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Bafta win for Jon Batiste

''Awesome we won,'' Jon Batiste's reaction on Twitter to winning the Bafta for best original score for Soul a win for the New Orleans pianist, Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails and his Old Etonian English-born bandmate Atticus Ross. Soul is also …

Published: 12 Apr 2021. Updated: 25 days.

''Awesome we won,'' Jon Batiste's reaction on Twitter to winning the Bafta for best original score for Soul a win for the New Orleans pianist, Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails and his Old Etonian English-born bandmate Atticus Ross. Soul is also nominated for an Oscar for best original score this year.

The story of Joe, voiced by Jamie Foxx, a jazz pianist scuffling for work in New York who on getting a club gig fixed up stumbles down a manhole in the street to find himself in an otherworldly realm where he meets the cynical 22 voiced by Tina Fey.

In the music saxophonist Tia Fuller who provides the real saxophone sound behind the hard to impress bandleader Dorothea Williams and probably steals the show in the fictional Half Note when hero Joe (voiced very warmly by Jamie Foxx) finally fulfils his dreams and plays a significant gig after years as a middle school teacher as he attempts to come back from the dead. Jon Baptiste photo Louie Brown/Universal

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Free At Last bassist Isla Eckinger has died aged 81

The death at 81 has been reported of double bassist Isla Eckinger who contributed to a landmark in the history of jazz by appearing alongside drummer Clarence Becton on the first ever ECM album Free at Last which was led by pianist Mal Waldron …

Published: 11 Apr 2021. Updated: 26 days.

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The death at 81 has been reported of double bassist Isla Eckinger who contributed to a landmark in the history of jazz by appearing alongside drummer Clarence Becton on the first ever ECM album Free at Last which was led by pianist Mal Waldron recorded in November 1969. Swiss site onlinereports.ch report that Basel player Eckinger, who also played vibes, died in a Dornach clinic on Thursday. Isla Eckinger, top. Photo: Manfred Scheffner