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Aruan Ortiz/Michael Janisch Quintet: Banned in London – review

1195 days ago
Guardian Music(Whirlwind)London-based US bassist Michael Janisch co-led this sharp group with his Cuban pianist friend Aruan Ortiz at at the London jazz festival last year, and this is the resulting live recording, with saxophonist Greg Osby, trumpeter Raynald Col... more info

This week's new live music

1201 days ago
Guardian MusicThe Walkmen, on tourThe Walkmen have always seemed older than their years. In part this has been down to what we know of their backgrounds in Jonathan Fire*Eater, a mid-90s group whose brilliance was hobbled by narcotic baggage. From the off, though,... more info

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

1206 days ago
TopixThere were French horns at the James Moody Democracy of Jazz Festival last night. more info

Eddie Bert obituary

1219 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

1230 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

1235 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

1238 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'

1238 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

1239 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

1243 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

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