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The lead-up to lockdown, NYC. How the world can change in 3 weeks

By Phil Robson. Feb 27, JFK terminal 5. I met up with my colleague and friend, saxophonist Aaron Johnson. We were heading for Portland Oregon to do a west coast...

Published: 30 Mar 2020. Updated: 8 hours ago.

Bon Iver, Jimmy Webb and Mark Knopfler covers feature nestled among originals on Americana

Harmonica player Grégoire Maret and pianist Romain Collin combine with the jazz guitar great Bill Frisell on a very individual, poised, version of Justin Vernon of Bon Iver's 'Re: Stacks'...

Published: 29 Mar 2020. Updated: 40 hours ago.

Cover of Gentleman revealed: a little of the Lowe down on the latest from Curtis Stigers

The legions of publicists at the label have so far only got round to revealing the cover of Gentleman, new from Curtis Stigers (cool photo) soon. If you believe in...

Published: 25 Mar 2020. Updated: 5 days ago.

Ray Mantilla, known for his work with Max Roach and Mingus, has died

Celebrated latin-jazz percussionist Ray Mantilla died last weekend at hospital in New York. The bandleader known for his group the Space Station and conguero was 85 and died from complications...

Published: 24 Mar 2020. Updated: 6 days ago.

Johnny Cash classic gets the Rudresh treatment

Now this throws me. The lead-off track to the upcoming Rudresh Mahanthappa album Hero Trio (Whirlwind) is a version of the June Carter-Merle Kilgore song made his own by Johnny...

Published: 23 Mar 2020. Updated: 6 days ago.

Jazzahead 2020: postponed

Just announced: Jazzahead! has been cancelled for 2020 and postponed until next year. From the organisers: ''After careful consideration and the official order of the State of Bremen to take...

Published: 20 Mar 2020. Updated: 10 days ago.