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      Magnus Broo Trio: Rules

      Born in 1965, the strong-toned and expressive Swedish trumpeter Broo has long established himself in Scandinavia in the diversely evolving field of post-Coleman, free-touched jazz. He has often worked...

      Emilia Mårtensson: Loredana

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      Dave Frishberg, past master /2

      After the Anita O'Day experience, Frishberg had a more enjoyable time playing with Gene Krupa’s quartet between 1962 and 1964, mostly at the Metropole in NYC, with occasional out...

      Obituary: Keith Tippett

      When Hazel Miller phoned me on Sunday to say that Keith Tippett had died, I felt it was like the end of an era; too many of that generation...

      Obituary: Ginger Baker

      Letters To Gil: A Memoir

      This powerful, painful, uplifting memoir is the story of two men brought together by a third. The first man is the author, Malik Al Nasir, a writer, performance poet...

      JJ 01/81: Chico Freeman Quartet & James ‘Blood’ Ulmer Quartet

      On Friday Chico Freeman confirmed further growth in a long set, which though comprising only six performances, was crammed with incident. To open with ten minutes of rubato exploration of...

      Billie

      Director James Erskine's valuable documentary intertwines Holiday's story with that of Linda Kuehl, a literary journalist who in 1970 began a biography of her. Kuehl was a Jewish liberal...

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