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Latest News: Jazz, Artist Profile

 Artist Profile, 5 Essential Jaco Pastorius recordings

by Joshua Lee

We recommend some of our favourite recordings by the enigmatic electric bassist, from his solo records to contributions in studio sessions.

 Artist Profile, 6 Essential Joe Lovano Recordings

by Joshua Lee

We take a look back at some of our favourite albums by American saxophonist Joe Lovano, from his mid-90s recordings with Blue Note to recent work with ECM.

 Artist Profile, Essentials - John Abercrombie

by Joshua Lee

For our second instalment of 'Essentials', we give some recommendations on where to start with the vast catalogue of American jazz guitarist John Abercrombie.

 Artist Profile, Essentials - Bill Frisell

by Joshua Lee

We give some recommendations on where to start with American jazz guitarist Bill Frisell, from early entries and sideman features to more recent releases.

 Artist Profile, Daniel Herskedal

by Joshua Lee

An introduction to Norway's top tubist, composer and arranger, with a walkthrough of his recent catalogue of releases on Edition Records.

 Artist Profile, Paul Robeson, Voice of the People

by Joshua Lee

Josh delves into the storied life of the bass-baritone singer, actor and political activist, and recommends some collections of his best recordings.

 Artist Profile, Sam Rivers

by Matt Groom

A brief introduction to the music of Sam Rivers, who in his long lifetime established himself one of the most consistently inventive saxophonists in jazz.

 Artist Profile, Ornette Coleman

by Matt Groom

Ornette Coleman's reputation as the man who broke jazz often gets in the way of some of the most celebratory music of any age, which continues to communicate 60 years on.

 Artist Profile, Jelly Roll Morton

by Matt Groom

Matt explores Jelly Roll Morton's recordings both as a solo pianist and with the Red Hot Peppers group.

 Artist Profile, Jimmy Smith

by Matt Groom

Another week, another new article heading, this one incorporating Classic album of the Week (it's their fault for showing me how to add categories). Jimmy Smith transformed the Hammond organ into a pukka jazz beast, so let's go Back to the Chicken Shack with Jimmy and also indulge in a brief(ish) history of the mighty B3, and its dark twin, the Leslie cabinet.