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Essay

Alvin Fielder 1935–2019

January 2019

In her memoir of the great US jazz drummer, educator and pharmacist, Val Wilmer recalls her visit to Alvin Fielder’s hometown of Meridian, Mississippi, where he introduced her to leading Civil Rights activists for her project to photograph the lives of black women

Interview

A new dark age

September 2018

Gazelle Twin shares her forthcoming album Pastoral, which examines the fear and loathing behind the lace curtains of Olde England: “I felt like I was bristling with dread, like things were closing in on us all. I suddenly felt very aware of the violence and injustice that lay behind almost everything I deemed nice.’’

Interview

Summer of love

September 2018

Russian underground chronicler Artemy Troitsky talks to Ilia Rogatchevski about Leto, Kirill Serebrennikov's new film documenting the 1980s Soviet rock scene

Essay

The Alphabet Of Dewey Johnson 1939–2018

July 2018

Pierre Crépon recalls the life and work of the New York based jazz trumpeter who appeared on John Coltrane’s Ascension and performed alongside Rashied Ali, Pharoah Sanders, Giuseppi Logan, Paul Bley and others