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Subscribers only 07/20

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      Phillip Johnston: Diggin’ Bones / The Adventures of Prince Achmed

      The saxophonist leader of the Microscopic Septet – that either means a great deal to you, or nothing – moved to Australia in 2005 and seems to have developed...

      John Stein: Watershed

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      When Mingus met Mitchell

      "Charles Mingus, a musical mystic, died in Mexico, January 5, 1979 at the age of 56. He was cremated the next day. That same day 56 sperm whales beached themselves on...
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      Obituary: Richard Wyands

      Richard Wyands began studying the piano at the age of seven or eight and showed remarkable proficiency. By his own admission, “I was very good. Almost a prodigy”. He...

      Count me in 05/19

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      Universal Tonality: The Life And Music Of William Parker

      If an antidote to apathy consists of work and proselytizing, then bassist, composer, bandleader, activist and organiser William Parker embodies that antidote. Cisco Bradley has achieved much in simply...

      The Look Of Jazz

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      JJ 09/69: Editorial – over the moon

      Like so many millions of others last July we sat glued, goggle eyed, glazing at the wonder­ment of the Americans landing those men on the moon. That one of...

      JJ 01/71: Hard Times

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      Duke Ellington and his Orchestra: Live

      In 2005 Jazz Door released a DVD (seemingly now unobtainable) containing music by Duke Ellington and (separately) Sarah Vaughan, supposedly from Berlin concerts in 1969. In fact three of...