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Charles Mingus: The angry man of jazz
Jazz

Charles Mingus: The angry man of jazz

Volatile, complicated and prone to exaggeration, Charles Mingus was also a brilliant innovator and skilled performer, composing works that are easy to listen to but much trickier to play.

The French horn maestro who plays using his feet
Music

The French horn maestro who plays using his feet

French horn player Felix Klieser was born without arms, but that hasn’t stopped him becoming one of the world’s major musical talents.

The best live acts to look forward to in 2022
Live Music

The best live acts to look forward to in 2022

Hoping that 2022 finally provides live music to return on a large, unabashed scale, Malcolm Jack picks the must-see acts that will make a it a year to remember.

What happened when Sam Fender helped out at his local foodbank?
Music

What happened when Sam Fender helped out at his local foodbank?

New versions of The Snowman score can’t cause its legacy to disappear
Claire Jackson

New versions of The Snowman score can’t cause its legacy to disappear

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Are songs written by robots the sound of Christmas future?
Malcolm Jack

Are songs written by robots the sound of Christmas future?

Glen Matlock: ‘I heard The Beatles and immediately wanted to start the Sex Pistols’
Punk

Glen Matlock: ‘I heard The Beatles and immediately wanted to start the Sex Pistols’

Soweto Kinch’s pandemic reflections draw parallels with Civil Rights Movement music
Anne Frankenstein

Soweto Kinch’s pandemic reflections draw parallels with Civil Rights Movement music

Simon Le Bon: ‘I’m very lucky. Solo artists have nobody to tell them they’re being an arsehole’
Letter To My Younger Self

Simon Le Bon: ‘I’m very lucky. Solo artists have nobody to tell them they’re being an arsehole’

Where to catch some live Christmas music this year
Claire Jackson

Where to catch some live Christmas music this year

Engelbert Humperdinck: ‘I’ve lost fortunes, my dear. Fortunes’
Letter To My Younger Self

Engelbert Humperdinck: ‘I’ve lost fortunes, my dear. Fortunes’

Adele’s 30 is here and she’s belting out the big numbers
Music

Adele’s 30 is here and she’s belting out the big numbers

An independent record store is boycotting Adele’s new album in a row over vinyl
Music

An independent record store is boycotting Adele’s new album in a row over vinyl

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ABBA’s comeback is set to make money, money, money
Music

ABBA’s comeback is set to make money, money, money

‘Godfather of hip-hop’ Gil Scott-Heron played by his own rules
Music

‘Godfather of hip-hop’ Gil Scott-Heron played by his own rules

You don’t need a penis to be a music producer: the women breaking barriers
Music

You don’t need a penis to be a music producer: the women breaking barriers

Pioneering opera about a transgender woman comes to the UK
Music

Pioneering opera about a transgender woman comes to the UK

From Coldplay to COP26: Is a greener music industry possible?
Music

From Coldplay to COP26: Is a greener music industry possible?

Isata and Sheku Kanneh-Mason: Our home was rich with music
classical

Isata and Sheku Kanneh-Mason: Our home was rich with music

The Jazz is Dead label avoids being a vanity project to create something entirely new
Music

The Jazz is Dead label avoids being a vanity project to create something entirely new

Fab films: The best documentaries about The Beatles
Music

Fab films: The best documentaries about The Beatles

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Imagine Dragons’ Dan Reynolds reveals the music that saved his life
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Imagine Dragons’ Dan Reynolds reveals the music that saved his life

Roger Taylor on Elvis, Freddie Mercury’s belief in Queen and his weekend with Bowie
Music

Roger Taylor on Elvis, Freddie Mercury’s belief in Queen and his weekend with Bowie

Roger Taylor: ‘I just wish I’d got to say goodbye to Freddie’
Music

Roger Taylor: ‘I just wish I’d got to say goodbye to Freddie’

Terry Hall: ‘The Specials have always been about protest’
Music

Terry Hall: ‘The Specials have always been about protest’

Shaun Ryder: ‘It will always be one rule for them and another rule for us’
Music

Shaun Ryder: ‘It will always be one rule for them and another rule for us’

Jake Bugg X Jamal Edwards in Nottingham: ‘Younger people are suffering’
Music

Jake Bugg X Jamal Edwards in Nottingham: ‘Younger people are suffering’

Nathan Evans: Wellerman star says Ed Sheeran made him want to sing
sea shanties

Nathan Evans: Wellerman star says Ed Sheeran made him want to sing

Gilles Peterson is excited about the British jazz explosion
Music

Gilles Peterson is excited about the British jazz explosion

Musician buries the only copy of his album and urges fans to find it
Music

Musician buries the only copy of his album and urges fans to find it

Greentea Peng: ‘Music has been a healing experience’
Music

Greentea Peng: ‘Music has been a healing experience’

Musicians in Exile: The group uniting refugees via song
Music

Musicians in Exile: The group uniting refugees via song

Samara Joy shows the Great American Songbook still matters
Music

Samara Joy shows the Great American Songbook still matters