Akiko, Hamilton, Dechter: Equal Time

These three are all leaders of their own bands in different places. Here they combine to form what used to be called a super group. The music is all...

Geoff Hearn: blues in space

Born in London in 1947 but for many years domiciled in Brighton and Hove, Geoff Hearn (ts, ss, bar, f) is a major figure on the south coast scene....

Jazz in review: 2020

Jazz and cricket memories

Many thanks to Matthew Wright for his informative and entertaining articles on jazz and cricket. In today's high-pressure, money-driven society it's not easy to imagine the same thing happening...

Obituary: Eugene Wright

Farewell Manu Dibango

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 06/80: Ran Blake & Jeanne Lee – The Newest Sound Around

This appeared on American RCA almost 20 years ago and scarcely anyone except Gunther Schuller and me took any notice. Not that this stopped either artist from being very...

Ronnie’s: Ronnie Scott and His World-Famous Jazz Club

Ronnie Scott was, as someone once put it, a very interesting bunch of guys and Oliver Murray has got together a very interesting bunch of guys to build a...

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom