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There can be little argument that a jazz label ever captured a zeitgeist more completely than Impulse! did during its original 1960s incarnation. In the US, the fight back against white racism was cresting, opposition to the Vietnam war...By Chris May
I wanted to make an album that expressed ideas about being a black man living in England. The evolution of jazz has always been about including heritage and life experiences. Sometimes in the past in Britain we’ve just copied what the Americans do so well. But there’s a strong identity to the music that’s coming from here now.By Chris May
In Part 3 we leapfrog to present day, looking at one of several organizations that are dedicated to furthering the cause of women in the genre but not to the exclusion of others.By Karl Ackermann
Jazz and the movies have a shared history stretching back almost a hundred years. The relationship came into its own in the US in the mid twentieth century. Elia Kazan's 1950 movie Panic In The Streets is an early example of how film makers used jazz-based soundtracks to enhance drama...By Chris May
Being from Romania, I knew nothing about jazz. I mean zero, zilch, nada. All of a sudden I found myself in the middle of the ocean. Little by little I learned how to swim. Then I learned how to swim well. —Catalina PopescuBy Jim Worsley
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