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Milford Graves obituary | Jazz

Drumming is a matter of doing several different and difficult things at the same time, and Milford Graves, who has died aged 79, extended that agility to just about everything he did in his polymathic life. To the jazz world, Graves was the percussion trailblazer who had played popular Latin-jazz and accompanied the South African [...]

Jeremy Pelt: Griot – This Is Important! review – a jazz album for everyone

Jeremy Pelt, a trumpet virtuoso who could have dropped without blinking into classic 1960s Blue Note sessions cut years before he was born, has interlaced his familiar mix of agile contemporary bop and elegant ballads with spoken-word passages on African American jazz life, edited from his own interviews with musicians across the generations. Pelt’s inspiration [...]

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