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Noah Preminger: After Life

Tenor saxophonist and composer Noah Preminger currently lives in Boston. I had the good fortune to come across him a couple of years ago when he was fronting Rob...

Pete Christlieb: A tenor for all seasons /1

These days Pete Christlieb is likely as not found in his spacious garage, working on a dragster, a passion he has indulged for some 50 years, he says. "I...

Obituary: Laurie Morgan

“The times I played solely bebop, it was my sole way of starving”. So philosophised Laurie Morgan, drummer and herald of modern jazz, who passed away on 5 February. Laurie was...

Obituary: Tony Hall

The Rhythm Changes Guide

This is a very useful new guide to playing rhythm changes in jazz by Lukas Gabric, a semi-finalist in the 2013 Thelonious Monk Competition and a member of the...

JJ 06/90: Gary Burton – Reunion

Jazzmen are so unpredictable. Writing on the sleeve of his 1988 Times Like These album. Burton said 'I still don't feel that I'm going to work with guitarists any­time...

Ronnie’s: Ronnie Scott and His World-Famous Jazz Club

Ronnie Scott was, as someone once put it, a very interesting bunch of guys and Oliver Murray has got together a very interesting bunch of guys to build a...