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Harold McNair: Flute & Nut

Harold McNair: Flute & Nut

Harold McNair is barely known today. Yet he was one of the prettiest and most exciting modern flutists of the late 1960s and very early '70s. He was a beautiful saxophonist as well. McNair got off to a slow start in the jazz world and when he did, jazz was fading away for newcomers. Born in ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Chip Wickham: La Sombra

Read "La Sombra" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Twenty-five years into his career as a professional musician, saxophonist and flautist Chip Wickham has released his solo debut. La Sombra, recorded in Madrid with three excellent musicians from that city's jazz scene, is gorgeous.

Wickham hails from Manchester, in north-west England. The area is home to some distinctive musicians, most notably trumpeter Matthew ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Harold McNair: Harold McNair / Flute & Nut

Read "Harold McNair: Harold McNair / Flute & Nut" reviewed by Duncan Heining

Harold McNair
Harold McNair / Flute & Nut
Dutton Vocalion
2012 (1968/1969)

The story of Jamaican saxophonist/flautist Harold McNair is one of the great “what-might've-beens" of British jazz. He was, by all accounts, a charming, well-mannered guy with a beautiful sound on tenor, alto and, in particular, on flute, and the ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Joe Harriott: The Joe Harriott Story

Read "The Joe Harriott Story" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Almost 40 years after his death in 1973 at just 44 years of age, Joe Harriott's talent, imagination and impact on the development of jazz in Britain are gaining greater recognition than ever. Indeed, The Joe Harriott Story, an exceptional 4-disc box set of music from the alto saxophonist, is both a reflection of this belated ...

British Jazz

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Stan Tracey

Senior Moment

ReSteamed

2009

Stan Tracey

The Later Works

ReSteamed

2010

Various Artists

The Flamingo Connection: Great British Modern Jazz

Ember-Future Noise

2009



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