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Pat Metheny: “The sixties were happening everywhere else but they didn’t start in Missouri until 1971.”

A lawyer’s boardroom in midtown Manhattan is not exactly the sort of place you expect to find a jazz musician, but the man I am waiting to meet i(...)

Terence Trent D’Arby, now called Sananda Maitreya. Photograph: Tim Hall/Redferns

When Sananda Maitreya references his previous life as Terence Trent D’Arby, he looks uncomfortable. He even says “he”, not “I”, as though he is talkin(...)

John Coltrane died 50 years ago this week. In the intervening decades, the saxophonist’s reputation has suffered not the tiniest decline. One could co(...)

In her prime: a youthful Whitney Houston on stage  in June 1988. Photograph: RDA/Getty Images

On February 11th, 2012, as musical royalty descended on Los Angeles for the Grammys, Whitney Houston checked in to the Beverly Hilton hotel with an en(...)

Laura Jurd with her band Dinosaur

The first record in your collection is not generally something you feel inclined to advertise. It was probably some long-forgotten adolescent pop, the(...)

Bob Dylan: worthy of the Noble laureate

The gloomy English poet Philip Larkin hated most things about the modern world – even Miles Davis – so the fact that he was even half-tolerant of Bob (...)

When it comes to far-out music, you can rely on Dave Leavers and Max Hallett. The pair, who mask up as Danalogue and Betamax, are two-thirds of jazz (...)

Lawyers responsible for untangling the multi-million dollar estate of music superstar Prince, who died with no known will, are in court on Monday for the start of what could be a years-long dispute over his fortune. Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

Lawyers responsible for untangling the multi-million dollar estate of music superstar Prince, who died with no known will, are in court on Monday for(...)

Prince performing in March  2009 in Los Angeles, California. Photograph: Kristian Dowling/Getty Images for Lotusflow3r.com

It would be hard to assemble a greater bunch of brilliant contradictions than are embodied in the singular life and person of Prince, who has died at (...)

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(...)

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