THIS MONTH'S FEATURES

Prodigiously-talented trumpet-player and Chaos Collective constant Laura Jurd has just released Together, As One, the dynamically varicoloured debut of her band, Dinosaur

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Brad Mehldau and Joshua Redman are seeking to elevate the status of the piano and sax formation with their forthcoming collaboration on Nonesuch, Nearness

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Pianist Neil Cowley and his trio of bassist Rex Horan and drummer Evan Jenkins go intergalactic with his new multi-media monolith Spacebond Apes

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Manfred Eicher united starry quartet of Eivind Aarset, Jan Bang, Arve Henriksen and Tigran Hamasyan to create the dazzling new double-album Atmosphères

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Ten Essential Albert Ayler Albums

Ten Essential Albert Ayler Albums

Spiritual Unity Get Back/Esp-Disk (1964)Ayler's 1964 studio debut for Bernard Stollman's ESP-Disk label is a bench mark free jazz recording that still has the power to shock and awe those...

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Frank Sinatra – the artist behind the image

Frank Sinatra – the artist behind the im…

Keith Shadwick charts the career trajectory of one of the great singers of the 20th century, classic albums and artistic lapses included. Plus, explore our 'Take 2: Frank Sinatra and...

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Jimi Hendrix and jazz

Jimi Hendrix and jazz

Since his death the influence of Jimi Hendrix's music and the general fascination with his celebrity has grown year on year. While rock fans claim Hendrix as one of their...

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Ten Essential Larry Young Albums

Ten Essential Larry Young Albums

Jack McDuff among others dubbed ‘the Coltrane of the Hammond organ’ – and he remains one of the all-time heavyweight players of this majestic instrument – expanding its language from...

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Ten Essential Sun Ra Albums

Ten Essential Sun Ra Albums

Sun Ra was one of the most inventive and controversial musicians of the 20th century. Here are 10 key recordings plucked by Edwin Pouncey from Ra’s enormous discography that continues...

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Gregory Porter – street life

Gregory Porter – street life

Singing sensation Gregory Porter has come a long way since the UK release of his debut album, Water, in 2011 and his first ever worldwide front cover in Jazzwise in...

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Miles Davis and John Coltrane – Yin and Yang

Miles Davis and John Coltrane – Yin and …

How did John Coltrane and Miles Davis get on? The odd couple, with contrasting personalities on and off the bandstand. But together the music they produced was peerless, says Ashley...

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Miles Davis – highs and lows at Newport

Miles Davis – highs and lows at Newport

When the Newport Jazz Festival began in 1954, it became a barometer for all that was hot in jazz in 1950s America. As such it was the backdrop behind the...

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Kamasi Washington and the West Coast Uprising

Kamasi Washington and the West Coast Upr…

The emergence of Los Angeles saxophonist Kamasi Washington as one of the hottest names in jazz – thanks to the avalanche of music he unleashed on his remarkable triple-disc debut...

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Bud Powell - the Agony and the Ecstacy

Bud Powell - the Agony and the Ecstacy

Brian Priestley celebrates Bud Powell’s place at the forefront of modern jazz, revisits his achievements alongside Charlie Parker at the birth of bebop, and explores the darker side of Powell’s exceptional...

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Wes Montgomery – The Full Monty

Wes Montgomery – The Full Monty

More than four decades after his death, the music of Wes Montgomery continues to illuminate the jazz guitar world like a beacon. Jack Massarik reappraises the Indiana superstar’s life and...

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Billie Holidayʼs greatest recordings

Billie Holidayʼs greatest recordings

  Billie Holiday was one of the greatest singers of the 20th century and left an extraordinary legacy of recordings behind when she died at the age of 44 in 1959...

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Billie Holiday's ultimate triumph

Billie Holiday's ultimate triumph

When Stuart Nicholson’s biography of Billie Holiday was published in the USA it was nominated a “Notable Book of the Year” by The New York Times Review of Books. Here...

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Matthew Bourne and Franck Vigroux revisit Kraftwerk's Radio-Activity

Matthew Bourne and Franck Vigroux revisi…

  "When you play electronic music, you have the control of the imagination of the people in the room, and it can get to an extent where it's almost physical." (Ralf...

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Miles Davis – Tutu

Miles Davis – Tutu

Miles Davis biographer George Cole recalls the significance Tutu, regarded by many as Miles’ last major statement, and talks to his main collaborator on the album, Marcus Miller When the Tutu...

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Keith Jarrett – Point of Departure

Keith Jarrett – Point of Departure

A singular force in the realm of spontaneously created music, Keith Jarrett has an unmatched body of work that straddles both jazz and classical worlds. This is reflected in the...

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Steve Coleman – Body of Elements

Steve Coleman – Body of Elements

  Rhythm has always underscored saxophonist Steve Coleman’s 30-year recording career. Across some 27 albums as a leader, he’s exerted a vortex-like pull of ancient and modern sounds, blending deep African...

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Ten life-changing jazz piano trio recordings

Ten life-changing jazz piano trio record…

From Bud Powell in the early 1950s to Michael Wollny in 2013, via Ahmad Jamal, Duke Ellington, Brad Mehldau and The Bad Plus, these are all outstanding jazz piano trio...

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JACO documentary: exclusive interview with film director Paul Marchand

JACO documentary: exclusive interview wi…

This month sees the long-awaited release of JACO – the documentary on the life and music of revered former Weather Report bassist Jaco Pastorius who died in 1987 aged 35...

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Sons of Kemet – Rhythms of Remembrance

Sons of Kemet – Rhythms of Remembrance

Sons of Kemet – the supercharged double-drums, tuba/sax four-piece led by clarinettist and saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings – arrived with a bang in 2013 with their aptly-titled, incendiary debut album, Burn...

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Phronesis – Above and Beyond

Phronesis – Above and Beyond

Since their breakthrough 2010 album, Alive, Scandi-Brit jazz trio Phronesis have been building an unrelenting momentum thanks to the special energy that sparks between bassist/band director Jasper Høiby, pianist Ivo...

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Kurt Elling – Out of This World

Kurt Elling – Out of This World

Kurt Elling’s richly resonant, subtly virtuosic voice is one of the most recognisable and celebrated in jazz earning him a Grammy for his 2009 album Dedicated To You alongside 10...

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Kamasi Washington – Big Bang Theory

Kamasi Washington – Big Bang Theory

There are few, if any, jazz triple albums that have made quite the impact that Kamasi Washington’s The Epic has had this year. Kevin Le Gendre spoke to the Los...

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Cécile McLorin Salvant – Something Old, Something New

Cécile McLorin Salvant – Something Old, …

In a world obsessed with looking back instead of forward extraordinary jazz singer Cécile McLorin Salvant is something of a paradox: a deeply soulful virtuoso capable of taking 100 year old...

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Andy Sheppard – Heavy Lullabies

Andy Sheppard – Heavy Lullabies

Saxophonist Andy Sheppard has been a constant presence on the British, and international, jazz circuit since he emerged as part of the late 1980s young UK jazz scene, yet for...

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Cassandra Wilson – Sowing New Seeds

Cassandra Wilson – Sowing New Seeds

For all of the welcoming warmth of her instantly recognisable voice, Cassandra Wilson has never taken the safe option in a career that now spans almost three decades. From her...

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Branford Marsalis – Spiritual Soliloquy

Branford Marsalis – Spiritual Soliloquy

Branford Marsalis has always tackled every musical challenge head on – be it playing arenas with Sting, freewheeling improvised rock with the Grateful Dead, primetime US television shows or leading...

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Hiromi Uehara – Alive and Kicking

Hiromi Uehara – Alive and Kicking

Right from her student days at Boston’s Berklee College of Music, when she also recorded her debut album Brain, Hiromi Uehara always stood out from the crowd with her molten...

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Blue Note – the story of the best-loved record label in jazz

Blue Note – the story of the best-loved …

Beginning in an unlikely way in New York in the year World War II broke out with a boogie-woogie record, by the 1960s Blue Note had created an identifiable sound...

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John Coltrane – Giant Steps

John Coltrane – Giant Steps

Less than a month after Kind of Blue was recorded in 1959, John Coltrane first entered the studio to make what in many ways was that mighty album’s equal: Giant...

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