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Author of Funny Valentine, an acclaimed new biography of the jazz trumpet player and singer, Chet Baker.
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The inspirational story of Barbara Thompson, in her own words. Review by Fiona Ross.

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Saturday, 22 September 2018 15:37

This Is Hip, The Life of Mark Murphy - Peter Jones

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Engaging biography of innovative US jazz singer, Mark Murphy.

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Friday, 25 August 2017 16:01

All That's Jazz - Sammy Stein

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Kind Of Jazz contributor, Sammy Stein, explores the passion that goes into jazz music.

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New biography captures the unique spirit of Nina Simone.

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New book analyses Miles Davis's so-called lost quintet, 1968-1970, with mixed results. 

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Monday, 29 February 2016 01:15

DAVE GELLY (EDITOR): 30-SECOND JAZZ

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Subtitled the 50 crucial concepts, styles and performers, each explained in half a minute, this book is this year’s must-have gift for friends and family who are still clueless about jazz.

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The life of Art Pepper - one of the greatest jazz stories, now told from his wife's perspective

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