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Jean-Louis Matinier / Kevin Seddiki: Rivages

From the earliest days of the label, distinctively conceived duets have featured strongly at ECM – and here is another gem to set next to releases by,...

Chuck Morgan: the ukulele player you never knew

From articles and books, interviews and face-to-face meetings it is clear that as with people in other walks of life jazz musicians are not all alike. Among...

Still Clinging to the Wreckage 11/19

“I don’t like country music, but I don’t mean to denigrate those who do. And for those who like country music, denigrate means ‘put down’”. – Bob...

Obituary: Mike Longo

Shellac And Swing!

The subtitle of this book is "A social history of the gramophone in Britain". That may suggest a rather dry treatise but I’m glad to say I...

JJ 05/80: Scott Hamilton-Warren Vaché – Skyscrapers

The so-called anachronistic Scott, having been maligned for his reincarnations, certainly does not warrant being further lumbered with dated arrangements. Buck Clayton and Nat Pierce, who wrote...

Willie Dixon: I Am The Blues

This is a live studio performance by a group of mainly veteran Chicago bluesmen led by Leonard "Baby Doo" Caston and fronted by Willie Dixon, who sings...

Syncopation

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