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      Massimiliano Coclite 4Tet: Strange People

      JazzIt magazine regularly lists Coclite as "amongst the principal Italian crooners". There’s no crooning on Strange People, but there is plenty of lyrical, melodic, instrumental jazz
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      John Scofield: between the gutter and the stars

      The tall figure of John Scofield and the posh Amsterdam hotel room are like fire and water. Dressed in jeans and a woodchopper shirt and sporting a long grey...
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      Count me in 08/19

      Mention last time of my jazz-book discovery in Appleby (The Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD, by Cook & Morton, awaiting liberation from The Hub for £1) made me...

      Obituary: Stanley Crouch

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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 03/70: Miles Davis: In A Silent Way

      This is probably the most powerful jazz record I've heard since 'The Individualism of Gil Evans', and one of Miles' most significant since 'Kind Of Blue'. In fact the...

      JJ 10/59: Wheat from chaff

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      Count Basie – Through His Own Eyes

      This is an excellently assembled documentary which tells us a good deal more about Basie as a person than could be gleaned from his autobiography. The makers had access to...