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Jan Garbarek: Sart/Witchi-Tai-To/Dansere – review

761 days ago
Guardian Music(ECM)This ECM box set brings together three early Jan Garbarek albums, made between 1971 and 1975, and all featuring fluently inventive Swedish jazz pianist Bobo Stenson. The players were the emerging young stars of the Scandinavian scene, and though... more info

Stamp of honour for Piaf and Davis

770 days ago
The NewsroomMusic legends Edith Piaf and Miles Davis receive commemorative stamps in France and the U.S. more info

Old music: Bob Dylan – Blowin' in the Wind

770 days ago
Guardian MusicHow many roads must a man walk down, before he hails a cab? Bob Dylan could never answer thatOK, this column is often written by and for old blokes trying to remember what it was like to be young, or – in my case – what it was like when I... more info

The A-Z of Mod by Paolo Hewitt and Mark Baxter – review

782 days ago
Guardian MusicA catalogue of mod-friendly bands and brands reflects the materialistic impulses of the 60s youth movementSanjeev Bhaskar used to play an old man in Goodness Gracious Me who insisted that every major public figure was Indian. Paolo Hewitt is a bit li... more info

Marcus Miller: Renaissance – review

782 days ago
Guardian Music(Dreyfus)This is bass-guitar star Marcus Miller's UK-tour repertoire of last month, plus a few bonuses, including the finely spun vocals of young New Yorker Gretchen Parlato and the rasping ones of Dr John on two tracks. For jazz-funk fans, it's para... more info

Miles Davis - Guitarist Pete Cosey Dies, Aged 68

782 days ago
ContactMusicGuitarist Pete Cosey who worked extensively with jazz icon Miles Davis has died at the age of 68 He passed away on Wednesday morning 30May12 of unknown causes The musician was a session guitarist with Chess Records during the 1960s and played o... more info

Arve Henriksen/Trio Mediæval – review

791 days ago
Guardian MusicLSO St Luke's, LondonThe seeds of Norwegian jazz and improvising trumpeter Arve Henriksen's cross-genre collaboration with Oslo's early-music vocal group Trio Medival were planted 18 years ago, when Henriksen's countryman Jan Garbarek hitched post-C... more info

Nile Rodgers: my greatest mistake

795 days ago
Guardian MusicChic guitarist, songwriter and producer regrets not taking up jazz legend Miles Davis's request to write him a hitThe single biggest mistake of my entire life was not taking Miles Davis seriously whenhe said: "Write me a motherfucking 'Good Times'".... more info

This week's new live music

802 days ago
Guardian MusicSharon Van Etten, On tourIt's hard to imagine that anyone this year will write a relationship song quite as powerful as Sharon Van Etten's Give Out. Someone who writes from the heart, about the heart, Van Etten's current album Tramp is a bag of bones... more info

John Abercrombie Quartet: Within a Song – review

803 days ago
Guardian Music(ECM)This is an unusual ECM release – a journey back to guitarist's guitarist John Abercrombie's formative 1960s influences, in the music of Sonny Rollins, John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, Miles Davis and Bill Evans. But the implications of the ... more info

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