NOVEMBER 2018

Kenny Kirkland Dave Jones talks of an exceptional pianist who bucked the retro trends of the 80s and 90s as man and musician as well as alerting the general public to top-quality jazz soloing

Profiles Drummer Lorraine Baker lives for the live moment; saxman Paul Booth brings a world of music to London; Swedish bassist Lars Danielsson seeks space and clarity

Still Clinging to the Wreckage Steve Voce examines Red Nichols’ crafty integration of high-quality arranging and studio-level virtuosity with improvisation to produce the 1926 equivalent of Miles Davis’s Birth Of The Cool

Charlie Wood The singer and keyboard player takes Bruce Lindsay for a spin around his Hammond

Ronnie Ross Gordon Jack surveys the career of one of the UK’s most noted baritone saxophonists

Book reviews Pat Metheny: The ECM Years, 1975-1984 // The Jazz Pilgrimage Of Gerald Wilson // Body & Soul // Kenny Kirkland Solo Transcriptions

Alt. takes The new Soft Machine album, as well as confirming that jazz-rock lives, sends Brian Morton back to 1968 with renewed enthusiasm

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

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Preview: Cheltenham Jazz 2019

Sergio Mendes, Joshua Redman, Gregory Porter and The Bad Plus are among the first names announced for Cheltenham Jazz Festival 2019


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LJF 2018: Jeff Goldblum

The Hollywood star might have spent more time away from the piano than playing it but he showed there's still room for fun at a jazz gig, says Gareth Thomas


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LJF 2018: Orphy Robinson

Simon Adams hears the vibist capture the incandescent delights of Astral Weeks, possibly 'one of the finest jazz vocal albums ever'


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LJF 2018: Helen Theophanous

Leon Nock says Helen Theophanous had the audience purring like a Russian Blue with her take on Sarah Vaughan and Lester Young's NYC Town Hall gig


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LJF 2018: Dave Douglas's Uplift

Simon Adams is partially uplifted by Dave Douglas's new outfit, Uplift, featuring Bill Laswell and Mary Halvorson, at the Queen Elizabeth Hall


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LJF 2018: Big Band Bash

On his first visit to the 2018 EFG London Jazz Festival, Leon Nock wallows in good old-fashioned vintage swing from the 13-piece Down For The Count


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Review: Belgrade and Pancevo festivals

Bob Weir visited two Serbian jazz festivals and saw Marc Ribot, Joe Lovano, Enrico Rava, Ralph Towner, the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra and more


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Review: Tampere Jazz Happening

Pascal Dorban in Finland sees Henri Texier, Denys Baptiste and the Art Ensemble of Chicago among a host of Scandinavian performers


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BBC Young Jazz Musician 2018

The five finalists of the BBC Young Jazz Musician 2018 have been announced, as have the presenters, backing band and judging panel


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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: Mingus Big Band

Bob Weir enjoyed the Mingus Big Band during its six-night residency at Ronnie Scott's, admiring the strength and sincerity of its playing


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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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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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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 musicís greatest names


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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: 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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