Adam Glaser Trio: Wide Awake

This is Glaser’s debut album as a jazz leader, and with the exception of two tunes, this nicely varied set comprises his own compositions. The press release tells us that...

Mulligan memories, part 2

Following on from Mulligan Memories, part 1, Arlyne Mulligan resumes the story of her life with Gerry Mulligan as told to Gordon Jack in 2001, continuing with her experiences...

Obituary: Lee Konitz

Lee Konitz was one of the very few alto players of his generation not to be overwhelmed by the genius of Charlie Parker. Totally free of cliché, he was...

Obituary: Mike Longo

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 05/70: Cleo Laine’s Spring Collection

It's been very difficult, in composing this review, to resist the temptation to type out a string of superlatives and leave it at that. Because, you know, there just...

Sarah Vaughan: Live

Aged 50 at the time, 1974, Sarah Vaughan is in her vocal prime here. This release presents two television shows that were under the title Jazz From Newport, although...

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom