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Charlie Parker – Bird Lives!

Charlie Parker changed the direction and sound of jazz and remains as influential today as it was revolutionary in his lifetime.

John Coltrane: the lost album

The unexpected news of the existence of an unreleased John Coltrane studio session, now issued as Both Directions at Once – The Lost Album, is sure to get the jazz world’s pulse racing.

Jazz drumming and the vision of Jonathan Barber

Kay Shackelford introduces a bold new force on the jazz drumming scene: Jonathan Barber When listening to Jonathan Barber, there’s an earful of innovative and thoughtful rhythmic execution that causes pause.

All aboard the Blue Note at Sea jazz cruise

Jon Newey experiences the unique musical possibilities of the Blue Note at Sea jazz cruise It’s early Monday morning on 29 January and the day has dawned surprisingly clear.

Introducing: Quincy Jones’ Qwest TV

Quincy Jones is many things – a 27-time Grammy award winner, TV and movie producer, actor, record company head honcho, magazine founder, and arranger and music producer of the biggest selling album of all time, Thriller.

Binker & Moses: twin peaks

The debut long-player, Dem Ones, from young-gun sax and drums duo Binker & Moses, garnered the prodigious pair some serious critical heat.

John Coltrane: Beyond the Holy Mountain

This month marks the 50th anniversary of the passing of John Coltrane, one of the true musical giants of the 20th century whose monumental legacy casts a considerable shadow across jazz and out into the wider artistic world.

Omar Puente – fiddler on the hoof

Dazzling Cuban expat violinist Omar Puente will be performing as part of the Jazzwise 20th Anniversary Special Festival at Ronnie Scott's on 17 March.

Jazzwise: artists to watch in 2017

Tomorrow is the question: These are the jazz starts you should look out for in 2017 If you’ve been lucky enough to spend the last 12 months stranded on a desert island, free from wall-to-wall news, social media and the world going to hell in a handcart, you may be shocked on your return to the mainland at how the tectonic plates of society have so dramatically shifted.

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