Morgan. As an obituarist noted, "Alan’s articles and sleeve notes served as an indispensable companion to several generations...

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 12/79: Oscar Peterson – The Paris Concert

Space precludes the kind of detailed run-down both these albums deserve, so I'll have to limit myself to the statement that both, in their different ways and styles, demonstrate...

Count Basie: Live

The “Atomic” Basie band made frequent tours of the UK, Europe and Scandinavia in the 1960s and this one captures it at the Palais des Beaux-Arts, Charleroi, 1961, in...

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