Wolfgang Muthspiel – Waltzing with Grace

Wolfgang Muthspiel's musical journey has taken him from Austria to America and, with that relocation, a shift from classical climes to the heart of the New York jazz scene. Stuart Nicholson spoke to the much-lauded guitarist about the importance of asserting native identity in an increasingly globalised world and the making of Rising Grace his latest album for ECM

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MAC Power Trio – Delicate Thunder

Jazzwise-November2016-Cover350The triumvirate of saxophonist/bass clarinetist David Murray, pianist Geri Allen and drummer Terri Lyne Carrington are turning the concept of a 'power trio' on its head with their latest project. Ahead of their EFG London Jazz Festival headline appearance this month, Kevin Le Gendre spoke to them about their quietly acoustic modes of subversion, captured on their long-player Perfection, its title taken from an unrecorded Ornette Coleman song, with the latter icon's revolutionary spirit inspiring the group's muscular music

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EST Symphony – Orchestral Wonderland

Jazzwise-November2016-Cover350A star-studded symphonic take on the music of the late, great and much-missed Swedish pianist Esbjörn Svensson finds founding EST members Dan Berglund and Magnus Öström combining with pianist Iiro Rantala and orchestral arranger Hans Ek to fulfil a dream, an ambition left unrealised by Svensson's tragic death in 2008. Stuart Nicholson spoke with the makers of EST Symphony about paying tribute to a jazz revolutionary

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Dave Holland and Aziza – Dreams of The Elder

Jazzwise-November2016-Cover350Double-bassist Dave Holland was famously mentored by Miles Davis, now through his various academic roles he's busy passing on his flair and experience, inspiring and advising a younger generation of jazz players. Ahead of his headline performance at this year's EFG London Jazz Festival with his new group project Aziza – featuring Chris Potter, Lionel Loueke and Eric Harland – Selywn Harris spoke to Holland about the principles behind his educational methods and the plugged-in potency of his star-studded quartet

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Bugge Wesseltoft – Professor Bugge

The Norwegian nu-jazz invasion of the mid-1990s owed much to the plucky maneuverings of the questing Jazzland imprint, that celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Early releases from Bugge Wesseltoft and Beady Belle were to place Europe on the jazz map once more and the label's influence pervades through a crop of current sonic alchemists. Ahead of the label's Kings Place residency at the London Jazz Festival, Stuart Nicholson spoke to Wesseltoft about the evolution of Jazzland, the roster he helped create along with Sten Nilsen, and the ongoing relevance of its tradition-meetselectronic innovation to the contemporary scene

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