Jazz Stories

Radio review: the Swing and Big Band Show with Clare Teal (BBC Radio 2)

If your idea of jazz is like the classic sounds found in much loved Billy Wilder comedy Some Like …

Published: 21 Oct 2020. Updated: 4 hours ago.

Interview with Gediminas Karkauskas

A great prospect for home listening in these dark days of lostness when for Pandemic-striken …

Published: 20 Oct 2020. Updated: 21 hours ago.

Herbie Hancock to be honoured by PPL and Jazz FM

Fantastic that Herbie Hancock is to be the recipient of this year’s PPL Lifetime Achievement Award …

Published: 20 Oct 2020. Updated: 25 hours ago.

Ocean trio dream jazz – this week

Returning to the Lobero with his Ocean trio for a stream and where Charles Lloyd – saxophone …

Published: 20 Oct 2020. Updated: 28 hours ago.

Banning live music is not the answer

Some countries have reacted in different ways to the Pandemic. Banning live music is not the right …

Published: 19 Oct 2020. Updated: 2 days ago.

Anoushka Nanguy, Ken Mathieson and Corto.Alto are among the winners at the Scottish Jazz Awards

The Scottish Jazz Awards took place last night online hosted by singers Suzanne Bonnar and Luca …

Published: 19 Oct 2020. Updated: 2 days ago.

2020 Highlight: 'Don't Misunderstand' by Jimmy Heath featuring Gregory Porter

Gregory Porter this year impressed more on his featured spot on Love Letter, the posthumously …

Published: 18 Oct 2020. Updated: 2 days ago.

Blues highlight: 2020 Robert Cray, That's What I Heard

On the blues as a genre, not as a vital part of the languages of jazz which it deep down always is,

Published: 18 Oct 2020. Updated: 3 days ago.

Matthieu Bordenave, La traversée

Matthieu Bordenave needs time to develop as a headline artist. New material next time, not …

Published: 18 Oct 2020. Updated: 3 days ago.

Then and now, Ron Carter: 'My Funny Valentine' – sharing this emotion

The double bassist in and what preceded the second great Miles Davis quintet hear Ron Carter on the …

Published: 17 Oct 2020. Updated: 3 days ago.

Popular over the last week

A warm welcome to you all. Thanks for your interest and continued support. Most read 5 stories over …

Published: 17 Oct 2020. Updated: 4 days ago.

Tom Lewis Music Week interview

A few of the key passages from Andre Paine of Music Week's interview with Decca's co-MD Tom Lewis …

Published: 16 Oct 2020. Updated: 4 days ago.

Peter Bernstein, What Comes Next

Supremely swinging. That's the bouncing 'Simple as That' on What Comes Next by Peter Bernstein. …

Published: 16 Oct 2020. Updated: 5 days ago.

Lionel Loueke, HH

The Beninese, US, global scene guitarist-singer-composer-bandleader Lionel Loueke performing the …

Published: 16 Oct 2020. Updated: 5 days ago.

Streaming tonight: Soweto Kinch

Inspired by Joe Harriott, Charlie Parker, Ralph Ellison, Common. Mentored as a young player by …

Published: 15 Oct 2020. Updated: 5 days ago.

Jazz musician survey makes for gloomy reading as devastating impact of the pandemic continues to hit

A Jazz Fuel survey finds that as of October 2020, 55 per cent of jazz musicians surveyed said that …

Published: 15 Oct 2020. Updated: 5 days ago.

Tracks from Patricia Brennan Samurai Hotel studio set Maquishti are streaming

Valley of Search are releasing Maquishti by vibist Patricia Brennan in early-2021. The exquisite …

Published: 15 Oct 2020. Updated: 5 days ago.

Origin Story, Good Friday

Exuding agreeable and highly desirable maturity, Origin Story are: Greg Felton on piano, Cormac …

Published: 15 Oct 2020. Updated: 6 days ago.

German critics name Life Goes On by Carla Bley, Andy Sheppard and Steve Swallow as their jazz album of the year for 2020

The German Record Critics' Prize (Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik) album of the year for …

Published: 15 Oct 2020. Updated: 6 days ago.

'Melody' introduces Dorly's Song

Two years ago pianist Tom Oren from Tel Aviv won what was then the Monk competition (now the Hancock

Published: 14 Oct 2020. Updated: 6 days ago.

Sarathy Korwar and Upaj Collective's 'Elephant Hangover' streams

From Night Dreamer Direct-To-Disc Sessions to be released on 27 November the compelling sound of …

Published: 14 Oct 2020. Updated: 7 days ago.

Skeltr, Dorje

In duo Sam Healey (keys, sax, vocals) and Craig Hanson (drums) as Skeltr are a blast of fresh air. …

Published: 14 Oct 2020. Updated: 6 days ago.

Track of the day: Thelonigus

'Thelonigus' is drawn from For Such a Time as This by Eric Reed. In the swinging, retrobop idiom it …

Published: 14 Oct 2020. Updated: 7 days ago.

Gig guide

Check before setting out in these uncertain times. However, more dates for socially distanced …

Published: 13 Oct 2020. Updated: 7 days ago.

'System' by Brotherly streams

''Brotherly created musically ambitious work that was also relevant to the club culture of the day, …

Published: 13 Oct 2020. Updated: 8 days ago.

Saluzzi solo

The fourth track, the beautiful 'Íntimo' from Albores (''Dawn'') by bandoneón great Dino Saluzzi, …

Published: 13 Oct 2020. Updated: 7 days ago.

Shez Raja Lahore collaborations explored on Tales of the Punjab – announced by Ubuntu for a 2021 release

The next album from bass guitarist Shez Raja will be released in the latter part of March 2021, …

Published: 13 Oct 2020. Updated: 8 days ago.

Evan Parker, John Edwards and Mark Sanders stream from Sands Studio

Choice stream catch-up in case you missed it: Evan Parker with John Edwards and Mark Sanders …

Published: 12 Oct 2020. Updated: 8 days ago.

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