Music and Performance
28 November 2005
Fourteen years after his death, Miles Davis lingers around jazz - a word he came to despise - like an unrepentant ghost...
Music and Performance
31 May 2004
After seeing Martin Scorsese's grand seven-film series The Blues, you feel as if you've attended a symposium on an all...
Ideas
26 January 2004
Some of the audio descriptions on the sleeves of ancient long-playing records make charming reading in the digital age...
Culture
08 December 2003
Too late - you've missed him. Ken Vandermark, the leading light of the new jazz from Chicago, was here for a few dates...
Music and Performance
01 September 2003
For what seemed like decades, jazz singers had to play out their performing lives in a curious kind of ghetto. Caught...
Culture
11 August 2003
Does it matter what records sound like? The question is not quite as dumb as it seems. It came to mind while...
Music and Performance
19 May 2003
''Reunited", sang Peaches and Herb, "and it feels so good." Music's happy reunions, however, are more like patched-up...
Music and Performance
14 April 2003
We are living through extraordinary times for the music business. One of the great success stories of the 20th century...
Culture
16 December 2002
It was brave of Elton John to use an image of his balding, Seventies self for the cover of Greatest Hits 1970-2002, and...
Music and Performance
11 November 2002
Artists are meant to bare their heart and soul to us, but the problem with doing it over, say, a six-album deal is that...
TV and Radio
02 September 2002
''Everybody's on Top of the Pops," sang the Rezillos in 1978, and after 38 years and 2,000 editions, they still are....
Culture
17 June 2002
For most of its modern life, pop music has been defined by hit singles. Whether heard via the milkbar jukebox of the...
Music and Performance
17 June 2002
The photographs published here of the young Chet Baker show a boyish face with sharp, high cheekbones, a missing tooth...
Culture
06 May 2002
At 50 years old, the New Musical Express is the great survivor of the music press. Its birthday issue trumpets half a...
Culture
07 January 2002
So many distracting bits of legend have attached themselves to Billie Holiday's name that it is hard to hear her...

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