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Joe Lovano: “This current scene is going to be behind us very soon. We have to stay strong and believe in the universe.” Photograph:  Jimmy Katz

You might say that Joe Lovano was born with a silver saxophone in his mouth. His father, Tony ‘Big T’ Lovano, was a respected amateur saxophonist in t(...)

Huun-Huur-Tu: celebrated Mongolian throat singers

Referring to avant-garde composer John Cage, Brian Eno once joked that “we don’t all have to be polar explorers”. His point was that while it’s import(...)

Linda Oh may be best known for her side-woman work – notably with trumpeter Dave Douglas and guitarist Pat Metheny – but her stock as a band leader is(...)

There have been various jazz-meets-electronica projects over the years, in which jazz musicians meander over synth washes and programmed beats until (...)

Ever the innovator, trumpeter Dave Douglas’s latest release, through his own Greenleaf label, is another brave attempt to change the way we consume m(...)

Rhythm Method: By the Bye
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  • November 20, 2014, 16:00

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Horace Silver in an image from the sleeve of the Blue Note record Senor Blues - Cool Eyes.

Jazz musician Horace Silver, a composer known for pioneering hard bop, has died at age 85.Silver, a native of Norwalk, Connecticut, was shaped by the (...)

He’s best known for his day job with singer Jamie Cullum. But for the past five years trumpeter and composer Rory Simmons has spent his downtime explo(...)

Marius Neset: ‘People coming to the concerts now, they know my music, and they have expectations. But I can’t focus on that’

Being a saxophone idol is a relatively new experience for Marius Neset. Three years ago, the young Norwegian was one among many rising young stars of (...)

The Claudia Quintet: September
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  • November 29, 2013, 00:00

American jazz may still be a place where the “masculine” values of individuality and virtuosity have the upper hand. This is in contrast, perhaps to t(...)

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