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

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

Stefano Bollani Joy in Spite of Everything

Joy in Spite of Everything, the new album from pianist Stefano...

EyeShuTight: Resonance review a young jazz trio thats blossoming

Leeds trio Eyes Shut Tight have mysteriously condensed their name...

Ben Howard, I Forget Where We Were, review: 'tantalising'

It may lack the definition of his debut, but the Mercury-nominated...

Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn review banjo music for those who hate the banjo

(Rounder)Béla Fleck is surely the finest banjo player on the...

Kassé Mady Diabaté: Kiriké review Malian master goes back to his musical roots

(No Format!)Kassé Mady Diabaté is one of the finest singers in...

Brian Lemon obituary

Jazz pianist who accompanied the stars and was an arranger,...

Listen to Tell 'Em I'm Gone by Yusuf, also known as Cat Stevens

Artist releases his first album since 2009s Roadsinger, a...

Ezra Weiss Sextet: Before You Know It [Live In Portland] (2014)

Recorded over two nights in Portland's Ivories Jazz Lounge during...

Jeremy Pelt Quartet, Pizza Express Jazz Club, London – review

A terrific, intense performance from the US trumpeter and his...

LP REVIEW: Sun Ra and his Arkestra – In the Orbit of Ra

Sun Ra and his Arkestra – In the Orbit of Ra (Strut/Art Yard...

Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker: Nothing Can Bring Back the Hour review elegant, melancholy folk

(Folkroom)Sometimes my view is always imbued with melancholy hue,...

Ben Howard: I Forget Where We Were review indie-folk singer finds his darker side

(Island)During the summer of 2013, it seemed that every time one...

Sonic Halo: Review

This collaboration between two highly talented saxophonists has a...

Yasmin Levy: Tango review Israeli singer takes on classic tangos to triumphant effect

Yasmin Levy has always specialised in drama and passion, at times...

Album | Vashti Bunyan – Heartleap

Vashti Bunyan’s more than 30-year absence from popular music was...

Five new albums to try this week: The 2 Bears, Kindness and more

Stream five new albums from alt-rockers Ex Hex, thrash act Exodus...

John Coltrane: Offering: Live at Temple University review a fearsome live inferno from 1966

(Impulse)Coltrane was nine months away from death at 40 when this...

Album | Tweedy – Sukierae

Jeff Tweedy has long since proven his worth in the general...

Before you know it (Live in Portland) – Ezra Weiss Sextet: Review

This live album recording is the first that the pianist has...

Vashti Bunyan: Heartleap review breathy and frighteningly fragile

(Fatcat)Vashti Bunyan has had a curious career. In 1970 she...

The Willows, Amidst Fiery Skies, album review

Album Amidst Fiery Skies from Cambridge folk quintet The Willows...

Martha Tilston: The Sea review embraces tradition with nautical ballads

Martha Tilston has carved her niche in the English folk scene with...

Lucinda Williams, Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone, review: 'a late career peak'

Singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams delivers a compelling...

Album | Lucinda Williams – Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone

Lucinda has surely cemented her eternal place with the greats of...

Albums | Ryan Adams – Ryan Adams

Over his 14 year solo career since leaving Whiskeytown, Ryan Adams...

Tina May: My Kinda Love review sheer mastery of the jazz idiom

(Hep)Real jazz singers flourish in the company of good jazz...

Flying Lotus: Youre Dead! review concept album jazzes up the afterlife

(Warp)Youre Dead! is a radical concept album in which Flying Lotus...

Various Artists: Real World 25 review a fitting tribute to a game-changing label

Happy birthday to Real World, launched 25 years ago by Peter...

Goat: Psychedelia is music that is free

If Slipknot dug Sun Ra they’d sound like this: meet the masked...