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Tubby Hayes: Return of the Little Giant

The reputation of Tubby Hayes as one of the world’s top tenor saxophonists of the 1950s and 1960s is set to be fully restored with the welcome release of Grits, Beans and Greens: The Lost Fontana Studio Sessions 1969. Stuart Nicholson navigates a...

Miles Davis – The Lost Quintet

From the first electrifying notes of Miles Davis’ trumpet, hooked to the sheer ferocity of Jack DeJohnette’s drums, it’s clear that Live in Europe 1969 is an album of truly monumental music making – the like of which is rarely heard today.

Billie Holiday's ultimate triumph

When Stuart Nicholson’s biography of Billie Holiday was published in the USA it was nominated a “Notable Book of the Year” by The New York Times Review of Books. Here, Nicholson reflects on the enduring artistry of the singer they called Lady Day,...

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