Editorial May 2010


Latest magazine

Herb Geller: Mike Hennessey encounters living proof that studio work doesn't stunt creative growth
John Marshall: Mike Tucker on a drummer's journey from Ted Heath to bebop, My Boy Lollipop to Eurojazz
Django Reinhardt: Mark Gilbert considers the intrinsically European elements in Reinhardt's music 

Also in May JJ

Alec Dankworth
: Dankworth minor, up from the engine room to talk to Derek Ansell
Letters: Milt’s best; Tito Burns’ trumpet?; the dope on Krupa
Live: Gateshead; Bergamo; Caribbean cruising; Tomasz Stanko
Books: Downbeat interviews; Jazz Jews; Cafe Society; Windfall Light: The Visual Language of ECM
Scratching the Surface: Steve Voce on Mel Powell
Remembered: Herb Ellis; John Bunch; Kenny Baldock; Diz Disley; Nevil Skrimshire; George Webb; Laurie Wright; Michael Zwerin
Anec-dotage: Alan Luff on Harry James
Lending an Ear: Nigel Jarrett investigates the jazz audience. Who's listening?
Record Reviews: Ketil Bjørnstad, Billy Cobham, Laura Collins, Chick Corea, Food, Dave Holland, Dylan Howe/Will Butterworth, Sarah Ellen Hughes, Keith Jarrett/Charlie Haden, Nils Landgren, Brad Mehldau, Myra Melford, Mark Nightingale, Ken Peplowski, Real Book North West, John Warren and more

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All issues of Jazz Journal since its relaunch in May 2009 are available from our backcopies department, along with copies going back many more years. Key features of recent issues are these:

April 2010: Judy Carmichael; crime writer John Harvey; Milt Jackson IV; producer Alan Douglas  
March 2010: Dave O'Higgins; Milt Jackson III; Alun Morgan's Lost In Meditation; John Dankworth remembered
February 2010: Gerald Wilson; Milt Jackson II; Critics' Poll 2009; Dave Gelly on the roots of Milesian modalism
January 2010: Milt Jackson; Paul Booth; Sheila Jordan part 2; In My Opinion: Michael Janisch; How To Write About Jazz
December 2009: Michael Janisch; Vanguard Orchestra; Karen Sharp; Gene Krupa; Mark Ramsden
November 2009: ECM At 40; The Test: Ken Peplowski; Grant Stewart; Creed Taylor; Lita Rosa; C-melody saxophone
October 2009: Hank Jones; Sheila Jordan part 1; Curtis Counce; Omar Puente; Spike Heatley
September 2009: Liam Noble; Woody Herman part 4; Sandy Brown; Graham Collier; Summer festival roundup
August 2009: Lee Konitz; Woody Herman part 3; Georgia Mancio; Standard Time - John Altman digs deep
July 2009: Mark Murphy; Woody Herman part 2; Do Children Get Jazz?
June 2009: Julian Lage; The Test: Tim Garland; John Levy; Woody Herman part 1
May 2009: Benny Golson; Critics' Poll 2008

Mark Gilbert