Zoe Rahman - Fascinating Rhythms

JAZZWISE-COVER-AUGUST350Multi-award winning pianist and composer Zoe Rahman has taken the solo route on her latest album, Dreamland, a personal journey of covers and rhythmically-charged originals. Marking a new creative chapter in a career that’s seen her work closely with Courtney Pine and her own Mercury Prize-nominated trio, Rahman spoke to Peter Quinn about the process of going it alone

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Elliot Galvin - Puppet Masters

JAZZWISE-COVER-AUGUST350One of the exciting new generation of jazz musicians to emerge from Trinity Laban musical conservatory, Londoner Elliot Galvin has delivered a right-hook to the guts of jazz purists with his latest macabre offering, Punch. Selwyn Harris took a couple to the midriff while discovering this precocious young pianist’s appetite for the dark side of theatre, jazz and twisted analogue sounds

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Omar Puente – Fiddler On The Hoof

Dazzling Cuban expat violinist Omar Puente takes sizeably progressive steps on his latest eclectic longplayer, Best Foot Forward, an album dedicated to the memory of his late wife, Debbie Purdy, who continues to inspire and influence his work. Puente spoke with Kevin Le Gendre about spanning the distance between populism and abstraction while maintaining his identity amid a collision of global cultures

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Kamasi Washington – Golden Age of the Get Down

Jazzwise-July-2016-cover350Kamasi Washington’s audaciously ambitious triple-album The Epic was arguably the jazz event of last year, a launching pad for a continually ascending career trajectory that’s seen him win awards aplenty, wow audiences around the globe and even land a landmark gig at the BBC Proms this August. Ahead of his UK appearances at Glastonbury and Love Supreme Jazz Festival, Kevin Le Gendre spoke to the saxophonist and bandleader about family, fraternity and musical formulas on the way to unveiling the backstory behind the sensation

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The Impossible Gentlemen - Mission Impossible

Jazzwise-July-2016-cover350Transatlantic troupe The Impossible Gentlemen return with their latest long-player, Let’s Get Deluxe, a stellar suite of forward-thinking contemporary jazz. Selwyn Harris spoke to the band’s co-leaders, pianist Gwilym Simcock and guitarist Mike Walker, about the infl uences and humour which fed into the album’s creation

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