Jazz, Folk & World

Aretha Franklin, Montreal Jazz Festival, review

Aretha Franklin shows she knows how to please - and tease - a crowd with a strong performance at the 2014 Montreal Jazz Festival

The Moral of the Elephant, Martin Carthy and Eliza Carthy, album review

The Moral of the Elephant, Eliza Carthy's first ever duo album with her father Martin, is full of folk music treats

Willie Nelson, Band of Brothers, review: 'what a treat'

Willie Nelson's first album of predominantly self-penned songs in almost two decades sounds great, says James Hall

The Strand: Steve Earle Special

The American singer-songwriter talks to Mark Coles about his new album The Low Highway.

Miriam Makeba, musician and activist, celebrated in Google doodle

Miriam Makeba, the South African singer and civil rights activist who died in 2008, has had her birthday commemorated in a Google doodle.

John Prine: 10 great songs

John Prine is one of the leading modern songwriters, his work praised highly by Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash. Here, Martin Chilton picks 10 of his finest compostions.