jazz history

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...

International solo jazz piano recitals at the Antonín Dvořák Museum in Prague

Antonín Dvořák predicted the advent of jazz in the late 19th century. This significant late 19th century Czech composer, best known for his “New World Symphony,” composed...

Miles Davis’ “Tutu” Encoded in DNA

Recently, I viewed a documentary on the future of data storage. In the documentary it was proposed that encoding data in DNA could be a solution to to storage issues we will face...

Culture Clubs: A History Of The U.S. Jazz Clubs, Part I: New Orleans And Chicago

All About Jazz published part one of a new series by Karl Ackermann looking at the history of Jazz Clubs in the United Sates. Part one goes back to the roots and looks at the...

Chasing Bix, the Introverted Enigma

This article has been posted courtesy of Lynn René Bayley of the The Art Music Lounge. “Bix was one of the weirdest guys I ever knew. It wasn’t just that he was...

Jazz, made in Italy – Anna Harwell Celenza’s superb new book!

Anna Harwell Celenza’s book “Jazz Italian Style” published by CUP (Cambridge University Press) was published earlier this year and I was hooked.  I need to clarify: this is...

Black Is the Color of My True Love’s Hair, by Nina Simone

Nina Simone is one of the best interpreters in popular music. She wrote over 40 songs, including some of her best such as Mississippi Goddam and Four Women. However throughout her...