Jazz

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Keith Jarrett: Bordeaux Concert review | John Fordham's jazz album of the month
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The master of solo-piano improvisation proved his spontaneous alchemy was as mesmerising as ever in this 2016 performance

John Fordham

30, Sep, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Brendan Yates of Turnstile’s listening diary: ‘I’ll run to Enya’
The Baltimore hardcore band’s vocalist takes us through his week in listening, which included everything from a 2000s Björk gem to ‘the ultimate R&B anthem’

As told to Shaad D'Souza

30, Sep, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Ramsey Lewis obituary
American jazz pianist whose influence stretched from Britfunk groups in the 1970s to modern performers such as Mariah Carey

Garth Cartwright

28, Sep, 2022 @4:26 PM

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Bill Callahan’s listening diary: ‘My daughter makes me listen to Harry Styles 20 times in a row’
The US songwriter guides us through a few days in sounds, from his son’s love of the Hamster Dance to Texas’s local Mexican radio stations and Traxman

As told to Laura Snapes

28, Sep, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Pharoah Sanders obituary
US saxophonist who started his career with Sun Ra and John Coltrane and went on to find a more spiritual voice

Richard Williams

27, Sep, 2022 @4:35 PM

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My latest worry as a parent is headphones: they’ve become a tool in the generation wars in my house | Sisonke Msimang
I grew up listening to my parent’s music and learning the lessons that came with it. These days kids can tune out for hours on end and never run out of content

Sisonke Msimang

26, Sep, 2022 @5:30 PM

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A church with open doors: the ecstatic power of Pharoah Sanders
The spiritual jazz legend was a man of few words – but his expansive, effusive playing said everything

Jennifer Lucy Allan

26, Sep, 2022 @12:34 PM

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Makaya McCraven: In These Times review – a generous unspooling
Hip-hop breakouts, machine music and sumptuous strings vie with out-and-out jazz brilliance on the US drummer-producer’s latest

Kitty Empire

25, Sep, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Miles Davis: That’s What Happened 1982-1985: The Bootleg Series Vol 7 review – more discarded gems
Outtakes from the trumpeter’s Star People, Decoy and You’re Under Arrest albums, plus a live gig from 1983, continue Sony’s meticulous series

Dave Gelly

24, Sep, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Jazz legend Pharoah Sanders dead at 81
Revered spiritual jazz saxophonist was known for his unique playing style and collaborations with John Coltrane

Shaad D'Souza

24, Sep, 2022 @1:03 PM

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Vieux Farka Touré and Khruangbin: Ali review | Alexis Petridis's album of the week
This collaboration between the son of Mali guitar legend Ali Farka Touré and the hypnotic Houston trio defies categorisation to float off in its own beatific and unhurried mood

Alexis Petridis

22, Sep, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Gris-gris enigma: can a new posthumous release shed light on the elusive genius of Dr John?
How did a middle-class white kid break into New Orleans’ feverish 1950s R&B scene and enjoy a wildly eclectic six-decade career? As a new release puts it: things happen that way

Garth Cartwright

21, Sep, 2022 @11:00 AM

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