Anything and everything can be a source of writing inspiration, but pure enjoyment and escapism for their own sake are also valuable and essential. At a basement jazz club (is there any other kind?) I watched Emilia Martensson perform as part of the London Jazz Festival. While her music is not hardcore free jazz she was quite mesmerising, and I will certainly be including her velvety smooth tones on my personal playlist from now on. Music to write to and escape to, don’t you think?