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Sebastian Scotney

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John Mayall, Ronnie Scott's review – the legend on his own terms

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Bebel Gilberto, Union Chapel review - less effort, more transcendence, please

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Love Supreme, Roundhouse review - Laura Mvula's defiant confidence tops the bill

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Janine Jansen, Alexander Gavrylyuk, Wigmore Hall review - a totally convincing recital

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Joshua Redman Still Dreaming, Barbican review - world-class quartet

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Sarah Chang, Ashley Wass, Cadogan Hall review – a virtuoso's disturbing 'inner game'

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theartsdesk Q&A: concert pianist Lucy Parham

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Merry Christmas Baby - Gregory Porter & Friends, BBC Two review - mellow becomes slo-mo

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Albums of the Year 2018: Fiona Monbet - Contrebande

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Mahan Esfahani / Richard Goode, Wigmore Hall review - clarity and contrast from two keyboard masters

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EFG London Jazz Festival 2018, round-up review - winners young and old

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EFG London Jazz Festival, first weekend review - Jeff Goldblum a jazz musician?

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LSO, Roth, Barbican - not enough pathos, but a remarkable step-in

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They Might Be Giants, Barbican review - genuine, authentic humour

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LSO, Rattle, Barbican Hall review - a mixed bag of British composers

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Prom 39, West Side Story, Wilson review - best heard on the radio

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