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
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
George Galloway condemns 'racist, Islamophobic, hypocritical rag' Charlie Hebdo at freedom of speech rally
Islamic history is full of free thinkers - but recent attempts to suppress critical thought are verging on the absurd
- 1 The truth about 'girl things': Three cheers for Heather Watson's honesty
- 2 Man who held up 'hire me' sign at Waterloo station returns a year later with 'I'm hiring' sign
- 5 Men behaving badly: Urinating while standing, 'manspreading' and the gendering of selfishness