Count Basie

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Hal Blaine. Photograph: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty

Hal Blaine, one of pop music’s most prolific and brilliant drummers, who played with Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, the Beach Boys and more, died on Mo(...)

Amir Amor (far right) and his bandmates in London band Rudimental

There’s a rich seam of cultural DNA at the heart of the latest chapter in the Guinness Made Of More campaign, fusing the energy of 1930s New York jazz(...)

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(...)

The young Earl Gill. The resident band leader at the Shelbourne Hotel for over 40 years, Gill, who has died aged 82,  was also one of the last of the remaining great showband leaders of the 1960s and 1970s in Ireland

Earl Gill, who has died aged 81, was one of Ireland’s most influential and accomplished professional musicians for over 60 years, both in terms of his(...)