Editorial Nov 09


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November contents:

  • Keeping It Open: Michael Tucker on 40 years of ECM
  • The Test: Ken Peplowski on jazz from Dodds to Portico
  • Taylor Remade: the CTI king back on the road 
  • More features: Steve Voce says farewell to Lita Roza; Mark Gardner interviews tenor man Grant Stewart; John Robert Brown investigates the decline and rise of the C Melody saxophone. 
  • Competition: Win Jazz Farrago and A Fanfare Of Musical Limericks
  • Columns: Steve Voce on Humph and Kenny Davern; Alan Luff's piano recital - what works? 
  • Book reviews: Barney Kessel; When Swing Was The Thing; Flights Of The Vout Bug; Warren Vaché and Alan Barnes discographies
  • Remembered: Eddie Locke
  • Record reviews: over 80 discs examined, including new issues from Jerry Bergonzi, David Binney, Ralph Bowen, Stu Brown, Francesco Cafiso, Charleston Chasers, Carsten Dahl, Egberto Gismonti, Clare Foster, Roy Hargrove, Bendik Hofseth, Vijay Iyer, Joe Locke, Sean Nowell, John Patitucci, Gretchen Parlato, Mike Reed, Herb Robertson, Jim Rotondi, Manfred Schoof, Grant Stewart and Gerald Wilson and reissues of Basie, Bennett/Evans, Brookmeyer, Clarke-Boland, Miles Davis, Harry Edison, Rollins and many more.  

The October 2009 issue, available here, includes Hank Jones interviewed; Sheila Jordan & Charlie Parker; Curtis Counce, the uncommon West Coaster; violinist Omar Puente; Spike Heatley in Brittany; Steve Voce on Joe Bushkin; Alan Luff on Sarah Vaughan; In A Silent Way: A Portrait of Joe Zawinul reviewed; obituaries of George Russell, Chris Connor, Les Paul and Rashied Ali.

Mark Gilbert