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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


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