Abdullah Ibrahim - Tears and Laughter

Five years since the release of his last album, revered pianist Abdullah Ibrahim returns with his fired-up Ekaya ensemble for their new album, The Balance. The recording finds the 84-year old on sparkling form, cutting the album old-school style in just half a day for London-based vinyl specialists Gearbox Records. Alyn Shipton caught up with the South African star to discuss musical roots, life lessons and the memorable time he stepped in for Duke Ellington

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Emilia Mårtensson - Whirlwind Girl

With a voice of remarkable expressive depth, Emilia Mårtensson makes music in which Swedish folk songs and jazz sensibilities are subtly drawn together into a profoundly satisfying whole. She talks to Peter Quinn about making connections, creating a narrative and finding beauty in tragedy

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Brad Mehldau - Where Angels Fear To Tread

Formed in the mid-1990s, Brad Mehldau’s acoustic piano trio is among the most influential in jazz today. But the pianist-composer has also been acclaimed for his diversification into classical and rock/electronic-charged projects. He releases arguably his most provocative album to date, Finding Gabriel, where he sheds light on US politics with the aid of Biblical texts. Selwyn Harris speaks to Mehldau about the making of the album, his ongoing spiritual quest and its relation to the socio-political turmoil of our times

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Ashley Henry - Torchbearer

British pianist Ashley Henry’s mix of jazz, hip-hop and pop aesthetics are given full rein on his major label debut, Beautiful Vinyl Hunter. He spoke with Kevin Le Gendre about how his Jamaican heritage, studying with Jason Rebello and performing with electro-pop darlings Christine & The Queens have impacted on his musical development

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Snarky Puppy – Dog Eat Dog!

As possibly the biggest instrumental band on the planet right now, Snarky Puppy blazed a trail for many of today’s outward looking, forward-thinking jazz musicians. Yet, in spite of their game-changing approach to richly detailed groove music, the critics are still taking aim. Ahead of their headline show at this month’s Love Supreme Jazz Festival, Nick Hasted asked their outspoken bassist and bandleader, Michael League, why it can be tough at the top

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