The Miles Davis standard “So What” has been a modal jazz touchstone for 55 years, providing the harmonic canvas for myriad improvisations and reinterpretations.
Customs And Traditions
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Friday 10 December 2004
Friday 29 October 2004
Mustafa Abu Shawari did not pause from slapping dough for the traditional qatayef of Ramadan on to the hob outside the Nazareth restaurant in Ramallah as he considered the fate of the sick old man in his bed some 400 yards away. "We may lose him," he said. "We should pray to God about the consequences."
Wednesday 13 October 2004
In the finest October traditions of rural Staffordshire, a rendition of "We plough the fields and scatter" was ringing out from Needwood Church of England primary school in Newborough yesterday afternoon. If events had run their normal course, the pupils' customary "circle time" with their headmistress would have been occupied with thoughts of harvest thanksgiving too.
Monday 11 October 2004
Saturday 25 September 2004
Saturday 21 August 2004
Tuesday 17 August 2004
Thursday 05 August 2004
Sunday 11 July 2004
Thursday 27 May 2004
Sunday 09 May 2004
Sound the bugle, the Union flag may be coming down. MPs will this week seek to blow away centuries of tradition with an assault on the "outdated" rules on the flying of national flags from official buildings.
Thursday 06 May 2004
Monday 29 March 2004
Saturday 27 March 2004
Along With the ever-present - if rarely delivered - threat of giant-killing, one of the traditions of the Challenge Cup is the feeling in some years that one club's "name is on it". This season, that club is St Helens, who have already accounted for Bradford and Leeds and tomorrow take on another big gun when Hull come to Knowsley Road, where they have not won for 16 years.
Monday 22 March 2004
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