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Riza Printup and Marcus Printup: Gentle Rain

Harpist Riza (née Hequibal) and trumpeter Marcus have been married since 2010 and have been playing duets together for at least as long, if not longer. Gentle...

Dave Bass: No Boundaries

Trumping the future: The Manchurian Candidate

Richard Condon’s book The Manchurian Candidate was published in 1959 and quickly became a best-seller. It was described by The New Yorker as “a wild and exhilarating...

The outrageous Frances Faye

“Jazz” that doesn’t swing

I am 96, with arthritic fingers which prevent me using any keyboard (very frustrating after 40 years in Fleet Street). Hence this scrawl for which I apologise....

Obituary: Brian Peerless

Obituary: Alun Morgan

Shellac And Swing!

The subtitle of this book is "A social history of the gramophone in Britain". That may suggest a rather dry treatise but I’m glad to say I...

JJ 07/80: Stateside Scene East Coast

Art Pepper is back in the saddle again. After a protracted absence from the New York scene, the altoist...

Modern Jazz Quartet: Live

The glut of plastic that is choking the oceans of the world is entirely due to the surfeit of CDs and DVDs by the Dave Brubeck Quartet...

Motherless Brooklyn