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Jazz bassist and composer, Ronan Guilfoyle

For a jazz composer, Ronan Guilfoyle had a better start than most. At a time when rock’n’roll was sweeping all before it, the Guilfoyle house in leafy(...)

The abrupt disclosure surprised many as no official announcement has been made by the festival committee or Diageo. Photograph: David Sleator

Concern has been expressed for the future of the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival following the revelation that the long-time programmer and festival direc(...)

The late Willie Meighan of Rollercoaster Records in Kilkenny

Willie Meighan, the owner of Rollercoaster Records in Kilkenny, and a prominent figure in music, has died after living with cancer for a year, it was (...)

Kevin Eubanks’ fourth release since the demise of The Tonight Show band is the work of an east coast musician with divided loyalties. The first half i(...)

Free jazz saxophonist Evan Parker: His  performances are  not for the faint-hearted, an intense experience, requiring effort and concentration from the listener as well as the performer. Photograph: Caroline Forbes

If you’ve never heard Evan Parker play a saxophone, there is little by way of comparison that can prepare you for his visceral, otherworldly sound. T(...)

Aziza (named for a Beninese god of inspiration) may tick all the “supergroup” boxes, but drummer Eric Harland, bassist Dave Holland, guitarist Lionel(...)

David Liebman: “I’m good but I’m not that good. I don’t know how this happened to me. I still pinch myself daily”

‘As far as I’m concerned,” says Dave Liebman in a Noo Yawk accent straight out of an old gangster movie, “when you’ve got that horn in your mouth, wh(...)

Manfred Eicher: one of the most influential figures in contemporary jazz

Manfred Eicher is leaning over a mixing desk, lost in concentration. Dressed in his trademark grey, white shoulder-length hair hanging down ov(...)

Julian Arguelles: Circularity
  • Music
  • March 21, 2014, 00:00

From his beginnings with the influential Loose Tubes, through his collaborations with innovators from both sides of Atlantic, to his own searching (...)

Mark Dresser Quintet: Nourishments
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  • September 27, 2013, 00:00

West coast bassist Mark Dresser doesn’t like to make things easy. Dresser is a longtime associate of sonic innovator Anthony Braxton, and his compo(...)

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