Brad Mehldau

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The name of Baltimore vibraphonist Warren Wolf may not be too well known, but the sidemen he has called on for his third release on well-funded US in(...)

Emerging Belfast pianist Scott Flanigan has been making a name for himself as a side man over the last few years, including appearances with demandin(...)

“It is actually strange, this whole business of performance,” says pianist Brad Mehldau in the essay that accompanies this towering, expansive(...)

Tigran Hamasayan: “The tour was our way of saying that this music is still alive in Armenia and we’re bringing it back to its origins. People have been waiting for me to play in Turkey for a long time”

God, it is said, works in mysterious ways. Tigran Hamasyan certainly thinks so. In October last year, during the recording of the pianist’s latest alb(...)

Mark Guiliana: ‘Listening to Coltrane play a melody on the saxophone makes me want to go practise drums’

In the search for the future of drumming, the end of a leafy, pot-holed lane in the midlands is not exactly the first place you would look. But on (...)

Detail from Good Bye To all That by Mick O’Dea

Last year the painter Mick O’Dea approached me to ask if I would contribute a short text to a publication on three of his exhibitions at the Kevin (...)

Charles Lloyd: ‘I wouldn’t be out here on the road if I didn’t feel younger than springtime in the music.’ Photograph: Douglas Mason/Getty Images

Charles Lloyd’s grandfather never entered a house by the back door, and that seems to explain something elusive about the way his grandson plays th(...)

Chris Thile is not a genre-hopper. He has travelled a long road from teenaged bluegrass prodigy to garlanded genius of American music. The average per(...)

Antonio Sanchez: Three Times Three
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  • September 26, 2014, 00:00

Antonio Sanchez, current incumbent of the drum stool in Pat Metheny’s world-beating group, takes time off from the day job to make three different (...)

Live Foyn Friis “crafts an earthy, shamanic sound that is equal parts folk, jazz, indy and country”

The theme of the 12 Points festival is that there is no theme, and that’s its strength – over the course of each festival, all planets in the m(...)

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