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  • 144 pages 
  • 27cm x 21cm 
  • Published in London, 2019 

Taking its name from the 1967 album by jazz pianist Thelonious Monk, Straight No Chaser magazine champions ‘interplanetary’ sounds: from the ancient to the future, it travels along the connections between the music created by the African diaspora. First founded in 1988, this is the second of their revived issues after a 10-year hiatus.


In this issue:


  • Steam Down Meets IG Culture, James Brandon Lewis & Thomas Sayers Ellis (Heroes Are Gang Leaders), Kahil El’ Zabar (Ethnic Heritage Ensemble), Shirley Tetteh (Nardeydey, Kokoroko, Nerija), trombonist Rosie Turton, (Nerija), Bristol based Ishmael Ensemble and South African bassist Herbie Tsoaeli
  • Label profiles on Soul Jazz and Brownwood Recordings
  • Classic interviews from the Straight No Chaser archive including Pharoah Sanders, Yusef Lateef, Abbey Lincoln, Dr John, Fontella Bass, Flora Purim and McCoy Tyner
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