Courtney Pine

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Axing Courtney Pine from music A-level shows how easily schools ignore Black stories | Lavinya Stennett
After an outcry, Pearson Edexcel restored the jazz artist to its syllabus. But a diverse curriculum is still a long way off, says Lavinya Stennett, founder of The Black Curriculum

Lavinya Stennett

25, Jan, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Music A-level exam board to reinstate its only black composer
Edexcel initially defended decision to cut British jazz artist Courtney Pine from course

Richard Adams and Harriet Clifford

20, Jan, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Exam board drops only black composer from music A-level syllabus
British jazz artist Courtney Pine axed amid Covid-related course changes, says Pearson Edexcel

Harriet Clifford and Richard Adams

04, Jan, 2021 @10:47 AM

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Courtney Pine: Black Notes from the Deep review – still top dog
(Freestyle)

Neil Spencer

22, Oct, 2017 @7:00 AM

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On my radar: Courtney Pine’s cultural highlights
The jazz pioneer on Mass Effect: Andromeda, Watford boxing star Anthony Joshua, Notting Hill carnival’s Panorama and a lovely frittata

Kathryn Bromwich

03, Sep, 2017 @9:00 AM

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Courtney Pine/Zoe Rahman review – a celebration of timeless ballad
The master bass clarinettist and subtle pianist grow audibly closer in an intimate set of the classic and the contemporary

John Fordham

25, Mar, 2015 @1:05 PM

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The playlist: jazz – Miles Davis, Gregory Porter, Laura Mvula and more
In this month’s roundup, Kurt Weill does Walt Whitman, Pete Postlethwaite is remembered and Nigel Kennedy communes with the spirit of Hendrix

John Fordham

25, Mar, 2015 @10:30 AM

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Courtney Pine: Song (The Ballad Book) review – unsurpassed virtuosity
Courtney Pine’s brilliance on bass clarinet is perfectly matched by Zoe Rahman on piano

Dave Gelly

15, Mar, 2015 @8:00 AM

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Courtney Pine: Song (The Ballad Book) CD review – timeless songs inventively reimagined
UK jazz veteran Courtney Pine is joined by pianist Zoe Rahman for an inventive set of classic and contemporary ballads

John Fordham

12, Mar, 2015 @12:00 AM

Original Observer photography: November
Naomie Harris, Ellie Goulding, Richard Osman and the great Harry Dean Stanton all feature this month in our showcase of the best photography commissioned by the Observer

06, Dec, 2013 @10:52 AM

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Courtney Pine: 'Carrying my instrument home each day made me feel better about myself'
The jazz musician, 49, on standing up to the 'jazz police', playing saxophone on the moon, and being saved by the Pet Shop Boys

Megan Conner

17, Nov, 2013 @9:08 AM

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This week's new live music

This Is The Kit | Big Sexy Noise | Happy Mondays | Courtney Pine | Liane Carroll

John Fordham & John Robinson

22, Dec, 2012 @12:05 AM

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