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Benny Goodman: The Complete Legendary 1938 Carnegie Hall Concert

Much has been written about this night at New York City’s Carnegie Hall and for once the use of the word “legendary” is not a PR exaggeration. That fans of...

Dennis Rollins, back in the groove

Funk, funky, and funkiness are terms employed so glibly when enumerating and evaluating the elements that have enriched jazz that it's worth calling on Webster's Dictionary to define them....

Where did that love go?

Nic Jones wonders if the tender jazz career nurtured by a college education and the jazz award will withstand the frost of post-viral austerity and general oversupply

Count me in 05/19

Heart Full Of Rhythm – The Big Band Years Of Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong is a hero, the great founding genius of jazz. Not much to argue about there. But try seeking a simple explanation of what exactly it was that...

JJ 01/69: Miles Davis – Miles in the Sky

What with the pop-art cover, and Tony Williams' R&B patterns on Stuff, I wondered what Miles was letting us in for. Surely he hadn't succumbed to the pop-jazz fad?...

Ronnie’s – the life of Ronnie Scott and his world famous jazz club

As Ronnie Scott himself said, “only an idiot would open a jazz club in 1959". But he did, along with his close friend and business partner Pete King and...

Count Basie: Live

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