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Moses for Mercury

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Abdullah Ibrahim aka Dollar Brand: The Balance

Ibrahim says on a short note on the back cover of this LP "We push ourselves out of our comfort zones". Later he says "Technically it’s very,...

John Pearce: Just Friends

The outrageous Frances Faye

Leonard Feather once called Frances Faye “A consummate night-club performer” and comedian Joe E. Lewis nominated her as the “Queen of the super-clubs”. A jazz-influenced rather than...

Obituary: Clora Bryant

She was an exceptionally talented trumpet player, but Clora Bryant’s career was drastically and unfairly restricted because she was a woman. She came along at a time...

Obituary: Ginger Baker

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 08/80: Ruby Braff at Pizza Express

Having acquired supreme technical authority, in my opinion Ruby Braff has tended to play it safe in recent years with quality material executed...

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...

Motherless Brooklyn