Ramsey Lewis on Jazz

From his early years to now, the three-time Grammy award winner reflects on his career as a jazz pianist, the transformation of the genre and what it means to him

The Revival of Slowdive

From being dropped by their label in 1995 to finding a new legion two decades later, Slowdive bassist Nick Chaplin speaks about the band’s unexpected comeback

Soundtrack: Yukimi Nagano

From Prince to D’Angelo, the Little Dragon singer shares the music that has shaped her songwriting

The Unsung Horns: Dick Cuthell

Horn player and record producer, Dick Cuthell, discusses the instruments that have influenced his life in music

Soundtrack: Maxi Jazz

Lead vocalist of British band Faithless reveals his obsession with Todd Rundgren’s album ‘Something/Anything’

Photo – Tawni Bannister

Soundtrack: Esperanza Spalding

The Grammy-award winning bassist, cellist and singer recalls how a cult album by New York Duo Cibo Matto helped shape her music career

Taylor McFerrin performing at Dramuie's Brass and Crimson session in Oct 2016, at Hoxton Hall, London.

Soundtrack: Taylor McFerrin

The keyboardist and producer recalls discovering a life-changing album while searching through records owned by his father, Bobby McFerrin

Exclusive image of Singer/Songwriter Seye Adelekan, from Oliver Spencer's AW16 campaign

Soundtrack: Oliver Spencer

Menswear designer Oliver Spencer reflects on the enduring influence of Talking Heads’ breakthrough album

Miles Davis, Modern Jazz & The Ivy Look

In an extract from Jazz Festival, a new photo book by ‘the Father of music photography’ Jim Marshall, writer Graham Marsh remembers the Ivy league-inspired style championed by Miles Davis

Lee Thompson

Soundtrack: Madness (Lee Thompson)

Saxophonist and founder of the English ska band Madness Lee Thompson remembers a personal introduction to the second album by dub poet Linton Kwesi Johnson

Soweto Kinch (right) performs at Drambuie's Brass and Crimson sessions, as part of Edinburgh Jazz Festival 2016

Soundtrack: Soweto Kinch

Saxophonist and MC Soweto Kinch reveals the tracks that influenced him while growing up in the West Midlands

Soundtrack: David Adjaye

Celebrated British architect, David Adjaye OBE, shares the classic songs that soundtracked his childhood

Soundtrack: Michael Kiwanuka

British soul musician Michael Kiwanuka on the risk-taking Funkadelic record that inspired his new album

Soundtrack: Barney Ales (Motown)

Ex-Motown president Barney Ales remembers the making of Marvin Gaye’s seminal 1971 album ‘What’s Going On’

Daydreaming With Stanley Kubrick

Musician and dj James Lavelle talks to PORT about curating a new exhibition at London’s Somerset House that celebrates the legacy of Stanley Kubrick

Morcheeba members Skye Edwards (left) and Ross Godfrey (right)

Soundtrack: Morcheeba (Ross Godfrey)

Morcheeba founder and multi-instrumentalist Ross Godfrey reveals how Jimi Hendrix’s ‘Elecric Ladyland’ helped shape his career

Soundtrack: Chris Watson

Sound recorder Chris Watson writes exclusively for PORT about European composer that inspired his latest work, The Town Moor: A Portrait in Sound

Jeremy Gara – Photo by Jen Brown

Soundtrack: Jeremy Gara (Arcade Fire)

Drummer for Canadian indie rock band Arcade Fire, Jeremy Gara, picks The Cure’s Disintergration as his essential Soundtrack

Soundtrack: Jeff Wootton (Gorillaz)

Gorillaz guitarist Jeff Wootton picks three albums that influenced his mixing of art and music, and created an industrial Manchester sound