Interviews

Sheila Jordan on Life, Music and Art – Part 2

The featured video was recorded in 1971 by the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation and features Bobo Stenson – piano, Arild Andersen – bass, John Christensen –...

Sheila Jordan on Life, Music and Art – Part 1

This is part 1 of Lynn René Bayley’s interview with Sheila Jordan. Last week we published her two concerts at the Sunset Sunrise club in Paris. This generated quite a...

An interview with bassist Reggie Washington.

Bassist Reggie Washington was a key participant in the Modern Jazz revolution of the 80’s and 90’s. His list of credits include touring, recording and performing with...

Simon Spillett Interview with Erminia Yardley

As a writer and journalist, I consider myself lucky, indeed, I am very grateful to all the incredible musicians and artists who have allowed me in their homes, their dressing...

TJP, spreading Peace and Love

A few years ago I was presented with a CD by Philadelphia based band The Jost Project. The CD titled “Can’t Find My Way Home” included jazz interpretations of rock/pop...

Ola Onabulé – Taking on the world, on his own terms.

Ola Onabulé is an artist who has a strong, loyal and constantly growing fan base. This isn’t just because of his musical prowess, beautifully crafted lyrics and the powerful...

An Interview with Aruán Ortiz

I was so impressed by Aruán Ortiz’ solo piano album, Cub(an)ism, that I felt impelled to interview him for this blog. He was very busy at the time with a concert tour, and then...

Christian Sands is Reaching for the future.

Having been around in the jazz world for close on 40 years I’ve seen generations come and go. With each changing of the guard we see new players come onto the scene,...

CD Review ~ “Möbius Strip” by Möbius Strip

Italian jazz fusion quartet Möbius Strip has had a mini album released a few months ago on French label Musea Records. On listening to the debut album that takes its name from...

Mads Mathias | A Modern Day Crooner

This summer Danish Singer and Saxophonist Mads Mathias returns to the UK for a number of performances including a BBC Prom appearance. Mads is already somewhat of a star in his...

5 Questions to Georgia Mancio, asked by Erminia Yardley

With her new album, Songbook, due for release on 23rd April and its official launch at Ronnie Scott’s recently, vocalist and lyricist Georgia Mancio tells me about her work with...