Dan Weiss - Weiss Squad

Maverick New York City drummer Dan Weiss’ fearless approach has seen him play blistering tabla beats with Rudresh Mahanthappa and turn rap rhythms into balletic percussive workouts. Now leading his death metal-influenced group Starebaby, who appear at this month’s Cheltenham Jazz Festival, Stuart Nicholson caught up with this most idiosyncratic of drum dynamos

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Vula Viel – Wild Wood

A tough initiation in Ghana prepared Bex Burch for the raw, off-kilter Afro-funk of her trio Vula Viel. She tells Nick Hasted about the surprising ties that bind wood spirits, quantum physics and jazz

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Steve Williamson – Rivers Of Song

Saxophonist Steve Williamson has been a mercurial force on the UK scene for more than three decades. He spoke with Kevin Le Gendre about his ongoing inspirations and harmonic investigations, and his mentoring of the next generation of jazz musicians under the auspices of his classically-charged project, StringTing

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The Bad Plus - Rebel Yell

Power trio The Bad Plus are still going strong after almost two decades, no mean feat for a contemporary jazz instrumental ensemble. Besides their genre-busting, collectivist approach to piano, bass and drums, they’ve also built up a huge fanbase with their incendiary live shows and unique cover versions. At the end of 2017 the widely admired post-bopper, Philly-born Orrin Evans, replaced original pianist Ethan Iverson, with the new line-up immediately releasing Never Stop II. Selwyn Harris grills the group on the eve of their debut performance at Cheltenham Jazz Festival, about the band’s initial rebel status, how the newcomer is settling in and what it’s like road-testing the new line-up

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Jan Garbarek - Tundra Spirit

Norwegian saxophonist Jan Garbarek has come to epitomise what’s become known to many as the ‘Nordic tone’ – a crystalline sound with a direct, poetic earthiness. It’s an aesthetic that’s also become the hallmark of renowned German label ECM. As the latter imprint celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, Stuart Nicholson spoke to Garbarek about his singular five-decade relationship with Manfred Eicher’s esteemed label

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