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JJ OFC 0612In-depth news: Music In Cleo's Garden - Cleo Laine's garden in Wavendon is the venue for another summer jazz extravaganza (9 June to 7 July) including Henry Lowther, Jim Mullen, John Horler, Mark Nightingale, Karen Sharp, Derek Nash and many more . . . Spectacular al fresco sculpture and jazz come together in Dorset in July when Sculpture By The Lakes at Pallington hosts a jazz festival over three days, 6-8 July, with Stacey Kent, Tammy Weis and others . . . US stars Gordon Goodwin (Grammy-winning Big Phat Band leader and arranger), Eric Marienthal (Chick Corea and Bob Florence saxophonist) and Wayne Bergeron (legendary big band trumpeter) appear as part of Wigan Jazz Festival (11-15 July) and also at Sutton Coldfield Town Hall on 15 July . . . Nice Jazz Festival takes place for the second year back in the centre of town, with Ahmad Jamal, Gregory Porter, Herbie Hancock, The Bad Plus, Richard Galliano and more (8-12 July) . . . Marciac festival (27 July to 14 August) has the usual compendious lineup in terrific village surroundings, including Bobby McFerrin & Yellowjackets, Joshua Redman, Sonny Rollins, Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra w. Wynton Marsalis, Gregory Porter, Roberto Fonseca, Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club, Bireli Lagrene, Philip Catherine, Marcus Miller, Avishai Cohen, John Zorn, Kurt Elling . . . Former Miles Davis sideman George Benson plays UK dates with trumpeter Christian Scott in June and July, appearing at Royal Albert Hall (28 June), Birmingham Symphony Hall (29), Manchester Bridgewater Hall (30), Glasgow Clyde Auditorium (2 July), Nottingham Royal Concert Hall (3) and Bournemouth BIC (4). Tickets from 0844 888 9991 . . . The Man With The Jazz Guitar, a film on the life and music of British guitarist Ken Sykora was released in selected UK cinemas in May. More, including a trailer, at themanwiththejazz- guitar.com . . . Jazz fan Michael Parkinson is the guest at the National Jazz Archive Summer Celebrity Event at Loughton Methodist Church, 260 High Rd, Loughton, Essex on 30 June. More from 020 8502 8988 or 8502 4701 if no answer.

Hollywood studio legend and jazz-funk master Lee Ritenour wishes he was Sinatra; one-time Herbie Hancock soundalike Robert Glasper wishes jazz had a younger audience and new blood; pianist Nikki Iles has her wishes fulfilled in the twenty-to-seventy-something Printmakers

Reader takes issue with something else on 3; another Euro-saxist underwhelms another JJ reader; former Jazz Review reader fights off the tears to moan; our recent Morrissey-Mullen review stirs fond memories of packed-out Putney; 70-year copyright clarified; and much more

The extraordinary life and achievements of Antonio Carlos Jobim, composer of "the second most often played song on Earth"; every move of maverick saxophonist Makanda Ken McIntyre pored over in new book by Hungerford shop manager Derek Styles

Sax and session supremo John Altman, with stories of the often uneasy alliance between jazzmen and the ad industry

Masters Of American Music: five CDs, one each devoted to Billie Holiday, Charlie Parker, Sarah Vaughan, Thelonious Monk and The Story Of Jazz

Bruce Lindsay gets a guitar lesson from the seven-string mainstream master: "Ever since rock and roll, the guitar’s become a weapon. They get all sorts of funny sounds, reverb. I hate all that"

Ronald Atkins reflects on the motivations for – and reactions to – the setting of modern jazz players among string orchestras. Have they represented genuine musical advance or a pitch for popular success and spurious respectability?

Simon Spillett considers the parallels and contrasts in the careers of Gordon Beck and Michael Garrick, British jazz pianists of the same generation who died within a week of each other last November

In the fifth of our series on landmark recordings, Roger Farbey revisits “arguably the best big band recording by British musicians”

Part 3: Did Picard the improviser fall out of favour or was he a casualty of a new emphasis on arrangements in the late 50s Lyttelton band? Mike Taylor considers

Joe Byrd; Teddy Charles; Kay Davis; Virgil Jones; Barbara Lea; Hal McKusick; Joe Muranyi; Pete Saberton

RECORD REVIEWS More than 20,000 words of expert comment and discography every issue.

New issues: Ted Beament; Paul Booth; Taurey Butler; Chick Corea & Gary Burton; Dead Cat Bounce; Roberto Fonseca; Kenny Garrett; Robert Glasper; Jeff Hamilton; Billy Hart; Joel Harrison; Nikki Iles; Masabumi Kikuchi; Loose Tubes; Christian McBride; Opus 5; Portico Quartet; Catherine Russell; Simcock, Garland, Sirkis; Gary Smulyan; Tyshawn Sorey; Sportiello, Parrott, Metz; Jason Stein; Tierney Sutton; Steve Turre; Kenny Wheeler; Bob Wilber

Reissues or unissued archive material: Henry "Red" Allen; Louis Armstrong; Armstrong/ Ellington; Armstrong/ Peterson; Bix Beiderbecke; Tony Bennett/Count Basie; Art Blakey; Merritt Brunies; Donald Byrd/Pepper Adams; Al Cohn; Bill Evans; Ella Fitzgerald; Stan Getz; Coleman Hawkins; Helen Humes; Quincy Jones; Peggy Lee; Les McCann; Howard McGhee, Teddy Edwards & Benny Bailey; Jelly Roll Morton; Kid Ory; Jimmy Raney; Sonny Red; Art Tatum/ Ben Webster; Tatum/ Hampton/ Rich; Sister Rosetta Tharpe; Frank Teschemacher

Capsule comment, discography and star rating on CDs we don't have space to review in full. This month: Juhani Aaltonen/Heikki Sarmanto; Tanya Balakyrska; Bevan/Bourne/Buck/Phillips; Blue Notes; Bob Brookmeyer; Euan Burton; Bill Carrothers; Joe Cohn; Marc Copland; Marc Copland/David Liebman; George Crowley; Adam Cruz; Miles Davis; Mark Donlon; Svein Finnerud; Jeff Gauthier; Freddie Hubbard; Bobby Hutcherson; Issie Barratt;
The Jazz Couriers; Etta Jones; Thad Jones/Mel Lewis; Angelika Niescier; Per-Oscar Nilsson; Olavi Trio & Friends; Aldo Romano; Nina Simone; Katya Sourikova; The Storyville Jassband; Pete Thomas; Gianluigi Trovesi/Gianni Coscia; Harriet Tubman; Sarah Vaughan; Ben Williams; Denny Zeitlin

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See some of this month's Jazz Journal reviews and our critics' favourites.

ADVERTISERS' INDEX See much more essential new release and gig information in our advertisers' announcements in the print edition of Jazz Journal:

Warner Jazz; Intermusic/Discovery; Music In The Garden; Fresh Sound; Nice Jazz Festival; Wigan Jazz Festival; Sebastiano Dessanay; Proper Music; George Benson UK tour; Thilo Wolf; Sculpture By The Lakes; Crazy JazzMusic Inn, NottinghamMaggie Black's London Jazz;

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All issues of Jazz Journal since its relaunch in May 2009 are available from our back copies department, along with copies going back many more years. Among the key features of recent issues are these:

May 2012: Kenny Garrett; Geoffrey Smith; Microscopic Septet; Piano Jazz Revisited Pt 3; John Picard Pt 2
April 2012: Art Themen; ACT Music; Enrico Pieranunzi; Clare Fischer; Piano Jazz Revisited Pt 2; John Picard Pt 1
March 2012: Randy Brecker; Phil Robson; Piano Jazz Revisited Pt 1; Straight Ahead: fears for UK grass roots 
February 2012: Critics' Poll 2011; Tord Gustavsen; Jeff Hooper, Andrew McCormack, Jason Yarde, New York Live
January 2012: Ron Carter; Etta James; Dave Kelbie; Matana Roberts; Joe Harriott II; Claude Thornhill; Jack Bruce
December 2011: Jerry Bergonzi; Michael Cuscuna; Ruby Braff; Joe Harriott I; Wadada Leo Smith; Josh Kyle
November 2011: Randy Sandke; Serge Chaloff; Barbara Thompson; Buddy Greco; Graham Collier, Felsted
October 2011: Louis Armstrong; Wynton Marsalis; Dena DeRose; Iain Ballamy; two-bar breaks; absent reissues
September 2011: Alan Skidmore; Guy Barker; Joan Viskant; Eddie Finckel; Joe Mudele; London record shops
August 2011: Dan Block; Courtney Pine; DVD review special; Artie Shaw; Ray Bryant, Ottilie Patterson
July 2011: Mike Stern; Monty Alexander; Dave Stapleton; Kyle Eastwood; Ingrid Laubrock; Per Husby
June 2011: Bill Charlap; Rumba Jazz I; Brit piano V; Led Bib; Stan Sulzmann; Ray Smith; Chu Berry
May 2011: Toots Thielemans; Oscar Peterson; Dexter Gordon; Nikki Yanofsky; Ethan Iverson; Brit piano IV
April 2011: Jon Hiseman; Sonny Stitt II; Jason Moran; George Wein; Tony Kofi; Brit piano III;
March 2011: Sonny Stitt I; The Claudia Quintet; Ian Shaw; Geoff Eales; Brit piano II; 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 I; 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 Opinon: 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


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