Sunday, February 12, 2017


Oz Noy Contrary to the dominant postmodern narrative, jazz-rock lives and evolves in the hands of the Israel-born, NY-domiciled guitarist. David West probes the background

Profiles Guitarist John Etheridge on travelling light with singer Vimala Rowe; pianist Ahmad Jamal, travelling only to the treasured Marciac festival; jazz novelist Mick Carlon, travelling with Louis, riding with Duke

Tony Fruscella Pianist John Williams said Fruscella lived in “another world on the end of the flower stem”. That removal from reality might have been a source of musical inspiration but it also contributed to his downfall, as Gordon Jack relates

Book & DVD Reviews
Books: Jazz Festival: Jim Marshall // Listen To This: Miles Davis And Bitches Brew // Modern Saxophone Techniques DVD: Rahsaan Roland Kirk: The Case Of The Three Sided Dream
One man’s Drew Simon Spillett says just what he likes

Obituaries Victor Bailey; Bob Cranshaw; Bill Kyle; Hod O’Brien

JJ’s Critics’ Poll has Alan Luff thinking the 50s was likely the most creative, exciting and fertile decade in jazz recording history