Xavi Reija: The Sound Of The Earth

The planet sounds in a bad way, based on what Reija serves up here during the course of just over 70 minutes. It is like a combination of the...

A Tower Of Inspiration: Dave Weckl’s Master Plan at 30

Some dismiss it as a time of mullets and macho chops, but 1990 gave birth to the much-admired debut album by the Missouri-born drum virtuoso who had come to prominence with Chick Corea

Obituary: Sammy Nestico

The American Dream suggests that for those ready to work hard, America will deliver success. For Luigi Nistico, a small boy from Naples who travelled to Ellis Island,...

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 11/70: British Jazzmen No. 5 – Jon Hiseman

The days when drummers were the people in the background who just kept time are way past. With men like Art Blakey, the percussionist was liberated, and it became...

The Frank Sinatra Show with Ella Fitzgerald

This TV show, made 10 December 1959 for the ABC Television network, was intended as an outside broadcast but fell on a rare rainy day in Palm Springs, California....

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