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Dominic Ingham: Role Models

This sparkling release, as lyrically fresh as it is striking dynamically and rhythmically, is the debut album from British violinist Ingham. The overall quality of the music would suggest...

Christine Hitt: Magical Kite

When Mingus met Mitchell

"Charles Mingus, a musical mystic, died in Mexico, January 5, 1979 at the age of 56. He was cremated the next day. That same day 56 sperm whales beached themselves on...

Obituary: Junior Mance

Pianist, composer and educator Junior Mance died in his New York City home on 18 January. He was 92, and had been in failing health for several years. His...

The BBC jazz axe

Outside And Inside: Race And Identity In White Jazz Autobiography

In 2004, Reva Marin was a finalist for the Fleck Award for the best book in the category Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction. Her entry was Oscar: The Life And Music...

JJ 12/79: Oscar Peterson – The Paris Concert

Space precludes the kind of detailed run-down both these albums deserve, so I'll have to limit myself to the statement that both, in their different ways and styles, demonstrate...

Small-screen swing

Notable 1950s films with jazz connections have been reissued in the last couple of years, but we shouldn't forget how much jazz accompanied small-screen dramas of the period

Count Basie: Live