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MARCH 2011

Sonny Stitt Brian Morton on the trail of the Lone Wolf
Scratching The Surface
Steve Voce recalls atmospheres of jubilation
Profiles The Claudia Quintet; Ian Shaw; Geoff Eales

Also in March JJ

Letters Internet radio; Critics’ Poll; Scandinavian jazz
Book & DVD Reviews Ken Colyer; Kenny Davern; Richard Rodney Bennett; Steven Bernstein; Herbie Hancock; Marcus Miller
Remembered Billy Taylor; James Moody; Monty Sunshine; Brian Rust; Mike Shera
British piano, 1950-70 Part two: Simon Spillett on Eddie Thompson, Dill Jones, Harry South, Derek Smith and Ronnie Ball
Coltrane: a minority view Part two: Richard Palmer looks for a sense of destination in Coltrane’s late music
Anec-dotage Alan Luff finds freshness and hope in the 2010 JJ critics' poll
Record reviews Miles Davis, Eric Dolphy, Dutch Swing College Band, Exploding Star Orchestra, Michael Garrick, Brad Goode, Gary Husband, Just East, Killer Shrimp, Claire Martin & Richard Rodney Bennett, Meadow, Portico Quartet, Kermit Ruffins, Gwilym Simcock, Rossano Sportiello, Sun Ra, Charlie Ventura, Nigel Waddington, Bobby Wellins, Tim Whitehead, Cassandra Wilson and many 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:

February 2011: Bobby Wellins; Critics' Poll 2010; Coltrane: a minority view, part one
January 2011: Esperanza Spalding; The Brubecks; British jazz piano part 1; Vinyl Verdict
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
Editor