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Lonely City by Allegra Levy

The New York based vocalist starts her debut album with plenty of...

Tineke Postma/Greg Osby: Sonic Halo (2014)

Greg Osby has influenced legions of saxophonists over the past two...

Various Artists Native North America, Vol.1: Aboriginal Folk, Rock and Country 1966-1985

The 34 tracks on Native North America, Vol. 1: Aboriginal Folk,...

Native North America Vol 1 review – a goldmine of forgotten fusions

Nowadays, such is the demand for ever rarer rarities and none-more...

Miguel Zenon Identities Are Changeable

Alto saxophonist and composer Miguel Zenón is one of the most...

Why Family Tree by Thompson is the one album you should hear this week – video

Alexis Petridis recommends the album Family by Thompson, a...

Thompson Family, Family, album review

Teddy Thompson gathers up his clan - including Richard and Linda...

The gospel according to Mary J Blige

The singer continues the tradition of great American stars...

Lost on the River: The New Basement Tapes review

(Electromagnetic Recordings/Island/Harvest)Given that Bob Dylan...

Rich Halley 4: The Wisdom of Rocks (2014)

Portland-based saxophonist Rich Halley mines a rich seam, despite...

Thompson: Family review Richard and Linda Thompson (almost) reunited on sons album

Sean Lennon, you know what I mean, sings Teddy Thompson of the...

Sarah Humphreys' New Moon review terrific start but fails to match up to opener

There are three standout tracks in the Australian troubadours...

Thompson: Family review a tender exploration of family dynamics

(Decca)Its hard not to view this collaborative album from the...

Charlie Dore: Milk Roulette review a gift for melody

(Black Ink)Charlie Dore has had a colourful career. She has been a...

Jazz in Polish Cinema: Out of the Underground 1958-1967 review

(Jazzonfilm)This intriguing collection of soundtracks, some...

Bob Dylan And The Band The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11

After a half-century, here are The Basement Tapes in full. It was...

Tim Garland Songs to the North Sky

Revisiting the approach he took on 2009’s Libra, saxophonist Tim...

Damien Rice My Favourite Faded Fantasy

Damien Rice doesn't do anything in a hurry.

Kate Rusby, Ghost, album review: 'haunting singing'

Folk singer Kate Rusby's fine new album Ghost features traditional...

The playlist: Middle Eastern and North African DJ K-Sets, Songhoy Blues, Mariem Hassan, DJ Figo and more

In the latest of our playlist series, John Doran takes a look at a...

Album | Greylag – Greylag

Greylag’s debut album knows its influences and wears them on its...

REVIEW: Philip Clouts Quartet

East Africa, west Africa, and particularly South Africa; south...

Damien Rice: My Favourite Faded Fantasy review unstoppable momentum and disarming candour

Given the emotional turmoil surrounding the making of Irish singer...

Album | Damien Rice – My Favourite Faded Fantasy

Eight years ago, Damien Rice – following two hugely successful and...

Premiere | Lost Brothers unveil video for Spanish Reprise

The Lost Brothers have made a habit of producing eye-catching...

Hugh Masekela and Somi review: an old master in fine fettle

Shades of Fela Kuti in Masekelas ageless funk and fury, and in...

Album | The Twilight Sad – Nobody Wants To Be Here And Nobody Wants To Leave

The Twilight Sad self describe themselves as “folk with layers of...

Album | Bear’s Den – Islands

Bear’s Den’s debut album starts steadily whilst sounding like a...

CD REVIEW: Ernie Watts Quartet - A Simple Truth

Ernie Watts Quartet - A Simple Truth (Flying Dolphin Records, FD...

Paragon: Cerca review thoughtful inventiveness, park-on-a-dime precision

Jellymould JazzYoung Anglo-German quartet Paragon launch this...