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Brian Morton

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Brian Morton

Brian Morton is a former academic, Times of London journalist and BBC arts and music presenter. He currently writes and farms in the West of Scotland.

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Will and Kate may look and dress like us, but their modernity is illusory. They, and the entire British polity, are tied to a 300-year-old law that puts sectarianism at the heart of the Union.

A jazz writer pays tribute to his longtime collaborator on The Penguin Guide to Jazz.

BELIEVE WHAT YOU WANT BUT BUTTON UP

Hadensville, Va.

The subtle sounds of this saxophonist defy definition.

The US government employed jazz musicians as ambassadors to
the world during the cold war.

When David Spencer Ware was a baby, his mother pronounced a blessing over him. Go See the World became the title of the saxophonist's first major-label record, for Columbia.

Fifty years ago, a young Polish journalist named Leopold Tyrmand lost
his job at the country's last surviving independent publication, the
Catholic weekly Tygodnik Powszechny, which was

On the morning of November 25, 1970, the body of a young African-American male was recovered from the foot of the Congress Street Pier in Brooklyn.

Since Miles Davis died on September 28, 1991, the merchandising machine has been in overdrive, pushing repackaged classics (Kind of Blue, Sketches of Spain), niche compilations and