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George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic review – fabulous fusions on farewell tour
At 81, Clinton occasionally needs to sit down, but his band more than carry him with musicianship that straddles acid-rock, jazz and more

Alexis Petridis

24, May, 2022 @10:17 AM

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Soul veteran Jean Carne: ‘Duke Ellington was a wonderful, grandfatherly gentleman’
She hung out with Earth, Wind & Fire, helped coach Michael Jackson and was the last person to sing with Duke Ellington. Now Jean Carne is enjoying an unexpected second spell in the limelight

Ammar Kalia

24, May, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Shabaka: Afrikan Culture review – open-ended shimmer
The saxophonist’s debut solo outing is a shift towards the meditative, but still crackles with his signature energy

Kitty Empire

22, May, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Helge Iberg: The Black on White album review – gently beautiful Beatles interpretations
The Norwegian pianist puts his own beguiling twist on songs he knows by heart

Dave Gelly

21, May, 2022 @3:00 PM

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‘Her playfulness is infectious’: meet the 12-year-old behind 2022’s most beguiling album
Known for his wide-ranging collaborations, LA jazz outsider Sam Gendel’s latest finds uninhibited common ground with his partner’s little sister, Antonia Cytrynowicz

Shaad D'Souza

18, May, 2022 @10:54 AM

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40 years of the Wire magazine: ‘Music deserves intelligent treatment. If that’s elitist, so be it’
From free jazz to doomy drones, outsider artists have always found a home in the Wire. Its creators reflect on upending the orthodoxy, coining genres – and their hatred of big-name rivals

Daniel Dylan Wray

16, May, 2022 @10:27 AM

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‘We have to fight – and I’ll do my part’: John Legend on Roe v Wade, Kanye West and his mother’s addiction
What does a man want when he’s already got 12 Grammys, two Emmys, an Oscar and a Tony? An America where fewer people go to jail and abortion rights are not under attack

Ammar Kalia

16, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Mary Halvorson: Amaryllis / Belladonna review | John Fordham's jazz album of the month
The release of two contrasting albums demonstrate how far this inventive, singleminded guitarist has come, and offers a glimpse of a dazzling future

John Fordham

13, May, 2022 @7:30 AM

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‘I used to sing Mona Lisa on the street for coins’: George Benson’s honest playlist
The jazz guitar great remains in awe of Etta James, Nat King Cole and Mario Lanza, but what’s the disco classic he’d recommend to get a party started?

As told to Michael Hann

09, May, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Wolfgang Haffner: Dream Band Live in Concert review – great grooves with big-band fire
The German jazz drummer’s seven-piece packs a mighty and accurately delivered punch in this uplifting set

Dave Gelly

07, May, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Let’s Do It by Bob Stanley review – a voyage through pop’s origins
Prewar stars and genres come to life in a joyous account that draws uncanny parallels with the present

Alexis Petridis

06, May, 2022 @6:30 AM

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BBCNOW CoLaboratory/Monbet review – experimental evening is great fun
French-Irish conductor and violinist Fiona Monbet oversaw a chameleonic programme that incorporated blues, bossa nova and a ballet suite

Rian Evans

02, May, 2022 @11:22 AM

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