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Our latest choice of 5 of the greatest writers to exhibit some relevance for a jazz readership - spanning magazines, the dailies, novels and poetry. Ranked counting down
When the venerable literary institution The New Yorker publishes a Richard Brody article you know it is a special day
Best, certainly kindest (and that's OK), jazz live reviewer among the veteran London scene jazz hacks Mike Hobart's words always sing off the page. This ex-Howlin' Wilf (James Hunter) saxophonist on the side is bafflingly still unaward-winning
Even if it's not about jazz, not a backhand compliment either pun intended given his new Roger Federer book, Dyer takes us higher
Even when she goes too far. A born provocateur and remember that when you reach for the green ink or consider cancelling her. Shriver's very contrary high wire act wit challenges your dearest most liberal certainties to peel these away to the bone. Begin with 'Jazz is dominated by men. So what?' Not for the faint-hearted
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