JULY 2015

Christian McBride The man who contrives that unlikely combination of alacrity and a big tone talks to Andy Hughes of Ray Brown, Paul Chambers, Jaco Pastorius and more

Profiles From Barcelona: the captivating 20-year-old trumpeter and singer Andrea Motis. In Barcelona: Cuban pianist Chucho Valdés, giving the Messen- gers a Spanish inflection. From Finland: saxophonist Jukka Perko, swept up by the Gillespie big band in 1987

Albert Mangelsdorff Brian Morton hails the exploratory spirit of the late German trombonist, pointing out that comparisons with Chris Barber are not too fanciful

Bill Evans Derek Ansell salutes the achievements of the pianist’s Riverside years and argues that unlike many who blossom early he remained creative and inspired to the end

Still Clinging to the Wreckage Steve Voce is reminded of Bud Freeman, delightful egotist and, along with Hawkins, the man responsible for making the tenor a viable solo instrument

Book Reviews
The View From The Back Of The Band: The Life And Music Of Mel Lewis // The Long Shadow Of The Little Giant: The Life, Work And Legacy Of Tubby Hayes // Bobby Hackett: His Life In Music

Obituaries Marty Napoleon; B.B. King; Johnny Keating

Record reviews We review 79 CDs of new and reissued jazz. See the full list

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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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Review: LJO/Windmill Tilter at Wavendon

Roger Farbey at Music In The Garden in Wavendon hails the first live performance of what is ’without question one of the great works of jazz’

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Preview: Marlborough Jazz Festival

Marlborough International Jazz Festival promises ’street closures and ever-present foot-tapping sounds’ at its mid-July event

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Review: Ipswich Jazz Festival

The first edition of the Ipswich Jazz Festival impressed John Watson with its ’shrewd programming’, mixing established talent, rising stars and regional players

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Review: Swansea Jazz Festival

Brian Payne hails the ’hugely successful’ second Swansea International Jazz Festival, including the Cottles, John Critchinson, the Jive Aces and Radio Londra

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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: Wigan International Jazz Festival

The 30th Wigan International Jazz Festival takes place from 9-12 July, with British stars and tributes to some of the legends of jazz

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Ronnie Scott's instrument 'amnesty'

Ronnie Scott's has devised a music instrument amnesty for unwanted instruments to be held 11 July in support of aspiring young musicians

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Preview: Music In The Garden

Dame Cleo Laine’s garden at Wavendon is once again the venue for music this summer as her Music In The Garden festival reaches its 15th year

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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: Ladies' Jazz Festival, Poland

Poland's Ladies' Jazz Festival returns for its tenth edition, with Dianne Reeves, Christine Tobin and Candy Dulfer headlining concerts throughout July

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Review: Kairos 4tet in Reading

The Kairos 4tet impressed Derek Ansell with its integrated and unified approach to jazz during its Progress Theatre gig in Reading

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Preview: Swanage Jazz Festival

Swanage Jazz Festival announces its 2015 programme for the weekend of 10-12 July, featuring over 50 acts from across the jazz spectrum

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Preview: A Night At The 606 - in Suffolk

The famous 606 Club moves to Butley Priory, Suffolk for A Night At The 606 on 25 July featuring Jim Mullen, Polly Gibbons and Dave O'Higgins

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Review: Bill Laurance Project, Gateshead

The Snarky Puppy keyboardist is now a significant emerging talent, according to a suitably impressed Fred Grand

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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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Review: Lee Konitz/Dave Douglas

Andy Hamilton finds the veteran saxophonist in remarkable form, alongside the supportive trumpeter Dave Douglas and a fine band at Ronnie Scott's

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Review: Gilad Atzmon, The Whistle Blower

The Israeli-born, British-domiciled Atzmon leads his Orient House Ensemble through a compelling range of both rhythmically strong and melodically distinctive material

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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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