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June 19, 2013 / Features - Archive

In 2011 I interviewed Keith Jarrett at the time of the release of his Rio album. A story resulting from the interview is available on this site ( http://www.johnshand.com.au/keith-jarrett-goes-to-rio/), but several people have asked to read the complete transciption, so here it is… JS: What a remarkable achievement Rio is.…

June 19, 2013 / Features - Archive

As a child in the 1960s the very fist album that Cassandra Wilson owned was by the Monkees, after she had fallen in love with their TV show. It contained Last Train To Clarksville, which, three decades later, she would transform from frothy pop into something radically reimagined and brooding.…

June 17, 2013 / Album Reviews - Archive

Birds (Edition/Planet) The planet crawls with exciting improvisers, but those who are equally accomplished composers are rare. Several of them record for Dave Stapleton’s UK-based Edition label, including Norwegian saxophonist Marius Neset, whose title track for this album is one of many highlights. Forty years ago Dave Holland released a…