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Chris Barber obituary
Jazz trombonist and bandleader whose eclectic tastes helped to shape the face of British popular music

John Fordham

03, Mar, 2021 @12:08 PM

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Chris Barber, British trad jazz bandleader, dies aged 90
Multi-instrumentalist helped forge the skiffle craze with Lonnie Donegan and recorded with Paul McCartney

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

02, Mar, 2021 @5:05 PM

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Experience: I was in a Scientology jazz band
L Ron Hubbard spent hours with us each day. I was scared the first time I met him, because I thought he could read minds

Neil Sarfati

26, Feb, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Jeremy Pelt: Griot – This Is Important! review – a jazz album for everyone
Storytelling trumpeter Pelt boldly crosses genres and ages with agile contemporary bop, ballads and spoken word passages

John Fordham

26, Feb, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Archie Shepp on jazz, race and freedom: 'Institutions continue to abuse power'
At 83, the saxophonist has somewhat mellowed his funkily avant-garde music – but his anger at the racial injustice he has fought all his life remains undimmed

Lanre Bakare

24, Feb, 2021 @1:00 PM

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God bless the style: how Billie Holiday made glamour revolutionary
With Lee Daniels’ film The United States Vs Billie Holiday out this week, the jazz star’s signatures – gowns, gloves and gardenias – are being reassessed. Could they be seen as a radical act?

Lauren Cochrane

22, Feb, 2021 @5:58 AM

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Enrico Pieranunzi and Bert Joris: Afterglow review – prepare to be charmed
Italy’s top jazz pianist and one of Belgium’s leading trumpeters have nothing to prove on this effortlessly breezy set of originals

Dave Gelly

20, Feb, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Joni Mitchell: how rock misogyny made me into a militant fan
It took Joe Muggs until his 30s to get into Mitchell’s grown-up music, but once it clicked, the whole history of music was rewritten in his head

Joe Muggs

17, Feb, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Johnny Pacheco, co-founder of New York's Latin label Fania, dies aged 85
The Fania All-Stars player and record label-impresario worked with Latin music giants including Celia Cruz and fostered a more intense, political salsa sound

Laura Snapes

16, Feb, 2021 @10:17 AM

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Female UK jazz musicians face sexual harassment and discrimination, says report
Trumpeter Yazz Ahmed and singer-songwriter Amahla weigh in on the findings which include scepticism about women’s musical ability and pregnancy prejudice

Tina Edwards

16, Feb, 2021 @8:23 AM

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Chick Corea: his 10 greatest recordings
From hard bop to fusion, mischievousness to sensitivity, Corea’s wide-ranging catalogue lived at the vanguard of jazz

John Fordham

15, Feb, 2021 @11:15 AM

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Chick Corea obituary
Jazz pianist who was happy to stray into rock and classical fusions

John Fordham

14, Feb, 2021 @4:08 PM

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