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JJ 09/70: Westy At The Phoenix

JJ 09/70: The Jazz Tradition

Ronnie Cuber: Straight Street 

Ronnie Cuber has appeared on more than 200 albums in a long and productive career that began back in 1959 with Marshall Brown’s Newport Youth band. In...

Roz Harding: are people listening, or seeing?

Reviewing a concert by Mike Westbrook’s Uncommon Orchestra for the JJ website in April 2016 I singled out a young alto player from the hugely talented pan-generational...

In every dream town a dream gig

Did the audience for Charlie Parker’s Boston, Massachusetts performance of 11 December 1952 feel that Christmas had come a fortnight early? I put the question only hypothetically,...

Desire In Chromatic Harmony

Kenneth Smith has a brilliant new approach to understanding chromatic music. To grasp it, an academic background in music but also in philosophy...

JJ 02/69: Mike Westbrook at Red Lion Square, London

The third of six projected concerts in Red Lion Square, WC1, presented by the London Jazz Centre Society under the collective title 'Jazz is Alive and Well'...

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...