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CD Review: Chip Wickham, Blue to Red

When trying to explain what motivates their music, jazz musicians have often spoken of their concern for the fate of our poor, battered planet. The British saxophonist and...

CD Review – Wild Card | Beast from the East

A fixture on the London jazz scene for the last 12 years, Wild Card is essentially an organ trio, led by exiled Parisian guitarist Clément Régert. Hammond B3 player Andrew Noble...

Plume – Escaping the Dark Side – CD Review by Peter Jones

Who is the mysterious Plume? He has no first name, no second name; he is merely Plume. All we know for sure is that he was at Berklee College of Music about 20 years ago, and that...

Cheltenham Jazz Festival 2019 Report from Peter Jones

What do we want from a Jazz Festival? Great music, of course, a chance to hear stars from around the world, good places to stay, eat and drink. And perhaps also some feeling that...

How Did They Do That? The Extraordinary Story of Tomorrow’s Warriors.

How Did They Do That? The Extraordinary Story of Tomorrow’s Warriors, by Peter Jones The UK is currently enjoying one of its periodic love affairs with jazz. Even the mainstream...

Book Review – The History of European Jazz – (Equinox, 2018)

 The History of European Jazz: the Music, Musicians and Audience in Context, edited by Francesco Martinelli (Equinox, 2018) On a recent visit to Istanbul, in Europe’s most...

CD Review | Nicole Johanntgen, Henry II

When she was a child living in south-west Germany, Nicole Johanntgen would be woken every morning by her father playing the trombone. The experience has clearly had lasting...

Mark Murphy: This is Hip, a biography by Peter Jones.

Guest Post by Peter Jones. When it comes to iconic male jazz vocalists there is one performer that is impossible to ignore, Mark Murphy. Born in Syracuse on March 14, 1932, Murphy...