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Jazz Month – February 2022

When Cecil Taylor started his career in the mid-1950s, he mainly recorded in the studio, like everyone else. Between 1956 and 1961 he made half a dozen albums, and several more recordings from this era appeared later. But after 1966,…

Lonnie Smith obituary | Jazz

Few Hammond organ players encourage bar staff in jazz clubs to stop clinking bottles for fear of piercing an almost inaudible fragile sound environment - the ingenious Hammond B3s having started their life in the 1930s in as portable props…

October 2021 Jazz Records Reviews

Nina simone: The Montreux years Simone, vocals, piano; Buck Clarke, Paul Robinson, drums; Leopoldo Fleming, percussion; Gene Taylor, bass; others. BMG BMGCAT461D (2LP, 2CD). 2021. Nick Bonard, Fraser Kennedy, Thierry Amsallem, prod…