Jazz Journal, October 2012 contents in full

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This month, because we know our worldwide readership thrives on record issues, a preview of the CDs we’ve sent out for review in forthcoming issues - primarily the November and December numbers:

Aarøen, Asgeir/Mo, Bjarte Danza De Andalucia (ASG)
Anderson, Ernestine The Complete 1947-1958 (Le Chant Du Monde)
Animation Transparent Heart (RareNoise)
Arioli, Susie All The Way (Jazz Village)
Baker, Chet Chet: The Lyrical Trumpet Of Chet Baker (Phoenix)
Baker, Chet Crystal Bells (Igloo)
Basie, Count Play The Music Of Benny Carter + others (Fresh Sound)
Basie, Count The Atomic Mr. Basie (Phoenix)
Bellson, Louis Four Classic Albums Plus (Avid)
Bergonzi, Jerry Shifting Gears (Savant)
Bey, Andy And The Bey Sisters (Blue Moon)
Bown, Patti Plays Big Piano (Fresh Sound)
Brubeck, Dave Live in London 1966 (Domino)
Buckner, Milt Mighty High + Midnight Mood (Solar)
Buckner, Milt Please, Mr. Organ Player + Send Me Softly (Solar)
Byrd, Charlie Brazilian Byrd/Hollywood Byrd (BGO)
Cables, George My Muse (HighNote)
Carter, Benny Journey To Next (Lightyear)
Chaloff, Serge Blue Serge + Boston Blow-Up! (Essential Jazz Classics)
Clayton, Buck/Buddy Tate Buck & Buddy + Blow The Blues (Solar)
Cloudmakers Trio Live At The Pizza Express (Whirlwind)
Coady, Mick Nine Tales Of The Pendulum (Jellymould)
Cohen, Anat Claroscuro (Anzic)
Collins, Joyce Girl Here Plays Mean Piano (Fresh Sound)
Coryell, Larry With The Wide Hive Players (Wide Hive)
Crothers, Connie / Ken Filiano / Andrea Wolper TranceFormation In Concert (New Artists)
Curtis, King The New Scene Of King Curtis + Soul Meeting (Fresh Sound)
Dagnino/Pastor/Waterman/Haslam Narcéte (Slam)
Davis, Miles Ascenseur Pour L’Echafaud (Phoenix)
De Bethmann, Pierre Go (Plus Loin)
Dechter, Graham Takin’ It There (Capri)
DeFrancesco, Joey Wonderful! Wonderful! (HighNote)
DeRose, Dena Travelin’ Light (MaxJazz)
Desmond, Paul First Place Again (Phoenix)
Donatelli, Denise Soul Shadows (Savant)
Edwards, Teddy Love Moods/Good Gravy! (Fresh Sound)
Elling, Kurt 1619 Broadway (Concord)
Ellington, Duke The Private Collection (Music Club Deluxe)
Ennis, Ethel The Complete 1955-1958 (Le Chant Du Monde)
Escoffery, Wayne The Only Son Of One (Sunnyside)
Evans, Bill Momentum (Limetree)
Fame, Georgie Lost In A Lover’s Dream (Three Line Whip)
Feinberg, Michael The Elvin Jones Project (Sunnyside)
Figarova, Amina Twelve (In+Out)
Fitzgerald, Ella Sings Ballads For Lovers (Midnight)
Fitzgerald, Ella/Louis Armstrong Porgy & Bess (Poll Winners)
Fletcher, Liz Liz (audioLoob.com)
Forcione, Antonio Sketches Of Africa (Antastic)
Foster, Mick Four Views (Hainault)
Frankl, Max Home (Material)
Garland, Red Bright And Breezy + The Nearness Of You (Essential Jazz Classics)
Garrick, Michael Black Marigolds/The Heart Is A Lotus (BGO)
Getz, Stan Focus + Cool Velvet (Poll Winners)
Green, Grant Four Classic Albums (Avid)
Griffin, Johnny The Little Giant + Change Of Pace (Fresh Sound)
Haffner, Wolfgang Heart Of The Matter (ACT)
Hamilton, Jeff Time Passes On (Jazzed Media)
Hardman, Bill Saying Something (Fresh Sound)
Heath, Jimmy The Thumper + The Quota (Solar)
Herman, Yaron Alter Ego (ACT)
Herring, Jimmy Subject To Change Without Notice (Abstract Logix)
Hersch, Fred Alive At The Vanguard (Palmetto)
Holiday, Billie Stratford Shakespearean Festival 1957 (Solar)
Hot Club Of Detroit Junction (Mack Avenue)
Jackson, Willis A One-day Session 05/25/59 (Fresh Sound)
Jacquet, Illinois Swing’s The Thing + Illinois Jacquet And His Orchestra (Essential Jazz Classics)
Josele, Niño El Mar De Mi Ventana (Warner)
Jungr, Barb Stockport To Memphis (naim)
Jurd, Laura Landing Ground (Chaos Collective)
Klein, Guillermo Carrera (Sunnyside)
Konitz, Lee Jazz At Storyville (American Jazz Classics)
Lee, Peggy/Quincy Jones Blues Cross Country + If You Go (American Jazz Classics)
Lewis, Ramsey A Tribute To Clifford Brown + Never On Sunday (Solar)
Lewis, Ramsey Complete Music From The Soil + others (Solar)
Mabern, Harold Mr. Lucky (HighNote)
Machacek, Alex Fat (Abstract Logix)
Manne, Shelly Four Classic Albums Plus (Avid)
Mantovani, Davide Choices (Equilateral)
Marshall, Dominic J Icaros (F-IRE)
Martino, Pat Alone Together (HighNote)
Masters, Mark Ellington Saxophone Encounters (Capri)
McLaughlin, John Now Here This (Abstract Logix)
Mehldau, Brad Where Do You Start (Nonesuch)
Meloni/Dunmall/Dessanay/Sanders Pictures Of A Quartet (Slam)
Michiru, Monday Soulception (Adventure Music)
Miles, Ron Quiver (Enja/Yellowbird)
Moore, Marilyn Moody + Oh, Captain! (Fresh Sound)
Neame, Ivo Yatra (Edition)
NYJO Change (NYJO)
Oxley, Pete/Nicolas Meier Travels To The West (MGP)
Parker, Charlie With Strings, Complete Master Takes (Essential Jazz Classics)
Parker, Charlie Jazz At Massey Hall (Phoenix)
Parker, Maceo Soul Classics (Moosicus)
Pédron, Pierrick Kubik’s Monk (ACT)
Peterson, Oscar On The Town (Essential Jazz Classics)
Preservation Hall Jazz Band St. Peter & 57th St. (Rounder)
Printup, Marcus A Time For Love (Steeplechase)
Printup, Marcus Homage (Steeplechase)
Rantala, Iiro My History Of Jazz (ACT)
Rava, Enrico On The Dance Floor (ECM)
Reid, Irene The Queen Of The Party (Savant)
Robinson, Scott Bronze Nemesis (Doc-Tone)
Savoy Orpheans/Sylvians/Savoy Havana Band
1923-1927 Everybody Stomp (Retrieval)
Shaw, Woody Woody Plays Woody (HighNote)
Starace, Tommaso Simply ‘Marvellous’! (Emarcy)
Staton, Dakota The Complete 1954-1958 (Le Chant Du Monde)
Stitt, Sonny Only The Blues (Essential Jazz Classics)
Sun Ra Angels And Demons At Play + others (Solar)
Terrasson, Jacky Gouache (Universal)
The Bad Plus Made Possible (Decca/Concord)
Turville, John Conception (F-IRECD)
Various All Night Long Original Soundtrack (Harkit)
Various On The Road OST (Surco)
Weber, Florian Biosphere (Enja)
Weston, Randy Modern Mood (Fresh Sound)
Weston, Randy With These Hands + others (Fresh Sound)

As his old alma mater gets a new set of clothes, drummer Bobby Worth swings on; trumpeter Georgina Jackson accentuates the positive as she turns from the horn to the voice; ahead of going south, Mark Donlon checks the intersection of the clave and jazz

Riposte from 60s sessions man Dougie Wright to Alan Luff's snipe at the Shadows . . . more Red Allen rumbles . . . Steely Dan on Jazz Record Requests

Tom Wilson did pioneering work in the 1950s in recording new, later famous jazz artists on Transition Records. He made no money and the label closed. Wilson later fell into more lucrative work with Zappa, Dylan et al. Derek Ansell charts the career of one of jazz’s honourable failures

Simon Spillett recalls the Indiana Jones of the Great American Songbook, subject of a new Hep Records issue of previously unreleased material

Jim Mullen has one of the most individual guitar sounds in the UK, if not the world, with world-class playing to match. His music is honest and forthright – and so are his views. He doesn’t mince words when discussing music and those who write about it. He ought to know, having spent his early days as a Glasgow newspaperman. He talked to Mark Gardner. Part 1

As the National Youth Jazz Orchestra enters a new phase, with a new album of ‘different’ material in the racks, Brian Morton examines how it is dealing with change – chiefly, the withdrawal of its founder from the front line but also the opportunities and expectations of a jazz world that has changed dramatically since NYJO was founded nearly 50 years ago

The received wisdom concerning jazz piano – its genesis, its key figures and its very nature – is, argues Richard Palmer, in need of radically corrective revision. Part 4: Earl Hines and Fats Waller

Byard Lancaster; Annie Kuebler

BOOKS: What It Is: The Life Of A Jazz Artist (Dave Liebman); The Harmony Of Bill Evans. DVD: Benny Golson,
Jimmy & Percy Heath; Hank Jones

Born To Play: The Ruby Braff Discography And Directory Of Performances
In honour of a small man who loomed large in JJ's affections, a big review of a big book – and these two pages constitute just part one. Thomas Hustad has spent a lifetime, it seems, in between the odd tutorial and coffee, musing on Braff’s life and doings. Steve Voce adds to his burden with more primary research

RECORD REVIEWS 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: Peter Appleyard, Artistry Jazz Group & Friends, Tom Bancroft, Django Bates, Beverley Beirne, Emmanuel Bex, Julian Bliss, Zach Brock, Neneh Cherry, Trish Clowes, Tamsin Collinson, Dans Les Arbres, Monica Dominique/Palle Danielsson, John Ellis, Jacob Fischer, Béla Fleck/Marcus Roberts, Paolo Fresu/Omar Sosa, Jerry Granelli, George Gruntz, Chuck Israels, Ira Kaspi, David Kikoski, Knoxville Jazz Orchestra, Siobhan Lamb, Branford Marsalis, Nova Scotia Jazz Band, Kristjan Randalu, Larry Stabbins, Richard Sussman, Nick Vayenas, Eric Vloeimans/Flora Purim, Bugge Wesseltoft/Henning Kraggerud, Dr Michael White

Reissued or unissued archive material: Americans In Europe, Chet Baker, Count Basie, Bengt Berger, Clifford Brown/Max Roach, Billy Butterfield, Don Byas, Don Cherry, Miles Davis, Evergreen Classic Jazz Band, Jan Garbarek, Benny Goodman, Ahmad Jamal, Barney Kessel, Roland Kirk, Herbie Mann, Chris McGregor, Modern Jazz Quartet, Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, Oscar Peterson, Spike Robinson, Pharoah Sanders, US Jazzmen In Europe 1926-1929, Phil Woods

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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; Hep Records; Fresh Sound; Julian Bliss/Signum Records; London Jazz Festival/Serious; Jack DeJohnette/SeriousCrazy 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:

September 2012: Marius Neset, Jazz Book Club, Summer festival reports; Bob Gordon, Thelonious Monk
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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