Just before Christmas 2018 one of the finest documentaries of a jazz musician ever made found its way onto the Amazon video streaming service. Talmage Farlow: A Film by Lorenzo DeStefano, originally released in 1981, is a gentle, intimate portrait of the man they called the “Art Tatum of the jazz guitar.” Yet Tal Farlow […]
This website contains a photo archive comprising over 2,500 jazz photographs taken by Stuart Nicholson during a period that covers just over two decades — from the early 1980s to the early millennium years. They were taken in the pre-digital age of 35 millimetre films, pushed ASA ratings and hand held metering and offer a very personal window onto two exciting decades of jazz. The Home Page slideshow displays over 100 shots that provide a flavour of what’s on offer. Although a few of Stuart Nicholson’s photographs have previously appeared in The Observer, The Guardian, The Financial Times, The Irish Times, The Times, The Independent, jazz magazines and a handful of books, almost all have never been in the public domain before. What makes this archive unique is the eyewitness account it provides of jazz from early 1980s to the early Millennium years. Almost every genre of is covered (check out the Collections tabs that bring selected photographs together under headings such as Blue Note, Free Jazz, Jazz-Rock, Big Band and so on) featuring literally hundreds of jazz artists. All the photographs in this archive are available at a reasonable cost – click on the image and follow the onscreen prompts if you want to obtain a licence for commercial use or if you simply want to buy shots to enhance your listening space, den, office or living area.
A Reflection with Enrico Pieranunzi. The movie business, which seems to float on a cushion of hyperbole, long ago rendered terms like ‘the greatest’ or ‘the best’ meaningless. It’s a shame, because when it’s necessary to reach for such superlatives, they seem little more than showbiz tinsel. Not so when ‘the greatest’ is associated with […]