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 Bob Dylan performing at Hyde Park,  London in July last year. File photo:  Dave J Hogan/Getty Images

A few years ago, sitting beneath shade trees in Saratoga Springs, New York, I had a two-hour discussion with Bob Dylan that touched on Malcolm X, the (...)

João Gilberto in 2008. The performer is credited with helping  to turn bossa nova into a global symbol of a young and confident Brazil. Photograph: Marco Hermes/AFP/Getty Images

João Gilberto, one of the primary creators of bossa nova, the intimate Brazilian music that became a major cultural export, has died. He was 88. His s(...)

Fred Hersch, one of the most respected musicians on the New York jazz scene, plays the Bray Jazz Festival

Ten years ago, as he lay recovering from an illness that many thought would end his life, let alone his career, Fred Hersch’s doctor said something th(...)

João Gilberto circa 1960. A recent announcement of his death, on Twitter, turned out to be exaggerated. Photograph: Tom Copi/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

Last month it was announced on Facebook that the Brazilian bossanovista João Gilberto had died. The singer and virtuoso guitarist had collapsed at his(...)

Melody Gardot: “The first recording was a surprise. It was almost like the songs fell out of me.” Photograph: Franco P Tettamanti

‘It was like an open invitation from the world around me to do something, and I said yes.” Melody Gardot is talking about how music saved her life.(...)

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 (...)

Iain Ballamy: ‘I think of them as different sides of something, rather than different somethings. But the people who like to bag music up and put it into genres struggle with that.’

Iain Ballamy is a quiet man, not a bit like a 46A. However, in common with the bus to Dún Laoghaire, the acclaimed English saxophonist is apt to keep (...)