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      Farewell Manu Dibango

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      Will Vinson: Four Forty One

      Vinson’s debut album for Whirlwind finds him recording with five contemporary piano masters. Or, as he puts it, the album gave him the opportunity to create five dream trios...
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      Carmen McRae: queen of jazz queens

      One of the cornerstones of my vinyl collection is a 1958 Decca release entitled Mad About The Man. It could only be a celebration of the words and music...
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      In every dream town a dream gig

      Did the audience for Charlie Parker’s Boston, Massachusetts performance of 11 December 1952 feel that Christmas had come a fortnight early? I put the question only hypothetically, not least...

      Obituary: Brian Peerless

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      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

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      JJ 01/71: Elvin Jones – an interview

      Fifty years ago the eminent drummer talked to Michael Shera about recording, pop-jazz, his current quartet and his hero, Kenny Clarke. First published in Jazz Journal January 1971
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      Ronnie’s – the life of Ronnie Scott and his world famous jazz club

      As Ronnie Scott himself said, “only an idiot would open a jazz club in 1959". But he did, along with his close friend and business partner Pete King and...

      Motherless Brooklyn