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      Obituary: Richard Wyands

      Paul Motian: Tribute


      Dave Brubeck Quartet: Countdown-Time In Outer Space

      I’ve never really understood why this particular edition of Dave Brubeck’s group became known as "the classic quartet". Clearly the rhythm section (Gene Wright and Joe Morello) were superior...

      James Francies: Flight


      Rhoda Scott: An American in Paris

      “I just finished my thesis on Lou Bennett”. Her voice on the phone is fragile like a wounded butterfly. But her answers are clear-cut. No mistaking, the 80-year old Rhoda...

      Lovely Guarnieri

      Reading Steve Voce’s review of Derek Coller’s biography of Johnny Guarnieri brought back a memory from nearly 40 years ago. My wife and I were at The Tail of the...

      Brilliant Bernhart


      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


      JJ 02/81: John McLaughlin, Al Di Meola, Paco De Lucia at Royal Albert Hall, London

      Presented as a sequel to the successful St. Valentine's day special of last year, this acoustic guitar concert, featuring two of the most popular jazz-rock performers and the flamenco...


      Nothing could be more unlike a jazz musician's life than a weekend break in Cornwall, especially if the musician is black and even knowing there's a well-known jazz club...