Editorial Sept 09


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JJ September contents:

  • Liam Noble: Bromley's best sits the JJ test
  • Sandy Brown: the most innovative British clarinettist?
  • Woody Herman: 1962-82, part 4
  • COLUMNS: Steve Voce on Joe Bushkin; Alun Morgan's Lost In Meditation
  • AROUND THE FESTIVALS: Nice, Vienne, Umbria, Swanage, Marlborough, Upton 
  • REMEMBERED: Bud Shank
  • THE STUDIO: Graham Collier takes a view from his room
  • RECORD REVIEWS: over 90 discs examined with the usual JJ rigour, including Harry Allen, Chet Baker, Clifford Brown, Corky Corcoran, Nathan Davis, Kurt Elling, Ellery Eskelin, Bill Evans, Bill Frisell, Allan Ganley, Lee Gibson, Freddie Hubbard, MJQ, Dave Mooney, Derek Nash, NYJO, Evan Parker, Liam Noble, Colin Steele, John Surman, Eddie Thompson, Miroslav Vitous and Phil Woods  

The August 2009 issue, available here, includes Mike Pearson on Lee Konitz; part 3 of Woody Herman, 1962-82; singer Georgia Mancio talking to Derek Ansell; Steve Voce's Scratching The Surface; Anec-dotage by Alan Luff; review of books on Miles Davis, Mezz Mezzrow, Ron Carter and Bill Bruford; obituaries of Dick Hawdon, Charlie Mariano and Butch Stone; Standard Time, in which John Altman picks six of the best; the usual lively array of readers' letters; and over 90 record reviews.

Mark Gilbert