Issie Barratt: Time For Change

A dedicated champion of the underdog, baritone saxophonist and educator Issie Barratt has long been an agent of change within jazz. Her latest vehicle for opening the eyes, ears and attitudes of audiences and musicians alike is her all-female...

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

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