January contents
Esperanza Spalding John Robert Brown on the latest edition of the singing jazz bassist
Profiles The Brubecks, Nigel Waddington, Zena James
Books & DVDs Randy Weston, The Jazz Image, ECM 40, Weather Report, James Blood Ulmer & more
British piano Simon Spillett on jazz pianists from Denis Rose to Bill Le Sage

Also in January JJ

Hamp the hogger; Blackheath boppers; remembering Traill; name that label
Anec-dotage Alan Luff on how jazz pianists became artists, thanks to Evans, Lewis, Brubeck et al
Jazz Live Sam Braysher and John Adcock scratch the surface of the voluminous London Jazz Festival and Bob Weir tours the Balkans
Scratching the Surface Steve Voce resumes his conversation with Bob Brookmeyer, unearthing insights into Bill Finegan, Bill Evans and Thelonious Monk
Vinyl Verdict LP or CD? Derek Ansell takes soundings from the experts
Record reviews Dan Adler, Ehud Asherie, Ralph Alessi, Ryan Cohan, Avishai Cohen, Scott Colley; Lol Coxhill, Lea DeLaria, Duke Heitger/Ken Mathieson, Abdullah Ibrahim, Chie Imaizumi, Vijay Iyer, David Liebman, William Parker, Mario Pavone, Quest, Esperanza Spalding and Claude Tissendier 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:

December 2010: Chuck Berghofer; Sal Mosca; Ravi Coltrane; Bob James; Cork Jazz Festival
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