Jazz Stories

Out of the aura inspirational mix

Under half an hour of remarkable listening. The elegant Minihi invites everyone in. Switch to …

Published: 17 Jan 2021. Updated: 3 hours ago.

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10 Voice of Ma. 9 Songs for Petra. 8 Maestro, please! 7 Black Art Jazz Collective. 6 Aura legend …

Published: 16 Jan 2021. Updated: 19 hours ago.

Voice of jazz needs to be heard loud and clear in this perilous time of crisis

Where is the voice of jazz if there even is one in this Pandemic and what could it possibly say? …

Published: 16 Jan 2021. Updated: 21 hours ago.

Korg roundtable a must: Herbie Hancock, Greg Phillinganes, James Poyser, Terrace Martin and Glasper

Keyboards heads, jazz heads all, and so much more: one to set your zen woodshed-Fitbit device …

Published: 16 Jan 2021. Updated: 28 hours ago.

Adam's Apple and Tones for Joan's Bones drum legend Joe Chambers will have Samba de Maracatu out returning to Blue Note

Samba de Maracatu is new next month on Blue Note by Joe Chambers, the label has announced. The …

Published: 15 Jan 2021. Updated: 42 hours ago.

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10 Avec le temps: the Ferré wheel turns. 9 Diatom Ribbons: welcome anarchy. 8 I hear you paint …

Published: 15 Jan 2021. Updated: 44 hours ago.

Deep Dark Eyes aesthetic appeal and Stańko Bro-how is a vision to behold

So ridiculously gorgeous this tribute to Stańko (1942-2018). One word, One vision. One artistic …

Published: 15 Jan 2021. Updated: 46 hours ago.

All of Me

Andra Day's cover of 'All of Me,' the Gerald Marks and Seymour Simons classic deeply associated …

Published: 14 Jan 2021. Updated: 2 days ago.

Art of the improvisers weekend streaming highlight: Mopomoso

“find someone at last someone find you at last live together glued together love each other a …

Published: 14 Jan 2021. Updated: 2 days ago.

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10 Albert Ayler pianist and schooldays pal Bobby Few, farewell 9 The Comet is Coming 8 Record …

Published: 14 Jan 2021. Updated: 2 days ago.

Big cheese jazz critics who do the old Bradshaw badinage – and all the rest

Reading a superbly honed review written by Peter Bradshaw of The Mauritanian got the corpuscles …

Published: 14 Jan 2021. Updated: 2 days ago.

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10 Record levels of fatigue 9 Too shy? Not at all as Maestro adds trumpet to his sound 8 Raves in …

Published: 13 Jan 2021. Updated: 3 days ago.

Cellist David Darling has died

Cellist David Darling, whose work encompassed both jazz and new age has died. He was 79. ECM in …

Published: 13 Jan 2021. Updated: 4 days ago.

At the cross road: client journalism and reviewing – anyway close enough for jazz?

Does an album that does not avail of the services of a publicist actually exist? Are reviewers …

Published: 13 Jan 2021. Updated: 3 days ago.

Come Sunday Moses Boyd on Nefertiti

This week on Classic Album Sundays drummer Moses Boyd, top, looks at Miles Davis album Nefertiti – …

Published: 12 Jan 2021. Updated: 4 days ago.

Sea of love in Sugar Hill: Allan Harris

With the secret sauce of the Kamau Kenyatta sound making all the difference the world may be as …

Published: 12 Jan 2021. Updated: 3 days ago.

Howard Johnson has died

Multi-instrumentalist, tuba player and baritone saxophonist, Howard Johnson has died at the age of …

Published: 11 Jan 2021. Updated: 5 days ago.

Intimacy: missing in action

''And all its aching joys are now no more,/And all its dizzy raptures'' (William Wordsworth, 'Lines …

Published: 11 Jan 2021. Updated: 5 days ago.

Palle Mikkelborg and Bjarne Roupé, Pieces: Generations at Sunrise

Aura, the 1989 Miles Davis album produced, composed and arranged by Danish trumpeter Palle …

Published: 10 Jan 2021. Updated: 6 days ago.

Ayanna Witter-Johnson, Rise Up

Brilliant cellist-singer Ayanna Witter-Johnson excels herself on this latest EP just released, …

Published: 9 Jan 2021. Updated: 7 days ago.

Wynton Marsalis weighs in on Black Lives Matters

''Change requires imagination, courage and dogged dedication. The momentum of folly always pushes …

Published: 9 Jan 2021. Updated: 8 days ago.

Miguel Zenón and Luis Perdomo, El Arte Del Bolero

An incredible piece of work: bolero classics delivered in an alto saxophone and piano setting from …

Published: 9 Jan 2021. Updated: 8 days ago.

Minihi, Recaptures

There are some albums that have an elusive appeal. They evade genre and roam restlessly just out …

Published: 8 Jan 2021. Updated: 8 days ago.

Bobby Few has died

French media are reporting the death at the age of 85 of pianist Bobby Few. From Cleveland, …

Published: 8 Jan 2021. Updated: 9 days ago.

Lauren Kinsella: tonight at eight

Lauren Kinsella streams this evening as part of Dublin promoter IMC's ongoing online series Piece …

Published: 8 Jan 2021. Updated: 9 days ago.

Francisco Mela fires us up with call-to-listen appeal of 'Calipso'

Run that lockdown voodoo down with this gem, the lead-off track from Francisco Mela's MPT Trio …

Published: 7 Jan 2021. Updated: 9 days ago.

Jane Ira Bloom and Mark Helias, Some Kind of Tomorrow

Recorded remotely over wi-fi, the sound quality incidentally is fine although the bass could be a …

Published: 7 Jan 2021. Updated: 10 days ago.

Emilie Conway: Mondrian talk

The National Gallery of Ireland is celebrating Dutch artist Piet Mondrian (1872-1944) and as part …

Published: 6 Jan 2021. Updated: 10 days ago.