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Jazz

For Us, the Living - Andrew Hadro

This is the debut album as leader for saxophonist Andrew Hadro. Featuring tunes by the likes of Maria Schneider and Julian Shore, this album shows the future of music.

Catch My Drift review - 'understated virtuosity' from Jim Mullen Organ Trio

This fascinating collection of favourite covers by guitarist Jim Mullen and friends is full of surprises.

In Each and Every One - Polar Bear

Polar Bear are a perfect fit for a modern London, where influences constantly collide to create new and exciting hybrids. Their take on jazz is never limited by constricting notions of what a genre ‘ought’ to sound like. Led by drummer/bandleader Seba

Christine Tobin: A Thousand Kisses Deep review - 'A heartfelt gift for Leonard Cohen'

An ear for poetry, a jazz sensibility that invests casually strewn phrases with ambiguities, a balladeer's patience partly inspired by Billie Holiday – these qualities and plenty more make the Dublin-born singer-songwriter Christine Tobin ideal as a Leo

Tom Rainey: Obbligato review - 'A no-prisoners approach to deconstructed standards'

(Intakt) Switzerland's Intakt label has a reputation for spiky music but though this set led by New York drummer Tom Rainey (featuring trumpeter Ralph Alessi, saxist Ingrid Laubrock, bassist Drew Gress and Canadian pianist Kris Davis) has a cutting-edge

Rachael Cohen: Halftime review - 'Unhurriedly intricate, slinkily free jazz'

(Whirlwind) Rachael Cohen is a saxophonist from Shetland via Edinburgh's ambitious youth-jazz scene and Birmingham Conservatoire, and from this clever set she sounds like she has a clear sense of where she's headed, with a technique to match. Cohen tak

Robbie Williams Swings Both Ways

Robbie Williams really knows how to swing. He demonstrated so in 2007 with the Rat Pack-scented Swing When You’re Winning, and he proves himself even hipper across this collection of 13 covers and originals.

Jaclyn Guillou: The Lover's Walk (2014)

Canada has long been the breeding ground for jazz musicians and vocalists, pianist Oscar Peterson and Diana Krall being notable examples.

The Lover's Walk - Jaclyn Guillou

When reviewed by All About Jazz, this latest album from Jaclyn Guillou was described as "the sound of genre crossover at its most successful". It includes the tracks 'Burning Question' and 'Restless'.