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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...

      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