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50 great moments in jazz: Ornette Coleman at Meltdown 2009

4652 days ago
Guardian MusicTo close the series, here is an inspired performance from an iconoclast who reaffirms the joy of being a jazz fanFor jazz fans in the UK, autumn is a time when pulses quicken. The London Jazz festival, the capital's biggest city-wide music festival, ... more info

Sonny Rollins: On Impulse!/There Will Never Be Another You – review Charles Mingus: The Black Saint and the Lady Sinner/Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus – review

4662 days ago
Guardian Music(Impulse/Universal)It's the 50th birthday of Impulse Records, one of the most famous of all jazz labels – and famously home to John Coltrane for six years. The upcoming London Jazz festival celebrates with a concert on 12 November featuring pianist... more info

Jan Johansson/Georg Riedel: In Hamburg – review

4676 days ago
Guardian Music(ACT)Jan Johansson was the leading Swedish jazz pianist of his generation in 1950s and 60s until a car accident ended his life in 1968 at the age of 37, depriving European jazz of a powerful original voice in playing and composition. Ironically, Joha... more info

The Gurdjieff Folk Instruments Ensemble: Music of Georges I – review

4725 days ago
Guardian Music(ECM) Georges Gurdjieff is best known as a mystic and spiritual teacher, but he was also a musician who composed by dictating to his pupil, the Russian pianist Thomas de Hartmann. The great jazz pianist Keith Jarrett helped revive international inter... more info

Keith Jarrett Trio – review

4740 days ago
Guardian MusicRoyal Festival Hall, LondonOver his momentous four-decade career – much of it spent in the company of this trio, who have sold out the Royal Festival Hall – Keith Jarrett has done everything he could to make audiences sense the illuminating preca... more info

Bugge Wesseltoft/Henrik Schwarz: Wesseltoft/Schwarz Duo – review

4746 days ago
Guardian Music(Jazzland) Conversations between improvising jazz players and computer musicians have often left the former struggling to find space within the machine's strutting rigidities, or the latter clacking hopefully along behind jazz's athleticism. This dia... more info

Zomby: Dedication – review

4760 days ago
Guardian Music(4AD)Dubstep producer Zomby's debut album – 2008's Where Were U in '92? – was a slightly askance glance back at the rave era. There are echoes of that here – the vocal sample in Natalia's Song somehow conjures up a marooned, decimated clubland.... more info

Leszek Możdżer: Komeda – review

4767 days ago
Guardian Music(ACT) Germany's ACT label seems to be on a mission to introduce the world to Europe's rising new jazz-classical pianists. Polish pianist Leszek Możdżer is classically trained, but discovered jazz in his late teens. His solo debut for the label is, ... more info

Gary Burton: Common Ground – review

4767 days ago
Guardian Music(Mack Avenue)Gary Burton, the finest exponent of four-mallet vibraphone-playing in jazz history, is at Ronnie Scott's next week with the first touring band he's had in six years. It's been worth the wait. Burton hired Pat Metheny when the guitarist w... more info

Keith Jarrett's Köln concert

4781 days ago
Guardian Music24 January 1975: Number 39 in our series of the 50 key events in the history of dance musicDropped by his label, Columbia, the 29-year-old Keith Jarrett decided to play a series of totally improvised, solo piano concerts. A young German promoter set ... more info

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