What made you decide to contribute to All About Jazz?
Enthusiasm for the the music.
How do you contribute to All About Jazz?
As a Senior Editor, I edit. I also write for the site.
What is your musical background?
Briefly a professional saxophonist, I later edited the monthly magazine Black Music & Jazz Review, before joining Bill Laswell's Celluloid label. I've since contributed to most of the UK's music mags, and written several books on music.
What was the first record you bought that you would still listen to today?
But Not For Me: Live At The Pershing Lounge (Chess) Ahmad Jamal.
What type of jazz do you enjoy listening to the most?
Most styles except fusion and free.
Aside from jazz, what styles of music do you enjoy?
West African (particularly Nigerian).
What are you listening to right now?
A doo-wop compilation.
Which five recent releases would you recommend to readers who share your musical taste?
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