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Jon Hassell: Vernal Equinox

This reissue of Jon Hassell’s 1977 debut album was very timely. It came just as the veteran experimentalist is having a serious health crisis back home in the US,...

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...

Mary Lou on BBC Radio 3

BBC Radio 3's Composer Of The Week (18-22 November) on the under-appreciated pianist and composer Mary Lou Williams was a fascinating and moving five hours on her remarkable life...

Obituary: Ken Nordine

The Rhythm Changes Guide

This is a very useful new guide to playing rhythm changes in jazz by Lukas Gabric, a semi-finalist in the 2013 Thelonious Monk Competition and a member of the...

JJ 01/61: Paul Desmond – & Friends

Paul Desmond is fortunate in his association with Dave Brubeck: not only does his poll-winning bring him (indirectly) financial gain, but the mediocrity of much of Brubeck's work makes...

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...