Editorial

dec2010

December contents
Chuck Berghofer Mark Gardner profiles the JJ pollwinner
Profiles Ravi Coltrane, Bob James, Anat Cohen, Chris Botti
Sal Mosca On Tristano, Konitz and commerciality
Jazz Live Dave Foxall on the Cork Jazz Festival, 'jewel in the Eurofest crown'

Also in December JJ

Letters
Let's modernise; Ornette prettier than Desmond; Seamen’s legs
Scratching the Surface Humphrey Lyttelton tells Steve Voce that ‘erudite jazz critics’ are mad to be lukewarm about Louis Armstrong’s 1930s big-band work
Books Penguin Jazz Guide; ‘Oh, What A Beautiful City’ (Rev. Gary Davis)
Lost in Meditation Alun Morgan on Joe Timer, Willis Conover and Carlo Krahmer
Jazz Information More jazz minutiae orchestrated by Bob Weir
Obituaries Tito Burns; Brian Brocklehurst; Al Merritt
City Lights Your plugged-in, switched-on JJ presents a digest from the fabled LondonJazz blog
Record reviews Geri Allen, Atomic, Gilad Atzmon, Billy Bang, Buselli-Wallarab; Bill Carrothers; Bill Charlap; Cyrus Chestnut; Freddy Cole; Miles Davis; Mats Eilertsen; Bill Frisell; Yuri Honing; Jon Irabagon; Jazz Baltica; Soweto Kinch; Loose Tubes; Charles Lloyd; Jason Moran; Christian Muthspiel; One For All; The Pizzarelli Boys; Dudu Pukwana et al; David Sanborn; Tessa Souter; Steve Turre; plus a host of reissues and more. See a sample of JJ reviews.

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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:

November 2010: Mose Allison; British rhythm IV; The Either/Orchestra; Bob Weinstock
October 2010: Gary Smulyan; Orrin Keepnews; Brubeck IV; Brit beat III; Brecon report
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
Editor