jazz history

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...

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...

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...

Miles Davis | Ascenseur pour l’échafaud remembered.

It was exactly 60 years ago today that Miles Davis entered Le Poste Parisien studio’s in Paris to record the sound track for the 1958 Louis Malle film Ascenseur pour...

Monk Misterioso – a journey into the silence of Thelonious Monk

Magical gig by Filomena Campus et al – the perfect conclusion to the EFG London Jazz Festival Another busy and packed EFG London Jazz Festival has concluded. One of the sold...

Clifford Brown | The Bach of Jazz

This piece was first published by Lynn Rene Bayley on her blog “The Art Music Lounge“ I’m sure this opinion will astound some readers and rile others, but in my...