Charles Lloyd: “The thing is I want to share the music. I’m still on a mission and it can’t happen – this is plague time…”

For some artists, the twilight years can be a time to reflect and review a lifetime’s work. But, for saxophonist Charles Lloyd, his 80th birthday in 2018 provided an opportunity to bottle his eight decades into a single staggering live performance that’s just been released as a mind-blowing double album. More than a mere greatest hits collection, 8 shines new light on this celebrated musician’s life’s work. Stuart Nicholson caught up with the tenor titan to find out more about that very special...

Chick Corea: 13 essential albums

Chick Corea has been a part of the jazz furniture since the 1960s and has authored some of the most influential jazz recordings of the last 50 years. Here's selection of a few of his finest albums...

Live jazz in lockdown

Rosie Hanley assesses how the UK jazz industry is coping without live events and discovers how musicians and organisations are supporting each other in these unprecedented times

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