Xavier Lecouturier: Carrier

Babelfish: Once Upon A Tide

Extended: Harbinger

Verneri Pohjola: The Dead Don’t Dream

This is Finnish horn player Verneri Pohjola’s fourth album on Edition and it confirms his stature on the European jazz scene. Unlike a lot of...

Mark Rose: A Merry Dance

Trumping the future: The Manchurian Candidate

Richard Condon’s book The Manchurian Candidate was published in 1959 and quickly became a best-seller. It was described by The New Yorker as “a wild and exhilarating satire”, and...

Save this priceless jazz video collection

In the first days of VHS machines I purchased an early model (around 1976). As all that was commercially available at the time were gardening programmes I was itching...

Obituary: Harold Mabern

Looking for Ted Curson

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: Ornette Coleman – Change Of The Century

Bandleader Pee Wee Crayton once hired Ornette Coleman and then wound up paying him not to play. On another occasion infuriated dancers in a Baton Rouge night club smashed...

Billy Cobham: Jazz Legends, Live At The Palais Des Festivals Hall, Cannes 1989

Despite the sighting of two mullets and a mix dominated by a synth sound you would associate with Spandau Ballet, this 45-minute show from 30 years ago dates well...

Motherless Brooklyn