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Ethan Iverson Quartet with Tom Harrell: Common Practice

Alan Broadbent's recent, superb New York Notes made me ask, "You thought that bebop is a curatorial exercise – that it's no longer a living music? Think...

Lluis Coloma: Piano Solo

Chris Spedding: living life backwards /2

Shortly after the release of Mantle Piece, Chris Spedding was approached by trumpeter Ian Carr to join jazz/rock combo Nucleus. The band was completed by Karl Jenkins...

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...

JJ poll: wit and wisdom

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 08/79: Hammersmith and Fulham Jazz Festival

Perhaps the most exciting performance of the day was that of guitarist Keith Rowe and drummer Eddie Prevost. Music of appalling originality, their set was introduced with...

JJ 05/89: Jazz awards

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...

Count Basie: Live