Xavier Lecouturier: Carrier

Babelfish: Once Upon A Tide

Extended: Harbinger

Mel Tormé: The Early Years 1944-47

Star vocalist, arranger, composer, drummer, pianist and film actor, Tormé was nothing if not highly talented and versatile. An on-stage vocalist at four, and actor in radio...

John Scofield: between the gutter and the stars

The tall figure of John Scofield and the posh Amsterdam hotel room are like fire and water. Dressed in jeans and a woodchopper shirt and sporting a...

Tony Fisher: session ace

Still Clinging To The Wreckage 03/20

Whatever has happened to Marty Grosz? Has he retired? A jazz musician in total command of his idiom, he is blessed with a unique sense of humour.

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 08/60: George Russell – New York, N.Y.

This album has been hailed, in some quarters, as a milestone in jazz, a new conception of jazz presentation, and so on....

Miles Davis: Birth Of The Cool – the film

Fans of Miles Davis may remember some grainy old footage of the trumpeter shadowboxing in a gym sometime during the mid-1960s. It’s a clip that in previous...