OCTOBER 2018

Profiles Saxophonist Chris Potter is steeped in the American greats; pianist Bobo Stenson (our cover subject) finds the Scandinavian outlook more relaxed; organist Larry Goldings loves the pop stuff and the money’s much better

Still Clinging to the Wreckage Steve Voce remembers Buddy Rich coming face to face with the reality of British jazz talent

Don Ellis Brian Morton focuses on an innovator who stood out in an era of innovation

Steve Khan The guitarist concludes his conversation with Mark Gilbert with remarks on Steely Dan (what are they doing in a jazz magazine?), Joe Zawinul and equipment

Sophie Alloway Bruce Lindsay traces the line from pots, pans and chopsticks to the Rick Marotta Hipgig

Peter Ind Peter Gamble catches up with the speeding bass vet

Obituaries Jack Costanzo; Tomasz Stańko; Bill Watrous

Record reviews We review 77 albums of new and reissued jazz. See the full list

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Review: Brighton Alternative Jazz Fest

Simon Adams enjoyed an alternative seaside treat as the festival devoted to experimental jazz and free improvisation took over various Brighton venues


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Review: Scarborough Jazz Festival

Scarborough 2018 came up trumps with yet another of the varied and wide-ranging programmes we have come to expect from them, says Brian Payne


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Review: European Jazz Network

Pascal Dorban attended the European Jazz Network conference in Lisbon and sampled a vibrant jazz scene including one Andy Sheppard


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Review: Dave Holland and Chris Potter

Bassist Holland and tenor player Potter joined The Royal Academy of Music big band in one of the jazz gigs of the year, writes Roger Farbey


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Review: Sun Ra exhibition

Michael Tucker in Arles in southern France sees an art exhibition featuring two rooms devoted to the multi-faceted work of Sun Ra


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Marlene VerPlanck - a celebration

Leon Nock attended - and took part in - a celebration of the life of Marlene VerPlanck, along with Daryl Sherman, Bill Charlap, Mike Renzi and many more


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Review: One Note At A Time

Nigel Jarrett reviews the documentary film, written and directed by Renée Edwards, that tells the story of New Orleans and its jazz musicians after Hurricane Katrina


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Preview: Barker's Big Band Christmas

Guy Barker brings Christmas to the Royal Albert Hall again, with guests including Strictly Come Dancing singer Tommy Blaize and clarinettist Adrian Cox


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Review: Ystad Sweden Jazz Festival

Marek Piechnat enjoyed the varied programme at this year's Ystad Festival and had the experience of a lifetime thanks to Nils Petter Molvaer and a rainbow


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Review: SPARCfest, London

The first in a week-long series of concerts, SPARCfest kicked off with perhaps one of the most intriguing collective improvisations ever seen, says Roger Farbey


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Preview: Cambridge Jazz Festival

The fourth Cambridge International Jazz Festival, 13 to 17 November, features more than 420 musicians including Ian Shaw, Claire Martin and Madeleine Peyroux


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Preview: Marsden Jazz Festival

This year's Marsden Jazz Festival brings a packed and eclectic programme of jazz to Yorkshire in October, with almost 100 events over three days


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Preview: BopFest, London

The third BopFest brings a week of top bop and straightahead jazz to central London's Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club this November


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Preview: Jazz goes cruising

Two jazz cruises, Blue Note At Sea and The Jazz Cruise, sail from Florida next January with line-ups featuring some of the music’s greatest names


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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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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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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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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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