Jimmy Giuffre Simon Adams goes in search of the ever-elusive reedman, now back in focus following the discovery of some unissued recordings from 1965 that fill in a decade’s hiatus

Charles Tolliver
After decades in the shadows the former sideman to Jackie McLean, Horace Silver and Booker Ervin made his Blue Note debut as leader in 2007, aged 65. But it’s the product of a 22-year-old mind, he tells Derek Ansell

Profiles: Dylan Howe plays Bowie; Callum Au plays Bernstein; Dan Foster plays for God

Still Clinging to the Wreckage Steve Voce regrets nobody has written the book on Al Cohn and sets about making amends

The Classical Tinge Part 9: Cecil, Czerny, Chance and Chick. Dave Jones continues his series on the relationship between classical music and jazz

Book & DVD Reviews Lonnie Johnson: Music And Civil Rights; Acknowledgement: A John Coltrane Legacy; Off The Books: A Jazz Life (Peter Leitch); Charles Lloyd: Arrows Into Infinity

Anec-dotage Alan Luff burns the midnight oil writing up his proposal for BBC Radio 3’s next jazz composer of the week

Obituaries Kathy Stobart, Charlie Haden, Richard Palmer, Paul Horn, Frankie Dunlop, Kenny Drew Jr

Record reviews 66 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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Sixty years of Newport jazz

A concert from Richard Pite’s Jazz Repertory Company as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival in November marks 60 years of the Newport Jazz Festival

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Review: Koktebel Jazz Party, Crimea

Andy Hamilton enjoys the playing of Tom Harrell, Valery Ponomarev and others at a kind of Blackpool on the Black Sea

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Review: Neil Cowley Trio, Gateshead

Neil Cowley stretches beyond traditional jazz boundaries and demonstrates his considerable compositional chops at the Sage Gateshead, reports Fred Grand

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Scottish NJO plays Pastorius

In a one-off series of three concerts, the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra and Laurence Cottle play the music of bassist Jaco Pastorius

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Abdullah Ibrahim set for four UK dates

Abdullah Ibrahim tours the UK for four nights this November, including a set at the EFG London Jazz Festival with his septet Ekaya

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Jazzers campaign for pensions

Leading American players have united to seek fair pay and retirement security for jazz musicians working in New York

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Review: Tori Freestone at the 606

Derek Ansell enjoys the light, lyrical style of Tori Freestone at the 606 Club, Chelsea, where she presented music from her new album In The Chophouse

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Review: Siena Jazz Workshops 2014

Mark Gilbert visits Siena and sees jazz in the making at the city's annual jazz workshops with leading American and Italian teachers

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EFG London Jazz Festival 2014

Autumn's annual EFG London Jazz Festival is just around the corner, with more acts being regularly added to the jam-packed roster

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Gibraltar's third jazz festival

The Gibraltar Jazz Festival returns for its third year this October, featuring Eliane Elias, Randy Brecker and a week of workshops and jam sessions

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Review: Chicago Jazz Festival

Brian Payne revels in a festival that doesn't need big pop draws masquerading as symbols of eclecticism in order to show top-class jazz

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Joanna Eden tours movie jazz

Joanna Eden takes a jazz view of film themes in Jazz At The Movies, with the Chris Ingham Trio and Alan Barnes

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Review: Brecon Jazz Festival 2014

Bob Weir attends Brecon's 30th jazz festival, opened by Burt Bacharach and featuring Warren Vaché, Marius Neset, and the revived Loose Tubes orchestra

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Review: Ystad Sweden Jazz Festival 2014

Michael Tucker is delighted by another bumper year at Ystad, featuring standout performances from Kristin Korb, Joshua Redman and Enrico Rava

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Lulo Reinhardt's third UK tour

Lulo Reinhardt, grand-nephew of Django, does an extensive tour of the UK this autumn, showcasing his gypsy/flamenco-based style

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Canterbury: the jazz-rocker's tale

A crowd-funded documentary about the 1960-70s Canterbury music scene behind the emergence of bands such as Soft Machine, Caravan and Gong is in production


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