Drummer and bandleader whose quintet became acclaimed for its smooth, sophisticated style of jazz
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Sunday 10 November 2013
On the eve of the London Jazz Festival, Phil Johnson ponders the genre’s future
Friday 08 November 2013
Kit Downes and Stan Tracey riff on the state of their art ahead of the London Jazz Festival
Tuesday 23 July 2013
Wynton Marsalis is playing six almost instantly sold-out sets over three nights in London, one of them marking the Ronnie Scott’s club’s first venture into opera-style live streaming, to sate the massive imbalance between Marsalis supply and demand.
Friday 19 July 2013
Ronnie Scott's, London W1
Friday 05 July 2013
'Daniel Lanois brings magic to any song he touches'
Friday 05 July 2013
Coaching staff at Goodison Park takes shape
Tuesday 02 July 2013
Central defender is unlikely to leave Benfica this summer
Monday 20 May 2013
In 1973, the Jamaican saxophonist and composer Cedric “Im” Brooks issued a wonderful album entitled From Mento to Reggae to Third World Music.
Saturday 27 April 2013
Louis Armstrong singing spiritual-jazz anthem "The Creator Has a Masterplan" (and sounding great) is one of the more bizarre experiences on this neat compendium of black consciousness from the vaults of Bob Thiele's Flying Dutchman label.
Thursday 03 January 2013
In 1997 Patti Page was given an industry award for selling 100 million records and yet she rarely had critical success. Her detractors thought her records bland and banal and too often associated with novelty, notably "(How Much Is) That Doggie In The Window". Nevertheless, the record-buying public of the early 1950s loved her work and "Tennessee Waltz" sold 10 million copies, at that time becoming the second biggest selling single and only losing out to Bing Crosby's "White Christmas". Patti Page's impact in the UK was reduced because of local artists covering her hits.
Wednesday 12 December 2012
The late Ravi Shankar became known in the West through his association with The Beatles. But there was far more to the man George Harrison called the "godfather" of world music. He was a champion of crossover in its fullest sense. His sitar spoke to all our souls.
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