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Kevin Figes Quartet: Changing Times

I’ve enjoyed the playing of saxophonist and flautist Kevin Figes on several occasions while visiting Bristol, where he is based. He’s an endlessly...

Milt Bernhart: sliding up to fame

Just occasionally a jazz solo becomes so well known that it transcends boundaries and becomes absorbed into the mainstream of popular music. Bobby Hackett on Glenn Miller’s...

The outrageous Frances Faye

Blood, Sweat And Fred

Obituary: Keith Tippett

When Hazel Miller phoned me on Sunday to say that Keith Tippett had died, I felt it was like the end of an era; too many of...

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 12/69: Gary Burton – Country Roads & Other Places

With an excellent batch of compositions by Mike Gibbs, Steve Swallow and himself, Gary Burton is in fine, outgoing form on this set. So too is guitarist...

Syncopation

In the late 1940s the first wave of World War II novels began to appear. The positives were that the authors had actually served in the armed...

Sarah Vaughan: Live