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Sean Noonan: Drumavox

Noonan prefers to call himself a “rhythmic storyteller” rather than drummer or percussionist, and he has frequently in the past narrated the back-stories...

Lluis Coloma: Piano Solo

Mike LeDonne: working the magic of the black aesthetic of jazz

One of the live routines of Mike LeDonne’s Groover Quartet is a dedication to organist Jimmy Smith, titled The Boss. The Groover Quartet is LeDonne’s organ combo,...

Obituary: Geoff Castle

The British jazz pianist Geoff Castle passed away suddenly on 15 January 2020 at the age of 70. Geoffrey Charles Castle was born in London on 8...

Lovely Guarnieri

Jazz Transatlantic Vol II: Jazz Derivatives And Developments In Twentieth-Century Africa

Gerhard Kubik's magisterial, groundbreaking study comprises two simultaneously published volumes, the product of nearly 60 years' fieldwork by this doyen of ethnomusicology. Volume...

JJ 08/80: Ruby Braff at Pizza Express

Having acquired supreme technical authority, in my opinion Ruby Braff has tended to play it safe in recent years with quality material executed...

Otto Preminger’s Anatomy Of A Murder

This 1959 movie by director Otto Preminger offered two innovations. It was the first time a jazz score had been used exclusively throughout...

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