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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(...)

What’s with the far north and the sound of infinity? Sisters Ingrid and Christine Jensen, two of Canada’s finest jazz musicians, have crafted their ow(...)

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(...)

The UK jazz scene is still reeling from the loss, over the past year, of two of its most cherished sons, adopted Toronto-born trumpeter Kenny Wheel(...)

With the passing last year of Kenny Wheeler, Enrico Rava assumes the mantle of Europe’s elder statesman of the trumpet (at 74, he is three years older(...)

This duet by an emerging pianist and his mentor would have been of interest anyway – an opportunity to hear one of the most influential voices in E(...)

Kenny Wheeler was a shy and self-deprecating man who shrank from the acclaim that increasingly came his way in the decades before his death last ye(...)

Always the bridesmaid, never the bride, first-call UK session trumpeter Noel Langley has played his horn for everyone from the Lulu to Loose Tubes (...)

There’s big bands, there’s large ensembles and then there’s orchestras. Brooklyn trombonist and composer JC Sanford’s 15-piece orchestra is a motley a(...)

John Taylor: In Two Minds
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  • February 28, 2014, 00:00

Though this English pianist is much-loved and much-lauded, particularly on the continent (this was recorded in the Bauer Studio in Stuttgart for Ro(...)

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