10 Ben Monder Tracks I Can’t Do Without…by Ant Law – London Jazz News

“Many artists seem to plateau after a while, to “coast” – Ben is NOT one of these. He continues to surprise me,” writes guitarist Ant Law. In the latest of LJN’s series in which musicians explain their fascination / respect / gratitude for other musicians, Ant writes about Ben Monder: Ben Monder, Cheltenham 2019. Photo … 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 Mike Gibbs tracks I can’t do without…by John L. Walters – London Jazz News

John L. Walters writes: Michael Gibbs (b. 1937) is one of the world’s great jazz composer/arrangers, who came to prominence in the late 1960s London jazz scene. Over the past five decades he has taught and inspired countless musicians, forging creative bonds with artists such as Gary Burton, Bob Moses, Bill Frisell, John Scofield and … Read more

Ten Tracks by Charles Mingus (and Danny Richmond) I Can’t Do Without . . . by Chris Biscoe – London Jazz News

For the Centenary of Charles Mingus’ birth, LJN asked saxophonist Chris Biscoe, who has run the Mingus Moves Sextet since 1995 (see details of three forthcoming gig dates below), to reflect on the great bassist/composer/bandleader: Chris Biscoe writes: My choice of 10 tracks will seem narrow to any Mingus student, collector, expert, discographer or biographer. … 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

Ten Tracks by Joni Mitchell I can’t do without… by Tara Minton  – 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, singer-songwriter Tara Minton picks some of the songs by Joni Mitchell that have had the most lasting impact: Joni Mitchell in 1983. Photo Capannelle/ Creative Commons … Read more