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Forgotten Jazz Orchestras: Billy Eckstine

In the years between 1939 and 1945, three different but somewhat related styles of music grew out of swing: rhythm and blues, spearheaded by Louis Jordan, the early-1940s Lionel...

Preview: Billie Holiday through a new lens.

New Black Films have announced the UK theatrical release of an incredible new documentary on the legend Billie Holiday. Directed by Emmy nominated James Erskine and co-produced by...

Vertaal: Paradigm Shifting

London based nu-jazz duo, Vertaal have been kicking up quite a storm in the past year. Having played at key venues and festivals including Ronnie Scott’s, Jazz Café, Cambridge...

Gene Perla – My History with Gary Peacock

On the 4th of September bassist, Gary Peacock passed away in New York aged 85. During his long and distinguished career, Peacock’s legacy of work had ensured him a legendary...

Turkish Mambo, by Lennie Tristano

The technique of overdubbing is second nature to recording artists and sound engineers. You record layers of musical performances one after another until you are satisfied that...

Mads Mathias | A Modern Day Crooner

This summer Danish Singer and Saxophonist Mads Mathias returns to the UK for a number of performances including a BBC Prom appearance. Mads is already somewhat of a star in his...

Miles Davis Quintet | It Never Entered My Mind!

In 1955, Bob Weinstock found himself in a tough spot. He was about to lose his most revered recording artist, trumpeter Miles Davis. Weinstock was head of Prestige Records, the...