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Charles Lloyd Trios: Ocean review | John Fordham's jazz album of the month
Devotion to jazz’s roots fill the latest album from the veteran saxophonist and flautist, which at times seems an almost private interchange

John Fordham

05, Aug, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Barbara Thompson obituary
Formidably talented saxophonist at the heart of many jazz line-ups who blazed a trail for female instrumentalists

John Fordham

28, Jul, 2022 @9:52 AM

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Celebrating Mingus 100 review | John Fordham's jazz album of the month
Played by a classy nonet at Berlin’s Philharmonie hall, at its best this set of Charles Mingus material is full of the exultant, forward-charging energy of its composer

John Fordham

08, Jul, 2022 @7:30 AM

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Avishai Cohen Trio: Shifting Sands review | John Fordham's jazz album of the month
With Elchin Shirinov on keys and 21-year-old sensation Roni Kaspi on drums, Cohen delivers a stark, superb set

John Fordham

10, Jun, 2022 @8:00 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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Trish Clowes: A View With a Room review – a dreamy mix of structure and eclectic improv
Cinematic reveries and uncliched improv come together on the saxophonist-composer’s impressive seventh album

John Fordham

15, Apr, 2022 @7:30 AM

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Tina May obituary
Jazz singer with an openness to many ways of making music and a gift for imparting a beguiling freshness to classic material

John Fordham

10, Apr, 2022 @4:43 PM

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Brad Mehldau: Jacob’s Ladder review – prog rock and Bible stories make for unique, ingenious jazz
The pianist draws on an unlikely combination of childhood obsessions for this hard-hitting, audacious electronic hybrid

John Fordham

18, Mar, 2022 @8:30 AM

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Avishai Cohen: Naked Truth review | John Fordham's jazz album of the month
An evocative mini album performed by band members who never lose their individuality is beautifully executed

John Fordham

18, Feb, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Ziggy bows out, Madonna scares the pope and Dylan goes electric: 50 gigs that changed music
Five decades after David Bowie’s seminal tour, our music writers reflect on the concerts that have left a mark, from Billie Holiday to Billie Eilish

Laura Barton, Ben Beaumont-Thomas, Lloyd Bradley, John Fordham, Michael Hann, Alim Kheraj, Joe Muggs, Alexis Petridis, Dave Simpson and Laura Snapes

11, Feb, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Julie Sassoon Quartet: Voyages review | John Fordham's jazz album of the month
The pianist and her long-running quartet’s buzzing and lucidly eloquent set mirrors lockdown’s swerves between isolation and longing

John Fordham

21, Jan, 2022 @9:00 AM

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‘I was so close to the sky. It was spiritual’: Sonny Rollins on jazz landmark The Bridge at 60
It’s one of the most romantic stories in music: the jazz star rejecting fame to practise on a New York bridge for two years. Now 91, Rollins recalls those long cold days – and how he has coped after losing the power to play

John Fordham

21, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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