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JJ Index 1950

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Vanessa Perica Orchestra: Love Is A Temporary Madness

Australian composer and bandleader Perica explores all the different textures available in an orchestral setting on this album. It’s a surprising mix of frenetic, interwoven, pulsing themes and quieter...
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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
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Obituary: Sammy Nestico

The American Dream suggests that for those ready to work hard, America will deliver success. For Luigi Nistico, a small boy from Naples who travelled to Ellis Island,...
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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 12/69: Don Rendell/Ian Carr – Change Is

By all accounts this is the last LP in the Rendell/Carr partnership which has produced much good music and several durable al­bums. Change Is constitutes a fond farewell by...

JJ 10/59: Wheat from chaff

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The Frank Sinatra Show with Ella Fitzgerald

This TV show, made 10 December 1959 for the ABC Television network, was intended as an outside broadcast but fell on a rare rainy day in Palm Springs, California....

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