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This month Dame Cleo Laine once again opens her garden for the annual Music In The Garden festival. Now in its 13th year, the event combines top-notch jazz with an English country garden setting over five weekends from 8 June to 7 July, with concerts held under an all-weather canopy. Among this year's attractions are the Alan Barnes Trio, the Liane Carroll Trio (performing selections from her album Ballads, reviewed JJ 0413), the Buck Clayton Legacy Band, the David Gordon Trio, the Tom Green Septet, Dame Cleo with the Warren Zielinski String Quartet, clarinettist Emma Johnson (performing Dankworth's Lyric Fantasy), the Tony Kinsey Quartet, the Nigel Price Organ Trio, Georgia Mancio & Nigel Price, Charlie Wood & The New Memphis Underground, and the Enrico Tomasso Quartet. The box office is on 01908 280800. More details at musicinthegarden.org.uk . . . The 28th Wigan Jazz Festival runs 11 to 14 July and includes Doncaster Jazz Orchestra, Wigan Youth Jazz Orchestra, Georgina Jackson, Darius Brubeck Trio (with Brandon Allen), David Lyttle and Interlude, Nearly Dan, Wigan Jazz Club's Reunion Dream Band (with special guest director Barry Forgie), The Dutch Swing College Band, Igor Butman Big Band, Snake Davis, the Give A Little Love Jazz Orchestra (dedicated to the music of Horace Silver), Linley Hamilton Sextet, Skelton-Skinner All Star Big Band (featuring the music of Terry Gibbs and Colin Skinner's arrangements inspired by Holman, Flory, Paich et al). The presence of Russian Igor Butman (pictured), apparently named as George Clinton's favourite saxophonist and Wynton Marsalis's "main man", is regarded as a special coup. Festival Director Ian Darrington describes Butman's playing as "an enthralling mixture of innate natural soulful ability and amazing technique". The festival also features talks from Barry Forgie and Georgina Jackson plus workshops with Linley Hamilton and Dana Masters. The full programme is available at wiganjazz.net, and box office at 01942 828 271 . . . Digby Fairweather, recently in receipt of a medal from The Worshipful Company of Musicians for services to jazz, reported to JJ on the saga of John Dankworth's elevation to blue-plaque land: "There's soon to be the ceremonial raising of a blue plaque to Sir John Dankworth at his old home at 16 Hollywood Way very near to Highams Park, Waltham Forest. In fact it's a RE-raising! Last December they put up a plaque to 'Sir JOHNNY Dankworth' (ahem) and described him as a 'saxophinist'! So I got on to them and a new plaque has been made." The corrected plaque was unveiled on 10 May, with Dankworth family in attendance.

Gwilym Simcock
was delighted to discover the freedom of jazz, less so its pianos; Ben Waters plays boogie-woogie and is pleased, with a pinch of salt, to be elevated above Fats Waller, Jelly Roll Morton and Duke Ellington; Grace Kelly thanks Stan Getz for turning her on to saxophone

Gil Evans slighted; Gil Evans inspiring Neil Ardley; Tony Whyton's Jazz Icons and "new jazz studies"; winners in our Trad Dad competition

Richard Palmer finds 10 jazz records we could do without. He doesn't include Stan Getz except with Gilberto, but Nic Jones does

Dave Gelly reflects on 50s jazz as experienced in clubs, shops and on Radio 4 and reports Slim Gaillard’s parliamentary début

Dave Jones seeks fresh insights into the piano playing and composition of the Dominican pianist once posited as "a Latin Scott Joplin"

Simon Spillett provides a taste of his long-awaited Tubby Hayes biography The Long Shadow Of The Little Giant. It's late 1951 and Hayes is taking bebop on the road with Terry Brown, Roy Fox and Tito Burns

Keith Jarrett’s The Köln Concert; The Ultimate Sideman; ECM: A Cultural Archaeology; Miles And Jo; Yodel In Hi-Fi: From Kitsch Folk To Contemporary Electronica

Alan Luff recalls Teddy Wilson, one of the quiet gentlemen of jazz

Bert Whyatt, author and JJ contributor since the early days; Derek Watkins, trumpeter who appeared on the Goldfinger soundtrack aged 19 and spent a long period as a top-flight session man; Don Shirley, classically inclined pianist who was told an African-American could only make it through jazz; Edward Bland, arranger and composer notorious outside music for the film The Cry Of Jazz; Terry Devon, singer noted for a facility with scat stemming in part from her marriage to jazz modernist Tito Burns

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.

Complete list of CDs reviewed in JJ June 2013
Adderley, Cannonball: Cannonball's Bossa Nova (Essential Jazz Classics EJC55581)
Amy, Curtis: Groovin' Blue/Way Down/Tippin' On Through (Fresh Sound FSR-CD 768)
Amy, Curtis/Paul Bryant: Meetin' Here (Fresh Sound FSR-CD 767)
Aquarium: Places (Jellymould JM-JJ010)
Babs, Alice/Nisse Linds: Hot Trio (Vax 1003)
Bailey, Benny & Phil Woods: "Big Brass"& "Rights Of Swing" (Fresh Sound FSR-CD 746)
Bates, Michael/Samuel Blaser: One From None (Fresh Sound FSNT 414)
Brown, Ted / Kirk Knuffke: Pound Cake (SteepleChase SCCD 31749)
Bostic, Earl: Flamingo (Retrospective RTR 4211)
Coltrane, John Quartet: Ballads (Essential Jazz Classics EJC55585)
Cowell, Stanley: It's Time (SteepleChase SCCD 31740)
Davis, Eddie Lockjaw: Four Classic Albums Plus (Avid Jazz AMSC 1079)
Dorham, Kenny: Four Classic Albums (Avid Jazz AMSC 1080)
Eastwood, Kyle: The View From Here (SPPF SP 9570020)
Ellington, Duke/John Coltrane: Duke Ellington & John Coltrane (Essential Jazz Classics EJC55579)
Ellis, Don: Essence (Fresh Sound FSR 1662)
Evans, Bill: Empathy + Pike's Peak (Essential Jazz Classics EJC55565)
Evans, Bill/Jim Hall: Undercurrent (Poll Winners PWR 27307)
Getz, Stan: Jazz Samba with Charlie Byrd + Big Band Bossa Nova (Essential Jazz Classics EJC55582)
Getz, Stan Quartet: At Birdland 1961 (Fresh Sound FSR-CD 741)
Gibbs, Terry/The Exciting Big Band: Live At The Summit In Hollywood Complete Recordings (Fresh Sound FSR-CD 742)
Gil, Gilberto: Original Album Series (Warner 8254646 522217 5CD)
Goodman, Benny: AFRS Broadcasts Volume 14 (Sounds Of Yester Year DSOY895)
Gordon, Dexter: Satin Doll (SteepleChase SCCD 36038)
Green, Urbie: Five Classic Albums (Avid AMSC 1075)
Guidi, Giovanni: City Of Broken Dreams (ECM 370 6656)
Hamblett, Dave: Light At Night (Whirlwind WR4631)
Harris, Barry: Newer Than New/Listen To Barry Harris … Solo Piano (Fresh Sound FSR-CD 773)
Hawkins, Coleman: Complete 1962 Studio Recordings (Fresh Sound FSR-CD 763)
Hawkins, Coleman: The Hawk Swings (Fresh Sound FSR-CD 743)
In The Country: Sunset Sunrise (ACT 9548-2)
Jones, Etta: So Warm/From The Heart (Fresh Sound FSR-CD 761)
Jones, Quincy: Big Band Bossa Nova + The Quintessence (Essential Jazz Classics EJC55583)
Jordan, Clifford: Spellbound/Starting Time/Bearcat (Fresh Sound FSR-CD 769)
Karaindrou, Eleni: Concert In Athens (ECM New Series 371 3657)
Katz, Fred: And His Music (Fresh Sound FSR-CD 744)
Kenton, Stan: Two Shades Of Autumn (Sounds Of Yester Year DSOY896)
LaVerne, Andy: Three's Not A Crowd (SteepleChase SCCD 31751)
Lloyd, Charles / Jason Moran: Hagar's Song (ECM 372 4550)
Locke, Joe: Wish Upon A Star (Motéma 233678)
Lovano, Joe/Us Five: Cross Culture (Blue Note 509996 36761 2 3)
Masse, Heather And Dick Hyman: Lock My Heart (Red House RHR CD 258)
Mercer, Johnny: Music Shop III (Sounds Of Yester Year DSOY900)
Mercer, Johnny: Music Shop IV (Sounds Of Yester Year DSOY906)
Monk, Thelonious: The European Concerts (Fresh Sound FSR–CD 745)
Nah, Youn Sun: Lento (ACT 9030-2)
Nascimento, Milton: Original Album Series (Warner 82564651938 5CD)
Nistico, Sal: Heavyweights & Comin' On Up/It's Time We Met (Fresh Sound FSR-CD 766)
Pell, Dave: Four Classic Albums (Avid AMSC 1076)
Pell, Dave: Jazz Goes Dancing (Fresh Sound FSR-CD 739)
Regina, Elis: Original Album Series (Warner 8256 4653294 5CD)
Richardson, Sue: Too Cool (Splash Point SPRO16)
Selwyn, Esmond: Renegade (SLAMCD 291)
Sims, Zoot: New Beat Bossa Nova Vol. 1 + Vol.2 (American Jazz Classics A99063)
Spence, Alister: Far Flung (Rufus RF105)
Strayhorn, Billy/Johnny Hodges: Juice A-Plenty (Fresh Sound FSR-CD 762)
Strong, Anthony: Stepping Out (Naïve NJ622871)
Third Reel: Third Reel (ECM 372 8269)
Trichotomy: Fact Finding Mission (naimcd186)
Tomasso, Enrico: Al Dente (Woodville WVCD139)
Various: Rare And Hot Black Band Recordings 1923-1930 (Frog DGF 79)
Vidal, Lluis: Viatge A L'Interior Amb Espelma (Fresh Sound FSNT 400)
Wilcox, Scott/Big Band: Go For It! (Marquetry MR937)
Winter, Paul: Count Me In 1962 & 1963 (Living Music lmu-44)
Wobble, Jah & Bill Sharpe: Kingdom Of Fitzrovia (Storyville 1014279)
Woods, Phil/DePaul University Jazz Ensemble: Right To Swing (Jazzed Media JM1061)

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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:

May 2013: John Critchinson; Brew Moore; Jamming The Blitz; Branford Marsalis; Larry Stabbins; Sophie Alloway
April 2013: Kenny Wheeler; Nigel Hitchcock; Rudresh Mahanthappa; Neil Ardley; Bristol jazz festival
March 2013: Wayne Shorter, Big Jay McNeely; Mark Lockheart; Jazz Samba 50th anniversary; Dan Kildare
February 2013: Gilad Atzmon, Bob Belden, Tori Freestone, Readers' Poll 2012, Bennie Green, Beverly Kenney
January 2013: Rollins/Getz/Coltrane, Critics' Poll 2012, Manu Katché, Julian Joseph, TCB profile
December 2012: Duško Gojković, Simon Spillett pt 2, Jacob Karlzon, Warren Vaché, Paul Winter
November 2012: Simon Spillett, Jim Mullen pt 2, Brandon Allen, Marcus Printup, Ruby Braff pt 2, Piano Jazz 5
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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