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Jeanne Lee/Ran Blake: The Newest Sounds You Never Heard – European Recordings 1966/1967

Two of my favourite recordings are The Newest Sound Around, the early 1960s debut album from Lee and Blake, and the latter's Breakthru, the arrestingly chiselled solo...

Patty McGovern: The muse never stops singing

The demise of big bands in the 40s gave way to the 50s era of the solo vocalist. Mostly women, a few like Ella, Billie, Sarah, Dinah...

Brothers in jazz

Farewell Manu Dibango

In memory of the outstanding Camerounian composer and saxophonist Manu Dibango, who died 24 March 2020 aged 86 following treatment for COVID-19, here's a December 1985 Jazz...

Hagood happening

Count me in 05/19

Desire In Chromatic Harmony

Kenneth Smith has a brilliant new approach to understanding chromatic music. To grasp it, an academic background in music but also in philosophy...

JJ 02/69: Mike Westbrook at Red Lion Square, London

The third of six projected concerts in Red Lion Square, WC1, presented by the London Jazz Centre Society under the collective title 'Jazz is Alive and Well'...

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...