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Snarky Puppy: The Underdogs Bite Back!

  • Wednesday, October 2, 2019

As possibly the biggest instrumental band on the planet right now, Snarky Puppy blazed a trail for many of today’s outward looking, forward-thinking jazz musicians. Yet, in spite of their game-changing approach to richly detailed groove music, the critics are still taking aim. Ahead of their UK tour this November, Nick Hasted asked their outspoken bassist and bandleader, Michael League, why it can be tough at the top

Jazz From Detroit

  • Friday, August 23, 2019

Peter Vacher reviews Mark Stryker’s insightful book on the history of the Detroit music scene

Tubby Hayes: Return of the Little Giant

  • Friday, August 16, 2019

The reputation of Tubby Hayes as one of the world’s top tenor saxophonists of the 1950s and 1960s is set to be fully restored with the welcome release of Grits, Beans and Greens: The Lost Fontana Studio Sessions 1969. Stuart Nicholson navigates a recording originally envisaged as a new beginning for Hayes, which was committed to tape following one of the most turbulent periods in the musician’s life

Miles Davis and John Coltrane – Yin and Yang

  • Thursday, August 15, 2019

How did John Coltrane and Miles Davis get on? The odd couple, with contrasting personalities on and off the bandstand. But together the music they produced was peerless, says Ashley Kahn

London's jazz scene: the new jazz generation

  • Wednesday, July 31, 2019

London’s burgeoning new breed of genre-blind, rhythmically direct jazz musicians has been attracting youthful, multi-cultural audiences not seen in the UK for a generation, pioneering a radical and overdue shift in perception.

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