Linley Weir

Sarah Ellen Hughes has been listening to vocalist Linley Weir’s new CD Desires, with Danny Keane (keyboards) Tom Fry (bass)and Brian Hedemann (drums). The album consists of standards, plus originals by Linley […]

RIP Mike Zwerin

Very sad to hear the announcement from one of his last employers, Bloomberg, of the death of musician (trombonist) and one of the greatest jazz writers, the Paris-based Mike Zwerin. Condolences to […]

Gateshead Festival Round-up

(Here is Patrick Hadfield’s Gateshead Festival Round-up. Photo by Mark Savage)Jerry Dammers’ Spatial AKA is an orchestra that crosses boundaries and fuses musical genres . Featuring a cohortof top British jazz musicians […]

RIP Herb Ellis

Herb Ellis’s son has confirmed that the great guitarist, above in the classic trio with Oscar Peterson and Ray Brown, died on Sunday. He had been suffering from Alzheimers. Here’s the story […]

Review: Tomasz Stanko

Review: Tomasz Stanko(Barbican Hall, March 27th 2010(Updated with review of 1997 gig by Tomasz Stanko at the Jazz Cafe by Chris Parker) The “face of the new Poland,” as described by Polish […]