Jazz

Interview: Troyka

Chris Montague, Joshua Blackmore and Kit Downes are Troyka, a jazz trio in love with Aphex Twin and Steely Dan and tipped by Timeout as one of London’s most exciting live acts. We spoke to Chris on songwriting, routes into jazz and how to survive as a jazz musician in 2013

Interview: Soweto Kinch

MC and saxophonist Soweto Kinch is known for fusing hip hop and jazz but his latest double album, The Legend of Mike Smith, goes even further out there, taking in soundsystem culture and classic story telling. M found out why integrity and passion is more important to him than musical box ticking…

IN PRINT: M48

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Playlist: Pete Wareham

Melt Yourself Down is the newest musical outfit from saxophonist Pete Wareham. It’s his latest project to flick two fingers at the traditional jazz template and reinvent it with a wild energy few others tap into. Pete looks to the sounds of North Africa to inspire his incendiary deconstruction of the genre. If you're intrigued as to which artists have informed the Melt Yourself Down debut album, then you need to check out his exclusive playlist for M…

Interview: Led Bib

Jazz drummer Mark Holub is doing his bit to overhaul any preconceptions surrounding the genre with his energetic, eclectic group Led Bib. M quizzed this Mercury Music Prize nominated artist on the challenges and opportunities facing the genre…

Interview: Matthew Halsall

Mancunian musician Matt Halsall is an accomplish trumpet player who draws on a combined love of Ninja Tunes and John Coltrane to inform his music. M quizzed him on songwriting, recording and the health of the UK’s jazz scene…

Sound Effect: Orlando Gough

Composer Orlando Gough has built his career around a taste for the unconventional. The former maths teacher has crafted music for battleships, choirs, TV operas, theatre productions, ballet and, most recently, for a lighthouse foghorn. Here, he talks us through the diverse music that soundtracks his life - expect gems from Animal Collective, The Small Faces, Monteverdi, Fairport Convention, Henry Purcell, Joe Zawinul and more....

New jazz generation

We discover a new breed of British jazz artists doing their bit to blow away outdated stereotypes surrounding the genre