MAY 2018

Larry Coryell Andy Hughes in conversation with the well-travelled guitarist shortly before his untimely death last year

We’re not playing too loud for you, are we? Simon Spillett falls down the age gap

Sonny Rollins Craft’s recent deluxe box-set reissue of Way Out West prompts Derek Ansell to revisit Rollins’ trio decade from 1957

On The Other Hand Dave Gelly recalls his Prez moment, hails small-venue protection and reports a court ruling on what is not creativity

Book & DVD Reviews The Jazz War: Radio, Nazism And The Struggle For The Airwaves In World War II // Trevor Watts, Veryan Weston, Peter Knight, Hannah Marshall, Alison Blunt: Dialogues At Café Oto

Obituaries Errol Buddle; Leon Ndugu Chancler; Didier Lockwood; Cecil Taylor; Wesla Whitfield

Terry Pollard Following our review last month of Fresh Sound’s Terry Pollard, A Detroit Jazz Legend, Roger Cotterrell takes a closer look at this unusual female instrumentalist

Record reviews We review 78 albums of new and reissued jazz. See the full list

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Review: David McAlmont in Norwich

Bruce Lindsay witnessed a memorable performance as David McAlmont brought Billie Holiday's Carnegie Hall concert to the Norfolk and Norwich Festival

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Review: John Surman & Vigleik Storaas

The duo of Surman and Storaas lived up to its promise as one of the highlights of the Brighton Festival: Michael Tucker enjoyed a superb evening's music

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Preview: EFG London Jazz Festival

The EFG London Jazz Festival has announced another extensive roster of acts for its 2018 edition, including Monty Alexander and the Darius Brubeck Quartet

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Review: Cheltenham Jazz Festival

John Watson braved the bank holiday heatwave to enjoy the wonderful music presented by Christian McBride and others at the 2018 Cheltenham Jazz Festival

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Preview: Courtney Pine and Omar

Multi-instrumentalist Courtney Pine and neo-soul vocalist Omar take Black Notes From The Deep on a northern tour in December

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Preview: Preston Jazz and Improv

The inaugural Preston Jazz and Improvisation Festival will take place this June, with a headline performance from Courtney Pine and Omar

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Review: Gareth Lockrane Big Band

Gareth Lockrane brought his 19-piece big band to the Pizza Express and Leon Nock heard them blowing up a storm on the flautist's original tunes

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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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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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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: 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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