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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Cassie Kinoshi – Afronaut Adventures

Making a name for herself as part of Nérija, saxophonist Cassie Kinoshi now leads her SEED Ensemble, who take the wild sci-fi writings of Samuel R. Delaney as the foundation for their debut statement, Driftglass. Kinoshi spoke with Nick Hasted about the impact of Afro-futurism, poetry and protest on her music

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Dizzy Reece – The Zen Of The Jazz Trumpet

Despite his undoubted pedigree and influence on many of today’s generation of jazz practitioners, trumpet maestro Alphonso ‘Dizzy’ Reece’s place in the pantheon of greats remains obscure. Through his project, Routes In Jazz, British pianist Trevor Watkis’ aims to illuminate the Caribbean musician’s unsung contributions, paying tribute to Reece’s artistry with a crack UK-US ensemble featuring Byron Wallen, Ralph Moore, Willie Jones III and Dezron Douglas. Kevin Le Gendre spoke to the participants keen to shine a light on a living legend’s legacy

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Rymden – Space Odyssey

Rymden, the triumvirate of Norwegian keyboardist Bugge Wesseltoft, and Swedes drummer Magnus Öström and bassist Dan Berglund are a new Euro-jazz supergroup to be reckoned with. Wesseltoft’s New Conception of Jazz and piano trio EST, of which Öström and Berglund were founder members, caused seismic shifts in Nordic as well as European jazz from the 1990s through to the new millennium. Now Rymden (the Swedish word for 'space'), release their debut Reflections & Odysseys on Wesseltoft’s iconic Jazzland label. Selwyn Harris met up with the band during their recent visit to London to discuss their musical bond and life in a new prog-jazz supergroup

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