Charlie Parker

I Feel a Draught

I Feel a Draught

I Feel a Draught

Lester Young — musical visionary and ensemble journeyman, hipster icon and distant loner — was the most influential instrumentalist in early jazz but, in his prime, never led his own band.

Published on 1 December 2009

Kevin Stevens is is a Dublin-based novelist and writer on history, literature, and jazz.

Chasin' the Trane

Chasin' the Trane

On the fortieth anniversary of John Coltrane’s death, and in the context of recent commemorative events in Dublin, Kevin Stevens looks at the life and work of one of the greatest of jazz innovators

Published on 1 November 2007

Kevin Stevens is is a Dublin-based novelist and writer on history, literature, and jazz.