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Nightports: w/Betamax

“Nightports is based on a simple but unbreakable rule of restriction: only sounds produced by the featured musician can be used. Nothing else. These sounds can be transformed, distorted,...
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Jamie Saft: ‘It’s either good music, or it’s not’

I’ve always been slightly suspicious of the word “eclectic”. This in the face of family history and one of our few sporting achievements. My grandfather held the record for...

Blood, Sweat And Fred

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Obituary: John Cumming

British jazz promoter who facilitated first UK visits for numerous American artists and was key in the creation of the Bracknell and London jazz festivals
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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 10/90: Roy Hargrove – Diamond In The Rough

Roy Hargrove, who made a very positive mark with the group Generations at last year's JVC New York Festival, is an habitual jam session man. He made his initial...
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Wilderness

Nothing could be more unlike a jazz musician's life than a weekend break in Cornwall, especially if the musician is black and even knowing there's a well-known jazz club...

Motherless Brooklyn