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Matthew Ruddick

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Author of Funny Valentine, an acclaimed new biography of the jazz trumpet player and singer, Chet Baker.
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Saturday, 30 January 2016 00:44

Ten questions for Michael League of Snarky Puppy

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Snarky Puppy is a Brooklyn, New York-based instrumental fusion band led by Grammy Award-winning bassist, composer and producer Michael League. Formed in Denton, Texas in 2004, the band features a collective of nearly forty musicians, referred to as "The Fam" on their recordings and tours. …

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Christian Scott, also known as Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, is a Two-time Edison Award-winning, Grammy-nominated American trumpeter, composer and producer. His most recent album, Stretch Music, was released in the autumn of 2015, and was included in our Top Ten albums of the year.

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Matthew Halsall is a Manchester-based bandleader and trumpeter and is one of the UK’s brightest talents. A gifted trumpeter with a beautiful, expressive tone, his music draws on his love of the transcendental, spiritual and modal jazz of Alice and John Coltrane and Pharoah Sanders,…

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Paolo Fresu is an Italian jazz trumpet and flugelhorn player, as well as a composer and arranger. He has made around eighty albums under his own name, and recorded more than four hundred albums over the last thirty years.

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Chris Minh Doky is a bassist who in his recording career has looked at jazz from a number of different perspectives: funk, electronic, straight-ahead, orchestral. He’s played with some of the great names in electric jazz such as Mike Stern and the Brecker Brothers, and…

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John Scofield is an American jazz guitarist and composer, who has played and collaborated with Miles Davis, Dave Liebman, Joe Henderson, Herbie Hancock, Pat Metheny, Bill Frisell, Billy Cobham and George Duke, Medeski Martin & Wood and many other well-known artists. His latest album, Past…

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Friday, 16 October 2015 08:21

Ten questions for –isq (Irene Serra Quartet)

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We talk to Irene Serra (vocals) and Richard Sadler (bass) of London-based jazz quartet, -isq.

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Wednesday, 07 October 2015 04:17

Ten Questions for Aaron Parks, American Pianist

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Pianist Aaron Parks is a jazz musician who came to the public's attention during his time with trumpeter Terence Blanchard. Born in Seattle, Washington, he currently resides in Brooklyn, New York. 

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