Jan Garbarek - Tundra Spirit

Norwegian saxophonist Jan Garbarek has come to epitomise what’s become known to many as the ‘Nordic tone’ – a crystalline sound with a direct, poetic earthiness. It’s an aesthetic that’s also become the hallmark of renowned German label ECM. As the latter imprint celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, Stuart Nicholson spoke to Garbarek about his singular five-decade relationship with Manfred Eicher’s esteemed label

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Branford Marsalis – Shadow Play

Acclaimed saxophonist, composer and bandleader Branford Marsalis speaks to Alyn Shipton about the ins-and-outs of his latest album, The Secret Between the Shadow and the Soul, the art of arranging, solo performance and the timeless wisdom of Art Blakey

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Trish Clowes - Universal Beings

The work of ever-evolving saxophonist, and sometime singer, Trish Clowes has often drawn its inspiration from art beyond music. Kevin Le Gendre finds out how this connection became even more explicit with the arrival of her stunning new album, Ninety Degrees Gravity

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Mike and Kate Westbrook - Let’s Face The Music…

Andy Robson speaks to Mike and Kate Westbrook about the pair’s creative partnership of more than 45 years. Here they lift the veil on projects such as Granite, the couple’s exposition on Dartmoor’s landscape, and their occasional, theatrically-inclined, big-band The Uncommon Orchestra

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Chris Potter – Circuit Breaker

Rising through the ranks of contemporary saxophonists, Chris Potter has become one of the most admired, studied and inspiring players operating today. From group projects with Pat Metheny and Dave Holland, and a string of acclaimed albums on ECM, his new solo album Circuits, for UK label Edition, sees him cutting loose like never before. Speaking with Stuart Nicholson he reveals how the instant chemistry with his incendiary new trio helped stoke the electro-funk fires anew

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