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Anyone who's seen Watt-Roy play bass with the Blockheads, before or after Ian Dury, will know what a star he is.

Album: Andre Williams & the Sadies, Night and Day (Yep Roc)

Another older black talent supported by younger artists – here, indie stalwarts Jon Spencer, The Mekons and The Sadies – Andre Williams is a renegade r'*'b spirit who remains, in his seventies, as scurrilous as ever.

Album: Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman, Hidden People (Navigator)

Husband-and-wife team Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman have many associations with the folk scene, notably with Lakeman's brother Seth and Roberts' fellow South Yorkshire siren Kate Rusby.

Album: Jan Garbarek, Dansere (ECM)

The music on this box-set reissue of three albums from the 1970s evokes what Michael Tucker, in his excellent sleeve essay, calls "floating tenderness".

Album: Neneh Cherry & The Thing, The Cherry Thing Smalltown (Supersound)

For most performers, a jazz album would be an excursion into uncharted waters; but for Neneh Cherry – daughter of free-jazz trumpeter Don Cherry – it's more of a return to her roots in the feisty Eighties punk-jazz outfit Rip, Rig + Panic.

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Jazz has a lot of people in her life who seem eager to big her up, which is handy because there are several reasons why she might need a boost. The very least of them curiously is Jazz's size, the result of an unspecified form of dwarfism.

Album: Jeb Loy Nichols, The Jeb Loy Nichols (Special Decca)

Jeb Loy Nichols's work has secured critical acclaim but not commercial success, a frustrating equation reflected in his frequent switches of label.

Album: Chick Corea & Gary Burton, Hot House (Concord)

Historic reunion of the piano and vibes duo-masters starts unpromisingly on a hit-you-over-the-head-with-a-mallet version of "Eleanor Rigby", but recovers with gorgeous treatments of Weill's "My Ship" and Jobim's "Once I Loved".

Engelbert and fans celebrate Eurovision second coming

British Engelbert Humperdinck fans reacted with delight yesterday to the news their hero is to represent the UK at this year's Eurovision Song contest, expressing their hope that the assignment might finally earn the 75-year-old King of Romance his rightful recognition in his home country.

Barney Rosset

Further to your obituary of Barney Rosset (28 February), Evergreen Review and Grove Press were oases in the deserts of Dullsville in the late 1950s, as far as international publications featuring avant-garde writing were concerned, writes Michael Horovitz. I particularly valued Rosset's championing of Samuel Beckett some time before he became a household name. And it was in an early Evergreen Review that I was delighted to discover the then still unknown student Pete Brown's first minimal poems, near-haiku with a Cockney music-hall punchline, which he had simply sent in on spec.

Album: Phantom Limb, The Pines (Naim Edge)

Four years on from their excellent debut album, Phantom Limb have refined their sound further to more clearly occupy the kind of country-soul territory once inhabited by the likes of Dobie Gray and The Staple Singers.

Album: Paul McCartney, Kisses on the Bottom (Mercury)

There's always been an easy-listening element to the McCartney oeuvre, but the lite-jazz treatment of standards on Kisses on the Bottom seems like a misstep.

Album: Kathleen Edwards, Voyageur (Rounder)

We should all be so lucky to spend winter under the duvet of a Bon Iver co-production.

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