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Alyn Shipton

Alyn Shipton is the award-winning author of many books on music including A New History of Jazz , Groovin' High: the Life of Dizzy Gillespie , and Hi-De-Ho: The Life of Cab Calloway . He is jazz critic for The Times in London and has presented jazz programs on BBC radio since 1989. He is also an accomplished double bassist and has played with many traditional and mainstream jazz bands.