ADVERTISE WITH US

Content by tag "Jeff Clyne"

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Atlantic Bridge: Atlantic Bridge

Read "Atlantic Bridge" reviewed by Roger Farbey

Pianist Mike McNaught already had form as an evangelist of pop-inspired jazz, as witnessed on his previous group The London Jazz Four's 1967 Polydor release Take A New Look At The Beatles. However, on this eponymously titled idiosyncratic marriage of jazz and pop, Atlantic Bridge has a stab at two Beatles numbers and three Jim Webb ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Roger Garfitt, Nikki Iles, John Williams Octet: In All My Holy Mountain

Read "In All My Holy Mountain" reviewed by Roger Farbey

The amalgamation of poetry with jazz is not a new concept. Jack Kerouac was reading his words accompanied by Steve Allen on piano on the album Poetry For The Beat Generation way back in 1959 and over the water in 1963 The Michael Garrick Trio with Joe Harriott and Shake Keane released the EP Blues For ...

Bob Downes Open Music: Blowin' With Bass

Read "Blowin' With Bass" reviewed by Claudio Bonomi

Bob Downes, compositore e polistrumentista britannico, estrae dal proprio magic box un'altra chicca che farà fellce gli appassionati di jazz, o meglio, di British Jazz. Il movimento che, a partire della fine degli anni Sessanta, produsse un pimpante manipolo di musicisti-pionieri che ancora oggi calcano le scene internazionali come Evan Parker, John Surman, Keith Tippett, John ...

Spontaneous Music Ensemble: Oliv & Familie

Read "Oliv & Familie" reviewed by Vic Albani

Quando ci si trova davanti alla recensione di un disco come questo o si decide per un agile volumetto di una trentina di pagine oppure sarebbe meglio lasciare correre. Dato che però gli amici di All about jazz si arrabbierebbero se propinassi loro una recensione di trenta pagine, scelgo la strada della pillola anche perché potrebbe ...

ARTICLE: REDISCOVERY

Gilgamesh: Another Fine Tune You've Got Me Into

Read "Gilgamesh: Another Fine Tune You've Got Me Into" reviewed by John Kelman

Gilgamesh
Another Fine Tune You've Got Me Into
Charly
1978

Today's Rediscovery pays tribute to a musician who has been dead for over 30 years but whose brief body of work remains a seminal part of the British Canterbury scene that included groups like Soft Machine, Caravan and Hatfield and The North ...

ARTICLE: REDISCOVERY

Ian Carr: Belladonna

Read "Ian Carr: Belladonna" reviewed by John Kelman

Ian Carr
Belladonna
Vertigo
1972

Today's Rediscovery? British trumpeter Ian Carr's Belladonna, a gem of an album that's also the coming out party for soon-to-be-legendary guitarist Allan Holdsworth.

A album I'd not heard in the decade since I wrote the retrospective Ian Carr And Nucleus: '70s British Jazz Rock ...

ARTICLE: BOOK EXCERPTS

Bathed In Lightning: John McLaughlin, the 60s and the Emerald Beyond by Colin Harper

Read "Bathed In Lightning: John McLaughlin, the 60s and the Emerald Beyond by Colin Harper" reviewed by Colin Harper

Exclusive extract adapted from Bathed In Lightning: John McLaughlin, the 60s and the Emerald Beyond
By Colin Harper. Published (UK and US) March 26, 2014 by Jawbone Press

“British jazz is awash with young talent which, given a healthy set of circumstances and a fair share of work, could produce a generation of ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

The Ronnie Scott Quintet Featuring Alan Skidmore: The Ronnie Scott Quintet Featuring Alan Skidmore

Read "The Ronnie Scott Quintet Featuring Alan Skidmore" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

According to Philip Larkin, poet and jazz fan, sexual intercourse began in 1963 “Between the end of the 'Chatterley' ban and the Beatles' first LP." Many other commentators suggest that the British jazz scene died at about the same time, steamrollered out of the way by the emerging behemoth that was the British Beat Boom. It ...

The Live New Departures Jazz Poetry Septet: Blues For The Hitchhiking Dead

Read "Blues For The Hitchhiking Dead" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

It's not jazz, it's not poetry, it's jazzpoetry. At least, that's what Jerry Hooker called it in a review of the 12 March 1962 performance at Southampton University that is captured on Blues For The Hitchhiking Dead. Two of the UK's foremost poets combined with five of the country's finest jazz musicians to become The Live ...

ARTICLE: JAZZLIFE UK

It's Our Generations

Read "It's Our Generations" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

It's been a strange summer here in the UK. To be fair, that description can be applied with no trace of irony to almost any British summer--and the summer of 2011 seems to have been a strange one for much of the world. But this is a JazzLife UK article, and parochial concerns are paramount, thus ...


Join the staff. Writers Wanted!

Develop a column, write album reviews, cover live shows, or conduct interviews.