Magnus Öström: “We were the guerrillas of jazz.” Photograph: Emil Nils Nylander

When talking to Magnus Öström, it’s hard to know when to raise the subject of Esbjörn Svensson, his friend and partner in the groundbreaking Esbjörn (...)

Kansas City-born saxophonist Logan Richardson has gone all out on his debut for Blue Note, recruiting what can best be described as band of ringers. (...)

Tributes this effusive are usually delivered posthumously. A stroke in 2007 may have deprived Eberhard Weber of the ability to play his instrum(...)

Thanks to his day job with the world-beating Pat Metheny Group, and not to forget his own frankly occult powers at the drumset, Antonio Sanchez has(...)

This collection of songs from around the world are what singer Kurt Elling candidly terms his “charmers” – songs he uses “to extend a hand” to(...)

Musician Joni Mitchell performs at the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz International Trumpet Competition and Herbie Hancock Tribute in Hollywood in  October  2007. Photograph: Max Morse/Reuters

Singer Joni Mitchell is alert and is expected to make a full recovery, according to a statement on her official website contradicting a friend’s cour(...)

Jimmy Greene: Beautiful Life
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  • January 1, 2015, 16:00

Beautiful Life is a heart-opening response to unimaginable pain. Saxophonist Jimmy Greene’s daughter Ana Grace was one of the 20 children kill(...)

John Scofield: one of ‘the big 75’ of contemporary jazz guitar

It’s the week of the 50th anniversary of the Beatles arrival in America, and I’m in a taxi heading into downtown Manhattan. Images of the four fres(...)

Guitarist Pat Metheny can be hard to pin down. To hardcore fans he is the musical deity who leads the Pat Metheny Group, a crafter of blissed-out groo(...)

Gary Husband & Alex Machecek: Now
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  • January 24, 2014, 00:00

Known to some as the drummer with clean-limbed 1980s sophisto- pop group Level 42, and to others as the keyboardist in John McLaughlin’s stellar 4t(...)