Olivia Chaney

Olivia Chaney: The Longest River

Gritty references all run together with glances at ‘Troilus and Cressida’

DVDs and Downloads

'Birdman' DVD cover
Exhilarating and snappy Best Picture Oscar winner tells the story of a former superhero star who is close to cracking up
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Six neatly self-contained stories that unexpectedly turn from black comedy to horror and pathos
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Romance and made-up physics meet in this Brit sci-fi that pushes its unlikely premise too far
Ayub Ogada

Ayub Ogada: Kodhi: Trevor Warren’s Adventures With Ayub Ogada

Collaboration was recorded amid bird sounds and vehicles’ swishes

Alexander Hawkins

Alexander Hawkins Trio: Alexander Hawkins Trio

UK pianist’s first trio album includes clear references to Thelonius Monk

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Bach, Stravinsky, et al: The Ground Beneath Our Feet

The Knights throw their own collaboration into a live recording

Tyler the creator

Tyler, The Creator: Cherry Bomb

The deliberately messy mix gives the album a grimy punk feel

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Donizetti: Les Martyrs

Rare French version offers galvanising, period-instrument playing

My morning jacket

My Morning Jacket: The Waterfall

The band goes from country-rock to mystical progressive

Django Django

Django Django: Born Under Saturn

Follow-up to London-based band’s debut touches on dark themes

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Beethoven: Violin Concerto, Op.61

Thomas Gould plays with a pure, even spiritual lyricism

Kamasi Washington

Kamasi Washington: The Epic

Triple-album blast of soulful modal jazz is US saxophonist’s first release

Mumford & Sons: Wilder Mind

London faux-folkies’ third album includes fierce solos

Martin Gore: MG

Textured instrumentals draw on the legacy of Kraftwerk and Vangelis

Death: N.E.W.

Songs afford a genial trip back in time with ‘Detroit rocks!’ lyrics

MacMillan, Vaughan Williams: Oboe Concertos

Nicholas Daniel makes the most of the concerto’s virtuoso opportunities

Avishai Cohen’s Triveni: Dark Nights

US trumpeter’s full tone intertwines with bass and drums