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Jazz Musician Charlie Parker had an intoxicating freedom

March 12, 2015 Tim Card 0

Jazz musician Charlie Parker, one of the greatest talents in 20th-century music, died 60 years ago aged only 34. A host of young musicians have released tribute albums Jazz is full of shooting stars, great talents that dazzled briefly and burned themselves out too young. None burned so intensely as […]

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The 10 Best Jazz Films starting with The Jazz Singer1927

January 14, 2015 Cathryn Draper 0

  THE JAZZ SINGER is a landmark of American cinema: it was the first full-length Hollywood feature film in which dialogue was spoken as part of the film’s action. Eddie Cantor turned down the lead role, which instead went to Al Jolson. In his most famous performance, he introduced one […]