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Connie Han: Iron Starlet

Twenty-four-year-old pianist and composer Connie Han is based in Los Angeles. Iron Starlet is her third album. Her first, The Richard Rodgers Songbook, was self-published five years ago. Subsequently,...

Cyrille Aimée: Move On

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Joe Maini – a history / 2

Joe Maini, a consummate sight-reader, was part of the large studio orchestra on Johnny Mandel’s 1958 I Want To Live film soundtrack. Years later Mandel told Marc Myers: “Joe...

Jazz in review: 2020

Obituary: John Russell

The improvising guitarist John Russell died peacefully in his sleep in the early hours of 19 January 2021. Born in Battersea in 1954, John Russell grew up in Ruckinge,...

Obituary: Dick Bank

Obituary: George Wein

The Making Of Chet Baker Sings

Brian Morton’s slim but detailed book covers a wide range of matters pertaining to the recording and release of the album Chet Baker Sings, originally issued on Pacific Jazz...

Letters To Gil: A Memoir

JJ 08/61: Tubby Hayes – Tubbs

This new album by Hayes presents him in three settings: (a) on tenor, with a brass section, (b) with piccolo added, and (c) on vibes, with a woodwind ensemble....

Ronnie’s: Ronnie Scott and His World-Famous Jazz Club

Ronnie Scott was, as someone once put it, a very interesting bunch of guys and Oliver Murray has got together a very interesting bunch of guys to build a...

A Man Called Adam