Charles Lloyd - In Full Bloom

As one of the few remaining living legends of jazz, saxophonist Charles Lloyd is still exploring the musical continuum that he began in the 1960s, where genres melt away and his sound and soul reach out beyond musical borders. Celebrating his 80th birthday earlier this year, he's just released his second album from his guitar-led group The Marvels with Bill Frisell and Greg Leisz's string-augmented atmospherics to the fore, plus, this time around, singer Lucinda Williams giving voice to Lloyd's melodies. Stuart Nicholson spoke to the saxophonist about the deep country and blues roots at the heart of his music and his numerous and surprising encounters with Elvis and The Beach Boys

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Roller Trio - Electric Dreamers

Leeds-based sax-guitar-drums outfit Roller Trio were thrust prematurely into the media glare with their eponymous debut album's 2012 Mercury nomination less than a year after their inception. Now on the eve of their third full-length release, New Devices on Edition, Selwyn Harris shoots the breeze with the Rollers about their new electronica-inflamed line-up with new recruit, ex-TrioVD underground axe legend Chris Sharkey, Leeds happenings and the double-edged sword of an all-encompassing technological age

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Tia Fuller - The Ambiguity of Beauty

Saxophonist Tia Fuller is back with her most mature album to date, Diamond Cut, which sees her lining-up with jazz luminaires including Jack DeJohnette and Dave Holland, and seamlessly blending with acclaimed guitarist Adam Rogers. Kevin Le Gendre spoke to her about working with these new collaborators, how Terri Lyne Carrington shaped the album's production and the lessons learned from touring the world with R&B superstar Beyoncé

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Enrico Pieranunzi - Time Lord

Widely hailed as one of the finest pianists in Europe, 68-year-old maestro Enrico Pieranunzi has established an impeccable reputation as soloist and arranger. With the release of his latest album, Blue Waltz on the Stunt label, his playing is at its most effusively elegant in a compelling duo dialogue with bassist Thomas Fonnesbæk. Stuart Nicholson spoke to the Italian master and explores just what makes his approach so unique and inspiring

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New Jazz Generation - London Calling!

London's burgeoning new breed of genre-blind, rhythmically direct jazz musicians has been attracting youthful, multi-cultural audiences not seen in the UK for a generation, pioneering a radical and overdue shift in perception. With the US and Europe onside, Britain's broadsheets joining in the acclaim, a Shabaka Hutchings-produced album, We Out Here, compiling the scene's key voices, and many of those musicians returning this month to the Love Supreme Jazz Festival, Nick Hasted sits down in London with Moses Boyd, Nubya Garcia, Theon Cross and Joe Armon-Jones to discover where the scene began, what it stands for and where it's heading a year after Jazzwise first covered it

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