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Anthony Jefferson: All I Am

This self-produced album is something of a curate’s egg. There’s not a lot wrong with the pipes, reminiscent at one time of Johnny Hartman, at another Nat Cole. Corey...

Roberto Magris: Suite!

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Benny Golson: in the maternity ward /1

Tenor saxophonist and composer Benny Golson holds the world record of writing no less than eight jazz standards: Stablemates, Whisper Not, Killer Joe and Five Spot After Dark, among...
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Obituary: John Russell

The improvising guitarist John Russell died peacefully in his sleep in the early hours of 19 January 2021. Born in Battersea in 1954, John Russell grew up in Ruckinge,...

Obituary: Clora Bryant

Obituary: Charlie Watts

Blues From The Delta Avon

There are ordinary books for collectors and there are extraordinary books for collectors. This book surely fits the latter category. This book traces in minute detail the birth of...

Texas Jazz Singer

Play The Way You Feel

JJ 03/61: Jazz Skyline

The contemporary New York jazz scene might be described in a phrase of the sort Edgar Allan Poe appreciated: of a dismal yet prophetic aspect. As Joe Benjamin has...

Miles Davis: Birth Of The Cool – the DVD

Stanley Nelson's bio-doc of Miles Davis (reviewed in theatrical form in February) not only takes its title from the name of one of the trumpeter's famous albums but also...

Billy Bang: Lucky Man