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Every year we invite musicians, DJs and readers to send us their five favourite albums or tracks of 2016. In a year that saw so many great musicians pass away, there were a number of brilliant musical recordings. Our readers’ selections are eclectic and cross many genres. I hope you find some new music to explore.

28 December 2016 | In depth

A plethora of amazing albums was released last month. Here are a few of my favourites…

19 June 2016 | NotesTracks of the month

The first two albums I have reviewed this month look at America from completely different musical and political perspectives.

3 April 2016 | Tracks of the month

This month’s selection is a bit of a Cook’s tour of the world and where better place to start than Detroit – the metaphorical centre of the musical world.

28 February 2016 | Tracks of the month

We asked our friends and readers to send us their five favourite tracks/albums of 2015. Some did just that, others included their favourite gigs, films, books…

31 December 2015 |

Last night the Barbican in London hosted the international premier of Langston Hughes masterpiece ASK YOUR MAMA: 12 Moods for Jazz.

22 November 2015 | In depth