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In-depth news: As a complement to an autumnal early July let's look ahead to London's annual early winter jazz jamboree, the London Jazz Festival, scheduled this year for 9-18 November. Among the artists announced so far are: Tigran Hamasyan, Ambrose Akinmusire, Michael Janisch & Aruan Ortiz Qnt with Greg Osby, John McLaughlin, Beats & Pieces Big Band, Bill Frisell, Shabaka Hutchings, Jan Garbarek, Brad Mehldau, Kurt Elling + Sheila Jordan, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Paco De Lucia, Sonny Rollins, Neil Cowley, Chick Corea, Christian McBride, Brian Blade, John Surman, Jim Hall and Kenny Wheeler Big Band . . . Also in the winter but in balmier latitudes, the 12th Annual Jazz Cruise from Entertainment Cruise Productions sails out of Fort Lauderdale on 27 January to call at Nassau, St Thomas and points south with a host of stars aboard, among them Shelly Berg, Wayne Bergeron, Randy Brecker, Gary Burton, Ann Hampton Callaway, Pete Christlieb, Anat Cohen, Freddy Cole, Joey De Francesco, Kurt Elling, John Fedchock, Bruce Forman Wycliffe Gordon, Jeff Hamilton, Roy Haynes, Joe La Barbera, Jay Leonhart, Dick Oatts, Eddie Palmieri, Brian Lynch, Ken Peplowski, Houston Person, Arturo Sandoval, Gary Smulyan and Phil Woods . . . Jelly and fruitcakes: The links between Jelly Roll Morton and psychoanalysis come to the fore in Dreams Of Jelly Roll, a photographic exhibition at the The Freud Museum in London until 16 September. In it, the British artist John Goto, inspired by the life, work and dreams of Jelly Roll Morton as refracted through his "strange and dreamlike" interviews with Alan Lomax, examines the difficulties of presenting historical biography. He aims to explore the possible meanings behind Morton's daydreams and tall stories, mixing people from his musical and social circles with significant figures from the world stage to which he aspired . . . In June postage stamps honouring Miles Davis and Edith Piaf were released in NYC and Paris, a joint issue of USPS and the French postal service, La Poste. The UK was not involved . . . Singer Daryl Sherman tours the UK in July . . . Jazz pens designed by Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke, Lenny White and John McLaughlin are now available  . . . Christopher Riddle, son of orchestrator Nelson Riddle, was in London last month to discuss plans to bring his late father’s scores to British audiences again . . . The Sun Ra Arkestra under the direction of Marshall Allen appears at the London Barbican (29 September) with a specially-commissioned light show from psychedelic lighting pioneers Mystic Lights . . . The Canary Wharf Jazz Festival (17-19 August) has Josh Arcoleo, Dennis Rollins, Courtney Pine, Beats & Pieces and more, all events free of charge . . . Australian guitarist Albare brings an allstar group (inc. Ignacio Berroa, Hendrik Meurkens and George Garzone) to Pizza Express, Dean St, 9 July - record review in August JJ . . . Gossington festival (Dursley, Glos, 27-29 July, gossington.com) has a strong gypsy jazz element with Gypsy Fire, Tchavolo Schmitt, Mozes Rosenberg and others . . . The Linn label is selling selected items from Universal's catalogue as 24-bit downloads, artists including Coltrane and Diana Krall.

Steve Brown, Scott Hamilton drummer and first-call rhythm man for visiting mainstreamers; Enrico Tommaso, trumpeter, and son and nephew of Harry Gold sidemen; Yuriy Galkin, bassist and composer bringing Russian virtuosity to the London scene

Reader takes issue with editor's distaste for jazz by committee, another with another's bewilderment at Jazz On 3; Henry Red Allen has his record set straight; Euro copyright as it pertains to jazz reissues is pondered upon; Steve Voce invites contributions towards the ailing Clark Terry's medical care

They say maths and music are complementary but ivory-tinkler Vijay Iyer has completely reconstructed the architecture of the piano trio. Is it still swing, but not as we knew it? Interview by Mark Gilbert

Alun Morgan gets to jazz via Lunceford, Morton and Berigan, then discovers Arnold Ross

Brian Morton talks to one of Lochgelly's best-known exports, back in the UK this summer with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and reflecting on Carney, Humph and Duke and on Wynton Marsalis's supposed conservatism

STILL CLINGING TO THE WRECKAGE Steve Voce rediscovers Maynard Ferguson's 1960s British triumphs and interviews Wally Fawkes

BOOK REVIEWS Dick Cary; Tom Lord; Good Bait; Joined At The Hip; Harlem Jazz Adventures; Tracking Jazz – The Ulster Way; Bob Wilber

Alun Luff remembers that it wasn’t just royal celebrations that were jubilant in the 1950s

Part 4: In the concluding instalment, Mike Taylor describes how Picard branched out stylistically in later years to play in Mingus, R&B and free styled contexts before turning to novel writing

Bob Weir with a page of predominantly discographical queries and solutions

RECORD REVIEWS Unrivalled coverage of recorded jazz: we carry more than 20,000 words of expert comment and discography on jazz across the board in every issue. This month:

New issues: John Abercrombie, Andy Aitchison, J.D. Allen, Franco Ambrosetti, Arild Andersen/Tommy Smith/SNJO, Lynne Arriale, Adam Baldych, Ballrogg, Jeff Barnhart, Olivier Bogé, Flavio Boltro, Avishai Cohen, Ravi Coltrane, Carsten Dahl, Chris Minh Doky, Joel Harrison/Lorenzo Feliciati, Alex Hutton, Keith Ingham, Anders Jormin, Steve Kuhn/Steve Swallow/Joey Baron, Kate McGarry, Pat Metheny, Eva Novoa, Piero Odorici, Aruán Ortiz Quartet, Martin Pickett, John Pizzarelli, Clara Ponty, Ben Powell, Arturo Sandoval, Louis Sclavis, Wadada Leo Smith, Jesse Stacken, Mary Stallings, Standard Connection, Dave Stapleton, John Surman, John Taylor, Troyka, Thilo Wolf

Reissues or unissued archive material: Oscar Alemán, Cannonball Adderley, Chet Baker, Walter Benton, Bob Brookmeyer, Joy Bryan, Papa Bue, Hoagy Carmichael, Betty Carter, Rosemary Clooney, Nat King Cole, Graham Collier, Bing Crosby, Miles Davis, Ethel Ennis, Stan Getz, Peter Herbolzheimer, Illinois Jacquet, Peggy Lee, Jimmy Lyons/Sunny Murray, Norman Mapp, Ted McNabb, Buddy Rich, Charlie Rouse, Nina Simone, Idrees Sulieman/Benny Bailey, Bobby Timmons, Mel Tormé, Bruce Turner, Bobby Wellins, John Wright

Capsule comment, discography and star rating on CDs we don't have space to review in full. This month: Atomic, Gavin Barras, David Basse, Ran Blake/Christine Correa, Gábor Bolla, Idriss Boudrioua, Sarah Brickel, Roy Butcher, David Caceres, Clayton Cameron, Joe Chambers, Marc Copland/John Abercrombie, Sonny Criss, Miles Davis, David Fiuczynski, Foxes Fox, Sara Gazarek, Kevin Hays, Peter Herbert, Lisa Hilton, Magnus Hjorth, Brian Ho, Florian Hoefner, Jim Holman, Incognito, Interstatic, IPA, Jazz Bigband Graz, Jimmie Joy, Fredrik Kronkvist, Kwartet, Fapy Lafertin, Shai Maestro, Louis Mazetier, Dan Messore, Oddarrang, Romane Ombre, Ulysses Owens Jr, Ben Powell, Hannes Riepler, Roller Trio, Joe Sanders, Scan-Am Quartet, Fere Scheidegger, Matthias Schriefl, Nicky Schrire, Zoe Schwarz, Christian Scott, Cathy Segal-Garcia, Esmond Selwyn, Erik Söderlind, Marianne Solivan, Dayna Stephens, Yosvany Terry, The Home Of Easy Credit, Mads Tolling, Triton, Steve Tyrell, Reggie Washington, Jens Wendelboe, Neil Yates

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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:

June 2012: Bucky Pizzarelli; jazz and jingles; jazz and strings; Gordon Beck; Mike Garrick; Robert Glasper
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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