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      JJ 09/70: Westy At The Phoenix

      JJ 09/70: The Jazz Tradition

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      Kansas Smitty’s House Band: Broadway 2018

      Kansas Smitty’s is – first and foremost – a small jazz bar located at 65 Broadway Market in East London. With its intimate setting, low ceiling and buzzing atmosphere,...
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      Paul Ryan: Renaissance Man

      I first saw Paul Ryan live on stage in the last decade of the 20th century. If not quite the quarter of a century that that implies then certainly...
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      Obituary: Eugene Wright

      He played the bottom line on the wildly popular Take Five but segregated US universities baulked at the idea of the Brubeck quartet appearing with a black bassist

      Obituary: Tony Hall

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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 09/70: Miles Davis – Bitches Brew

      This is a record by one of the greatest hot trumpeters in jazz; he plays his horn over a pounding rock beat which establishes a con­sistently feverish atmosphere, and...
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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...