Antonio Adolfo: BruMa – Celebrating Milton Nascimento

Leading figures in Brazil’s popular music, performer Antonio Adolfo and composer Milton Nascimento have been friends for 50 years and throughout his career Adolfo, a gifted pianist, has performed...

Jazz and cricket: unlikely companions

This summer sees the series of cricket matches known as The Ashes played between England and Australia and it reminded me of one day in 2013, when a small...

Still Clinging to the Wreckage 10/19

Blow By Blow, Part 2 There are few sounds in jazz so majestic as the quavering rattle of a typical and carefully calculated out of tune trumpet lead. To get...

Obituary: Eugene Wright

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 05/89: Jazz awards

I saw a copy of The Melody Maker for the first time in many years. Not a pretty sight these days, and even worse to read. Max Jones must...

Motherless Brooklyn

Actor Edward Norton secured the rights to Jonathan Lethern’s best-selling novel Motherless Brooklyn on publication in 1999. Exactly 20 years later he brings it to the screen in the...