Editorial October 2010


October contents
Gary Smulyan Baritone low-down
Live Brecon goes Hay wired
Anec-dotage The not-so-swinging decade
Orrin Keepnews The accidental producer

Also in October JJ

Ed’s decision may be vinyl; Trane, the jazz apostle
Scratching the Surface Steve Voce on Bob Brookmeyer
British beat Simon Spillett focuses on the big-band players, the new challenge of Elvin Jones and Tony Williams and the apparent end of inferiority
Dave Brubeck In the fourth and final part, Richard Palmer bids farewell to Brubeck’s ‘classic quartet’ and
considers the contributions of its individual members
Books Being Prez; Saxophone Colossus; Thelma Carpenter Discography
DVDs Gonzalo Rubalcaba; Greg Osby; Sonny Rollins
Remembered Abbey Lincoln, Jack Parnell, Willem Breuker, Herman Leonard, Mike Baillie, Dennis Matthews
Record Reviews Eric Alexander, Roni Ben-Hur, Jerry Bergonzi, Liz Cole; Steve Davis, Jan Garbarek/Hilliard, Dave Holland/Pepe Habichuela, Jon Irabagon, José James/Jef Neve, Tore Johansen, Loose Grip, Nicolas Meier, Metropole Orkest/Scofield/Mendoza, Marcus Miller, Phronesis, Lee Ritenour, Trombone Shorty, Lenny White, Norma Winstone, 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:

September 2010: Philip Larkin; Bill Mays; Brubeck III; Brit beat II; Festival reports
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