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Dave Askren and Jeff Benedict: Paraphernalia (Music Of Wayne Shorter)

For their third album as co-leaders together, guitarist Dave Askren and saxophonist Jeff Benedict chose to celebrate the music of Wayne Shorter. Having arranged and played together...
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Tony Kofi: his kind of soul

Nobody could accuse saxophonist and bandleader Tony Kofi of having it easy; early attempts to learn music were frustrated and even encouragement at home was sparse. Tony...

Looking for Ted Curson

I enjoyed making the acquaintance of the new online version of JJ and reading about Brian Morton's encounter with trumpeter Ted Curson in Finland in his excellent Alt....

Obituary: Ginger Baker

Obituary: Betty Bennett

Make It New: Reshaping Jazz In The 21st Century

Bill Beuttler's interesting and timely book, in its format at least, is a 21st-century counterpart of Joe Goldberg's Jazz Masters Of The 1950s, published in 1965. Both...

JJ 09/59: Benny Green – Is Jazz an Art-form?

For every word of good sense that has been written about jazz there are half a dozen pages of flapdoodle, rich, imbecilic stuff that can become most...

Willie Dixon: I Am The Blues

This is a live studio performance by a group of mainly veteran Chicago bluesmen led by Leonard "Baby Doo" Caston and fronted by Willie Dixon, who sings...

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