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JAZZ BOOKS

Chasin' the Bird: The Life & Legacy of Charlie Parker, Brian Priestley Brian Priestley's revision of Chasin' The Bird: The Life & Legacy of Charlie Parker; Peter Ind's Jazz Visions: Lennie Tristano & His Legacy

Living With Jazz, by Dan Morgenstern Living With Jazz: A Reader an anthology of Dan Morgenstern's writings; Is Jazz Dead? (Or Has It Moved To A New Address) by Stuart Nicholson

Elegant Soul a profile of Gene Harris

Spike Jones Off the Record The Man Who Murdered Music by Jordan Young

Circular Breathing Circular Breathing The Cultural Politics of Jazz In Britain by George McKay; Music For the People by James Nott

The Evolution of Jazz in Britain 1880-1935 by Catherine Parsonage; A History of Jazz in Britain 1919-50 by Jim Godbolt

BOOK OF THE MONTH I Blew It My Way Vic Ash's autobiography

Conversations In British Jazz by Mike Pearson; Chris Horne's Contemporary Jazz UK

Ronnie Scott's Some Of My Best Friends Are Blues has been reprinted: read our review of this book

Louis Armstrong's New Orleans Louis Armstrong's New Orleans by Thomas Brothers; William Howland Kenney's Jazz On the River

Dizzy The Life & Times of Dizzy Gillespie by Donald Maggin

It's About Time, Richard Cook on Miles Davis; The Last Miles by George Cole

>>READ Simon Spillett's essay British Jazz Pianists 1950-1970

>>READ about British Brass: Jazz Trumpeters 1950-1970; British saxophone soloists from 1950-1970; Yellow Birds: West Indian jazz musicians in London

>>READ our interview with Michael Garrick, and a listing of his 75th birthday gigs in May

>>Alan Robertson's Joe Harriott; read our review of this book

JAZZ CDs

Live At Harry's 1963 a live recording of Joe Harriott; Michael Garrick's new release Children of Time, and Jazz Praises at St Paul's [1968]; Tubby Hayes Quartet live set from 1966 [2 CDs] Addictive Tendencies; Tubby Hayes Live in London vol 2; Hayes Live At the Hopbine (1965) and Live at the Dancing Slipper (1966); Matt Wates Sextet, Ghost Dance [read about Matt Wates]

NEW ON VOCALION John Surman's Tales of the Algonquin [1971] and John Surman [1968]; Michael Garrick's October Woman [1965], Black Marigolds [1968] and The Heart Is A Lotus [1970]; Alan Skidmore's Once Upon A Time (1970); Mike Westbrook's Love Songs [1970]

Don Rendell's Playtime [1958], Roarin' [1961] and Touch Links Of Gold [1980]; Neil Ardley's Kaleidoscope of Rainbows; Ian Hamer's Acropolis

we feature the lifes and careers of Tubby Hayes, Hampton Hawes, Elmo Hope and Louis Armstrong


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