JANUARY 2015
Kenny Barron Born in Philadelphia in 1943, pianist Kenny Barron has played with James Moody, Lee Morgan, Roy Haynes, Buddy Rich, Stan Getz and many more. He reflects on his 50-year career, with Bruce Lindsay

Profiles Discovering jazz: drummer Lenny White finding things aren’t what they used to be; trumpeter Henry Lowther finding it’s the same axe whether Salvation Army or hard bop combo; singer Sarah Moule finding Fran Landesman’s poems make good songs

Still Clinging to the Wreckage Steve Voce considers Joe Goldberg’s ‘out-of-tune tenor player’, John Coltrane

Simon Phillips
The drummer has moved on since he played in his dad Sid’s big band but he remembers those days – and their enduring musical message – with fondness. Interview by David West

Critics’ Poll 2014 JJ critics pick their 10 best from 2014. Among the winners: Jan Lundgren, Paul Bley, Scott Hamilton, Graham Collier, Pat Metheny, Nils Petter Molvaer, Tina May, Sheila Jordan, Freddie Hubbard, Herbie Hancock, Ornette Coleman and Louis Armstrong

Record reviews Seventy-seven CDs of new and reissued jazz reviewed. See the full list

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BBC Radio 4 feels the Love Supreme

A BBC Radio 4 documentary presented by Courtney Pine this February marks the 50th anniversary of Coltrane’s seminal album


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SNJO honours Billy Strayhorn at 100

A special series of concerts by the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra will pay homage to Ellington band composer Billy Strayhorn in his centenary year


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Review: Matthew Halsall, Halesworth

Garry Booth finds the Mancunian man of mystery has descended a few celestial notches while hinting at promising new directions


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Review: Anthony Braxton in Bristol

Andy Hamilton witnesses a rare and utterly personal UK appearance by the US saxophonist and composer, cardigan and all


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David Redfern memorial

Bob Weir attends a gathering of 200 people at Ronnie Scott's in celebration of photographer David Redfern, who died last autumn


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Simon Purcell comes around

Simon Purcell, for many years Head of Jazz at Trinity, plays music from his début album as part of Jez Nelson's Jazz In The Round series at London's Cockpit Theatre


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Ronnie Scott’s marks Tubby Hayes’ 80th

A special concert by the Simon Spillett Quartet featuring Bobby Wellins will be held at Ronnie Scott’s to mark Tubby Hayes’ 80th birthday


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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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Ribble Valley Jazz Festival tickets on sale

The sixth annual jazz festival in and around Clitheroe, Lancashire will feature Stacey Kent, Andy Sheppard, Soweto Kinch and more


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First ever Llandudno Jazz Festival

The inaugural jazz festival at the Welsh seaside town in July boasts headliners Darius Brubeck, Anita Wardell and Clark Tracey


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Gateshead 2015 gets Sanborn, Scofield

The annual northern celebration of all things jazz, soul and funk returns in April via the International Jazz Festival at the Sage Gateshead


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Review: Alan Barnes/Bruce Adams Quintet

Derek Ansell enjoys the talent and telepathy of the Alan Barnes quintet - Bruce Adams, David Newton, Andrew Cleyndert and Bobby Worth - at the Progress Theatre, Reading


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New south coast jazz festival

A new jazz festival joins the roster this month at Shoreham-by-Sea on the south coast, hosted by Claire Martin and Julian Nichols


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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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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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