APRIL 2018

Henry Lowther One of the best-known unknown British trumpeters talks to Brian Morton

Profiles Hammond organist Greg Lewis adds grease to Monk, saxophonist Tommy Smith sidles up to Coltrane, and drummer Ollie Howell turns adversity into advantage

Oh, Didn’t He Ramble Simon Spillett looks at the jazz funeral

Chico Hamilton
Gordon Jack tells the story of what became for many 'the quintessential West Coast jazz sound'

Book Reviews
The Godfather Of British Jazz: The Life And Music Of Stan Tracey // Time In The Blues // Commemoration Of The Centenary Of The Arrival Of The African-American Military Bands In France During World War I // Music And Love In My Life: The Early Years/Nightlife

Obituaries John Critchinson; Marlene VerPlanck; George Kidd; Wilbert Longmire; Melton Mustafa; Willie Pickens; Brian Thomas; Jeter Thompson

Bob Wilber at 90 Pianist Pete Simkins salutes an enduring stalwart of mainstream jazz

Record reviews We review 70 albums of new and reissued jazz. See the full list

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Preview: Scarborough Jazz Festival

Scarborough Jazz Festival announces first names for 2018, including Alan Barnes, Dave Newton, Gareth Lockrane, Nerija, Nigel Price and Vimala Rowe

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Preview: Ystad Jazz Festival 2018

The Ystad Sweden Jazz Festival ranges from Monty Alexander to a sunrise concert by Nils Petter Molvaer at the standing stones of Ales Stenar

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Review: Sun Ra at Gateshead

Andy Hamilton saw the Sun Ra Arkestra, pianist Alexander Hawkins and drummer Tony Allen at the 2018 Gateshead Jazz Festival

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Cadillac prevails

Cadillac, the record label co-founded by the late London jazz enthusiast John Jack, is to continue, issuing new Mike Westbrook music from 1968

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Review: Arve Henriksen at Gateshead

Fred Grand finds that despite comparisons to old hand Jon Hassell, the Norwegian trumpeter's band has originated an entirely new dialect

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Preview: Swanage Jazz Festival

Jazz returns to Swanage this July, with a packed programme ranging from trad to modern, contemporary and gypsy jazz staged across the town

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Review: Oz Experience at Ronnie's

Dave Jones enjoys the ensemble, groove and solo mastery of Omar Hakim's and Rachel Z's Oz Experience with Kurt Rosenwinkel and Linley Marthe

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Preview: Offbeat Festival

A new three-day festival for London, which aims to celebrate the connections between classic and contemporary jazz and cinema

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Preview: Jazz Now at Jazz Centre UK

The Jazz Centre UK in Southend has announced its first major exhibition, Jazz Now, devoted to promoting the UK's contemporary jazz scene

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Review: Coltrane Culture

Self-confessed Traneiac Barry Witherden attended the inaugural Coltrane Culture and hopes it will become a regular addition to the London jazz calendar

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Preview: EFG London Jazz Festival 2018

London's annual winter jazz festival has announced the first acts for 2018, including Bobby McFerrin, Myra Melford and Astral Weeks re-interpreted

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Preview: Ed Jones tours new album

Saxophonist Ed Jones is about to take his quartet on a Spring tour of England in support of its latest album, For Your Ears Only

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Preview: Norfolk and Norwich Festival

The 2018 Norfolk and Norwich Festival promises a wealth of music and performance, with jazz from Binker and Moses, Barb Jungr and David McAlmont

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Van Morrison & Joey DeFrancesco

Van Morrison's 39th studio album, You're Driving Me Crazy, features Hammond organist Joey DeFrancesco and a track list including jazz standards

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Preview: Llandudno 2018

Llandudno 2018 has announced its main acts, presented by compère Alan Barnes and including returning favourites such as Sara Oschlag and Jim Mullen

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Preview: Swansea Jazz Festival

Swansea International Jazz Festival has announced the headline acts for this year's event, including big bands led by Laurence Cottle and Pete Long

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Preview: Cheltenham Jazz 2018

Cheltenham Jazz Festival has announced its 2018 lineup, a weekend of over 90 shows including Rick Astley with the Ronnie Scott's Big Band

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Preview: Brian O'Connor's exhibition

Images of Jazz: The Jazz Photography of Brian O'Connor 1971-2018 will run at the Click Clock Gallery's Clocktower Cafe in Croydon this April

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Preview: jazzahead! 2018

jazzahead! (sic), the European jazz world's annual meetup in Bremen, has announced the 40 acts who will perform on stage at this year's event.


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