Craig Taborn - Phantom Navigators

M17-CoverJW-350As one of New York's most adventurous and in-demand players, keyboardist and pianist Craig Taborn has spun a career of prodigious proportions over the last two decades, traversing swing, funk and the avant-garde with the likes of James Carter, Chris Potter, Dave Holland and Tim Berne, among many others. Increasingly stepping out with his solo projects, each thoughtfully positioned as the next step in an ongoing process, Kevin Le Gendre spoke to him about the next piece of the puzzle, his haunting new quartet release on ECM, Daylight Ghosts

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Barry Guy - Margin Walker

M17-CoverJW-350Double-bassist, Barry Guy shows no sign of slowing down, his passion and imagination for free-wheeling improvisation and adventurous orchestral composition utterly undiminished as he nears the occasion of his 70th birthday. Philip Clark spoke to the ever-engaging musician responsible for the diffuse sounds on this month's exclusive Intakt-curated Jazzwise covermount CD, ahead of a celebratory performance at the Vortex this April

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Partikel - Beyond the Horizon

M17-CoverJW-350One of the UK's premier saxophone trios, Partikel, have been busy extending their frontiers, both musically and geographically. Selwyn Harris spoke to the band about their new-found explorations with strings and electronics, as well as the troupe's trailblazing touring adventures in jazz's outer global regions on the back of their latest long-player, Counteraction

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Led Bib - Heavy Weather Warriors

Feb-Jazzwise-cover-350Thirteen years after they first appeared on the UK scene with their rabid, hard-skronking take on the music of Zappa and Zorn, Led Bib were thinking about throwing in the towel. Yet, reconvening to record in Vienna at the start of 2016 reignited all the kinship and passion that first fired the band, resulting in their most impassioned album to date, Umbrella Weather. Whipping up a suitably torrential whirl of sound to match the chaos and confusion of the current times, drummer Mark Holub, bassist Liran Donin and saxophonist Chris Williams spoke to Nick Hasted about the band's desire to re-join the fray

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Miguel Zenón – Free State of Mind

Feb-Jazzwise-cover-350A series of critically-acclaimed albums combining serious East Coast vibes with Puerto Rican roots has bagged émigré alto-saxophonist Miguel Zenón a succession of high-profile prizes. Kevin Le Gendre spoke to the New Yorker about his latest latin-leaning album Tipico, and his work with Caravan Cultural, a community-based outreach programme that brings jazz to underprivileged communities back in his homeland

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