Tia Fuller - The Ambiguity of Beauty

Saxophonist Tia Fuller is back with her most mature album to date, Diamond Cut, which sees her lining-up with jazz luminaires including Jack DeJohnette and Dave Holland, and seamlessly blending with acclaimed guitarist Adam Rogers. Kevin Le Gendre spoke to her about working with these new collaborators, how Terri Lyne Carrington shaped the album's production and the lessons learned from touring the world with R&B superstar Beyoncé

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Enrico Pieranunzi - Time Lord

Widely hailed as one of the finest pianists in Europe, 68-year-old maestro Enrico Pieranunzi has established an impeccable reputation as soloist and arranger. With the release of his latest album, Blue Waltz on the Stunt label, his playing is at its most effusively elegant in a compelling duo dialogue with bassist Thomas Fonnesbæk. Stuart Nicholson spoke to the Italian master and explores just what makes his approach so unique and inspiring

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New Jazz Generation - London Calling!

London's burgeoning new breed of genre-blind, rhythmically direct jazz musicians has been attracting youthful, multi-cultural audiences not seen in the UK for a generation, pioneering a radical and overdue shift in perception. With the US and Europe onside, Britain's broadsheets joining in the acclaim, a Shabaka Hutchings-produced album, We Out Here, compiling the scene's key voices, and many of those musicians returning this month to the Love Supreme Jazz Festival, Nick Hasted sits down in London with Moses Boyd, Nubya Garcia, Theon Cross and Joe Armon-Jones to discover where the scene began, what it stands for and where it's heading a year after Jazzwise first covered it

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John Coltrane - The Lost Album

The unexpected news of the existence of an unreleased John Coltrane studio session, now issued as Both Directions at Once – The Lost Album, is sure to get the jazz world's pulse racing. Featuring the classic line-up of Trane, McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison and Elvin Jones, Stuart Nicholson assesses the importance of its place in the iconic saxophonist's relentlessly creative canon on the Impulse! label

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Jeff Williams – Renaissance Man

US-born drummer and teacher Jeff Williams has just released his latest long-player, the propulsive Lifelike, with a stellar band brimming with prime UK players, including Kit Downes and Josh Arcoleo. Here he speaks to Selwyn Harris about the new record, his career beginnings with Dave Liebman and Stan Getz, as well as a memorable encounter with Miles Davis

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