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The varied jazz of 1953

The Passion of Charlie Parker, cover image Photo: Impulse! Folders Nick discovered jazz in 1953 - the year Queen Elizabeth II ascended the throne, and a year that saw ragtime, swing, bebop, cool jazz and hard bop share the…

Our 22 picks for 2022

Have you started carrying a diaper “just in case”? That probably means fall is fast approaching, and with it one of the first rites of the season: the Chicago Jazz Festival. This year, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events…

The best time to visit Krakow

Poland's liveliest city captivates at any time of the year. Most of Krakow's attractions stay open year-round, and events take place every month. In April, May, September and October, mild temperatures and reduced crowds make it a great…

Obituary: Dr. Keith Emery Cook

Dr. Keith Emery Cook GORHAM - Dr. Keith Emery Cook, 82, of Gorham passed away peacefully with his family present on May 12, 2022. He was born in 1939 in Waterville of Carleton and Winona (Odlin) Cook of Fairfield. Keith grew up in…

Vale Bob Barnard – Specials

Australian jazz icon Bob Barnard has died aged 88. Alongside his brother Len, the trumpeter and cornetist played a key role in establishing the Australian jazz scene in the 1950s.The family has always played a key role in Bob Barnardit is…

One of the best jazz movies

There are few great films about jazz musicians, partly because there have been few black directors in Hollywood. One of the best jazz films, the 1977 film "Passing Through", was directed by independent filmmaker Larry Clark while his…