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JJ Index 1950

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Billy Bang: Lucky Man

When Billy Bang visited London in the early 1980s, recording Intensive Care for Cadillac and appearing at the 100 Club, there was little indication of the preoccupation and struggle...

Russ Lossing: Changes

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Lee Ritenour, jazz man for all sessions

Recovering from a 2018 fire that destroyed a hundred instruments, the LA guitarist gives fascinating insights into the studio world, including work with Dave Grusin, Steely Dan and Pink Floyd, as well as dubbing for George Benson

Still Clinging To The Wreckage 11/20

Shorty Rogers was one of the most multi-talented of the West Coast musicians of the 50s. He was a gifted improviser, who nonetheless was not ashamed to admit his...

Obituary: Urbie Green

Obituary: Stanley Crouch

Hidden Man – My Many Musical Lives

Hidden? Well, not anymore, if he ever was. He has been well known in music and entertainment circles for many years for his composing, arranging and performing skills. A...

JJ 07/80: Hammersmith Jazz Festival

Morrissey-Mullen Band / Holdsworth and Co / Paraphernalia Starting with Morrissey and Mullen, the programme seemed destined to a warm response, and although I found their material a little drawn...

Green Book

Fifty-six years after LBJ officially ended racial discrimination in the USA with the pen-stroke that signed the Civil Rights Act, the years immediately preceding February 1964 are still being...

Billy Bang: Lucky Man