Paul Jones (new album ‘The Blues’) – London Jazz News

The blues have been a central part of Paul Jones’s life for sixty years. The singer, actor, harmonicist, radio personality and television presenter was 80 in February. He presented his final BBC Radio blues show in 2018 and the Blues Band, which he co-founded forty years ago, played its final gig earlier this year. He’s … Read more

Pat Thomas & XT (Seymour Wright, Paul Abbott) with Will Holder

By Lee Rice Epstein Edwin (Eddie) Prévost recently wrote, “The personality, and quirkiness, of a jazz artist is an indicator. Just, jazz has become, in recent decades, formalised, there are now subtle, insidious, prescribed approaches on offer. Jazz has become more codified, and commodified: even if clothed within an artificial narrative of modernity… Certainly, it … Read more

Paul Edis Sextet (Debut for new group + premiere of new work ; PizzaExpress Jazz Club, 19 July) – London Jazz News

County Durham-born pianist/composer Paul Edis is best known for his work as Musical Director and co-songwriter for Jo Harrop – they are originally from the same town, Chester-Le-Street; Paul Edis is now based in London. 19 July sees the debut of a new sextet. They will give the premiere of a new suite of pieces … Read more

Paul Plimley 1953-2022 ~ The Free Jazz Collective

Paul Plimley at the 2014 Vancouver Jazz Festival. Photo by Mark Miller By Stuart Broomer The Canadian pianist Paul Plimley passed, from cancer, on May 19. It was a sudden event. He had moved to a hospice just two weeks before. Around that time, I had written a review of a remarkable recording by Paul … Read more