jazz history

Maxine Gordon Book Launch| “Sophisticated Giant, The Life and Legacy of Dexter Gordon”

It’s here, Maxine Gordon’s biography of Dexter Gordon titled “Sophisticated Giant, The Life and Legacy of Dexter Gordon” is now available. Published by...

Upcoming release – Erroll Garner – NightConcert

There are certain musical artists who have transcended genre limitations, crossing over into other areas of audience appeal. But in very rare cases there are artists who cross...

Frank Koulen – Founder of the Jazz Club Porgy and Bess

The life of Frank Koulen may well serve as a scenario for a feature film. The founder of the jazz club Porgy and Bess in Terneuzen, The Netherlands. Frank  was born in Suriname...

The Day Miles Died by Scott H. Thompson.

Editors note: Scott and I regularly  connect and he’s a valued supporter and a senior writer for JazzInEurope. Scott is one of those people who recognizes that while Jazz...

Alan Braufman & the 1970’s New York Underground

June 29 will see the re-release of Alan Braufman’s album “Valley of Search.” Alan Braufman was one of the exponents of the 1970’s downtown NYC loft jazz...

Martin Luther King at the Berlin Jazz Fest in 1964

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the tragic assassination of Martin Luther King. In 1964 Dr King was asked to give the opening speech at a new Jazz Festival in Berlin called...

David K. Mathews Interviewed by Fiona Ross

Editor’s note: Read Fiona Ross’s Interview with the acclaimed pianist Dave K. Mathews. Tomorrow (Saturday) you can read Fiona’s CD review of the new album by...

Reid Miles, The Guy Who Designed Blue Note.

There is no doubt that the cover art produced by Blue Note Records in the 50’s and 60’s is an example of iconic graphic design. There have been a number of coffee...

Scott LaFaro, how one man redefined the piano trio.

As a bass player, when asked who my influences have been I would always put Scott LaFaro at the top of my list. This month marks 56 years since the release of Waltz for Debby, the...

100 Years Ago this week, Jazz Broke Loose In Europe

NANTES, FRANCE:  A hundred years ago in World War One, a group of American soldiers stormed Europe – not to the boom of guns, but the swinging rhythm of saxophones, drums...

Miles Davis “Bitches Brew” – A brief look at the albums impact.

Editors Note: The video shown in the featured Image section is producer and arranger Teo Macero discussing working on the album, Bitches Brew, with Miles Davis, and the aspects...