Although the free jazz movement of the 1960s and ‘70s was much maligned in some jazz circles, its pioneers – brilliant talents like Ornette Coleman, Cecil Taylor, Sun Ra, Albert Ayler, and […]
The UN is celebrating International Jazz Day on Saturday. Millions of fans across the world are marking the occasion. In places like Malaysia Jazz hasn’t found a strong following. But musicians there […]
Some Other Time: The Lost Session From the Black Forest is a newly unearthed studio session from the iconic pianist Bill Evans featuring bassist Eddie Gomez and drummer Jack DeJohnette. Recorded on […]
Latin Jazz saxophonist Leandro “Gato” Barbieri, who composed the Grammy-winning music for the steamy Marlon Brando film Last Tango in Paris and recorded dozens of albums over a career spanning more than […]
It has been announced that the he very great pianist John Taylor, a towering figure in European jazz, died last night, Friday 17th July, He had a sudden heart attack while performing […]
Pianist and melodica virtuoso Jon Batiste on meeting his musical hero Quincy Jones at last year’s Tribeca Film Festival.
“Life is already complete. You can’t learn what life is. And the only way you die is if something kills you. So if life and death are already understood, what are we […]
Jazz is America’s music. Jazz was born in the United States. Jazz is really the best music to represent America because: It is partly planned and partly spontaneous; that is, as the […]
From a late 50s big band gig, a feature on a popular standard with a unique vocalist and saxophonist who never quite found fame, but with a distinctive style, nevertheless.
The jazz world has had its share of workplace bullies. Drummer Buddy Rich was notorious for his rudeness and peremptory sackings, and double-bassist Charles Mingus would assault musicians mid-performance if he thought […]