Composer and saxophonist Marty Ehrlich has spent three decades playing in ensembles led by some of the most influential avant-garde composers in ja(...)

Colum McCann at Sandymount, Dublin in 2011. New York, however, is where he wants to live now. Photograph: Alan Betson

‘You could write about this fat bastard in Central Park,” Colum McCann laughs down the phone, enthused by the idea (his) of talking about his n(...)