Frank Zappa's jazz legacy

Frank Zappa left a huge legacy of pioneering music and outspoken opinions that has proved obliquely influential in shaping the style and attitudes of generations of rock and jazz musicians, while often upsetting their elders and certain establishment...

Horace Silver: six essential albums

Pianist Horace Silver was one of the most influential pianists in jazz and the very personification and creator of what has been called soul jazz, composing what are now standards such as ‘Sister Sadie’ and ‘Señor Blues’ and piloting a distinctive...

Jazz on Film: Young Man with a Horn

Loosely inspired by the life of Bix Beiderbecke, Young Man with a Horn, featuring Kirk Douglas, Doris Day and Lauren Bacall, serves up more than its fair share of clichés but, says Selwyn Harris, it also exhibits plenty of redeeming features,...

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