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Jazzmen sound blue note at Scott's farewell

The sound of jazz filled the crematorium as friends and family gathered to say goodbye to the great musician and club owner Ronnie Scott yesterday.

A blow, but not fatal

Speculation about Ronnie Scott's death is focusing on his loss of `embouchure'. Nicholas Roe meets John Cobb (right) who suffered a similar blight 30 years ago but who has lived to tell the tale

Scott inquest is adjourned

A post-mortem examination failed to establish the cause of the death of Ronnie Scott, an inquest heard yesterday.

Obituary: Ronnie Scott

"His mother was a titled lady - she was the Southern Area Light Heavyweight Champion." Ronnie Scott's much recycled jokes made him almost as famous as his tenor saxophone playing and the London jazz club that bore his name.

Jazz star Ronnie Scott dropped suicide hints

A personal fear that he could no longer perform to his own enormously high standards may have driven Ronnie Scott, the jazz musician and club owner, to kill himself.

Music world in mourning

Jazz fans across the world are mourning the death of Ronnie Scott, Britain's best-known jazz impresario.

Leading from the front

A great bandleader has to be part parent, drugs counsellor, bouncer and master musician to get the best from his sidemen. Just ask mild-mannered trumpeter Guy Barker.

100 Oxford Street

Where London learned to swing. Barbara Feldman tells a family story in 5/4 time

pop; live reviews; Leb I Sol Ronnie Scott's, London

So this is what Macedonian jazz-rock sounds like. Leb I Sol may not enjoy a high profile in the UK, but their ballsy Balkan fusion - high- tech and international in its instrumentation, but sporadically eastern European in its rhythms and scales - has won every award in their own country and produced 13 highly successful albums in the past 20 years.

MUSIC; Are you listening Lady Thatcher?

The Rare Music Club Exeter, then tours

Urban bliss, rural hell

The Easter weekend is once more upon us and everyone will be heading for the country. Well, not quite everyone. Matthew Brace meets city folk who loathe our green and pleasant landscape

Obituary: John Stevens

John William Stevens, drummer, composer, bandleader, teacher: born Brentford, Middlesex 10 June 1940; married (one son, one daughter); died Ealing, London 13 September 1994.

Obituary: Joe Pass

Joseph Anthony Passalaqua (Joe Pass), guitarist: born New Jersey 13 January 1929; married (one son, one daughter); died Los Angeles 23 May 1994.
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