Ian Trewhella’s first solo was an ambush

OSLO, NORWAY — Ian Trewhella learned how to play a saxophone solo the hard way: He was ambushed.  Ian was 14 years old and playing second tenor saxophone in a big band. His teacher, Sid Warren, was playing first saxophone. “It was very sneaky what Sid did, to be honest,” Ian told me. “He told…

Why do what’s already been done?

Mathias Eick’s unusual style of jazz is both haunting and rocking, meditative and mesmerising. And his story about how he came to it is the essence of jazz: He rejected his father’s classical jazz style and struck out to create something new!