Editorial August 2010


August issue:
Tommy Smith: Now he's running the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra
Dave Brubeck II: Was it ok for Take Five to hit the Top Ten?
British beat: The homegrown drummers that just wouldn't listen
Letters: acres of opinion

Also in August JJ

Live: Wynton Marsalis in Glasgow; Sun Ra in Mosely
Scratching the Surface: Steve Voce on Kai Winding
Books: Thelonious Monk biography; Where The Dark And The Light Folks Meet; DVDs: Andrew Hill; Count Basie; Bluesland; Sarah Vaughan
Anec-dotage: Alan Luff on Pee Wee Russell
Remembered: Benny Powell; Gene Lees; Johnny Parker; Alan Plater
Edmond Hall: Nic Jones remembers a player alert to rhythmic implications even at the worst of times
Lester Koenig: Derek Ansell marvels at the magic that emerged from an overcrowded packing room in the late 50s
Jazz Information: Bob Weir takes your queries
Record Reviews: Chris Biscoe; Cindy Blackman; Dee Dee Bridgewater, Philip Clouts, John Fedchock, Dusko Goykovich, The Great Wee Band, George Gruntz, Tom Harrell, Stacey Kent, Lee Konitz, Bobby McFerrin, China Moses, John Pizzarelli, Tommy Smith, Dave Stapleton, 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:

July 2010: Dave Brubeck part I; John McLaughlin; Frank Holder; Steve Lacy
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