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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 Mahadevan and tabla titan Zakir Hussain, the guitarist spoke to Stuart Nicholson about how this latest Indo-jazz quest extends the vision he first explored with Mahavishnu Orchestra and Shakti in new uplifting ways

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

Bohren & der Club of Gore: "The end of humanity has never sounded so hopeless and creepy"

Bohren & der Club of Gore’s hypnagogic ‘horror jazz’ has always flaunted an overwhelming penchant for the signature moves of soundtrack sorcerers such as John Carpenter and Goblin, as well as Angelo Badalamenti and Vangelis. We recently caught up with the band’s keys maestro, Morten Gass, and asked him to divulge some of his own favourite fear-inducing film scores

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

Can jazz survive the music streaming revolution?

With streaming now dominating much of our daily music, TV and movie-watching habits, Stuart Nicholson delves into the digital depths to discover if specialist content, in this virtual sea, will sink without trace

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