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  1. Blue notes

    Posted Sep 05th 2010, 12:00am by Robin Lynam

    ... Session musicians are the unsung heroes of the hit record business - or they were until they were largely replaced by computer programs. Back in the 1960s heyday of Berry Gordy's Tamla and Motown labels, though, technology was nowhere near the point ...

  2. Blue notes

    Posted Oct 18th 2009, 12:00am by Robin Lynam

    ... Robin Lynam Ronnie Scott's in London, one of the world's great jazz clubs, recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. In the 1980s, Ronnie's became a favourite of jazz aficionados for hosting some of the genre's best, such as Joe Pass, who delivered a spellbinding solo set there in 1980. Georgie Fame took to the stage for one night of the jazz club's ...

  3. Blue notes

    Posted Jun 07th 2009, 12:00am by Robin Lynam

    ... Robin Lynam The practice of simultaneously releasing CDs and DVDs of concert performances with identical track lists can give the impression that the audio disc is merely the DVD without the video content. That's often not so, and the newly released Returns double CD by Return to Forever and their Live at Montreux DVD and Blu-Ray disc are a case in point. The concert film ...

  4. Blue notes

    Posted Mar 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Robin Lynam

    ... Robin lynam There is no definitive answer to the question: 'Which was the first real rock'n'roll record?' But debate on the subject nevertheless rages on. Two of the most strongly touted contenders are Wynonie Harris' Good Rockin' Tonight from 1947 and Jackie Brenston and Ike Turner's Rocket 88 from 1950. British clarinetist Kenny Martyn, ...

  5. Till Bronner

    Posted Dec 14th 2008, 12:00am by Robin Lynam

    ... Robin Lynam Till Bronner Rio (Universal) Recorded largely in Rio de Janeiro, as the title suggests, this collection of tunes reflects German trumpet player/vocalist Till Bronner's love of Brazilian music. Producer Larry Klein has assembled an impressive roster of Brazilian musicians and guests including Milton Nascimento, Sergio Mendes, Vanessa da Mata and Lucianna Souz. ...

  6. Charlie Haden Family and Friends

    Posted Dec 14th 2008, 12:00am by Robin Lynam

    ... Robin Lynam Charlie Haden Family and Friends Rambling Boy (Universal) There are many country musicians who play or aspire to play jazz, but few jazz musicians choose to play country. That however is the music the great jazz bassist Charlie Haden (below) spent his childhood performing on the Haden Family Radio Show, and this collection of bluegrass-based Americana harks back ...

  7. Coltrane

    Posted Nov 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Robin Lynam

    ... Robin Lynam by Ben Ratliff Faber and Faber HK$255 The significance of John Coltrane's contribution to jazz was a widely debated subject well before his premature death, aged 40, in 1967. More than four decades later it remains so. Asked in 1966 what he would like to be in 10 years, and with no notion of how little time he had left, Coltrane replied: 'I would like ...

  8. Jimmy Smith, pioneering king of the Hammond organ

    Posted Mar 13th 2005, 12:00am by Robin Lynam

    ... I can't honestly say that my week, from a jazz fan's point of view at least, got off to a good start. Not all great musicians' deaths are widely reported, and I hadn't heard of the passing of the great Jimmy Smith, on February 10, unti ...

  9. Saxophonist Garbarek gives voice to a foreign affair

    Posted Aug 31st 2003, 12:00am by Robin Lynam

    ... Most of the great jazz musicians have been American, and indeed some of the more ethnocentric jazz pundits are wont to refer to it as 'American music'. The inference here is clear. It is that musicians from other parts of the world merely mimic ...

  10. Well-wishers urge ailing 'Brother Ray' to hit the road

    Posted Aug 10th 2003, 12:00am by Robin Lynam

    ... I'm sure I'm not alone in wishing Ray Charles a speedy recovery from the hip problem that temporarily took him off the road last week. Charles, also known to fans as 'The Genius' and 'Brother Ray', turned 72 last September an ...




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