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Sebastian Scotney

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Jackie Kay: Bessie Smith review – vivid writing about the Empress of the Blues

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10 Questions for Musician and Broadcaster Cerys Matthews

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Albums of the Year 2020: Marius Neset – Tributes

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Album: Jamie Cullum - The Pianoman at Christmas

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Fatma Said, Joseph Middleton, Wigmore Hall review - song recital heaven

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10 Questions for Singer/Pianist Joe Stilgoe

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Ronnie's review – fascinating story of the fabled Soho jazz club

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Bryn Terfel, Britten Sinfonia, Barbican review – a moment of re-connection

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Album: This Dream of You – Diana Krall

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Christian Gerhaher, Gerold Huber, Wigmore Hall review – revelatory Schubert welcomes audiences back

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BBC Proms live online: Romaniw, BBCNOW, Bancroft - creating 'hwyl' with no audience

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Album: Allison Neale - Quietly There

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Album: Gregory Porter - All Rise

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Album: Solveig Slettahjell – Come In From the Rain

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The Adulterer, Channel 4 review - atmospheric, addictive and bingeworthy

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Album: Maria Schneider Orchestra – Data Lords

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