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Runswick-Hymas: Big Bands 1974-78

As lost decades go, the 1970s were a cringing vestige of the 1960s, remembered for more inventive but less commercial developments in popular music. Pop became rock, a stretchable...

Jesse Ryan: Bridges

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Vic Lewis, 1948

Jazz and cricket: unlikely companions /2

When Al Jennings travelled to Port of Spain in 1945 to recruit musicians for his Caribbean All-Star Orchestra, he returned to London with trumpeter Wilfred “Pankey” Alleyne. After several...
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Still Clinging To The Wreckage 01/21, part 2

One of the main changes in Bob’s playing came in the first half of the 60s and it's represented by three albums that I regard as a hinge. Usefully,...

Obituary: Betty Bennett

Obituary: Dick Bank

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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

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JJ 02/60: In My Opinion – Chris Barber

This is one of a series of taped interviews with musicians, who are asked to give a snap opinion on a set of records played to them. Although no...
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Bill Evans: Time Remembered – The Life And Music Of Bill Evans

This multi award-winning documentary film by Bruce Spiegel was eight years in the making, and features over 40 interviews, including some with those who were closest to Evans, whether...

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