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      Obituary: Ethel Ennis

      The Miles Davis Reader

      Not enough Europe

      Zappa’s jazz

      Looking for Ted Curson

      Liddle matter of Rendell


      Shirley Smart: Long Story Short

      Cellist Shirley Smart has a background that includes an extended period of teaching and playing in the Middle East, so it comes as no surprise that a good percentage...

      Django Bates: Tenacity


      What’s wrong with easy listening?

      Mr. P.C. has his charms. For one thing, he is relaxed, almost preternaturally so. 'Como doesn't just sing behind the beat, he makes you feel he has yet to...

      Obituary: Lee Konitz

      Lee Konitz was one of the very few alto players of his generation not to be overwhelmed by the genius of Charlie Parker. Totally free of cliché, he was...

      Improvisation and discovery

      Navigating the new


      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


      JJ 11/79: Cedar Walton – Second Set

      This is the second album from an evening's music by the Cedar Walton Quartet, comprising their second set (the first set was issued as Steeple Chase 1085, and favourably...

      Green Book

      Fifty-six years after LBJ officially ended racial discrimination in the USA with the pen-stroke that signed the Civil Rights Act, the years immediately preceding February 1964 are still being...