John McLaughlin: The Journey Continues

Retirement? What retirement? It seems the rumours of John McLaughlin hanging up his axe have been greatly exaggerated as the six-string sage now returns with an emotive, if unusual, concept album, Is That So? Featuring revered Mumbai vocalist Shankar...

Omar Hakim: The Fire Inside

Renowned drummer Omar Hakim’s passion for percussion – and for jazz – was ignited by The Mahavishnu Orchestra's The Inner Mounting Flame. He spoke with us about his fusion-fuelled epiphany

Jimi Hendrix and jazz

While rock fans claim Hendrix as one of their own, he was also a major influence on jazz musicians and on subsequent jazz/rock hybrids. But how did Hendrix influence jazz? Keith Shadwick takes a close look at the Hendrix legacy

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