DECEMBER 2014

Eric Dolphy
Despite his prominence, he seemed to leave no disciples, no obvious followers. What then, asks Brian Morton, was his musical achievement and legacy?

Profiles
Guitarist Jacob Fischer, drummer Antonio Sanchez, singer Tamsin Collison

Duncan Lamont
As well as being an outstanding jazz soloist, Duncan Lamont has brought jazz class in abundance to that parallel universe of session men and songwriters. Interview by Bruce Lindsay

Manhattan Transfer
Following the death of its last founder member, Bruce Crowther stands up for the group whose Birdland fuelled a thousand aerobics sessions

The Classical Tinge
ECM and classical representations of jazz. Dave Jones concludes his series on the relationship between classical music and jazz

Book Reviews
Buck Clayton Discography; Highway 61: Crossroads On The Blues Highway

Obituaries
Jack Bruce, Jackie Cain, Joe Sample and Brian Lemon

Record reviews 91 CDs reviewed this month. See the whole list

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Jazz Journal Calendar 2015

The Jazz Journal Calendar 2015 makes the ideal Christmas jazz gift and is available to pre-order now with a personalised greetings card


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Jazz Journal Critics' Poll 2014

Swedish pianist Jan Lundgren wins the new issue category for his album All By Myself and first place among reissues goes to Fresh Sounds' Keynote collection. Other winners include Pat Metheny, Tina May and Nils Petter Molvaer


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Bristol's third festival for March 2015

Bristol's International Jazz & Blues Festival returns with a packed programme including Dr John, Lillian Boutté, Alice Zawadzki and Louis Armstrong scholar Ricky Riccardi


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Review: Officium last concert

Michael Tucker finds a ’near-Cubist projection of mysterious sound, space and spirit’ in the final concert by Jan Garbarek & The Hilliard Ensemble


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Review: EFG London JF last weekend

Bob Weir wraps up the last weekend of an event that forms the perfect conclusion to a jazz festival season that stretches from spring to late autumn


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Gregory Porter duets with Julie London

This year’s Marks & Spencer Christmas ad features Gregory Porter duetting with Julie London on her 1963 recording of Fly Me To The Moon


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Review: Harvey Mason at Ronnie Scott's

Francis Graham-Dixon watches as the veteran drummer breathes new life into 1970s funk tunes at the EFG London Jazz Festival, transfixing Ronnie's diners mid-chew


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Review: John Surman & Karin Krog

Michael Tucker catches John Surman with Norwegian vocalist Karin Krog for a post-London Jazz Festival gig in Brighton, followed by Ketil Bjørnstad in Southampton


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Review: Charles Lloyd & Lovano/Douglas

Garry Booth enjoys the rambunctious Lovano/Douglas group and the spiritually refreshing Charles Lloyd on the closing night of the EFG London Jazz Festival


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Review: Regina Carter/Yazz Ahmed

Fred Grand enjoys violinist Regina Carter's hoedown jazz and Yazz Ahmed's Arab-influenced trumpet playing on the penultimate night of the EFG London Jazz Festival


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Review: Kenny Barron & Dave Holland

Fred Grand finds the art of conversation alive and well in a set of standards and originals from the renowned pianist and bassist at the EFG London Jazz Festival


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Review: Stefano Bollani/Tomasz Stanko

Simon Adams enjoys the ECM double act of Stefano Bollani/Hamilton de Holanda and the Tomasz Stanko New York Quartet at the EFG London Jazz Festival


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Review: John McLaughlin/Hedvig Mollestad

Fred Grand reviews a blistering performance from John McLaughlin's 4th Dimension, preceded by a rude blast from guitarist Hedvig Mollestad's power trio


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Review: Quentin Collins Quintet, Reading

Derek Ansell enjoys two sets by trumpeter Quentin Collins and his quintet at the Progress Theatre, Reading, including music from Monk, Powell, Ellington and Corea


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Review: Texier/Freestone/Sheppard

Michael Tucker is thrilled by a scintillating set from bassist Henri Texier as well as a fine set from saxophonist Andy Sheppard as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival


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Review: Marsalis & Ibrahim in London

Branford Marsalis and Abdullah Ibrahim at the EFG London Jazz Festival, the former bursting with energy, the latter leaving feet unstomped


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Review: The Space Age Bill Frisell in London

David West tunes in and drops out with Bill Frisell's vision of surf guitar at The Barbican as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival 2014


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Review: Skopje Jazz Festival 2014

Bob Weir, on his annual Balkan jaunt, stops in Macedonia and finds the Terri Lyne Carrington Quartet underwhelming but is amazed by Australian piano trio The Necks


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Review: Jan Garbarek & The Hilliards

Michael Tucker saw Jan Garbarek and the Hilliard Ensemble at Temple Church, London on the opening night of the 2014 EFG London Jazz Festival


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Review: Belgrade Jazz Festival 2014

Bob Weir enjoys Danilo Perez, Charles Lloyd and Paolo Fresu at the 30th Belgrade jazz festival, where good attendances were encouraged by a keen pricing policy


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Review: Signature Jazz Cruise in the Med

Don Albert has a whale of a time on the new Jazz Cruise from Monte Carlo, with Randy Brecker, Anat Cohen and last-minute substitute Chris Botti


 

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