AUGUST 2018

Trio HLK & Evelyn Glennie Mark Youll hears how Dame Evelyn helped bring a new vibe to bebop

Profiles
Bebop pianist Peter Zak and songbook singer Zoe Francis find inspiration in New York; drummer Marcus Gilmore thinks the key may lie in Ghana

John Coltrane
Veteran Trane spotter Barry Witherden examines the contents of Both Directions At Once, the new set from Impulse containing previously unreleased Coltrane quartet recordings from 1963

Gigi Gryce In 1953 saxophonist Gigi Gryce created the future jazz standard Minority. In 1956 he was a Metronome New Star. In 1963 he quit jazz to teach in New York public schools. Gordon Jack traces his story

Still Clinging to the Wreckage Steve Voce expands on his June assessment of Brubeck and Desmond, finding further riches in their partnership

On the Other Hand Dave Gelly on Jon Hiseman, the salvation of Trad and the onset of old age at 24

Not if but when As Bill Luckin (OSL) reminds Simon Spillett that jazz fusion is alive and kicking, Lin Bensley recalls British jazz-rock pioneers If, who re-formed in 2015

Record reviews We review 86 albums of new and reissued jazz. See the full list

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Review: Warsaw Summer Jazz Days

Warsaw's Summer Jazz Days festival mixed British, US and Polish artists in an all-jazz programme played to an atypically wide age-range, says Bob Weir


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Review: Umbria Jazz Festival

Despite arriving five days into the event Bob Weir still found plenty to entice in Perugia, including Vijay Ayer, the Mingus Big Band and Gregory Porter


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Review: Garana Jazz Festival

Bob Weir enjoys music from Youn Sun Nah, Stanley Clarke, Adam Baldych and many more at a special jazz festival in rural Romania


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Preview: Middlesbrough jazz weekend

The Middlesbrough Jazz Weekender - the first major jazz festival in the town since 1978 - brings Chris Barber, Roller Trio and others to the newly refurbished Town Hall


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Review: Pori Jazz 2018

The Finnish festival ranged from funk to free with Tower of Power, Mavis Staples, Vijay Iyer and south Londoners Ruby Rushton, writes Wif Stenger


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Preview: LJF at The Other Palace

JGBG Events will present a host of jazz artists in concerts at The Other Palace in Victoria, as part of this year's EFG London Jazz Festival


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Review: Malta Jazz Festival 2018

Andy Hamilton finds the mini-bar stocked with a certain apposite confection and Chick Corea, The Blue Tangerine, Christian McBride and others on stage


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Review: Chick Corea Akoustic Band

Dave Jones enjoys the trio's tight ensemble playing and its leader's wonderful tone, despite a strangely quiet room at Ronnie Scott's


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Review: Stefanos Tsourelis Trio

Nigel Jarrett gets himself clued up at Black Mountain Jazz, Abergavenny, as the club presents a gig with sometimes Greek and Middle Eastern overtones


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Jazz on the Mercury list

Sons Of Kemet's latest recording, Your Queen Is A Reptile, has been selected as one of twelve albums on the 2018 Hyundai Mercury Music Prize shortlist


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Review: Istanbul Jazz Festival

N. Buket Cengiz doesn't demur at the presence of Nick Cave at a jazz festival along with such more likely fare as Avishai Cohen and Melody Gardot


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Preview: Fishguard Jazz and Blues

Dave Jones previews the Fishguard Jazz and Blues Festival, including Gabrielle Ducomble, Sarah Gillespie, the Tango Jazz Quartet and shakuhachist Clive Bell


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Review: R+R=NOW

Francis Graham-Dixon enjoys a band of heavyweights, assembled by Robert Glasper and performing at O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire


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Review: Vitrin at Istanbul Jazz Festival

Andy Hamilton visited the Istanbul Jazz Festival's showcase event, Vitrin, and was rewarded with performances at venues across two continents


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John Coltrane hits the charts

John Coltrane has scored his first ever place in the UK's official album chart, with his latest release, Both Directions At Once: The Lost Album


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Preview: Ilkley Jazz Festival

The fifth Ilkley Jazz Festival is the biggest yet, with a specially-commissioned composition from Jamil Sheriff and a wide-ranging programme of concerts


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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: More LJF shows announced

The EFG London Jazz Festival has announced a third group of concerts and events for the 2018 festival, with Archie Shepp and Bill Frisell among the artists


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Review: Ipswich Jazz Festival

John Watson joins near sell-out crowds for the third Ipswich Jazz Festival and finds Ian Shaw, Jacqui Dankworth and others displaying energy in abundance


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Preview: BIG Chris Barber Band tour

Trombonist Chris Barber will be celebrating 70 years as a bandleader with a series of autumn dates for the BIG Chris Barber Band


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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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