The Miles Davis standard “So What” has been a modal jazz touchstone for 55 years, providing the harmonic canvas for myriad improvisations and reinterpretations.
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Wednesday 01 January 2014
How best for the Today programme to fill the news vacuum between Christmas and New Year? Easy. Dispatch the boss via a last-minute deal to the Maldives and bring in some new faces to cheer the place up.
Sunday 29 December 2013
Sunday 22 December 2013
Concerns about jihadist action against British soldiers 'fell on deaf ears,' says Jahan Mahmood
Saturday 21 December 2013
We take a look at the most controversial club owners to have graced football
Thursday 19 December 2013
It's an interesting move but not unprecedented. Jon Speelman celebrates the revival of the fine tradition of broadcasting chess games on the radio
Wednesday 18 December 2013
Forget the last-minute dash to splash the cash on presents - there is an alternative approach to giving, and it needn't cost you a penny
Monday 09 December 2013
The pair have not been able to play together as much as they would have liked so far this term
Wednesday 04 December 2013
The toys will be distributed to charities and children in hospital
Friday 22 November 2013
Mike Naylor, aka Monkey Liar, defeats tall tales of 11 fibbers to claim £25 prize
Thursday 21 November 2013
10 million sites will be offered the new URLs for £3.50 for a year's subscription
Saturday 09 November 2013
A jockey from Northern Ireland may be the toast of Town Moor today, but this time the rider in question is not Tony McCoy, but a young woman making her way in the racing world whom few casual followers of the sport will have yet heard of.
Friday 08 November 2013
New Government proposals that aim to boost final-salary schemes could hit their benefits, reports Simon Read
Thursday 07 November 2013
Perhaps it caught your eye in the newsagent. Or perhaps nobody goes to newsagents anymore, and we're all actually living totally isolated lives, sat in WiFi pods and never leaving except for the odd Apple product launch. Either way, the Independent redesign came out today. And the feeling - at least in the office - is mildly euphoric.
Sunday 13 October 2013
Reading a well-written popular science book is one of the great pleasures of modern times, and this guided tour through life, the universe, and everything affords that pleasure in abundance. Marcus Chown takes us by the hand and leads us through the labyrinthine mysteries of the origins of life, evolution, the cells of the body, the brain-boggling brain, electricity (I’ve never understood what that stuff is; I still don’t, but my ignorance is now better-defined), the crazy truths of quantum theory, gravity, time, stars, and black holes. You can get drunk on the sheer strangeness of the theories – for instance, you have an infinite number of doppelgangers, and the nearest one is 10^10^28 metres away. And we may all be holograms.
Tuesday 01 October 2013
The former England manager has signed a three-year contract with the Championship side
The moment a Queen's Guard soldier lost it and drew his gun at annoying tourist
Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
'I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State' – David Cameron unleashes frustration at broadcaster
Greece crisis: The wider lesson is that it’s time to abandon this failed experiment in currencies
Girl, 7, stares down hate preacher at Ohio festival with pro-LGBT rainbow flag gesture
Forget little green men – aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert
- 2 David Cameron refers to 83-year-old Labour MP Dennis Skinner as 'Jurassic Park'
- 3 Alton Towers Air breaks down: 80 people stuck on broken down Monorail during heatwave
- 4 'Help me I'm trapped in a factory' messages keep being found on bottles of vitamin water
- 5 German ethics council calls for incest between siblings to be legalised by Government