Jazz Journal, September 2012 contents in full

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In-depth news: Pianist Fred Hersch makes a rare solo tour of the UK in October, appearing at London Purcell Room (2 Oct, tel 0844 875 0073), Bury St Edmunds The Apex (3 Oct, tel 01284 758000), Bristol St George’s (4 Oct, tel 0845 40 24 001), Southampton Turner Sims (5 Oct, tel 023 8059 5151), Much Wenlock The Edge Arts Centre (7 Oct, tel 01952 728911), Leeds The Venue at Leeds College Of Music (9 Oct, tel 0113 222 3434), Manchester Royal Northern College Of Music (10 Oct, tel 0161 907 5555), Oxford Church Of St John The Evangelist (11 Oct, tel 01865 305 305) and Edinburgh Queen’s Hall (12 Oct, tel 0131 668 2019) . . . This autumn’s Croydon Record Fair takes place on Sunday 30 September at the Fairfield Halls, Croydon, CR9 1DG and features as usual sales of recorded music of all styles in various formats (in the past ranging from cylinder to CD). Admission is £3.00 from 9.15am, £2.00 from 12.30pm and close at 4pm. For sellers, stalls are £44 each, half stalls £30. A bar and caféteria are provided, and following the trend of recent Croydon fairs, live music will feature from 1-4pm, this time from the Andy Panayi Trio with Colin Oxley and Simon Woolf. A day for socialising and collecting! Enquiries: 01256 462218 / 0794 204 0779 or email: blackbird@waitrose.com . . . The north Kent coast once again parades its rising cultural capital in September with a jazz festival featuring leading UK names. The 2012 Maritime Jazz Festival takes place 19-23 September in historic Chatham and Rochester next to the Medway river’s convivial maritime areas and includes Tina May, Tomasso Starace, Dorian Ford, Steve Rubie, Jonathan Gee, Tommy Whittle & Barbara Jay. More from 01634 365453 and at maritimejazzfestival.co.uk . . . The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra has its say on Ellington in October in the “Ellington: In the Spirit of the Duke” concert series. The programme includes Black & Tan Fantasy, Mood Indigo, Caravan and Rockin’ In Rhythm as well as less frequently played Ellington work such as Strayhorn’s arrangement of Morning Mood. More info at snjo.co.uk.

A grand tour of Europe from the jazz perspective with Tim Motion, Mike Tucker, Simon Adams and Bob Weir, featuring the festivals of Nice, Ystad, North Sea, Brecon, Vienne and San Sebastian. Does anywhere in the world do it better?

Brian Blain invites the editor to take a night off and visit one of them jazz clubs . . . our favourite correspondent congratulates JJ on irritating the right people . . . another nitpicks our obituary of Graeme Bell . . . the lobby for proper recognition of singer Heather Cairncross, whom we failed to review, grows


BOOKS: Cookin’; The Hammond Organ; Paramount Serenaders; Brighton And All That Jazz; And All That Stalking. DVD: Toots Thielemans; Cecil Taylor

Simon Adams looks back at a much-loved institution, the Jazz Book Club. It closed in 1967 but 40 years later its editions are still traded extensively on eBay

How has saxophonist Neset come to stand out among the legion of saxophonists being turned out by jazz courses around the world these days? Fred Grand investigated when Neset appeared at the 2012 Gateshead jazz festival

Testing the jazz game of stylistic name-calling, Peter Gamble rules Thelonious Monk out of bebop, possibly into avant-garde and then opts for irreducible individuality

Steve Voce revisits Louis Jordan with insights from Wally Fawkes, wonders if Teagarden inspired Harold Arlen’s Stormy Weather and looks forward to the new Tubby Hayes biography

Gordon Jack remembers the outstanding talent – and unfulfilled promise - of the West Coast baritone player of whom it was said “Gerry Mulligan had a great sound but Bob’s was even better”

Von Freeman; Larance Marable; Maria Cole

Bob Weir humours our OCD patients with tales of matrix numbers and tour itineraries. Ten paragraphs of jazz minutiae not to be missed

JJ offers 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: Vincent Bourgeyx, Harry Allen & Scott Hamilton, Randy Crawford & Joe Sample, Cindy Douglas, Cynthia Felton, Fly, Curtis Fuller, Nico Gori/Fred Hersch, Daniel Herskedal & Marius Neset, Jessica Jones & Mark Taylor, Jacon Karlzon, Greg Lewis, Joe Locke/Geoffrey Keezer, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Virginia Mayhew, Hendrik Meurkens/Gabriel Espinosa, Sophie Milman, Tony Monaco, Stephanie Nakasian, Michel Portal, Louis Perdomo, Ian Shaw, Daniel Smith, Jens Sondergaard, Erena Terakubo, Ryan Truesdell, Cassandra Wilson, Charlie Wood, Pete Zimmer 

Reissued or unissued archive material: Nat Adderley, Louis Armstrong, Jon Balke, Bill Barron, Bix Beiderbecke, Art Blakey, Will Bradley, Clifford Brown, Kenny Burrell, Ray Charles, Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Bill Evans, Michael Garrick, Stan Getz, Michael Gibbs, Billie Holiday, Stacey Kent, Barbara Lea, Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, Mel Powell, John Sheridan, Frank Sinatra, V-Disc All Stars, Boris Vian, Weather Report, Ben Webster, Frank Wess, Kenny Wheeler/Alan Skidmore, Frank Wright

As far as CD sourcing is concerned, as with all issues we cover please consult our regular specialist advertisers, such as Crazy Jazz and Music Inn.

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

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Warner Jazz; Intermusic/Discovery; Edition Records; Arbors Records; Maritime Jazz Festival; Crazy JazzMusic Inn, Nottingham; Seven Jazz; Maggie 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:

August 2012: Bob Mintzer, Decibel Records, Elliot Mason, Mark Turner, Kurt Elling, Readers' Poll
July 2012: Joe Temperley, Vijay Iyer, Steve Brown, Enrico Tommaso, Yuriy Galkin, Maynard Ferguson
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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