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Hedvig Mollestad: Ekhidna

Norwegian heavy-metal jazz guitarist Hedvig Mollestad has doubled the ante, literally, by increasing her usual trio by a hundred percent to a taut, energy-packed sextet. Her new album Ekhidna...

Christian Sands: Be Water

Django Bates: Tenacity

Border crossings: 50 years of ECM Records /3

Many regions and cultural contexts have nourished the imagination of Manfred Eicher. He has long been fascinated by what one might call an “in-between” or nodal play of centres...

Obituary: Urbie Green

Urbie Green, the “trombonist’s trombonist”, was born in Mobile, Alabama, 8 August 1926. He studied piano and began on trombone at the age of 12. He toured the south...

Obituary: Bob Efford

Outside And Inside: Race And Identity In White Jazz Autobiography

In 2004, Reva Marin was a finalist for the Fleck Award for the best book in the category Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction. Her entry was Oscar: The Life And Music...

JJ 05/60: Histoire Du Vrai Jazz

It is something of an undertaking to translate and assimilate in one breath, so to speak, the highly knowledgeable and well-informed criticisms and com­ments of a writer of the...

Miles Davis: Birth Of The Cool – the film

Fans of Miles Davis may remember some grainy old footage of the trumpeter shadowboxing in a gym sometime during the mid-1960s. It’s a clip that in previous docs has...

Sarah Vaughan: Live