Award Winning Saxophonist
Buried Gold: Feldman and Deuchar
Celebrating two of the greatest UK modernists in a unused sleeve note for a recording that was never issued.
Singer as storyteller: Frank Sinatra and Julie London
An excerpt from 'Upwards, Backward and Free: A Journey into Jazz' examining the intimate art of two of the finest exponents of the Great American Songbook
A little reminder of how one man's jazz gig is another man's evening in.
Hip! Tubby Hayes' 1965
How one year marked the turning point for Tubby Hayes
Giants at the Gate
The story of one of the most respectful and affectionate pieces of jazz-related correspondence and the two men it united: saxophone titans Coleman Hawkins and Sonny Rollins
The Lullaby of The Lost
A further excerpt from 'Upward, Backwards and Free: A Journey into Jazz' looks at the troubled troubadour of the tenor, Stan Getz.
A little look at how it feels to be back performing for real audience
Youth must be served
A look at a forgotten classic in music journalism, which throws out quotable quotes and controversy in equal measure
Some echoes, some shadows; some journey
An in-depth look at the music (and the message) of Decca's new double-disc compilation of vintage British jazz from the 1960s and 70s
The Southend Steamer
Examining the life and career of the 'other' Benny Goodman, the UK jazz drummer once praised for his 'Art Blakey-like bustle'
The old ching-ching-ching
A new essay looking at Tubby Hayes relationship with his five drummers of choice
This Happy Madness: Sonny Rollins
A further excerpt from 'Upward, Backwards and Free: A Journey Into Jazz' looks at the impact of a true jazz giant
Hear you, Jimmie
How one Sixties vintage British jazz trumpet and tenor team came to challenge the best in the world
Another kind of lament
A previously unpublished sleeve note for a Tubby Hayes album, written in 2010
The Tenets of Tubbs
Forget all the talk of warp-speed saxophone, virtuosic vibes and fast-tracked flute; why Tubby Hayes' greatest gift lay in something beyond the notes
When Edward met Harold
The unlikely story of a wild night which brought together two iconic figures of the 1950s
Prisoner of Love
Playing jazz 'in the tradition': the perils of the captives of classicism
Still Time: Dexter Gordon
Real or imagined, one giant of jazz would always have Paris
A remarkable forthcoming archive release shows that today's jazz themes of eclecticism and crossover collaboration are nothing new
The Biodegradable Miles Davis
The jazz reissue business is now over half a century old; how long can it continue to repackage the past?
The Glorious Dead
Who are these people?: why TV documentaries 'celebrity' endorsees are the ultimate irritant
Coleman Hawkins and the Jazz Voice
An excerpt from 'Upward, Backwards and Free: A Journey Into Jazz' looking at the genius of Coleman Hawkins
V is for Vicariousness
Experts and Ghost Bands; do we really need them, and if so, what purpose do they serve to the genuine jazz fan?
Giving out or giving up?: exploring the sat-nav of the soul
Championing or cheapening?: examining the cult of the virtual jazz guru
Items 1 to 25 of 72
on the road