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There has been nobody like Nina Simone. But too few realise today what a towering artistic figure she was in her lifetime and what an inspiration she can still be.

3 July 2015 | In depth

On Saturday morning, the world of jazz said goodbye to Ornette Coleman. At the funeral ceremony at the Riverside Church, Riverside Drive, New York, some of the lions of the jazz world “played” their respects…

29 June 2015 | Notes

In Baltimore this weekend there has been a massive spike in murders and violent assaults. The big question is: why?

26 May 2015 | Notes

A 15-year love affair with Japanese experimental, jazz and psychedelic rock music – plus Tony Benn’s foray into deep house…

5 April 2015 | In depth

Instead of writing about my ten favourite records this month, I have decided to review just one.

3 February 2015 | In depth