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Watch a video for a solo contrabass track by the Berlin based musician and artist

Yair Elazar Glotman is a classically trained composer and contrabass player who also records under the name Ketev. Glotman has released music on the Opal Tapes and Aurora Borealis labels, as well as collaborating with Emptyset's James Ginzburg on an album called Nimbes, released by Subtext Recordings.

“Drifts” is from Études, a collection of solo contrabass performances recorded at the EMS studios in Stockholm and also released by Subtext Recordings.

Video by James Ginzburg

Playlist: Ornette Coleman 1930–2015

Ornette Coleman died on 11 June in New York of a heart attack aged 85. Listen to a playlist of some of his music, based on Brian Morton's tribute to the late free jazz pioneer

Watch: The Family Jams excerpt

Watch an excerpt from Kevin Barker's documentary following Devendra Banhart, Joanna Newsom and Vetiver on a 2004 US tour

15 Freedom Riders playlist

Listen to a playlist based on the 15 Freedom Riders chart, part of the Freedom Principles essays in The Wire 370 – a survey looking at ideas of liberation in music and sound