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Latest News: Jazz, Jazz Genius of the Week

 Jazz Genius of the Week, Ornette Coleman

by Matt Groom

Ornette Coleman's reputation as the man who broke jazz often gets in the way of some of the most celebratory music of any age, which continues to communicate 60 years on.

 Jazz Genius of the Week, Jelly Roll Morton

by Matt Groom

Matt explores Jelly Roll Morton's recordings both as a solo pianist and with the Red Hot Peppers group.

 Jazz Genius of the Week, Jimmy Smith

by Matt Groom

Another week, another new article heading, this one incorporating Classic album of the Week (it's their fault for showing me how to add categories). Jimmy Smith transformed the Hammond organ into a pukka jazz beast, so let's go Back to the Chicken Shack with Jimmy and also indulge in a brief(ish) history of the mighty B3, and its dark twin, the Leslie cabinet.