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Ground 71: Ground 71

In its more prosaic sense “ground zero” often denotes a starting point for a new activity. Italian trio Ground 71 take their cues from a very narrow point in...
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Blood, Sweat And Fred

More people should know about Fred Lipsius. He’s an excellent alto saxophonist, as well as playing tenor sax and piano and arranging and composing. Of course, he had quite...

Still Clinging to the Wreckage 11/19

“I don’t like country music, but I don’t mean to denigrate those who do. And for those who like country music, denigrate means ‘put down’”. – Bob Newhart. “I play...

Obituary: Duffy Jackson

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Eberhard Weber: A German Jazz Story 

This is a characterful and consistently entertaining, even compulsive, read. Translator Heidi Kirk has done a fine job in bringing over into English the no-nonsense cadences and dry humour...

JJ 04/69: Chick Corea – Now He Sings, Now He Sobs

This is the best piano album I've heard in some time. Corea was unknown to me until his tour here on the last-but-one Getz visit and Getz's 'Sweet Rain'...

Billy Bang: Lucky Man

This film follows violinist Billy Bang as he returns to Vietnam in 2008, where he served as a young soldier 40 years earlier, and from which the experiences, including...