‘Clearly the reluctance to change, with all its rationalisations, is a sign of age.’

All that jazz: Helen Johnson gives in and signs up for Zoom

‘I hold my hands up: to be honest, I was more than slightly intimidated by the technical and experiental issues.’ | Photo: Gabriel Benois / Unsplash.

I know I belong to an ancient generation. My favourite singer by a country mile is Ella Fitzgerald. And this period of social isolation has given me time to explore the lives and work of Miles Davis and Bill Evans. So, we’re talking about a focus on the late 1950s – which is a long time ago, even for me. A lot of things have happened between then and now.

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