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Live: Sun Ra Arkestra

Sophie Billington is blasted into space as she reports from Sun Ra Arkestra’s tenure at Band on the Wall

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The Rise of Damien Chazelle

The Oscars are over and it’s time to reflect on Chazelle’s journey to the top

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Album: Thundercat — Drunk

Christian Hurry talks through Thundercat’s latest album Drunk, his first since working with Kendrick Lamar on To Pimp A Butterfly

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Record Reappraisal: Ryo Fukui — Scenery

A retrospective on a masterpiece: Jack Greeney explores why everyone should know about one of jazz’s finest albums, but so few do

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Live: Mario Biondi

The Italian soul singer seems awkward and lost in translation in a disappointing show, writes Hugh Morris

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Review: La La Land

La La Land is an homage to jazz which neglects to ultimately pay any viable homage to jazz

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Album: David Bowie – No Plan EP

William Bain deliver’s The Mancunion’s verdict on the deceased icon’s final recordings: a fond farewell to an exceptional career

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Live: Matthew Whitaker

Matthew Whitaker’s album launch may have lacked a defining artistic sound but the potential shown was undeniable, writes Liam Killeen

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Record Reappraisal: The Lounge Lizards – Voice Of Chunk

Journey into the realm of punk-influenced, no wave-inspired jazz of the Lounge Lizards.

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Album: David Bowie – Blackstar

David Bowie doesn’t like looking back down memory lane in heritage rock docs. Instead, he delivers strange, serpentine albums like Blackstar with both eyes set firmly on the future

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Live: Cory Henry and the Funk Apostles

Cory Henry leaves our jazz specialist Pierre Flasse lost for words (almost)

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Live: Tom Odell

The blonde-haired beauty performs at the O2 Apollo.