Coming of Age in Soho
Trad Dads, Dirty Boppers and Free Fusioneers - British Jazz, 1960-1975 - Duncan Heining
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Duncan Heining has been writing about jazz, improvised music and 20th century composition since 1996. He has written for Avant Magazine, Record Collector, The Independent and The Independent On Sunday. His main outlets currently are Jazzwise, Jazz UK and the All About Jazz website. In 2010, Scarecrow Press published his biography of African-American composer and musical theorist George Russell, George Russell - An American Composer.
The transformation of British jazz has been attached by various commentators to a singular event – the arrival in Britain in 1964 of the South African group, the Blue Notes. The chapter argues that there were conservative strains in British jazz, but that was only part of the picture. British musicians adopted jazz as a creative practice, and only by that, they were already innovating.