Duke Ellington

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Celebrating Mingus 100 review | John Fordham's jazz album of the month
Played by a classy nonet at Berlin’s Philharmonie hall, at its best this set of Charles Mingus material is full of the exultant, forward-charging energy of its composer

John Fordham

08, Jul, 2022 @7:30 AM

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Pasquale Grasso: Pasquale Plays Duke review – boggling brilliance from the guitar virtuoso
Grasso astonishes on an album of Duke Ellington covers, with classy, unshowy support

Dave Gelly

30, Oct, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Claude Bolling obituary
Leading figure in French jazz, as a pianist, composer and bandleader, who also wrote more than 100 film scores

John Fordham

31, Dec, 2020 @3:23 PM

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Bringing black composers into exam syllabuses | Letters
Letters: A syllabus for one instrument can take anything up to four years to develop, writes Leslie East, former chief executive of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, while Laurie Smith highlights George Bridgetower


22, Jul, 2020 @4:26 PM

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Keith Tippett obituary
Brilliant jazz pianist and composer who could make the outlands of modern music feel like the most hospitable of places

John Fordham

17, Jun, 2020 @4:22 PM

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Experience: I’m a world-class whistler
I do between 75 and 100 concerts a year and earn twice as much as I did as a nurse

Geert Chatrou

09, Aug, 2019 @9:01 AM

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The week in theatre: The Bridges of Madison County; Oklahoma!; Blues in the Night – review
Three musicals explore every shade of love and longing

Kate Kellaway

28, Jul, 2019 @7:00 AM

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Sharp suits, thin ties and the coolest musicians on Earth: Jazz 625 is back!
It was a piece of black and white magic, a perfect fusion of sound and music boasting Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington – and lots of smoke. Can the landmark TV show now bewitch a new generation of fans?

Richard Williams

29, Apr, 2019 @1:43 PM

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Sandi Russell obituary
Other lives: Jazz singer, writer and educator

Diana Collecott

14, Aug, 2017 @4:36 PM

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Duke Ellington: An Intimate Piano Session review – always striking the right note

Dave Gelly

16, Apr, 2017 @7:00 AM

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Readers recommend playlist: songs about purple
This week, reader saneshane creates a playlist from your suggestions – including songs by Jimi Hendrix, MIA and Marc Almond

Stephen Males

09, Mar, 2017 @12:00 PM

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Mary Lou Williams: Live at the Cookery review – a unique talent

Dave Gelly

05, Mar, 2017 @8:00 AM

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