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      Eva Novoa: Satellite Quartet

      Novoa seems to have made a comfortable home for herself in Fresh Sound's new talent roster and this is a good thing as her music, as played here by...
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      Does humour belong in music?

      You probably know the story about Al Cohn. Bill Crow tells it in his book Jazz Anecdotes. Cohn was on tour in Europe, and in Denmark he was drinking...
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      Alt. takes 01/19

      It’s me, speaking from another dimension . . . I was talking to a colleague a week or so back, about the great change that Jazz Journal has undergone and...

      Obituary: Randy Weston

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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 04/80: Beyond the Mainstream: Herbie Hancock

      'In terms of jazz, creativity is judged primarily by how original the thought is. Creativity in pop forms of music is in terms of how fresh can you be in repeating something that you've played before. It's like the type of creativity involved with classical music because that form is set - you've got specific notes that you play and you don't add to them, but each time you play that piece you have to make it sound as fresh as the first time. That's much more difficult than original thought, at least it is for me'
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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...

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