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About clivedav184z

Journalist and reviewer for The Times & Sunday Times, etc Twitter: CliveDavisUK Facebook: www.facebook.com/clive.davis.10 Instagram: clivephotos

The voice

Careers advice from on high in the FT’s interview with the queen of the Zeitgeist, Arianna Huffington:

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Morning fog, Thames

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Notebook

George Orwell, “As I Please”, Tribune, 1944.

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The best world music & folk albums of 2016

  My Sunday Times choices. Full details here [£]. Once again, there are a couple of discs here that don’t fit neatly into the world/folk categories. But then again, good music is good music: in the age of shuffle mode … Continue reading

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The best jazz albums of 2016

  My Sunday Times choices. Full details here [£]. 1 JOHN BEASLEY: Presents Monk’estra, Vol 1 (Mack Avenue) 2 CHARLIE HUNTER: Everybody Has a Plan Until They Get Punched in the Mouth (GroundUp) 3 MADELEINE PEYROUX: Secular Hymns (Impulse!) 4 … Continue reading

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Winter morning

If only they were all like this.

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Castes

A trip to Birmingham to make a TV programme about people’s attitudes to Brexit leaves Adrian Chiles pondering the question of social cohesion, or the lack of it. From his column in the RSA’s house journal, which doesn’t seem to … Continue reading

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Marlow

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Notebook

And so I hope at least to be able to fulfil one of the chief conditions of any fair portrayal of an era; namely honesty and impartiality. For truly I have been detached, as rarely anyone has in the past, … Continue reading

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In concert

Three recent reviews: Norah Jones at the Palladium; Charlie Hunter at Ronnie Scott’s; Madeleine Peyroux at the Festival Hall. All the gigs took place during the London Jazz Festival, although Jones’s date wasn’t actually part of it, for reasons that remain … Continue reading

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