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Jason Moran/Meshell Ndegeocellos All Rise: A Joyful Elegy review gripping tribute to Fats Waller

(Blue Note)Contemporary makeovers of the hits of classic-jazz legends can make you want to run for cover, but this celebration of the 1930s swing legacy of Thomas Fats Waller comes from a credible source: the incisive mind and cutting-edge methods of awa

Jommelli: Tirsi (Soprano Cantatas) CD review gleaming tone

Arias Fernández/Stile Galante/Aresi(Pan Classics)This year marks the tercentenary of the birth of Neapolitan composer Niccolò Jommelli, best known for a series of operas that make such fearsome demands on their performers that their outings are few and

Rachel Newton: Changeling review haunting vocals and elegant harp

(Shadowside/Cadiz)Rachel Newton is a workaholic, even by British folk standards. It has become customary for our best musicians to work on a several different projects, but this singer, composer and multi-instrumentalist plays with the Shee and the Emily

Brahms: Romanzen aus L Tiecks Magelone CD review emotionally detailed

Maltman/Johnson(Hyperion)Forming volume five of Hyperions Brahms edition, Christopher Maltman and Graham Johnsons recording of the Magelone Romances is also this once-rare works second outing on disc this year and, as with its predecessor from Daniel Beh

Turners silent partner

Wow, what a stunning Turner painting (Peace – Burial at Sea, 1842, illustrating Jonathan Jones’s review of Late Turner at Tate Britain, 9 September).

The Tricycle's True West: a classic play gets a classic production

After 30 years and numerous versions, I have finally seen why the hype around Sam Shepard's 1980 play is justified. Which revivals have changed your mind about feted works?

Anthony Caro: The Last Sculptures review dazzling disappointments

Although they are undoubtedly impressive for a man in his final days, these works by the one-time king of modernism feel fussy and kitsch.

The Widowing of Mrs Holroyd review a cracking DH Lawrence revival

Orange Tree, RichmondPaul Miller gets off to a fine start as the Orange Trees new director with this intense version of Lawrences hard-hitting working-class tragedy.

U2: Songs of Innocence review listenable, but not the grand return they clearly crave | Alexis Petridis

(Island) U2s Apple launch: what it means for the band and the companyEven in an age in which weve grown accustomed to artists giving away their albums for free or suddenly unleashing them without warning, the arrival of U2s Songs of Innocence feels slight

Juno and the Paycock review classic with the twinkliness stripped away

Bristol Old VicThis powerful production with Naimh Cusack is a stark portrait of a divided house and country Continue reading...