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Marietta Veulens: Pasiones Y Rituales

Pianist and composer Marietta Veulens was classically trained by her mother who ran a musical academy in their home town of Matanzas, Cuba. Her father was a percussionist and...
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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 all the...

Shri: beyond the groove

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Obituary: André Previn

The conductor, composer, pianist and TV “personality” André Previn, died at the age of 89 at his home in Manhattan, 28 February 2019. Equally at ease and accomplished in...
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Universal Tonality: The Life And Music Of William Parker

If an antidote to apathy consists of work and proselytizing, then bassist, composer, bandleader, activist and organiser William Parker embodies that antidote. Cisco Bradley has achieved much in simply...

The Look Of Jazz

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JJ 09/59: Benny Green – Is Jazz an Art-form?

For every word of good sense that has been written about jazz there are half a dozen pages of flapdoodle, rich, imbecilic stuff that can become most diverting The question...
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John McLaughlin/Paco De Lucia/Larry Coryell: Meeting Of The Spirits

A guitar summit, held in the Royal Albert Hall in 1979, Meeting Of The Spirits brings together three musicians with a collective background in jazz, rock, fusion, Brazilian, classical...

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