Editorial Sept 2010


September issue:
Philip Larkin: His generation: Dave Gelly and Richard Palmer reflect
Bill Mays: The West Coaster who went east
Brubeck part III: The quartet's 1964 Impressions recordings
Letters: aching with opinion

Also in September JJ

: Swanage, Marlborough, Vancouver, Vienne, Umbria, Antibes, Nice
Scratching the Surface: Steve Voce on Cootie Williams
British beat: Simon Spillett focuses on Phil Bates, Jeff Clyne, Bill Eyden, Phil Seamen, Tony Kinsey and Allan Ganley
Books: Three Chords For Beauty’s Sake (Artie Shaw); A Darker Shade Of Blue (latest John Harvey novel)
DVDs: Mark Sherman, Lee Konitz, Ray Charles, John Coltrane
Anec-dotage: Alan Luff recalls the 50s, the most mixed-up, exciting decade in jazz
Remembered: Martin Drew, Chris Dagley, Harry Beckett, Harry Klein, Danny Bank, Joya Sherrill
Record Reviews: Paul Bley, John Bunch, Verona Chard, Evan Christopher, Stanley Clarke, Marc Copland, Mats Eilertsen, Erika, Richard Fairhurst, Scott Hamilton/Alan Barnes, Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra, Trudy Kerr/Ingrid James, Orlando Le Fleming, Brian Lynch, Eric Reed/Cyrus Chestnut, Nette Robinson/Michael Garrick, Aldo Romano, Wallace Roney, Rova/Nels Cline, Catherine Russell, Carol Sloane, Stryker/Slagle, Larkin's Jazz, 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:

August 2010: Tommy Smith; Brubeck II; British beat I; Lester Koenig; Edmund Hall 
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