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Four Classic Albums (Introducing The Kenny Drew Trio / This Is New / Talkin & Walkin / Jazz Impressions Of Rodgers & Hart - Pal Joey)
Four Classic Albums (Introducing The Kenny Drew Trio / This Is New / Talkin & Walkin / Jazz Impressions Of Rodgers & Hart - Pal Joey)
Price: £7.52

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Kenny Drew, 8 Jan 2014
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If you like bebop piano then you should enjoy this 2 CD set. The trio tracks where Drew sounds most Powellish are, in my opinion, the best, but there's lots of good music here.


Three Classic Albums Plus (52nd St Scene / Tony Scott In Hi-Fi / The Touch Of Tony Scott)
Three Classic Albums Plus (52nd St Scene / Tony Scott In Hi-Fi / The Touch Of Tony Scott)
Price: £7.65

4.0 out of 5 stars Tony Scott 2 CD, 8 Jan 2014
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A bit of a mixed bag. Tony Scott was a bit of an eclectic and this music is, I suppose, possibly, therefore a good sample of his work. He plays with musicians of various persuasions and the results are always at least acceptable and often very good indeed. Well worth a listen


Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson
Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson
by Geoffrey C. Ward
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.69

5.0 out of 5 stars Jack Johnson Book, 8 Jan 2014
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Unreservedly recommended. Mr Ward not only seems to get in all the facts but he also succinctly provides just enough context to make his story make sense all these years later. He also puts in little snippets which are often very amusing and make what could have been a worthy, but dull read, very, very enjoyable. Excellent!


Four Classic Albums (Introducing Clark Terry / One Foot In The Gutter / Clark Terry Quartet With Thelonious Monk / It's About Time)
Four Classic Albums (Introducing Clark Terry / One Foot In The Gutter / Clark Terry Quartet With Thelonious Monk / It's About Time)
Price: £7.90

5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Clark Terry 2 CD set, 8 Jan 2014
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Some good stuff here. The tracks with Monk are good but the Jimmy Hamilton titles are better. Well worth a listen.


Kansas City Lightning: The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker
Kansas City Lightning: The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker
by Stanley Crouch
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £17.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Stanley Crouch Book, 8 Jan 2014
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This book has been in the offing for about twenty years but has not been worth the wait. It is laboriously written with far too much space devoted to sketching in the historical background. Chuck Haddix's recent Parker book is vastly superior


Bird: The Life and Music of Charlie Parker (Music in American Life)
Bird: The Life and Music of Charlie Parker (Music in American Life)
by Chuck Haddix
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £15.72

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Chuck Haddix Book, 6 Jan 2014
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If you want an account of Charlie Parkers early career then this is the book to buy. His later activities are also dealt with but Haddix's knowledge of the early days is excellent and far better than the long awaited Stanley Crouch tome.


Live in Italy With Georges Arvanitas Trio
Live in Italy With Georges Arvanitas Trio
Price: £13.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Sonny Criss, 25 Aug 2013
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If you like Sonny Criss then you'll love this CD. It's Criss,live, with a great trio.. Buy it now, please.


Billie Holiday: Wishing on the Moon
Billie Holiday: Wishing on the Moon
by Donald Clarke
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 15 Feb 2013
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Donald Clarke is not only an excellent writer but he also is a very scrupuous recorder. If you are buying one book about Billie Holiday then buy this one.


Rico 2.0 Strength Reeds for Bb Clarinet (Pack of 3)
Rico 2.0 Strength Reeds for Bb Clarinet (Pack of 3)
Price: £5.49

5.0 out of 5 stars I rate it as good, 15 Feb 2013
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Clarinet reeds are very variable but these were were fine Nine more words required, so that's it, so OK, .


Up and Down with the Rolling Stones
Up and Down with the Rolling Stones
by Tony Sanchez
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Spanish Tony's time with the Stones, 26 Dec 2012
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Tony Sanchez was a 'gofer' for Brian Jones and, for many years, for Keef. The bits he saw are enlightening but, when the uncredited ghost writer fills in the other parts it gives the tale a very disjointed feel. Interesting in parts but 'The True Adventures of the Rolling Stones' by Stanley Booth is better if you want an insider's account. It's also much, much better written.


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