Jazz Journal 5/11

JJ May 2011

MAY 2011

Toots Thielemans After bebop, the blues scale
Dexter Gordon The 1960s renaissance
Profiles Jake Fryer; Nikki Yanofsky; Ethan Iverson

Also in Jazz Journal May 2011

Letters West End clubs; striding back; Midlands jazz radio
Jazz Live Caribbean cruising; Wyattian whimsy in Whitstable
Book reviews Flying High: A Jazz Life And Beyond by Peter King; The Atlantic Label Golden Years (1947-2005); Chicago Swingers
Scratching the Surface
Steve Voce on banjos, collectors and lookalikes
British jazz piano, 1950-70 Part four: Simon Spillett on Roy Budd, Tony Lee, Dudley Moore and Stan Tracey
Seminal sessions
Recordings that broke new ground: (1) Richard Palmer on The Jazz Soul of Oscar Peterson
For brothers Bruce Crowther reflects on the distribution of jazz talent among siblings
Gordon Stretton
Howard Rye on an obscure chapter in early British jazz, beginning in Liverpool in 1887
Remembered Joe Morello; Boško Petrović; Melvin Sparks; Bob Taylor
Anec-dotage Alan Luff assembles his Buck Clayton 2011 Tribute Orchestra
New record issues: Artistry Jazz Group with Jan Lundgren, Bjornstad/Henryson, Dan Block, Cantuaria/Frisell, Miles Davis, Kurt Elling, Fryer/Shank, Hamilton/Sportiello, Yaron Herman, Julia Hülsmann, Kairos 4tet, Joe Lovano, Brad Mehldau, Colin Towns, Nikki Yanofsky and many more plus a host of reissues. See a sample of Jazz Journal reviews May 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:

April 2011: Jon Hiseman; Sonny Stitt II; Jason Moran; George Wein; Tony Kofi; British jazz piano pt 3;
March 2011: Sonny Stitt I; 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