Jazz

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Tributes paid to South African musician and activist Hugh Masekela

Father of South African jazz, who had career spanning more than five decades, dies aged 78 Tributes paid to South African musician and activist Hugh Masekela Father of South African jazz, who had career spanning more than five decades, dies aged 78 Hugh Masekela obituary: jazz pioneer who fought the evil of apartheid Jason Burke […]

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Arthur Blythe, acclaimed jazz musician, dies aged 76

Blythe was at the vanguard of jazz in the 1970s, when his Lenox Avenue Breakdown album from 1979 described as a masterpiece Arthur Blythe, the jazz musician and composer who was a key part of the genres experimentation in the 70s alongside the likes of Don Cherry, has died at the age of 76. A […]

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Dancing in the streets: William Claxton’s jazz life in pictures

In 1960, photographer William Claxton and German musicologist Joachim Berendt travelled the United States from Greenwich Village to Chicago and California, hot the heels of a musical phenomenon Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2016/aug/25/jazzlife-william-claxtons-jazz-life-in-pictures

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