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Dudley Moore: Today

Read "Today" reviewed by Roger Farbey

Dudley Moore was something of a genius but his contribution to jazz could have been greater had he not been diverted by his other activities. Following his rise to stardom as a member of the satirical Beyond The Fringe team and his subsequent BBC television appearances with Peter Cook in the hit comedy series Not Only...But ...

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Adam Fairhall: Friendly Ghosts

Read "Friendly Ghosts" reviewed by Roger Farbey

Following undergraduate studies, virtuoso pianist Adam Fairhall took a Master's degree at Leeds College of Music, receiving a MMus in Jazz Studies (Performance) in 2005. Whilst at Leeds he studied with pianist Mark Donlon and took lessons with British jazz composer Matthew Bourne. The title of his album Friendly Ghosts, Fairhall's debut recording as a soloist, ...

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Jan Lundgren: Potsdamer Platz

Read "Potsdamer Platz" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Pianist Jan Lundgren is a fine example of a classically-trained European musician with a strong empathy with mainstream jazz. Potsdamer Platz is, in turn, a fine example of Lundgren's ability to compose fresh-sounding and often beautiful tunes, allied to a talented quartet of players who know just how to bring the pianist's ideas to life.

ARTICLE: BIG BAND REPORT

Buddy Rich: In a Zone of His Own

Read "Buddy Rich: In a Zone of His Own" reviewed by Jack Bowers

One of the channels that came with my Dish Network package is Classic Arts Showcase, which is a treasure trove of film clips documenting classical, ballet, folk, pop and other forms of music that one is unlikely to see anywhere else (although some footage is presumably available on YouTube, which more and more seems to encompass ...

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Gill Manly: The Lies Of Handsome Men

Read "The Lies Of Handsome Men" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

It's been 30 years since Gill Manly began singing jazz standards around the clubs and bars of London, after a few years honing her skills in West End musicals and fringe theatre. She has garnered much praise during that time, working with fellow singers Mark Murphy and Ian Shaw, among others. The Lies Of Handsome Men ...

Take Five With Tim Richards

Read "Take Five With Tim Richards" reviewed by Tim Richards

Meet Tim Richards:
Tim's first encounter with a piano was at the age of eight, in a dentist's waiting room. After classical piano lessons he taught himself jazz and blues from the age of 14, after seeing Thelonious Monk on TV.

Since forming the long-lived modern jazz quartet Spirit Level in Bristol in ...

ARTICLE: JAZZLIFE UK

Am I "Jazz People?"

Read "Am I "Jazz People?"" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

I rarely write anything too serious in a JazzLife UK article and, for the most part, this month's missive will be no different. However, the summer of 2010 started very sadly for UK jazz with the deaths of four popular, talented and influential musicians, and it seems appropriate to write a few words to remember each ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Jazz At Snape Proms

Read "Jazz At Snape Proms" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Snape Proms
Snape Maltings Concert Hall
Snape, UK
August 10, 17 and 24, 2010

The Snape Proms, held each August in the beautiful Snape Maltings in the east of England, once again featured a strong and varied selection of jazz concerts in its program. The Ronnie Scott's Jazz Orchestra, the Neil Cowley Trio and ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Neil Cowley: A Rock and Roll Take on Jazz

Read "Neil Cowley: A Rock and Roll Take on Jazz" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

It's not an observation based on hard evidence, but the jazz world seems to be more awash with piano trios than it has been for many years. Whether it's a whim of fashion, a response to economic recession, a reaction to the over-digitization of music technology, or something else entirely, is far from clear. But there ...