On the Jazz Scene contents

Have a look at the contents page of On the Jazz Scene, marlbank's first published book and a perfect companion to the site. The title is available via this link as an instant download for £5. An extended print version with additional chapters, …

Published: 11 May 2020. Updated: 58 days.

Have a look at the contents page of On the Jazz Scene, marlbank's first published book and a perfect companion to the site. The title is available via this link as an instant download for £5. An extended print version with additional chapters, photographs, and an index will be available in the autumn.

Contents Part 1

Neighbourhood Hackney, a night in Kansas Smitty’s

In Ronnie Scott’s, historic nerve centre and home of the UK scene

Down on Dean Street on the Soho scene

In Servant Jazz Quarters and at the jazz night of a pub in Kentish Town

In an experimental Vein at the Vortex in east London

A soulful night at the Jazz Cafe

A flying Finn lands in Chelsea

Part 2

An interview with bassist Dave Holland

Singer Somi on recording in Lagos

Pianist Kit Downes explores his Suffolk heritage

Pianist David Virelles on his Cuban roots

Saxophonist Jake McMurchie at the heart of the Bristol scene

Archetypal ECM guitarist Wolfgang Muthspiel is all serious

Trumpeter Ralph Alessi… like father, like son?

Club manager Simon Cooke on Ronnie Scott’s at 60

Pianist Ethan Iverson talks old standards

Singer Kandace Springs on Nina Simone

Guitarist John Abercrombie on a shocking car crash

Bassist Tom Farmer on the quartet Empirical

Drummer TS Monk III on his father, Thelonious

Drummer Sebastian Rochford introduces his new band

Singer Norma Winstone: an extraordinary career

Pianist Robert Mitchell, elegies and rituals

Singer David McAlmont years on from Britpop begins a new phase

Drummer Antonio Sánchez bites back at Trump

Drummer David Lyttle on getting the jazz message out

Pianist Aaron Parks and an individual vision

Singer René Marie’s startling originality

Saxophonist Raymond MacDonald on working with Marilyn Crispell

Singer Susanne Abbuehl’s poetic vision away from the beaten track

Pianist Jason Rebello on life after Sting and Jeff Beck

Saxophonist Craig Handy is inspired by New Orleans and Jimmy Smith

Discography

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For an extensive Spotify playlist that excerpts albums mentioned in the discography click here

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