Joshua Redman Mark Gilbert asks what’s behind the reedman’s animated onstage persona – calculated choreography or spontaneous combustion?
Sun Ra A century after Sun Ra’s “manifestation”, Brian Morton says the music of the man from Saturn wasn’t always out there and even when it appeared so it had a timeless message we can all relate to
Profiles singer and composer Charlie Wood; swing repertory drummer Richard Pite; Headhunters drummer Mike Clark On The Other Hand Dave Gelly enjoys a new assessment of Philip Larkin and thanks Scott Hamilton for providing more live saxophonic pleasure than anyone since Zoot Sims
What Do You Do During the Day? John Robert Brown considers players who made a mark away from the bandstand. This month: Wally Fawkes, cartoonist
The Classical Tinge Part 10: Black Market, Minimalism, Metheny and Mays. Dave Jones continues his series on the relationship between classical music and jazz
Book ReviewsAn Approach To Comping: The Essentials; The Evolution Of Mann: Herbie Mann And The Flute In Jazz; Different Every Time (biography of Robert Wyatt); The Harmony Of Dave Brubeck; The Ivory Men: Black Bob & Blind John 1932-1942
Obituaries Kenny Wheeler; Idris Muhammad; Gerald Wilson; Roy Crimmins
Record reviews 81 CDs reviewed this month. See the whole list