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 Interview, Eivind Aarset on classic rock influences and 'Phantasmagoria'

by Joshua Lee

We spoke to the Norwegian guitarist about his latest album Phantasmagoria, or A Different Kind of Journey, his early rock influences and how he keeps himself inspired.

 Interview, Nishla Smith on 'Friends With Monsters'

by Joshua Lee

The Australian-born, Manchester-based vocalist and songwriter speaks to us about her personal new record Friends With Monsters, cross-media collaboration and her love of storytellers.

 Interview, Avishai Cohen on writing for orchestra and returning to old tunes

by Joshua Lee

Ahead of his trio's appearance at the EFG London Jazz Festival, we spoke with the acclaimed bassist about his collaboration with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, the return of live music, and bringing fan-favourite tunes to a new audience.

 Interview, Nicole Glover on learning to be a leader and 'Strange Lands'

by Joshua Lee

Josh caught up with the Oregon-hailing, New York-based saxophonist to chat about her latest album Strange Lands, writing for chordless sax trio and the challenges of bandleading.

 Interview, Tenderlonious on keeping busy and international collaborations

by Joshua Lee

We caught up with the prolific multi-instrumentalist, producer and record label boss Ed Cawthorne, aka Tenderlonious, to chat about his beginnings as a beat producer, taking up the saxophone, and collaborating with musicians around the world.

 Interview, Samara Joy on Sarah Vaughn and the thrill of live performance

by Joshua Lee

We caught up with rising jazz vocal talent Samara Joy to discuss her new album, live performance and early influences.

 Interview, Alex Western-King on bandleading and inspirations

by Joshua Lee

The UK-based saxophonist talks to Joshua about his early influences, inspirations, and what he's learned from releasing his own music.

 Interview, Logan Richardson on 'Afrofuturism'

by Joshua Lee

We sat down with saxophonist and producer Logan Richardson, to talk about the creative process for his new album Afrofuturism, working with Whirlwind Recordings and his big plans for 2021.

 Interview, Michael Janisch on managing Whirlwind Recordings

by Joshua Lee

We sat down with bassist and Whirlwind Recordings label boss Michael Janisch to discuss his beginnings in music, and how managing a label can present new challenges every year.

 Interview, Per Oddvar Johansen on finding inspiration in isolation

by Joshua Lee

We sat down with Presto Award-winner, drummer Per Oddvar Johansen, to discuss his latest album The Quiet Cormorant, as well as his compositional process and hopeful plans for next year.

 Interview, Tori Handsley on influences and improvisation

by Joshua Lee

On the eve of releasing her new album As We Stand, featuring regular collaborators Ruth Goller and Moses Boyd, Josh catches up with jazz harpist Tori Handsley to talk about her influences, approach to improvisation, and plans for the future.

 Interview, Gwilym Simcock

by Matt Groom

Matt talks to pianist Gwilym Simcock about his latest album Near and Now, and the album's live London debut at King's Place.

 Interview, Nicola Benedetti on Wynton Marsalis

by Katherine Cooper

The violinist talks to Katherine about premiering the legendary jazz musician's Violin Concerto (released earlier this month on Decca), which draws on influences as diverse as Robert Johnson, Duke Ellington, Scottish folk music and Stravinsky.

 Interview, Dave Douglas on Devotion and The Sacred Harp

by Matt Groom

Matt speaks to NY based trumpeter Dave Douglas about his new album Devotion, a collaboration with pianist Uri Caine and legendary drummer Andrew Cyrille.

 Interview, Will Todd on his Jazz Missa Brevis

by David Smith

The composer Will Todd talks to David about his new album of jazz-infused choral works, pairing a set of Passiontide works with a new Missa Brevis.