Jazz Journal 4/11

JJ April 2011

APRIL 2011

Jon Hiseman Dave Gelly encounters the all-consuming intellect
Letters Swedish intimacy; Bobby Wellins; defending Tony Oxley
Profiles Jason Moran; George Wein; Tony Kofi

Also in Jazz Journal April 2011

Book reviews Cab Calloway; Michael Bublé; Art Blakey; Billy Eckstine; John Coltrane; Jon Hiseman; novel: One More Time
Scratching the Surface Steve Voce welcomes back Sister Rosetta Tharpe, who said "Don't take any wooden nickels, darling!"
Sonny Stitt After last month's assessment of Stitt's life and style, Brian Morton samples the recorded evidence
British jazz piano, 1950-70 Part three: Simon Spillett on Terry Shannon, Brian Dee, Colin Purbrook, John Burch and Alan Branscombe
Remembered George Shearing; Tony Levin
Record reviews Ray Anderson, Art Blakey, Mike Carr/Jim Mullen, George Garzone, Søren Kjærgaard, Merseysippi Jazz Band, Marcus Miller, Clara Ponty, Archie Semple, Marcus Shelby, Grant Stewart, Trichotomy, United Jazz + Rock Ensemble and many more. See a sample of Jazz Journal reviews April 2011 including critics' favourites.

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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:

March 2011: Sonny Stitt; The Claudia Quintet; Ian Shaw; Geoff Eales; British jazz piano pt 2; Coltrane pt 2
February 2011: Bobby Wellins; Critics' Poll 2010; Coltrane: a minority view, part 1
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