Pat Metheny Ahead of his appearance at this month’s EFG London Jazz Festival we revisit the guitarist’s opinions on a number of jazz recordings

Profiles Avant-garde bassist Barry Guy shows his trad routes; drummer Manu Katché tests new sounds beyond ECM; pianist Helge Lien salutes Scandinavia but likes Oscar Peterson and Miles Davis too

Still Clinging to the Wreckage Steve Voce has been thinking about Miles Davis, Lou McGarity, Bill Harris, Herbie Hancock, Colin Towns and Alan Skidmore

Alice Coltrane In what would have been Alice Coltrane’s 80th anniversary year, Alina Bzhezhinska reviews the life and work of the renowned jazz pianist, harpist and composer

Freddie Gavita After following the classic trumpet models from Navarro to Baker, the Norfolk-born trumpeter has this year taken the plunge with his own album, writes Bruce Lindsay

Book Reviews Fats Waller // Vinyl Freak: Love Letters To A Dying Medium

Obituaries Mike Hennessey; Frank Capp; George Hulme; John Jack; Dolores Marsalis; Bea Wain; James Young

Record reviews We review 75 albums of new and reissued jazz. See the full list

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Review: Belgrade and Pancevo

Serbia's top jazz festivals entrance Bob Weir with high-quality programmes, great saxophonists and warm welcomes for foreign visitors

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Review: Tampere Jazz Happening

The 2017 edition of this Finnish festival keeps Pascal Dorban transfixed with adventurous programming, an international lineup and lakeside saunas

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LJF 2017: Mark Guiliana Jazz Quartet

Francis Graham-Dixon enjoys two sets from the virtuoso drummer characterised by shifting pace and open-ended enterprise

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LJF 2017: Surman and Warren

Roger Farbey enjoyed an event of considerable significance in British jazz as John Surman, John Warren and the Brass Project presented The Traveller's Tale

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LJF 2017: Scott Hamilton Quartet

Leon Nock sees Scott Hamilton's debut at the London Jazz Festival at The Other Palace and revels in his smooth and honk-free tenor

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LJF 2017: Pat Metheny

Pat Metheny's quartet provides Francis Graham-Dixon with a special evening in the form of a two and a half hour set at the Barbican Centre

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LJF 2017: Bill Charlap

If you weren't there you may well live to regret it, says Leon Nock of the Bill Charlap Trio's Pizza Express gig on the London Jazz Festival's opening night

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LJF 2017: Marius Neset at Ronnie Scott's

John Watson enjoys great music from an extraordinarily creative saxophonist, as Marius Neset and his quintet play a sold-out gig at Ronnie Scott's

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Preview: Jazz On A Winter's Weekend

Southport Jazz Festival's winter weekend of jazz returns for the 14th consecutive year with Ian Shaw, Gwilym Simcock and Tricia Evy on the bill

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British Jazz Award winners 2017

The winners of the 2017 British Jazz Awards have been announced, the result of votes from over 5000 jazz fans from across the UK.

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BBC Music's new digital home for jazz

BBC Music Jazz, a new permanent website containing jazz and blues from the BBC's television, radio and online output, is now available

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Review: Scarborough Jazz Festival

The 2017 Scarborough Jazz Festival presented Brian Payne with a top quality programme and a magnificent seafront backdrop

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Preview: Barker's Big Band Christmas

Guy Barker's Big Band Christmas returns to the Albert Hall for the 2017 festive season, with Clare Teal co-presenting an all-new line-up of guests

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Preview: Rhythm & Reaction

A major exhibition at Two Temple Place in London will explore the influence of jazz on British art, design and wider society in the jazz age

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Preview: Cambridge Jazz Festival

The Brewin Dolphin Cambridge International Jazz Festival promises concerts from Roy Ayers and Soft Machine, an Evelyn Glennie masterclass and much more

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Preview: Caribbean jazz cruises 2018

ECP's 2018 Caribbean jazz cruises are attracting top talent, writes Mark Gilbert, including Chick Corea, Kurt Elling, Ken Peplowski and Randy Brecker

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Preview: Dave O'Higgins's 33-date tour

In support of his 19th album, It's Always 9.30 In Zog, saxophonist Dave O'Higgins takes his quartet on a 33-date British tour this autumn


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