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Mixcity: Transeo

A recurring theme in almost two decades of Mixcity’s music is their openness to collaborating across genres. Amongst the French funksters’ fellow travellers on Transeo are a...

Delfeayo Marsalis: ‘To say the epicentre of jazz has moved is ridiculous’

The New Orleans trombonist rejects the fashionable late idea, beloved of the fonder critics round here, that Europe is now the focus of jazz invention

Brian Morton: smart and passionate writing

I have been an avid reader of the jazz writing of Brian Morton for the past 15 years and lately I thought it was about time to...

Desire In Chromatic Harmony

Kenneth Smith has a brilliant new approach to understanding chromatic music. To grasp it, an academic background in music but also in philosophy...

JJ 05/59: Gene Ammons – Funky

From Gene Ammons we expect modern jazz in a booting, free-blowing, noisy tradition - and here we get it, starting with guitarist Kenny Burrell's "Funky" blues. Like...

JJ 10/59: Wheat from chaff

Otto Preminger’s Anatomy Of A Murder

This 1959 movie by director Otto Preminger offered two innovations. It was the first time a jazz score had been used exclusively throughout...