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The week in audio: Uncanny; Just One Thing; Built to Thrive and more
It’s time for more spooky goings-on from the host of The Battersea Poltergeist. And two podcasts that promise to make you feel better

Miranda Sawyer

20, Oct, 2021 @12:57 PM

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Lonnie Smith obituary
Turban-wearing American organist who enjoyed popular success playing with some of the US’s jazz greats

John Fordham

17, Oct, 2021 @4:44 PM

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Jo Harrop: The Heart Wants review – a rare mix of delicacy and boldness
The singer’s original material and a guest list of top musicians fit like a glove on this follow-up to last year’s Weathering the Storm

Dave Gelly

16, Oct, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Malcolm Jiyane: Umdali review | Ammar Kalia's global album of the month
A figure in his country’s jazz scene since his early teens, Jiyane’s skill comes to the fore in his anticipated debut as a bandleader, a set full of hope and momentum

Ammar Kalia

15, Oct, 2021 @8:00 AM

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‘This has brought me power to be myself’: Brazil’s Black jazz artists
Black musicians have often been sidelined in Brazil, but by diving deep into their complex heritage, the likes of Jonathan Ferr and Amaro Freitas are making themselves heard

Felipe Maia

13, Oct, 2021 @10:46 AM

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Oscar-winning composer Jon Batiste: ‘I see jazz as a superpower’
From scoring Pixar’s Soul to bandleading on The Late Show, Batiste is a fixture of American pop-culture. Now he wants his ‘social music’ to spark genuine political change

Ammar Kalia

12, Oct, 2021 @10:00 AM

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From The Addams Family 2 to Andy Warhol: a complete guide to this week’s entertainment
Whether it is a live gig, a new film or a game to play at home, our critics have your plans for this week covered

09, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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John Coltrane: A Love Supreme Live in Seattle review | John Fordham's jazz album of the month
This amateur 1965 recording from a Seattle club shows Coltrane and his ensemble, expanded to include saxist Pharoah Sanders, at a pivotal moment

John Fordham

08, Oct, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Stan Getz and Astrud Gilberto: Live at Berlin Jazz Festival 1966 review – more than impressive
The American saxophonist’s quartet were on top form here, and proved a perfect backing band for the star Brazilian singer

Dave Gelly

02, Oct, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Pee Wee Ellis obituary
American jazz saxophonist, arranger and bandleader who played with James Brown and Van Morrison

Richard Williams

30, Sep, 2021 @3:43 PM

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Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett: Love for Sale review – jazz interloper livens up crooner’s swansong
The pop diva and jazz maestro defy the latter’s recent Alzheimer’s diagnosis and team up once again, this time for a creditable set of Cole Porter covers

Alexis Petridis

30, Sep, 2021 @1:38 PM

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‘I’ve been dead so many times’: the life and times of New Orleans’s blues king
Little Freddie King has survived three shootings, stabbings, a near fatal bike accident, a stomach ulcer, an accidental electrocution, Hurricane Katrina, and now a pandemic

Oliver Laughland

30, Sep, 2021 @4:01 AM

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