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      Karin Krog & Georgie Fame: On A Misty Night

      The CD's subtitle is usefully succinct: "Songs by Tadd Dameron arranged by Per Husby". In the notes, Husby, Norwegian pianist, arranger and musical director, tells a familiar tale of...
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      Callum Au: jazz for pleasure

      Callum Au's new recording with singer Claire Martin, Songs And Stories, was recently released on the Danish label Stunt. It's an impressive large ensemble session toting a 70-piece orchestra...
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      Obituary: Tony Hall

      The revival of the Tempo label in the mid-1950s provided a vital platform for British modern jazz and the music's rapidly maturing talents. That players like Tubby Hayes, Dizzy...

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      And All That Motive

      This is the fifth in Joan Merrill’s ongoing series of crime novels featuring jazz-loving private investigator Casey McKie, through whose eyes the story is told. Based in San Francisco,...
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      JJ 06/60: The Jazz Couriers – The Couriers Of Jazz

      It has always been a feature of jazz that bands are short-lived. Such is the ferment in current jazz that there must be changes, schisms, and regroupings all the...
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      Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

      The film is not a biopic of Ma Rainey – if such a thing were ever possible. There could be few musicians as complicated as her