LondonJazz has had nearly 1.2 million page-views in 2012. The most-read page was the one which brought the biggest shock, the news of the death of Abram Wilson. The video above was […]
The legend that is Stan Tracey CBE, recorded here at the Vortex in 2011, was out at the Bulls Head last night. Today, December 30th, is his 86th birthday. Many Happy Returns.
Wire sculpture and Tyn Church, Prague Photo Credit: Paul Louw – There’s an upbeat assessment of the year just gone from Prague Post feature writer Tony Ozuna. – From deepest Suffolk, Sammy Stein […]
Sir Richard Rodney Bennett. Photo Credit: Music Sales It is particularly sad to hear of the death, peacefully, in New York, on Christmas Eve, of Sir Richard Rodney Bennett at the age […]
Just when it’s all getting festive, here’s another gentle, disparaging put-down of jazz. I should get over it/ get a life/ get into the spirit of Christmas now, I know, I know. […]
Jackson Mathod (trumpet), Chris Saunders (trombone), plus typical non-plussed London commuters.
Amália Baraona MENESCANTANDO(Numérica- Num 1240. CD Review by Alison Bentley) ‘…if we dream about our wishes, they become true,’ wrote Brazilian composer Roberto Menescal to singer Amália Baraona this year; she’d asked […]
Vasilis Xenopoulos & The Xtet – Loud City(33JAZZ224. CD Review by Tony Heiberg) Before he went on to win a Europe-wide saxophone competition for a scholarship to Berklee, saxophone star Vasilis Xenopoulos, […]
Foote’s old premises in Golden Square, Music Industry Professional (mi-pro.co.uk) reports that Chas E. Foote’s, the musical instrument store founded n 1920, has been saved by the intervention of Nick Mason of […]
Composer Laura Cole (above – with Metamorphic) wrote on her blog on Dec 9th “I have decided I would like to share some thoughts and experiences of other women musicians and composers as part […]