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Why Ben Watt's Hendra is the one album you should hear this week video review

Alexis Petridis recommends Ben Watt's Hendra, his second solo album since North Marine Dive, released a full 31 years ago.

King Charles III a flawed premise but royally entertaining

Mike Bartlett has written a speculative play about the future of the monarchy that has the courage to ask serious questions Mike Bartlett has written a speculative play about the future of the monarchy.

Nels Cline Singers: Macroscope review glossy pileup of jazz-rock styles

Nels Cline, the LA-born musician and Wilco sideman who was memorably dubbed the 82nd greatest guitarist of all time by Rolling Stone, has a parallel life as a fearless improv and free-jazz investigator – notably with the Nels Cline Singers, the largely

Miles Davis: Miles at the Fillmore: 1970 The Bootleg Series Vol 3 review musical history in the making

(Columbia/Legacy) The latest in Columbia/Legacy's Miles Davis Bootlegs series has four discs representing all four nights played by the trumpeter's new electric band as the support for Laura Nyro at the Fillmore East in June 1970. That controversial and

Phronesis: Life to Everything review powerful live album from unusual jazz trio

Phronesis are a jazz trio built around Danish bassist Jasper Hoiby's sinewy phrasing and huge tone, and encircled by fluent British pianist Ivo Neame and Swedish drummer Anton Eger's eerie, birds'-wings sound.

Prokofiev: Symphonies 3 and 7 review 'Terrifying yet detailed'

Kirill Karabits's Prokofiev cycle promises to be a major reappraisal if its first instalment is anything to go by.

Carlene Carter: Carter Girl review Johnny Cash's stepdaughter revisits Carter Family classics

Carlene Carter comes from a legendary musical family; her grandmother was Maybelle Carter from country music heroes the Carter Family, her mum was June Carter Cash, and her stepfather was Johnny Cash.

David: Lalla Roukh review 'Supremely elegant lead performance'

Provençal composer Félicien David (1810-76) is best known as a purveyor of fashionable operatic orientalism to the second empire, and Lalla Roukh (1862) was a big hit in its day.

Paolo Nutini: Caustic Love review impressive set of Motown-influenced potential hits

Perhaps it's his lounge singer name, his dishevelled good looks or his penchant for creating vastly profitable Radio 2-friendly hits, but Paolo Nutini has never been granted the discerning acclaim such a voice deserves.

Ben Watt: Hendra review excellent, decorous new set of alt-folk songs

Ben Watt's early collaborators were Kevin Coyne and Robert Wyatt, and his 1983 debut album, North Marine Drive, drew comparisons with John Martyn.