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Classic jazz in spotlight as Moody jazz fest salutes Miles Davis, Gil Evans

1133 days ago
TopixThere were French horns at the James Moody Democracy of Jazz Festival last night. more info

Eddie Bert obituary

1146 days ago
Guardian MusicAmerican jazz trombonist and big-band sideman who played with Stan Kenton and Benny GoodmanThe American jazz trombonist Eddie Bert has died aged 90. A big-band sideman, Broadway show musician and studio player, Bert also excelled as a small-group jaz... more info

The 20 best Prince songs you've never heard

1157 days ago
Guardian MusicFrom the 50-minute epic guitar workout Billy to the minimalist electro funk of Love, Matt Thorne, author of a new biography of the purple one, chooses 20 little-known Prince gemsWhen Prince plays a big show, the setlist is familiar. He knows people w... more info

Miles Davis Quintet: Swiss Radio Days – review

1162 days ago
Guardian Music(TCB)Davis completed recording the most celebrated jazz album in history, the revolutionary Kind of Blue, in April 1959. It changed the way jazz would be played and heard from then on. He was still working through its implications a year later, when ... more info

How to invent shoegaze without trying

1165 days ago
Guardian MusicA week after joking at a party that he was in a band, Rudy Tambala found himself at the start of a journey that produced some of the 80s' most extraordinary musicThe way Rudy Tambala tells it, his band AR Kane should never really have existed. Surely... more info

Carlos Santana: 'My daughter beat me at Guitar Hero'

1165 days ago
Guardian MusicHe once did so much acid he thought his guitar was a snake. But don't worry, these days Carlos Santana is more interested in singing through his fingers and comparing himself to a horseGood evening Carlos, how are you?I'm grateful! Happy!What do you ... more info

Illegal music filesharing is now mainstream | Lanre Bakare

1166 days ago
Guardian MusicThe Digital Music Index shows just how popular illegal downloading – particularly of Ed Sheeran – has becomeIf you're like me and the vast majority of people in the UK, on Monday morning you discovered many people in your area risked lega... more info

Carlos Santana to publish memoir

1170 days ago
Guardian MusicGuitarist will tell his life story 'to help readers discover the sanctity, grace, and divinity in themselves'Carlos Santana has joined the parade of musicians writing their memoirs. The Grammy award-winning guitarist will publish his autobiography in... more info

The best jazz and world music gigs to see in autumn 2012

1182 days ago
Guardian MusicNordic country music, British folk and some gold-standard jazz in London and BirminghamSusannaThe Norwegian founder of Susanna and the Magical Orchestra tours material from her new album, Wild Dog: ethereal songs that suggest a kind of 21st-century N... more info

Enrico Rava: Rava on the Dance Floor – review

1192 days ago
Guardian Music(ECM)It's taken Enrico Rava, the Miles Davis-inspired trumpeter from Trieste, until his 70s to hit the dance floor. This live album is dedicated to Michael Jackson, who Rava said he didn't discover until the singer's death – and then became obs... more info

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