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Len Skeat obituary
Other lives: Jazz double bassist with a 50-year career in recordings, concerts and West End shows and a long association with the singer Peggy Lee

Digby Fairweather

07, May, 2021 @4:39 PM

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Sam Braysher Trio: Dance Little Lady, Dance Little Man review – superb serpentine sax
The alto saxophonist and his rhythm section are on top form in this collection of radically inventive remakes

Dave Gelly

01, May, 2021 @3:00 PM

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‘I’ve missed the crowdsurfers’: readers on the gigs they can’t wait to see
As Blossoms restart live music this weekend with a pilot event in Liverpool, readers tell us the bands they’ve been missing, from hardcore punk to jazz

Guardian readers

01, May, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Jaubi: Nafs at Peace review | Ammar Kalia's global album of the month
Jaubi continue to stretch the boundaries of Indian classical music using guitars, synths and multi-genre guests

Ammar Kalia

30, Apr, 2021 @7:00 AM

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‘Our ethos was happy music and good vibes’: genre-busting Black British band Osibisa
Jimi Hendrix watched them rehearse, Stevie Wonder joined them on drums, and Fela Kuti partied with them in Lagos. Osibisa, whose African sunshine sound captivated the planet, have now returned

Garth Cartwright

29, Apr, 2021 @7:00 AM

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‘My energy comes from optimism’: the hopeful music of spring 2021
In part two of our series on the musicians foregrounding hope in their songs, Esperanza Spalding, Rostam and more discuss the importance of positivity

Christine Ochefu, Dave Simpson and Laura Snapes

28, Apr, 2021 @9:00 AM

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‘If not hope, then what?’: the musicians finding optimism in dark times
Against a backdrop of Covid, a striking number of musicians, from hard rock to jazz, made music rich with positivity. In the first of a two-part series, they tell their stories

Christine Ochefu, Dave Simpson and Laura Snapes

27, Apr, 2021 @7:23 AM

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Moses Boyd: Live from the Barbican review – master of the universe
The producer-drummer leads from the back in a virtuosic set that draws on last year’s cross-pollinating Dark Matter

Kitty Empire

24, Apr, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Vijay Iyer, Linda May Han Oh, Tyshawn Sorey: Uneasy review | John Fordham's jazz album of the month
Touching on both Cole Porter and Eric Garner, this long-time trio invigorate bop with thrilling, socially conscious free jazz

John Fordham

23, Apr, 2021 @7:30 AM

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Georgia Mancio and Alan Broadbent: Quiet Is the Star review – intimate voice and piano duets
Nine touching songs, two performers and one intense meeting of minds

Dave Gelly

17, Apr, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Simon Bainbridge obituary
Composer inspired by images and poetry to produce assured music of hard-edged originality

Barry Millington

13, Apr, 2021 @11:49 AM

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Letter: Chris Barber obituary
Giles Oakley writes: The Mississippi Delta harmonica player fooled around musically, but Barber managed to anticipate more or less every twist and turn

Giles Oakley

06, Apr, 2021 @5:14 PM

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