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      Xavier Lecouturier: Carrier

      Babelfish: Once Upon A Tide

      Extended: Harbinger


      Erroll Garner: That’s My Kick (Octave Remastered Series)

      Writing in 1977 - the day after Erroll Garner’s death - Whitney Balliett characterised him as ”an anachronism who belonged with the great jazz primitives of the twenties and...

      Rolf Kristensen: Timelines


      Heart full of rhythm: Ricky Riccardi on Satchmo’s middle years /1

      Blogger, biographer, museum archivist and lecturer Ricky Riccardi embodies the American Dream. His dream? To study, to preserve, and to present the legacy of Louis Armstrong and to make...

      Alun Morgan’s writing was an ‘indispensable companion’

      Jazz Journal readers will be saddened by the death of Alun Morgan. As an obituarist noted, "Alan’s articles and sleeve notes served as an indispensable companion to several generations...

      Obituary: Ron Mathewson


      Universal Tonality: The Life And Music Of William Parker

      If an antidote to apathy consists of work and proselytizing, then bassist, composer, bandleader, activist and organiser William Parker embodies that antidote. Cisco Bradley has achieved much in simply...

      The Look Of Jazz


      JJ 04/89: Thank God it’s Monday – Mel Lewis celebrates 25 years at the Village Vanguard. Interview by Michael...

      "I never played with Bird or Lester Young, and they're about all I can think of that I didn't play with," answered drummer Mel Lewis when questioned about the...

      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...

      Small-screen swing

      Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom