Miles Davis

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Pee Wee Ellis obituary
American jazz saxophonist, arranger and bandleader who played with James Brown and Van Morrison

Richard Williams

30, Sep, 2021 @3:43 PM

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‘It didn’t adhere to any of the rules’: the fascinating history of free jazz
In documentary Fire Music, the hostile reaction that met the unusual genre soon turns into deep appreciation and a lasting influence

Jim Farber

07, Sep, 2021 @6:31 AM

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Peter Ind obituary
Jazz bassist who worked with the best in 1950s New York and in later years was the proprietor of the Bass Clef club in London

John Fordham

30, Aug, 2021 @4:12 PM

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‘There is no fear’: how a cold-war tour inspired Pakistan’s progressive jazz scene
A US state department initiative was the unlikely catalyst for a creative explosion of Pakistani rhythm and western improv

Haseeb Iqbal

12, Jul, 2021 @8:49 AM

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Jon Hassell obituary
American trumpeter and composer best known for his Fourth World music and his celebrated collaboration with Brian Eno

Richard Williams

28, Jun, 2021 @3:41 PM

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'I don't want to fake the funk' – Henry Taylor, the painter of black American life
Adored by Rihanna and Jay-Z, he finds his subjects in supermarket queues – and on the streets of LA’s toughest neighbourhoods. How has the artist found lockdown in a tiny Somerset village?

Lanre Bakare

31, Mar, 2021 @4:12 PM

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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: a fearless musical adventurer who took the art of piano to new heights
From flights of sublime abstraction with Miles Davis to virtuoso jazz fusion, Corea’s artistry was irresistible to the last

Richard Williams

12, Feb, 2021 @2:31 PM

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Chick Corea, Grammy-winning jazz musician, dies at 79
The composer, keyboardist and bandleader, who won 23 Grammy awards, has died of a rare form of cancer

Guardian music and agencies

11, Feb, 2021 @10:25 PM

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'Incredible and inspirational': Cicely Tyson remembered by Vanessa Williams
Tyson, who has died aged 96, was the talk of Broadway when she appeared in The Trip to Bountiful in 2013. Her co-star pays tribute

As told to Chris Wiegand

29, Jan, 2021 @5:45 PM

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Pianist Keith Jarrett unlikely to perform again after two strokes
Pair of strokes in 2018 have partially paralysed American musician, who can now only play with one hand

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

21, Oct, 2020 @3:02 PM

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'Colourful, vibrant, sensual!' Stars on Jimi Hendrix, 50 years gone
In awe of everything from his raunchiness to his skill with sheer volume, members of Pixies, Yes, Parliament-Funkadelic, Thin Lizzy and more celebrate the guitar god, who died 50 years ago today

Ed Prideaux

18, Sep, 2020 @11:30 AM

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