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Larry Young: Young Blues

This splendid vinyl reissue covers Young’s pre-Blue-Note years, when he was strongly influenced by Jimmy Smith. Young was born 7 October 1940 in Newark, New Jersey and acquired his...

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 an out...

Obituary: Duffy Jackson

There was never any doubt that Duffy Jackson would become a jazz musician, specifically a drummer. The son of a famous jazz bassist, Chubby Jackson, he was given his...

Count me in 05/19

Eberhard Weber: A German Jazz Story 

This is a characterful and consistently entertaining, even compulsive, read. Translator Heidi Kirk has done a fine job in bringing over into English the no-nonsense cadences and dry humour...

JJ 06/59: Ornette Coleman – Something Else

Ornette Coleman is a new name to British lists, having been voted into sixth place in the Downbeat 1958 New Stars poll, in which critics only were invited to...

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 still being...

Count Basie: Live