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      Chris Barber dies

      Lock down that groove

      Chick Corea dies at 79

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      Jazz from Wall2Wall

      Moses for Mercury

      Womxn to be elevated


      Klas Jervfors Turner: Suburban Dreams

      I’d not come across trombonist Klas Jervfors Turner until I heard this CD. On first listening I thought I must have been missing something - it’s that good. I...

      Louis Armstrong: ‘more important than Picasso’

      From his initial and life-enhancing discovery of jazz, poet Philip Larkin’s love of Louis Armstrong (1901-71) was expressed in broadcasts, correspondence, record and book reviews. As the first of...

      Bangers and clankers /1


      Obituary: Jimmy Cobb

      The drummer Jimmy Cobb once said during an interview that he was just trying to get it done. "You have to be at the right place at the right...

      Count Me In 11/19

      Maconie baloney


      Universal Tonality: The Life And Music Of William Parker

      If an antidote to apathy consists of work and proselytizing, then bassist, composer, bandleader, activist and organiser William Parker embodies that antidote. Cisco Bradley has achieved much in simply...

      The Look Of Jazz


      JJ 05/80: Camden Festival Jazz Week – Eberhard Weber, Stinky Winkles, McCoy Tyner

      Eberhard Weber's Colours/Stinky WinklesWeber's quartet fit all too easily into what has become known as the 'ECM sound'. The group create moody and impressionistic soundscapes, delivered with a cool...

      Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things

      “And then there is Ella, about whom critics have surprisingly little to say, other than to state that she is the ultimate jazz singer or to denigrate her in...