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Blossom Dearie: The Adorable Blossom Dearie

Has a musician’s given name ever been as apt in describing its bearer as Blossom Dearie’s? Fresh, light and sweet in both her vocal and piano delivery, she eschewed...
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Paul Ryan: Renaissance Man

I first saw Paul Ryan live on stage in the last decade of the 20th century. If not quite the quarter of a century that that implies then certainly...

Jazz in review: 2019

Jazz in review: 2020

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Obituary: Betty Bennett

For more than half a century, Betty Bennett, who has died at her home in Southern California, delighted lovers of jazz singing. She was the subject of a detailed...

Obituary: João Gilberto

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Universal Tonality: The Life And Music Of William Parker

If an antidote to apathy consists of work and proselytizing, then bassist, composer, bandleader, activist and organiser William Parker embodies that antidote. Cisco Bradley has achieved much in simply...

The Look Of Jazz

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JJ 08/79: Hammersmith and Fulham Jazz Festival

Perhaps the most exciting performance of the day was that of guitarist Keith Rowe and drummer Eddie Prevost. Music of appalling originality, their set was introduced with wry humour...
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Bill Evans: Time Remembered – The Life And Music Of Bill Evans

This multi award-winning documentary film by Bruce Spiegel was eight years in the making, and features over 40 interviews, including some with those who were closest to Evans, whether...

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