APRIL 2016

Hiromi The Japanese pianist tells David West that her music is all about language skills – listening, absorbing, rephrasing – and breathing

Profiles Late 60s Miles Davis has loomed large for trumpeters Erik Truffaz and Markus Stockhausen. But for fellow brassman Bobby Medina, it’s Bobby Shew, “one of the best trumpet players ever to walk the earth”

Dave Shepherd Ken Collier talks to the British clarinettist, of whom Benny Goodman said ‘Yeah, he plays more like me than I do’. Part 1

Still Clinging To The Wreckage Steve Voce considers Hank Jones – in the words of John Williams “one of the best jazz pianists of all time, a true gentleman of jazz”

Ronnie Scott In part three of a previously unpublished 1979 interview Ronnie Scott talks to Ken Rogers about gangsters, family, motor-racing and the creative side of club management

Book & DVD Reviews Books: Jazz And Culture In A Global Age // Blues For Francis // Crescent City Cornet // 30-Second Jazz // Sinatra’s Century DVD: Black Wax

Obituaries John Chilton, Frank Collett, Alan Haven, Kitty Kallen, Gene Norman

Record reviews
We review 67 CDs of new and reissued jazz. See the full list

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Review: Third Annual Jazz FM Awards

The 2016 Jazz FM Awards recognised a wealth of musical talent past and present, with Binker and Moses giving Bruce Lindsay hope for the future


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Review: Gateshead Jazz Festival

Not all of the Gateshead International Jazz Festival is to Fred Grand's taste, but he admires its broad stylistic sweep and diversity


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Review: Miles Ahead, the movie

Roger Farbey highly recommends the long-awaited Miles Davis biopic and hails a remarkable performance from star and director Don Cheadle


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Preview: Cheltenham lineup completes

Cheltenham Jazz Festival has finalised its twentieth anniversary lineup including DJ Jo Whiley hosting BBC Introducing and Leo Green presenting Sounds Of The 50s


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Preview: Swanage Jazz Festival

The comprehensive weekend programme of jazz on the Jurassic Coast offers over 60 gigs by established favourites and leading newcomers from the UK scene


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Preview: Ronnie Scott's Jazz Masters

The London club's new Jazz Masters series highlights the modern mainstream, with Kenny Barron, Eliane Elias, David Sanborn, Pat Metheny and more


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Preview: EFG London Jazz Festival

EFG London Jazz Festival announces the first of this year's shows, including the Wayne Shorter Quartet, the MCA Power Trio and Christian Scott


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BBC Young Musician 2016 Jazz Award

The finalists all impress Dave Jones, who's charmed by the winner's sweet, subtle tone and reminded that it's not just about the improvised notes


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Preview: ECP Contemporary Jazz Cruise

ECP announces the Contemporary Jazz Cruise, the latest in its comprehensive cruise portfolio, with Pat Metheny, Marcus Miller, Robert Glasper and many more


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Preview: Swansea Jazz Festival

Swansea's Maritime Quarter plays host to the city's third international jazz festival, featuring Darius Brubeck, NYJO and the Pee Wee Ellis Funk Assembly


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Radio 3's new look at new jazz

Soweto Kinch, one of a trio of presenters at BBC Radio 3's new Monday night jazz programme hails an opportunity ’to shake up our jazz world with a bit of controversy’


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Preview: Montréal Jazz Festival 2016

The 37th Festival International de Jazz de Montréal announces additions to its extensive line-up of acts from the jazz world and beyond


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Preview: The Ronnie Scott's Story UK Tour

The Ronnie Scott's Story combines live music, narration and archive footage to tell the tale of the legendary club and sets out on a 13-venue tour


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Preview: Scarborough Jazz Festival

The full line-up for this year's Scarborough Jazz Festival has been announced, from rousing big bands to rising stars and a brand new project


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Preview: Newport Jazz Weekend

The Isle of Wight jazz festival announces some early highlights for its latest edition, Stacey Kent, Karen Sharp and Dave Newton included


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Preview: Ribble Valley Jazz Festival

The Ribble Valley Jazz Fest announces star names and shows for the more intimate audience, with Claire Martin and Courtney Pine heading the bill


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Preview: Metheny makes Ronnie's debut

The genre-defining guitarist makes his Ronnie Scott's debut in eight shows over four nights 29 June-2 July, with Gwilym Simcock, Antonio Sanchez and Linda Oh


 

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