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Rich Halley: Terra Incognita

Halley’s music always gives the impression of traversing broad territories. I once called it “heartland jazz” and make no apology for repeating the term, because it catches...
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Milt Bernhart: sliding up to fame

Just occasionally a jazz solo becomes so well known that it transcends boundaries and becomes absorbed into the mainstream of popular music. Bobby Hackett on Glenn Miller’s...

Obituary: John Oddo

John Oddo is perhaps best known to jazz fans for his spell in the early 1980s as pianist, arranger and sometimes composer with Woody Herman’s Thundering Herd,...

Seeking Le Jazz Hot

Ginger’s jazz days

The Geography Of Jazz

The Geography Of Jazz is collection of poems by Lenard D. Moore. Moore is an acclaimed poet, author and founder of the Carolina...

Free Jazz Communism

JJ 04/80: Beyond the Mainstream: Herbie Hancock

'In terms of jazz, creativity is judged primarily by how original the thought is. Creativity in pop forms of music is in terms of how fresh can you be in repeating something that you've played before. It's like the type of creativity involved with classical music because that form is set - you've got specific notes that you play and you don't add to them, but each time you play that piece you have to make it sound as fresh as the first time. That's much more difficult than original thought, at least it is for me'

Sarah Vaughan: Live

Aged 50 at the time, 1974, Sarah Vaughan is in her vocal prime here. This release presents two television shows that were under the title Jazz From...

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