Editorial August 09


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JJ August contents:

  • Lee Konitz: Out of the cool
  • Georgia Mancio: worth waiting for
  • Woody Herman: 1962-82, part 3
  • COLUMNS: Steve Voce on Joe Bushkin; Alan Luff on Lester Young
  • BOOKS: Miles Davis and Kind Of Blue; Mezz Mezzrow; Ron Carter; Secular Devotion; New Orleans; Bill Bruford
  • REMEMBERED: Dick Hawdon; Charlie Mariano; Butch Stone
  • STANDARD TIME John Altman picks six of the best
  • JAZZ INFORMATION: Billy Bauer; Clifford Brown, Albert Ayler; Charlie Parker; Gerald Wilson
  • RECORD REVIEWS: over 90 discs examined with the usual JJ rigour, including Lynne Arriale, Mike Baggetta, Conrad Bauer, Bunny Berigan, Buddy Collette, Walt Dickerson, Fly, Stan Getz, Lee Gibson, Mark Lockheart, Lionel Loueke, Helen Merrill, Bud Powell, Ted Sirota, Soft Machine and Ben Webster 

The July 2009 issue, available here, includes an investigation of Mark Murphy's vocal style, part 2 of Woody Herman, 1962-82, Do Children Get Jazz?, Steve Voce's Scratching The Surface; Alan Luff's Anec-dotage; book reviews (Benny Goodman at Carnegie Hall 1938; Lee Morgan; Fred Ho; Johnny Griffin; Bob Gordon & Jack Montrose) and obituaries of Freddie Hubbard, Charlie Kennedy, Jack Nimitz and Billy VerPlanck plus readers' letters and over 90 record reviews.

Mark Gilbert