Gerry Mulligan – West Coast Cool

Gerry Mulligan, one of the giants of jazz's first century, would have been 90 this year. He left behind a legacy of epoch-defining recordings, notably The Birth of the Cool with Miles Davis, as well as a lifetime of pivotal encounters with luminaries such as Duke Ellington, Stan Getz and, most fruitfully, Chet Baker. Here in a series of revealing encounters with Roy Carr, the American composer, baritone saxophonist and arranger recalls key moments from his life as the pair crossed paths from 1957 right up to his final appearance at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1988

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Andrew McCormack – Big Bang Theories

Dividing his time between NYC and Europe has enabled pianist-composer Andrew McCormack to hone his craft, find direction and a coterie of like-minded conspirators to work with. Selwyn Harris spoke to the Roehampton-born, ex-Tomorrow's Warrior about how his travels have fed into his latest long-player, Graviton, a fusion of minimalism, neo-soul and jazz rock that sees him depart radically from his previous acoustic piano trio sets and renew his focus on composition

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Jamie Saft – Pop Art

The career of long term John Zorn associate, composer and multi-instrumentalist Jamie Saft is notable for taking a series of musical zig-zags and sonic left turns. Stuart Nicholson caught up with Saft to discuss his latest album, Loneliness Road, that sees his New Standard Trio with Steve Swallow and Bobby Previte team up with original wild one Iggy Pop

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Chick Corea - Lust For Life

Chick Corea, the eternally youthful giant of jazz piano, shows no sign of slowing down as he continues the epic 75th birthday celebrations that saw him perform 177 concerts with 26 ensembles and some 60 musicians in his native New York at the end of last year. With an extensive international tour itinerary encompassing headline performances at Cheltenham Jazz Festival in April and the Barbican in June, the revered pianist spoke to Stuart Nicholson about his beginnings with Cab Calloway to his stint in Miles Davis' 'Lost Quintet' and how music continues to unite rather than divide through its universal power and appeal

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Denys Baptiste - The Sound of Gravity

From his prodigious debut, Be Who You Are, which garnered a Mercury Prize nomination in 1999, saxophonist Denys Baptiste has always set a high watermark for his work. Yet for his latest long-player he's taken on the intimidating legacy of John Coltrane's most challenging period and produced what promises to be his finest album to date, Late Trane. Ahead of his performance at Cheltenham Jazz Festival in May, the Londoner spoke to Kevin Le Gendre about the impact of Saint John's abstract period and deep collaborations on the album, which include an energised guest spot from enigmatic British saxophonist Steve Williamson

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