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A Certain Ratio: Lyceum, London; Pinski Zoo: The Venue, London

Richard Williams, The Times, 19 February 1982

WHO WOULD have thought, after it had been received into the White House and on to the Parkinson show, that jazz could ever again become a symbol of dissent, danger, glamour and romance? That, however, seems to be what has happened with the current pop musicians: in their quest for a music that kicks against the traditions of rock, they have reinvested such heroes of the early 1960s as Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Sun Ra and Eric Dolphy with the potency of rebel figures.

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