AUGUST 2016

Albert Ayler
Ronald Atkins is taken back back 50 years to the day the BBC recorded a concert they later wiped as unsuitable for broadcast

Marlene VerPlanck Owen Peters shares the revelation he enjoyed during VerPlanck’s March 2015 UK tour. It sounds like audiences in Sweden have a treat in store as she makes her Ystad festival debut this month, courtesy of artistic director Jan Lundgren

Profiles Past masters - saxophonist Houston Person expounds the eternal verities of the blues; improvising trombonist Roswell Rudd harks back to Tricky Sam Nanton; trumpeter Ibrahim Maalouf finds the common African ground between the blues notes of jazz and the quarter tones of Arab music

Look what they’ve done to my song Simon Spillett asks what Coltrane would make of the East Sussex festival named after his composition

Nils Landgren
My Instruments – the one-time Thad Jones trombonist tells Bruce Lindsay about his innovative, all-conical Yamaha instrument

Lady’s Manne Leon Nock marks the 60th anniversary of a recording that gave jazz repertoire a new direction

Book Reviews The Ralph J Gleason Interviews // Jazzing: New York City’s Unseen Scene // Godfather Of The Music Business: Morris Levy // Into The Maelstrom

Record reviews We review 82 CDs of new and reissued jazz. See the full list

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Preview: Nigel Price hits the road

Guitarist Nigel Price announces an extensive tour with his organ trio and quartet, playing over 50 dates in England, Scotland and Wales from August to December


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Review: Christine Jensen and Nikki Iles

Alan Ainsworth is impressed by saxophonist Christine Jensen's London debut in a varied, engaging set at the Pizza Express with pianist Nikki Iles


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Review: Vienne and San Sebastian

Thriving European festivals, a thrilling all-Reinhardt set and a hang with Ashley Kahn all help Bob Weir to enjoy two varied programmes of jazz


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Review: Ystad Sweden 2016

Michael Tucker rather enjoys the 2016 festival in southern Sweden, including Marlene VerPlanck, Bill Mays, Paolo Fresu and Richard Galliano


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Preview: The 606 Returns to Suffolk

The 606 Club brings a strong line-up to Butley Priory in rural Suffolk, for the club's second A Night At The 606 outdoor jazz event


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Preview: Jazz Proms 2016

Jamie Cullum, Quincy Jones and Kamasi Washington are all set to star in their own Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, London this month


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Preview: Chris Barber's 67 years on stage

The BIG Chris Barber Band celebrates Barber's 67th anniversary as a bandleader with a September Cadogan Hall concert and dates across England


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Review: Istanbul Jazz Festival

The 23rd Istanbul Jazz Festival took place in turbulent times, says N Buket Cengiz, but produced some fabulous and positive nights of music


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Preview: Finnish jazz festivals

Summer festivals in Finland from 28 July feature a range of acts from Laura Mvula to Kamasi Washington, plus a hotfoot jazz marathon, says Wif Stenger


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Review: Dave Douglas & High Risk

At the Pizza Express Dave Douglas and band take the use of electronics to a different level, creating a sound collage that captivates Alan Ainsworth


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Preview: Herts Jazz Festival

The Herts Jazz Festival announces its line-up for the 2016 edition at Welwyn Garden City's Hawthorne Theatre, including Tim Garland and Gilad Atzmon


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Preview: Ray Charles back in mono

Following John Coltrane The Atlantic Years In Mono, Warner release another mono set, focusing on ’The Genius’ Ray Charles across seven LPs in high-quality vinyl


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The 2016 JJ Backpack Bag

Jazz Journal has expanded its range of merchandise for summer 2016 with the addition of the handsome and practical JJ drawstring bag - the perfect complement for the club or festival to hold your programme, tickets and other accessories


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Review: Ben Crosland Quintet at the 606

Ben Crosland's Quintet gave the Ray Davies Songbook a jazz treatment, impressing Alan Ainsworth with sensitive and considered arrangements


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Review: Steps Ahead at Ronnie Scott's

They played the timeless Pools but otherwise, says Dave Jones, the Steps Ahead reunion at Ronnie's was no exercise in nostalgia


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Review: Swansea Jazz Festival

The 2016 Swansea International Jazz Festival covered the bases from funk to flamenco, giving Brian Payne a great weekend of music


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Review: Born To Be Blue

Based on the life of Chet Baker, Born To Be Blue's potent mix of fact and fantasy and Ethan Hawke's star turn as the trumpeter impress Bruce Lindsay


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Review: Herb Alpert at Café Carlyle

Patrick Flanary says that at 81 the Tijuana Brass man is as committed a showman as ever and arguably the finest trumpet player alive


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Preview: Joy of Jazz, South Africa

Standard Bank Joy of Jazz returns to Johannesburg for the 19th time, bringing a host of South African and international performers to the city


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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: 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: 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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