AUGUST 2015

Xanadu restored John White discovers a hoard of remastered jazz gems that would have merited pride of place in Kubla Khan’s palace

Profiles Classical and jazz meet in The Cunninghams; bebop and enduring freshness meet in Charles McPherson; Jane Monheit meets motherhood and a new repertoire

John Altman, The Test, pt2 The saxophonist touches on library music, jazz snobbery and real jazz technique as Mark Gilbert spins the mp3s

Still Clinging to the Wreckage Steve Voce recalls the impact of Louis Armstrong’s arrival in New York in 1924

Label dossier #7: Woodville Alan Barnes talks about his label Woodville, its mission to “record the kind of jazz that I like and the musicians I like – that is, swinging, straight ahead music”

Ronnie Scott As Ronnie Scott’s club reaches 50 years at 47 Frith St, Ken Rogers offers a period perspective on British jazz in an unpublished 1979 interview

Obituaries Ornette Coleman; Bruce Lundvall; Bob Belden; Marcus Belgrave

Record reviews We review 76 CDs of new and reissued jazz. See the full list

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Ian Shaw signs to Jazz Village

Record label Jazz Village has announced the signing of ’jazz singing star and national jazz treasure’ Ian Shaw


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Preview: Norwich Jazz Weekender

The Jazz Weekender brings two days of top quality jazz to the Fine City of Norwich, including sets from Claire Martin, Enrico Tomasso and Kit Downes


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Preview: Curzon Cinema jazz weekend

As part of Curzon Cinemas' Summer Of Sound, the All That Jazz Weekender at Curzon Bloomsbury features classic jazz movies


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Review: Irakere/Leo Blanco at Ronnie's

Irakere's roof-raising musical energy and the gentler charms of the Leo Blanco Trio's opening set provided Dave Jones with a good night out


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Review: Nocturna Discordia #33, Barcelona

Dave Foxall enjoys a session of delicately expressive sonic miniatures, and a beast of a contrabass clarinet, from the heart of Barcelona's improv scene


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Preview: Herts Jazz Festival

The fifth Herts Jazz Festival promises its most exciting programme yet, with headliners Claire Martin, Loose Tubes and Big Band Britannia


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Review: 22nd Istanbul Jazz Festival

At the 22nd Istanbul jazz festival, enthusiasm met with optimism triggered by an advance for the left wing in recent elections, says N. Buket Cengiz


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Preview: Blue Note Jazz At Sea

Cunard liner Queen Mary 2 hosts the first Blue Note Jazz At Sea, with Robert Glasper, Marcus Strickland and headliner Natalie Cole


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Preview: Rye Jazz And Blues Festival

Rye International Jazz And Blues Festival returns with a fourth edition, with an array of internationally-known jazz, blues and soul acts appearing over the August Bank Holiday weekend


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Preview: Archie Shepp at Ronnie Scott's

Archie Shepp, legendary saxophonist and free jazz pioneer, will be performing at Ronnie Scott's for one night only, on 31 July


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Cruising with a swing

Keith McDowall looks back on 25 years of jazz cruising, the last 15 thanks to ECP’s Caribbean jazz cruise, set to depart again in January 2016


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Preview: Joy of Jazz, South Africa

JJ's South Africa correspondent Don Albert previews the jazz festival that has grown from local to international stature and this year includes the UK's Matthew Halsall


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Preview: Scarborough Jazz Festival

Darius Brubeck and other American stars will be appearing at the 2015 Scarborough Jazz Festival alongside new and established British acts


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Preview: Brecon Jazz, August 2015

We preview Brecon's 2015 programme, promising big names such as Dave Holland and Kenny Barron in ’its most international line-up ever’


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Preview: 2015 EFG London Jazz Festival

The 2015 EFG London Jazz Festival promises another extensive lineup of top performers at venues across the city


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Preview: Marcus Miller tours UK, Eire

Marcus Miller, Grammy-winning electric bassist and producer, is set to tour the UK and Ireland this October in support of his Blue Note debut


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Ystad Sweden Jazz Festival 2015

Dianne Reeves, Dave Holland, Kenny Barron, Robert Glasper, Marius Neset, Adam Baldych and Mathias Eick are among the attractions in southern Sweden this summer


 

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