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Ollie Usiskin, Max Oliver: Duo

Ollie Usiskin and Max Oliver release the Usiskin/Oliver Duo, combining improvised cello and drums to form an imaginative and varied debut album. The pair are skilled musicians, and together...

Carrie Wicks: Reverie

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Brothers in jazz

The Mills Brothers formed their singing group in Piqua, Ohio around 1925, at first naming themselves Four Boys and a Kazoo. They were real-life brothers, Herbert, Harry, Donald and...

Obituary: Lee Konitz

Lee Konitz was one of the very few alto players of his generation not to be overwhelmed by the genius of Charlie Parker. Totally free of cliché, he was...

Mary Lou on BBC Radio 3

The Jazz Standards – A Guide To The Repertoire

The first edition of The Jazz Standards (2012) received unanimous praise from such critics and performers as Will Friedwald, Gerald Early, Dave Brubeck and Sonny Rollins. This revised and...

JJ 05/90: Mike Stern – Jigsaw

New evidence of Mike Stern's move towards a lyrical sensibility comes with this third in a series of albums for Atlantic. Noted for his use of Jimi Hendrix sonorities...

A Man Called Adam

I imagine a film critic would find fault with a number of aspects of this film, but my responsibility is to assess what interest it may have for someone...