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Carl Hyde to release stunning new book “Jazz Noir”

World renowned Photographer Carl Hyde is to release a beautiful new book “Jazz Noir” on October 18th. It is a stunning tome, full of beautiful portraits of some of the giants...

“The spiritual touch” Paul Edis’ new album strikes perfection!

There is a certain type of music that, when in the air, evokes a million memories of times gone by. British pianist Paul Edis releases his new aptly titled album “The Still...

The power of music: Chris Standring at his best

It’s September! – My favourite month of the year, nature changes, leaves are falling but there is still warmth in the air and some flowers are still in bloom! The world...

Giant Steps: Diverse Journeys in British Jazz

David Burke’s new book is an immensely important addition to the world of Jazz. As I write Covid restrictions are still on but soon they will be gone…..   We have been...

3 albums not to miss…

I have been away for a while, dear readers, and, for that, I apologize. I have missed writing for you, but in these difficult times of Covid, one has to diversify and almost turn...

Ray Gelato: An Absolute Musician and Performer!

I have had the pleasure to see Ray Gelato play live many times and have met him personally on several occasions. We’ve often both agreed how lovely it would be to put together a...

Tubby Hayes, The Life Behind The Tenor

“Tubby Hayes, The Life Behind The Tenor” a brand new book, beautifully put together by Mark Baxter, the writer, filmmaker and PR man as well as great fan of Tubby Hayes, of...

CD Review: Aaron Diehl’s “The Vagabond”

3 things need to be said straight away: Mack Avenue, piano, poetry. With these words, I hope I can give the readers a little insight into the world of “The Vagabond”: Aaron...

Carsten Dahl, Painting Music.

Carsten Dahl is one of the most impressive European Jazz pianists around today. During his career, Carsten has appeared on over 250 recordings and produced 30 albums of his own....

Jermaine Holmes ‘Stronger than my Fears’ album review

As I mentioned in one of my recent tweets, my first write-up for 2020 is going to be about the Grammy-award winning vocalist, New Jersey-born,  Jermaine Holmes debut album....

Poetry, passion and strings aplenty

Monday 11th November, Pizza Express in Soho saw the return of one of my favourite jazz performances. Filomena Campus’ “Theatralia Jazz Festival”, now in its 5th edition. The...