Obituary: Richard Wyands

Paul Motian: Tribute

Søren Lee: Diversity Trio

While the influence of John Scofield’s Gramavision years runs through this music like high-voltage current, it is equally true that the great American has seldom played with Lee’s ferocious...

Mulligan memories, part 1

Arlyne Brown (songwriter Lew Brown’s daughter) was married to Gerry Mulligan during the 1950s and for a while she was also his personal manager. Jean Bach arranged for this...

Still Clinging to the Wreckage 06/19

Although he was white Red Rodney was menaced in the south when he was on tour with Charlie Parker’s quintet. Before the trip Billy Shaw, Parker’s agent told Bird...

Obituary: Ron Rubin

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 01/61: Thelonious Monk – At Town Hall

After listening to the Ornette Cole­man disc reviewed above this sounds like a slice of traditionalism! But Monk can get far out, too, and after adjusting my ears I...

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....