Jazz

Found sound: noise as art

More and more musicians are downing instruments in favour of capturing the natural noises outside their studio. We delve into their sonic world…

Sound Effect – YolanDa Brown

The award-winning songwriter, saxophonist, bandleader and broadcaster shares the songs that have soundtracked her life, featuring Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin and more...

Interview: John Harle

Composer and saxophonist John Harle shares his insight from life at the forefront of British musical innovation...

Interview: Bahla

The contemporary jazz outfit reveal how Jewish folklore became entangled in their sound...

Interview: David Toop

'Found sounds and field recordings help us cross that gap we feel divides us from other creatures:' sonic innovator and Bjork-influencer David Toop on the music outside music...

Playlist: Rhythm Section

The pioneering Peckham label turns in a sublime playlist for us this week, with cut after cut of heterogenous joy. Dig in for a celebration of UK jazz, neo-soul, deep house and more...

Interview: Zoe Rahman

'We’re the only two female jazz instrumentalists who’ve been nominated which is rather shameful' - jazz star Zoe Rahman chats the Mercurys and more...