John Coltrane

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Rory Gallagher: the most underappreciated guitar player of the Clapton-Hendrix era? Photograph: Andrew Putler/Redferns via Getty

For over 20 years, I’ve worked intense hours in kitchens from morning to night, and when the pandemic struck, and the Greenhouse in Dublin, (...)

It was certainly the unprecedented success of last year’s lost Coltrane album that convinced the Impulse label to keep digging. Both Directions at Onc(...)

Saxophonist Tom Caraher kicks off the Triskel Arts Centre’s new summer jazz series at lunchtime on Saturday 20th. 

Saturday, July 13 Rodrigo Almonte Trio Arthurs, Dublin Sometime Dublin-based Peruvian guitarist Rodrigo Almonte is studying for a masters in jazz pe(...)

Blue Note: the label’s respect for music, and the musicians who made it, set it apart. Photograph: Tony Cenicola/NYT

“The Finest in Jazz since 1939” says the famous tag line, and 80 years later it’s still hard to disagree. The Blue Note label, which celebrates that r(...)

Last September – over four years since the release of his self-titled album – Andrew Hozier-Byrne released four new songs on his Nina Cried Power(...)

John Coltrane and his stellar quartet – pianist McCoy Tyner, bassist Jimmy Garrison and drummer Elvin Jones – were in the process of reinventing their(...)

The Exorcist: William Friedkin at the steps where he filmed his horror film’s climatic scene, in the Georgetown neighbourhood of Washington. Photograph: Gabriella Demczuk/New York Times

When you’ve got a demonic child in Washington splattering dark stinking bile, croaking gibberish, spewing vulgar personal attacks, lying to sow confus(...)

Talent doesn’t always take you straight to the top like an elevator. Sometimes even the exceptional artists need a little guidance about where to alig(...)

While early and mid-career “Trane” have been extensively pored over and many of the great saxophonist’s tunes have become central tenets of the jazz g(...)

John Coltrane died 50 years ago this week. In the intervening decades, the saxophonist’s reputation has suffered not the tiniest decline. One could co(...)

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