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Nils Landgren/Jan Lundgren: Kristallen

Nils Landgren has the impressive ability to deliver wonderful performances in a variety of settings. From funk to Christmas albums, his work with 4Wheel Drive or recordings with other...
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Sonny Berman: among the titans

After President Roosevelt signed the Selective Training and Service act in 1940, big band leaders began recruiting very young replacements for sidemen drafted into the armed forces. Stan Getz...

Music with frontiers

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Obituary: Randy Weston

For once, the term “towering reputation” has a literal basis. Randy Weston stood six feet five, but was as lithe in movement as he was at the keyboard. One...

Obituary: Sammy Nestico

Obituary: João Gilberto

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50 Women In The Blues

"This is a man's, man's, man's world" proclaimed the godfather of soul, James Brown, whilst rarely ever acknowledging that this renowned anthem was co-written by his former girlfriend, Betty...
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JJ 10/89: The Imperfect Art, by Ted Gioia

Chances are, Ted Gioia likes jazz. He should do, since he teaches the stuff at Stanford University and is himself a jazz pianist. But that doesn't stop him thinking...
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Count Basie: Live

The “Atomic” Basie band made frequent tours of the UK, Europe and Scandinavia in the 1960s and this one captures it at the Palais des Beaux-Arts, Charleroi, 1961, in...