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BATL Quartet: Live

The band’s name is derived from the initials of its co-leaders, Brandon Allen and Tim Lapthorne. Although it’s a relatively new formation the pair have collaborated in various settings...
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Pete Christlieb: A tenor for all seasons /2

Continued from last month...Among the many who have validated Pete's very personal sound is Warne Marsh. At their first meeting on a rehearsal of the Clare Fischer band, Pete...

Strings reattached

Bazzer the jazzer

My appreciation of the esteemed critic Barry McRae (Jazz Journal, 17 May 2019) has certainly produced some interesting correspondence. I observed in my piece that Barry’s book The Jazz Handbook certainly deserved...

Obituary: George Mraz

Eberhard Weber: A German Jazz Story 

This is a characterful and consistently entertaining, even compulsive, read. Translator Heidi Kirk has done a fine job in bringing over into English the no-nonsense cadences and dry humour...

JJ 08/71: Miles Davis – Jack Johnson

There are no details on the sleeve of this album, and the personnel above is a com­pound of near certainty, other people's guesses, and what my own ears tell...

Duke Ellington and his Orchestra: Live

In 2005 Jazz Door released a DVD (seemingly now unobtainable) containing music by Duke Ellington and (separately) Sarah Vaughan, supposedly from Berlin concerts in 1969. In fact three of...