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      Frank opinions on jazz

      The BBC jazz axe


      Nina Simone: The Amazing Nina Simone

      Nina Simone recorded her debut album Little Girl Blue in 1957 and she would not record again for two more years. In 1959, she signed a new contract with...

      Jazz in review: 2020

      Selected Jazz Journal writers reflect on the jazz scene in 2020

      Peter Green: a jazz appreciation

      He was a blues player and he wasn’t a jazz player - especially in the more strictly defined terms of the 1960s, when the jazz-guitar hegemony was Charlie Christian,...

      Obituary: Don Weller

      Obituary: Ginger Baker


      Jazz And Cricket: An Unlikely Combination

      Despite England’s woeful end in the cricket last month against India, Matthew Wright’s new book, drawing on the perhaps unusual yet prevalent connections between jazz and cricket is both...

      The Look Of Jazz


      JJ 02/90: Wynton Marsalis – The Majesty Of The Blues

      With this, Wynton Marsalis has come up with his most interest­ing album thus far. That is not to say that it is entirely flawless, but it kindles a spark...

      Bill Evans: Time Remembered – The Life And Music Of Bill Evans

      This multi award-winning documentary film by Bruce Spiegel was eight years in the making, and features over 40 interviews, including some with those who were closest to Evans, whether...

      Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom