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The Look Of Jazz

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Denny Seiwell Trio: Boomerang

If the name Denny Seiwell is familiar then this is why. Having played with the crème de la crème of the jazz elite, Siewell received an invitation from Paul...
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Mo Foster: touching just about all basses

In Concert by Mo Foster & Friends, who include guitarist Ray Russell and saxophonist Chris Biscoe, is not only a musical triumph but a triumph for Foster’s persistence. “It...
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Obituary: Jimmy Heath

Arranger, composer and saxophonist Jimmy Heath was born in Philadelphia in 1926, and died in Louisville, Georgia on 25 October. His father, a labourer, played clarinet in the...

Obituary: Dick Bank

Cool Joe Henderson

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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 08/70: Salute To Satchmo, London 1970

On July 4th, at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Melody Maker staged a tribute to Louis Arm­strong for his seventieth birthday. Alex Welsh and the Band kicked off, and gave...
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Count Basie: Live

The “Atomic” Basie band made frequent tours of the UK, Europe and Scandinavia in the 1960s and this one captures it at the Palais des Beaux-Arts, Charleroi, 1961, in...