Ten Tracks by Geri Allen I Can’t Do Without…by Liam Noble – London Jazz News

Geri Allen. Publicity photo by Rob Davidson In the late eighties, there was a lot going on. Jazz was in rude health – everyone was arguing about what it should or shouldn’t be, and most of it sounded great. Mike Stern, Bob Berg and Brecker were still making music that was almost like the pop … Read more

10 Tracks By Henry Threadgill I Can’t Do Without…by Liam Noble – London Jazz News

In the latest of LJN’s series where musicians consider idols, or formative influences, Liam Noble writes about composer and multi-reedist Henry Threadgill, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 2016 and an NEA Jazz Master in 2021. Liam writes: Henry Threadgill in London in 2011. Photo credit: Edu Hawkins I have a bit of … Read more

10 Tracks by Lee Konitz I Can’t Do Without…by pianist Liam Noble – London Jazz News

In LJN’s series where musicians tell us about tracks by their idols that have inspired them, pianist Liam Noble writes about Lee Konitz. He starts with a moment when there was suddenly a gap where a Lee Konitz album ought to have been: Lee Konitz in Bad Mergentheim, Germany 2015. Photo credit Schorle/ Creative Commons … Read more

10 Tracks by Earl Hines I Can’t Do Without…by Liam Noble – London Jazz News

In this edition of ’10 Tracks I Can’t Do Without, a series in which jazz musicians do a personal deep dive into the music of their anticedents and idols, Liam Noble considers Earl “Fatha” Hines (1903 – 1983) Earl Hines in 1947. From the William Gottlieb Collection in New York Public Library. Public Domain Piano … Read more

Ten Sonny Rollins Tracks I Can’t Live Without…by Liam Noble – London Jazz News

In LJN’s ‘Ten Tracks I Can’t Do Without’ series, where jazz musicians write about their inspirations, Liam Noble writes about Sonny Rollins: Liam Noble writes: You can’t chose your family, nor the order in which things happen to you. This list is necessarily limited, insufficient, has holes in it. But this is what happened, in … Read more

10 Tracks by Duke Ellington (as pianist) that I Can’t Do Without…by Liam Noble – London Jazz News

In our growing series in which jazz musicians do a deep (and entirely personal and selective) dive into the music of their idols, pianist Liam Noble writes about Duke Ellington as pianist: Duke Ellington. Photo source: New York Public Library A musician once told me he thought that Ellington “couldn’t really play the piano”. I … Read more

Ten Tracks by Bill Frisell I can’t do without… by Liam Noble – London Jazz News

For the LJN “10 Tracks I Can’t Do Without” series, in which jazz musicians do a deep (and entirely personal and selective) dive into the music of their idols, Liam Noble writes about Bill Frisell: Bill Freesell. Photo credit: Photo: Monica Jane Frisell Bill Frisell is that rarity, a musician with avant garde leanings who … Read more