A previously unreleased live recording from the 1970s by a short-lived outfit that nonetheless managed to be one of the lastingly influential jazz groups of the era – the "European quartet" of Keith Jarrett (above), with the young Jan Garbarek on sax.
When the end of the 20th century came, some aspects of jazz began to be given the status of a classical form. In the reassessments that followed, the work of the American pianist and composer Dave Brubeck, who has died aged 91, was a major beneficiary.
Featuring more than 250 gigs, the London jazz festival 2012 brought musical thrills to packed halls, foyers and free stages at the Southbank and Barbican. And the LJF buzz spreading out to the city's small clubs and pubs confirmed that this eclectic event continues to provide a fillip to jazz at all levels.
There is a mean feast coming up at the Barbican: Jazz in all its diversity, represented by some of the greatest: Sonny Rollins, Herbie Hancock (in his first ever solo UK concert), John McLaughlin, Chick Chorea, and Jan Garbarek. Also showing will be a film about the legendary Michel Petrucciani.
The follow-up to Cassandra Wilson's 2008 standards album Loverly, Silver Pony has an autobiographical spin, mixes the singer's familiar fascination for the blues with Lennon/McCartney, Stevie Wonder and three originals, and includes a duet with John Legend as the finale.