Jaco Pastorius - Catch Me If You Can

M17-CoverJW-350Jaco Pastorius made a seismic impact on the role, and voice, of the humble bass guitar, arriving with a bang in the mid-1970s he took the music world by storm. As solo artist, star sideman and a lynchpin member of Weather Report, helping catapult the group to incredible success, he seemed light-years ahead of anyone else. A decade later and his personal demons, drink and drug abuse and increasingly erratic behavior eroded his huge success and resulted in his tragic death, aged just 35. Now with the release of a vital new Pastorius live document, Live in NYC: The Complete 1982 NPR Jazz Alive! Recording, issued on the Resonance imprint on triple vinyl especially for the 10th anniversary of Record Store Day, Stuart Nicholson seizes the opportunity to survey the bassist's revolutionary approach, with input from Peter Erskine, Pat Metheny and Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo, who all acknowledge how Jaco's huge legacy lives on today

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Craig Taborn - Phantom Navigators

M17-CoverJW-350As one of New York's most adventurous and in-demand players, keyboardist and pianist Craig Taborn has spun a career of prodigious proportions over the last two decades, traversing swing, funk and the avant-garde with the likes of James Carter, Chris Potter, Dave Holland and Tim Berne, among many others. Increasingly stepping out with his solo projects, each thoughtfully positioned as the next step in an ongoing process, Kevin Le Gendre spoke to him about the next piece of the puzzle, his haunting new quartet release on ECM, Daylight Ghosts

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Barry Guy - Margin Walker

M17-CoverJW-350Double-bassist, Barry Guy shows no sign of slowing down, his passion and imagination for free-wheeling improvisation and adventurous orchestral composition utterly undiminished as he nears the occasion of his 70th birthday. Philip Clark spoke to the ever-engaging musician responsible for the diffuse sounds on this month's exclusive Intakt-curated Jazzwise covermount CD, ahead of a celebratory performance at the Vortex this April

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Partikel - Beyond the Horizon

M17-CoverJW-350One of the UK's premier saxophone trios, Partikel, have been busy extending their frontiers, both musically and geographically. Selwyn Harris spoke to the band about their new-found explorations with strings and electronics, as well as the troupe's trailblazing touring adventures in jazz's outer global regions on the back of their latest long-player, Counteraction

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Led Bib - Heavy Weather Warriors

Feb-Jazzwise-cover-350Thirteen years after they first appeared on the UK scene with their rabid, hard-skronking take on the music of Zappa and Zorn, Led Bib were thinking about throwing in the towel. Yet, reconvening to record in Vienna at the start of 2016 reignited all the kinship and passion that first fired the band, resulting in their most impassioned album to date, Umbrella Weather. Whipping up a suitably torrential whirl of sound to match the chaos and confusion of the current times, drummer Mark Holub, bassist Liran Donin and saxophonist Chris Williams spoke to Nick Hasted about the band's desire to re-join the fray

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