…here’s a chronological list of the pieces you may have missed.
– Back in April 1st, an April Fool about Derek Nash picked up a big readership.
-May’s feature on open mic nights seems to have been useful to a lot of people
-June saw Ornette Coleman’s meltdown: the review here of Charlie Haden and the Bad Plus keeps getting visited.
-In July it was my hasty review of Keith Jarrett ‘s Standards Trio
-In August it was pianist Tom Cawley’s personal selection of Canary Wharf Jazz Festival gigs
-September’s most-read was my riposte to a crass remark about Radiohead turning itself into a jazz outfit (a rock journalist’s shorthand for alienating the audience)
-Then in October there was the moment when the wheels on the bus of Diana Krall and her kids stopped at the Albert Hall and we reviewed
-In November there was my review of Sonny Rollins
-And finally, also from November, check out the many tributes to, and memories of the much-missed Jeff Clyne