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Charles Richard Jeremy Fox
(1921–1991 in Weymouth) was an English
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writer and broadcaster specialising in jazz
Jazz is a musical style that originated at the beginning of the 20th century in African American communities in the Southern United States. It was born out of a mix of African and European music traditions. From its early development until the present, jazz has incorporated music from 19th and 20th...
Fox worked as the jazz critic of the New Statesman
New Statesman is a British centre-left political and cultural magazine published weekly in London. Founded in 1913, and connected with leading members of the Fabian Society, the magazine reached a circulation peak in the late 1960s....
. In addition he occasionally contributed to The Guardian
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, The Sunday Times
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and The Gramophone
Gramophone is a magazine published monthly in London by Haymarket devoted to classical music and jazz, particularly recordings. It was founded in 1923 by the Scottish author Compton Mackenzie...
. From the early 1960s he hosted the British radio programme Jazz Today
. and regularly contributed interviews and documentary series to BBC Radio 3
BBC Radio 3 is a national radio station operated by the BBC within the United Kingdom. Its output centres on classical music and opera, but jazz, world music, drama, culture and the arts also feature. The station is the world’s most significant commissioner of new music, and its New Generation...
. He also wrote liner notes for British jazz releases.
Fox's book on Fats Waller
Fats Waller , born Thomas Wright Waller, was a jazz pianist, organist, composer, singer, and comedic entertainer...
was published in 1960. In 1984 he wrote a jazz recording guide titled The Essential Jazz Recordings
, i: Ragtime to Swing
with Max Harrison and Eric Thacker.