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      Obituary: Geoff Castle

      Rich Perry: Other Matters

      Ahmad Jamal: Ballades

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      Charlie Parker: With Strings

      Although Dizzy Gillespie was the first bop musician to record with strings, in 1946, it was Parker’s two 10" LPs that caught the public’s attention and, indeed, started a...

      Spyro Gyra: Vinyl Tap

      Anthony Pirog: Pocket Poem

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      J.J. Johnson and Kai Winding: the early years /1

      With the advent of bebop the trombone might have suffered the same relative decline as the clarinet but for two virtuosos - J.J. Johnson and Kai Winding. Their early...
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      Still Clinging To The Wreckage 09/20

      It is said that to copy from one person is plagiarism. To copy from two is research. I have consulted Dan Morgenstern and Jim Burns, two of the few writers...

      Obituary: Ethel Ennis

      Obituary: Clora Bryant

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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 03/61: In My Opinion – Don Byas

      Sixty years ago saxophonist Don Byas loved Basie, Ellington and Gillespie but was less keen on Stan Kenton, Eddie 'Lockjaw' Davis, and Buddy Tate's rhythm section. First published in Jazz Journal March 1961
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      Wilderness

      Nothing could be more unlike a jazz musician's life than a weekend break in Cornwall, especially if the musician is black and even knowing there's a well-known jazz club...

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