Editorial July 2010


Latest magazine

Dave Brubeck: Richard Palmer kicks off a four-part survey of Brubeck's 'classic quartet'
John McLaughlin: Doncaster's finest asserts the abiding influence of John Coltrane
Frank Holder: The fascinating tale of an often hidden treasure of British jazz

Also in July JJ

Live: Festivals: St Louis, Senegal; Coutances, Normandy
Letters: Death-bed discs; Sting era; the mystery of Eldridge's biography
Scratching the Surface: Steve Voce on the glories of 1960s British jazz
Books: Dusk Fire, the Michael Garrick biography; Stan Kenton, This Is An Orchestra!; Mulatu Astatke, The Making Of Ethio Jazz; Insights In Jazz
First three tunes: William Ellis clicks with photographer John Robert Brown
Remembered: Hank Jones; Lena Horne; Rob McConnell; David Lund; Joe Bryan
Lost In Meditation: Alun Morgan on Granz & Bird, Hep & Eddie Thompson and the ebullient Chubby Jackson
Jazz, Actually: Steve Lacy's traditionalism guarantees his radicalism, says Brian Morton 
Record Reviews: Django Bates, The Bone Supremacy, The Claudia Quintet, Marc Copland, Dutch Swing College Band, The Golden Age Of Steam, Grace Kelly/Lee Konitz, Jan Lundgren, John McLaughlin, Sunny Murray, Wolfgang Muthspiel & Mick Goodrick, Odean Pope, Jim Richardson, Osian Roberts & Steve Fishwick, Nette Robinson, Terell Stafford & Dick Oatts; Steve Waterman, Phil Woods, a host of reissues and many 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:

June 2010: Vibes now: Joe Locke, Jim Hart; Frank Griffith's cool school; Artie Shaw centenary  
May 2010: Herb Geller; British drummer John Marshall; Django Reinhardt; Alec Dankworth
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