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ALYN SHIPTON INTERVIEW
Alyn Shipton, Bass Player, Biographer of Dizzy Gillespie, Bud Powell, and Fats Waller, Jazz Critic of the Times, and Presenter of BBC Radio 3’s Jazz Library, is the first interviewee in what we hope will become an Exclusive Alagram series.

HOWARD MANDEL INTERVIEW
Howard Mandel, President of the Jazz Journalists Association, writer, editor, and producer for National Public Radio in the U.S. and author of “Future Jazz“ and “Miles Ornette Cecil – Jazz Beyond Jazz“, submits to the Alagram Inquisition.

GEOFF DYER INTERVIEW
Geoff Dyer is the author of a highly original book on jazz called “But Beautiful”, and several other equally unexpected works such as “ Yoga for People who Can’t be Bothered to Do it”, “ Paris Trance”, and most recently a history of photography called “ The Ongoing Moment “.This online Alagram interview breaks new ground when Geoff comes up with the answer before helping me formulate the question.

JOHN L WALTERS INTERVIEW
John L Walters is a musician, composer, producer and magazine editor. From 1987 to 1996 he was a member of the Electronic Jazz Orchestra Zyklus with Neil Ardley and Ian Carr. He is now managing editor of Eye Magazine , writes on music for the Guardian newspaper, and holds a degree in Maths with Physics from
King's College, London.