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Obituary: Richard Wyands

Paul Motian: Tribute

Giovanni Guidi: Avec Le Temps

Italian pianist Giovanni Guidi’s fourth set for ECM finds him expanding his usual trio to a quintet with the addition of saxophonist Francesco Bearzatti and guitarist Robert...

Daryl Sherman: transports of delight

Daryl Sherman likes to do things the hard way. On July 16  – technically that’s incorrect because the witching hour was running for a bus, so we’re...

“Jazz” that doesn’t swing

I am 96, with arthritic fingers which prevent me using any keyboard (very frustrating after 40 years in Fleet Street). Hence this scrawl for which I apologise....

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 06/70: John Williams & Keith Tippett At Ronnie’s

We live in an era when eclecticism is daily a new discovery for the arts publicist, but 50 years ago jazz in the person of the 'derivative' Keith Tippett met classical, embodied by John Williams, at Ronnie's. Review by Ron Brown first published in Jazz Journal June 1970

JJ 05/89: Jazz awards

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...