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      Benjamin Moussay: Promontoire

      Moussay was inspired by the work of Thelonious Monk, but it's no surprise to read that he was classically trained before turning to jazz composition and arrangement at the...
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      Keith Tippett: spontaneous combustor

      During the late 60s and early 70s British jazz enjoyed a mainstream popularity it has struggled to regain ever since. There was a sizeable audience for all manner of...

      Obituary: Barbara Thompson

      It’s axiomatic to aver that Barbara Thompson, who passed away 9 July 2022, was the greatest female jazz musician that the UK has produced. However, although that is undoubtedly...

      Alt. takes 09/19

      Obituary: Spike Heatley

      Life Through The Eyes Of A Jazz Journalist – Scott Yanow

      Mr Yanow's jazz memoirs include long interviews with Freddie Hubbard, Maynard Ferguson and Chick Corea and a portrait of Roland Kirk

      JJ 10/60: Acker Bilk – Acker

      Despite the fact that this is a reason­ably entertaining LP, there are faint but troubling signs that Acker's is in danger of becoming the King Curtis of the trad...

      Ronnie’s – the life of Ronnie Scott and his world famous jazz club

      As Ronnie Scott himself said, “only an idiot would open a jazz club in 1959". But he did, along with his close friend and business partner Pete King and...

      Jazz On A Summer’s Day