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The Brecker Brothers: Live And Unreleased

It’s a 1980 recording done for the German radio station Norddeutscher Rundfunk, so the audio quality is exemplary - not something that can be said for all the previously...
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Sheila Maurice-Grey: ‘People just resonate with things that are honest’

The refreshingly direct leader of the London jazz and highlife group Kokoroko brings a cool - and positive - objectivity to gender, race and the band's 42 million YouTube hits
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Obituary: McCoy Tyner

I’ll never forget the early occasions when I saw McCoy Tyner in concert. The first time was at Ronnie Scott’s in London, where I sat virtually at the end...
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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 03/59: Hampton Hawes – All Night Session Vols. 1, 2 And 3

These sixteen selections are the result of one all-night sitting - a marathon jazz session, with, we are told, no editing. It was certainly a trial of strength, both...
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Small-screen swing

Notable 1950s films with jazz connections have been reissued in the last couple of years, but we shouldn't forget how much jazz accompanied small-screen dramas of the period