Music and Performance
26 November 2001
John Coltrane was a natural subject for photographers. Every study of him portrays this big, heavy-framed, saintly-...
Culture
05 November 2001
The further away we get from the rock'n'roll tradition of Elvis and his contemporaries, the more remote we are from...
Culture
01 October 2001
Child stars soon shoot out of sight. Like childhood itself, they have no choice but to take their leave of us. That...
Culture
13 August 2001
Jazz was always a music dominated by outsize personalities, from Louis Armstrong to Miles Davis, but in its current...
Culture
11 June 2001
Where have all the protest singers gone? Gone to rap records, every one. Or almost every one: there's still the...
Culture
04 June 2001
There's nothing wrong with being a long-serving artiste, but it helps if you still have something useful to contribute...
Culture
16 April 2001
Miles Davis has been dead for ten years, yet he hovers over jazz like a ghost who won't go away. For someone who didn't...
Culture
26 March 2001
Even a modest exposure to the exigencies of Popstars would make any self-respecting lover of popular music despair. As...
Culture
19 March 2001
It's rare to find a free-standing individual within the huge and Byzantine web that is dance music, but Talvin Singh is...
Culture
26 February 2001
The Beatles will never go away. With their 1 compilation outselling every other group on the planet over the Christmas...
Culture
15 January 2001
We like to hang on to surviving musical giants and believe in them no matter what, because there's an unspoken...
Culture
08 January 2001
Bill Evans was not the greatest of jazz pianists, but he has probably been the most influential. His romantic, vigorous...
Culture
11 December 2000
Over lunch last week, my companion and I pricked up our ears at a familiar voice coming through the room's sound system...
Culture
30 October 2000
The Who seem to have been with us for ever, but in fact their official lifespan was from 1964 to 1983. The subsequent...
Culture
09 October 2000
Much of the attention centred around Keith Jarrett of late has had more to do with the state of his health than with...

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