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Gary SmulyanA big month for Ronnie Scott's, host to the London Jazz Festival launch party and 12 concerts by The Mingus Big Band directed by Sue Mingus and including Alex Sipiagin, Philip Harper and Greg Gisbert (t), Jaleel Shaw, Scott Robinson, Abraham Burton, Brandon Wright and Lauren Sevian (s), Conrad Herwig, Luis Bonilla and Earl McIntyre (tb), Helen Sung (p), Tommy Campbell (d) and Boris Kozlov (b) (26 November – 1 December). Ronnie Scott’s, 47 Frith St, London, W1D 4HT. Box office 020 7439 0747. www.ronniescotts.co.uk . . . a new book on Pepper Adams from Scarecrow Press coincides with UK dates for baritone master Gary Smulyan (pictured right), mostly in the company of fellow baritonist Pete Lukas (check him for dates) . . . Jack DeJohnette, late of the Miles Davis and Keith Jarrett groups, makes a 70th birthday tour of the UK with a quintet featuring Don Byron (reeds), Marvin Sewell (g), George Colligan (kyb) and Jerome Harris (b) See here for full dates.

Brandon Allen
, saxman to the stars from Clapton to Tracey, dreams of rivalling the London Jazz Festival; Marcus & Riza Printup add to jazz's long line of domestic and artistic alliances; Dave Jones has in his locker the melodic force to take the ear of the country's leading jazz critics

Daily Telegaffs: "I live in hope that things might improve and I shall not need to switch my allegiance to the Grauniad" . . . Dave Jones recalls Lionel Grigson: "I'd like to remember him as someone strolling into a practice/teaching room wearing a beret, holding a drink and having a smoke, before hammering out some great changes on the piano and inspiring yet more young musicians" . . . Roger Eatough takes issue with our North Sea 2012 review: "The headline jazz act this year – I'm ignoring Hugh Laurie – was Pat Metheny's Unity Band"

Giant Steps, Bebop And The Creators Of Modern Jazz 1945-65, by Kenny Mathieson; Benny Goodman, A Supplemental Discography by David Jessop; Sugar Free Saxophone: The Life And Music Of Jackie McLean by Derek Ansell; DVD: Andrzej Wajda's Innocent Sorcerers

In part 2, Scottish guitarist Jim Mullen talks of saxophonist Dick Morrissey ("my college education"), the orchestral potency of the organ trio and jazz critics who listen with their eyes

Mr Spillett, saxophonist and JJ scribe, had no foreknowledge of the discs played to him. He tried to identify each and then commented on them. Test administered by Mark Gilbert

Steve Voce, with part 2 of his elucidation, if not full-blown appendix, to Thomas Hustad's 681-page Ruby Braff gig and record list

John Tchicai, saxophonist residing between "Ornette Coleman's privileging of melody and Lee Konitz's deceptively dry harmonics"; Eddie Bert, trombonist admired for his understanding of the role of his instrument in all musical forms, especially big band jazz; Mat Domber, lawyer turned boss of Arbors Records; Sjef Hoefsmit, assiduous and prolific Ellington collector, researcher and writer

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 5: Teddy Wilson

Bob Weir does the ward rounds, fielding queries and observations on best-value box sets, EMI's 50s UK exports and Frank Trumbauer's 1928/9 guitarists and raises the question what was the greatest jazz concert ever, opening proceedings by suggesting Spirituals To Swing, December 1937

Less than a dozen pages later, apparently without conferring, Alan Luff concurs with Bob Weir!

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

New issues: Susie Arioli, Mick Coady, Abat Cohen, Dena DeRose, Elina Duni, Kurt Elling, Duke Ellington Legacy with Houston Person, Georgie Fame, Liz Fletcher, Antonio Forcione, Forgas Band Phenomena, Wolfgang Haffner, Jeff Hamilton, Yaron Herman, Fred Hersch, Hot Club Of Detroit, Manu Katché, Sandra Marlowe, Mark Masters, John McLaughlin, Brad Mehldau, Monday Michiru, Maurizio Minardi, Pete Oxley/Nicolas Meier, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Thomas Starace, Jacky Terrasson, The Bad Plus, Trance Formation, John Turville, Florian Weber

Reissued or unissued archive material: Chet Baker, Count Basie, Louis Bellson, Andy Bey, Milt Buckner, Charlie Byrd, Serge Chaloff, Buck Clayton-Buddy Tate, Joyce Collins, Larry Coryell, King Curtis, John Dankworth, Miles Davis, Paul Desmond, Teddy Edwards, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Red Garland, Michael Garrick, Johnny Griffin, Billie Holiday, Willis Jackson, Illinois Jacquet, Peggy Lee & Quincy Jones, Shelly Manne, Harold McNair, Carmen McRae, Marilyn Moore, Oscar Peterson, Woody Shaw, Hal Smith's Roadrunners, Sun Ra, All Night Long OST, Randy Weston

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

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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:

October 2012: Jim Mullen, Spike Robinson, the new NYJO, Ruby Braff, Bobby Worth, Piano Jazz 4
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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