JJ 09/70: Westy At The Phoenix

JJ 09/70: The Jazz Tradition

Ray Charles: Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music Vols 1 & 2

You’ll be lucky to extract even condescending praise for Ray Charles from the jazz establishment. The Penguin Guides pretend he never existed. The truth is that he was a...

Laurent Nicoud: Outline

Don Joseph, jazz poet /1

The reputation of trumpeter Don Joseph (1923-1994) now depends on the slimmest of discographies. These performances reveal a technically fluent soloist with a disarmingly fragile lyrical quality reminiscent of...

Geoff Hearn: blues in space

Laurie Morgan in pictures

It was with great sadness that I heard of the death of Laurie Morgan. As has been said, he was a leading figure in the history of British jazz...

Obituary: Cándido Camero

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 04/89: The Gil Evans Orchestra – Plays The Music Of Jimi Hendrix

Discographically, Little Wing first appeared on There Comes A Time (APL1-1057); the second, almost complete, take of Up From The Skies is previously unreleased, while the first take is...

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...

Sarah Vaughan: Live