Metallica celebrate their 40th anniversary with a pair of career-spanning arena shows and bonus club shows from friends including Kamasi Washington.
Travel back five years ago when the release calendar was rife with stellar albums. 2015 offered such an embarrassment of musical riches, that we selected 80 albums as best of the year.
Two generations of Jedi jazz masters join forces for a majestic co-headlining tour. Like Kamasi Washington, Herbie Hancock expresses sentiment for the good people of humanity coming together to transcend the chaos of modern times.
From forward-looking electronic and experimental to new approaches in the ever-evolving R&B scene, from hip-hop and punk to rock and pop, 2018 bestowed an embarrassment of musical riches upon us.
It's inspiring to witness Kamasi Washington and his cohorts carrying the torch for San Francisco's socio-cultural musical revolution of the 1960s here some 50 years later.