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Percussionist Rob Waring (left), pianist Nelson Ayres and reedist John Surman recorded Invisible Threads for ECM. (Photo: Anne Valeur/ECM Records)

Q&A with John Surman: Shared Experience

Thanks to the arrival of new acts like trumpeter Yazz Ahmed, experimental trio The Comet Is Coming and soul-jazz singer Zara McFarlane, jazz in England is enjoying broad plaudits…


  • Dave_Burrell_0488%C2%A9Luciano_Rossetti_WEB.jpgDave Burrell will be the recipient of the Vision Festival's 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • CeramicDog_EbruYildiz_WEB.jpgMarc Ribot's Ceramic Dog is set to release YRU Still Here? on April 27.
  • Maria_Schneider_Orchestra_credit_Dina_RegineWEB.jpegThe Maria Schneider Orchestra is set to play the Elmhurst College Jazz Festival at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24.
  • IMG_0773_credit_Suzette_Niess_WEB.jpgNdugu Chancler at the Jazz Education Network conference in San Diego on Jan. 16, 2015.
  • GPorter_credit_Shawn_PetersWEB.jpgVocalist Gregory Porter is among the performers for the inaugural Life Luxe Jazz Experience, which runs Nov. 1-4 in Los Cabos, Mexico.
  • SFJAZZ_GalaDayme_Arocena_credit_Drew_AltizerWEB.jpgCuban vocalist Daymé Arocena performs with pianist Ernán López-Nussa and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band at a recent SFJAZZ gala.
  • arturo_Afro_Latin_Jazz_Orchestra_with_OFarrill_WEB.jpgArturo O'Farrill's Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra seemed to summon the socio-political works of Charles Mingus at a recent performance at the Strathmore Music Center in Bethesda, Maryland.
  • groundup_WEB.jpgJoshua Redman performed along with Snarky Puppy bassist Michael League at the second annual GroundUP Music Festival in Miami Beach, Florida, which ran Feb. 9-11.
  • Sonny_Rollins_WEB.jpgThe mono version of Sonny Rollins' Way Out West was issued in 1957, with the stereo version of the album coming out the following year. A reissued set marks the latter's 60th anniversary.
  • IMG_0771_credit_Suzette_Niess_WEB.jpgLeon "Ndugu" Chancler at the Jazz Education Network conference in San Diego on Jan. 16, 2015.

    Ndugu Chancler: Like Royalty

    In tribute to drummer Ndugu Chancler, who passed away on Feb. 3, below is the feature ‘Like Royalty,’ which was…

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