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Who was the best tap dancer? Fred Astaire or Gene Kelly? I along with many others would say it is Fayard and Harold Nicholas or as they were better known the Nicholas Brothers.

8 March 2015 | In depth

February marked the 50th anniversary of the release of John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme. It’s an album that I often turn to for inspiration and serenity; it purifies my soul.

1 March 2015 | Notes

Instead of writing about my ten favourite records this month, I have decided to review just one.

3 February 2015 | In depth

Martin Luther King and his supporters fought a titanic battle for suffrage in Selma, Alabama. Brian Jackson was Gil Scott-Heron’s writing partner and pianist. Together they produced some of the most insightful music of the 1970s. Here, Nick Grant reviews the new film Selma and Brian Jackson’s gig in London.

29 January 2015 | Notes

In the first of an occasional series, Hassan Mahamdallie, a bored teenager growing up in 1970s south west London, delves into his box of punk and New Wave singles and takes us on a personal, musical, cultural and political journey.

18 January 2015 | In depth