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      Sean Khan: Supreme Love – A Journey Through Coltrane

      Saxophonist Sean Khan records that his life’s journey has often been rocky, a path full of both mistakes and successes. At one point he almost gave up music due...

      Dexter Gordon: The Squirrel

      Roy McCurdy: drumming royalty /2

      The 86-year-old sticksman concludes by focusing on his time with the Adderleys, the first stirring of fusion and Cannonball's tragic demise


      While it’s good that you are continuing in virtual form I still miss the monthly print fix – having started (at a young age I might add) in 1966...

      Obituary: Joseph Jarman

      Gerry Mulligan: Writings On A Jazz Original

      The former drummer with Bobby Troup, Anita O'Day and others has assembled into a book 52 articles illuminating Mulligan's work and life

      Prehistory Of Jazz

      JJ 06/63: Dave Brubeck – Bossa Nova U.S.A.

      Sixty years ago, Mike Shera thought the pianist's leap on to the bossa bandwagon had turned out fine, even swinging

      Miles Davis: Birth Of The Cool – the DVD

      Stanley Nelson's bio-doc of Miles Davis (reviewed in theatrical form in February) not only takes its title from the name of one of the trumpeter's famous albums but also...


      Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom