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Clifford Brown – Max Roach: Study In Brown

This well-crammed set (two hours, 36 minutes) has 28 titles by the quintet, and for anyone who doesn’t have them already, it really does make a mandatory...

Benny Golson: in the maternity ward /1

Tenor saxophonist and composer Benny Golson holds the world record of writing no less than eight jazz standards: Stablemates, Whisper Not, Killer Joe and Five Spot After...

Strings reattached

Alt. takes 02/19

You know that thing when your desk gets so cluttered that if you slide something more onto the front something falls off the back with a clunk....

Cool Joe Henderson

The BBC jazz axe

Jazz Transatlantic Vol II: Jazz Derivatives And Developments In Twentieth-Century Africa

Gerhard Kubik's magisterial, groundbreaking study comprises two simultaneously published volumes, the product of nearly 60 years' fieldwork by this doyen of ethnomusicology. Volume...

JJ 06/59: Jazz festivals

Jazz festivals, like spring, would seem to be busting out all over this year. Both here and over the Atlantic we hear of more and more festivals...

Duke Ellington and his Orchestra: Live

In 2005 Jazz Door released a DVD (seemingly now unobtainable) containing music by Duke Ellington and (separately) Sarah Vaughan, supposedly from Berlin concerts in 1969. In fact...

Green Book