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Vocalist and composer Ruba Shamshoum represents the crest of a new wave in Irish creative music. A Palestinian, and a recent graduate of Newpark’s ja(...)

There’s nowhere to hide in a saxophone, bass and drums trio, but saxophonist Meilana Gillard wouldn’t need it anyway. Born in London, raised in Ohio, (...)

There is an appropriate symmetry to Tony Allen’s homage to Art Blakey. The co-creator (with Fela Kuti) of Afrobeat was hugely influenced by the thunde(...)

Rosa Dos Ventos – Portuguese for “weather vane” – is one of two simultaneous releases on the Anzic label from Anat Cohen, documenting the Isreali-born(...)

Don’t get me wrong – there’s nothing wrong with a little darkness, but Aaron Parks’ spacious, optimistic playing is like a shaft of sunlight in the de(...)

Dubliner Sue Rynhart’s first collection of songs, Crossings, was a blast of fresh air, a set of musical haiku that flew past the genre nets, borne onl(...)

However complex or elaborate musical art becomes, perhaps its greatest power is in the simple sound of the human voice, expressing timeless, universal(...)

Guitarist Dominic Miller modestly notes in the essay that accompanies his ECM debut that “nothing I do is original”, but his sage comment may strike j(...)

Marc Copland follows last year’s excellent Zenith, his first for his own Inner Voice label, with another quartet recording straight out of the top dra(...)

Technical virtuosity has always been jazz’s double-edged sword. Empty technique can be the enemy of artistic expression, but in the hands of an artist(...)

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