Jazz Journal launches online reviews

Report by Mark Gilbert

Miles Davis Tutu DeluxeA selection of Jazz Journal's renowned record reviews are to be published online with effect from this month. The first reviews cover recent issues by Pat Metheny, Miles Davis, The Impossible Gentlemen, David Binney and Bob Mintzer.

The reviews can be viewed under the Reviews tab and include the facility for readers and jazz professionals to post comment and Tweet to other enthusiasts.

Jazz Journal's online reviews follow the same format established in print several decades ago, featuring the detailed information so prized by dedicated collectors. This includes full discograpical information, including tracklisting, personnels, date, location and catalogue number.

Jazz Journal publishes some 20,000 words of jazz record review every month, ranging across all styles and periods and giving equal weight to new and reissued material.

Over 100 CDs per month are submitted for consideration of review to a panel of 30 reviewers including such authoritative commentators as Simon Adams, Derek Ansell, Ronald Atkins, John Robert Brown, Bruce Crowther, Peter Gamble, Mark Gardner, Fred Grand, Andy Hamilton, Gordon Jack, Barry McRae, Alun Morgan, Brian Morton, Richard Palmer, Anthony Troon, Michael Tucker, Steve Voce, Bob Weir, Bert Whyatt and Barry Witherden, all with several decades' experience of jazz record reviewing.

As well as a comprehensive record review section Jazz Journal carries DVD and book reviews, live reviews, news, in-depth features on jazz players, styles and topics, thought-provoking columns from venerated writers such as Steve Voce and Alan Luff and two pages of readers' letters, with more reader comment online under Forum.

The full complement of Jazz Journal reviews can be read in the print edition of the magazine by subscription or by purchase from any newsagent.

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