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ON THE BEAT
Ronnie Scott’s keeps the side up in style in August and the autumn with a parade of leading mainstream and modern names. Among them are Jimmy Cobb, Grant Green Jnr, Pee Wee Ellis & Ike Stubblefield (31 July – 3 August), Pete Long leading the Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra in a programme including Basie, Ellington, Herman, Kenton and Goodman (4 August), Jon Hendricks (5), Booker T Jones (14-17), Ron Carter’s Golden Striker Trio, with Donald Vega (p) and Russell Malone (elg) (19-21), Tania Maria Trio (23-24), Ginger Baker’s Jazz Confusion (26-27) and James Taylor Quartet (28-31). Looking forward to autumn, the club has Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Gamek (2 September), Magnus Öström (16-17), Rebirth Brass Band (27-28), Stacey Kent (30 Sept – 4 Oct), Cécile McLorin Salvant Quartet (7), Kenny Garrett (10-11), David Murray Quartet (14-15), The Mingus Big Band (21-26), Ben Sidran (30-31), Dave Holland’s Prism (2-3 November) and Medeski Martin & Wood (15-16). Ronnie Scott’s, 47 Frith St, London, W1D 4HT. Web: ronniescotts.co.uk. Tel: 020 7439 0747 . . . Yorkshire-born jazz-rock guitarist extraordinaire Allan Holdsworth, long resident in the US, includes UK dates in his November 2013 trip to Europe. The band, comprising Holdsworth (elg), Jimmy Haslip (elb) and Virgil Donati (d), appears at Real Time Live, Chesterfield (4), Manchester Band On The Wall (5), Floral Pavilion, New Brighton (6), Borderline, London (7), Arts4Every1, High Wycombe (8), Trading Boundaries, Fletching (9), P60, Amstelveen, The Netherlands (10), Charcot Theatre, Marcq en Barouel, France (12), Kulturzentrum Lindenbrauerei, Unna, Germany (13), Spirit Of 66, Verviers, Belgium (14) and Festival Jazz et Blues, Ozoir La Ferriere, France (15). Also in news: David Murray UK tour, Croydon Record Fair, Gregory Porter signs to Blue Note.

PROFILES
Trumpeter and singer Sue Richardson turns to Chet Baker as an antidote to the overly technical; pianist Huw Warren brings the luminous jazz-folk of Quercus to Brecon; Smalls boss Spike Wilner tests the Ronnie Scott joke about making a million out of a jazz club

LETTERS
More floppiness; Stan Tracey; Harold Land; Herd not seen

BLOWIN' IN FROM CHICAGO
Simon Adams checks the pulse of jazz in the Windy City and finds it healthy – particularly under the tutelage of former Hep Records cornet man Rob Mazurek

DESERT ISLAND SWING
Derek Ansell reflects on the history of castaway jazz and pulls his own favourites from the waves

STAN TRACEY
As he racks up 70 years as a professional jazz musician the Lee Konitz of the accordion talks to Simon Spillett

JACK MCDUFF
Ronald Atkins looks at how Brother Jack brought order and new life to the organ combo, extending traditional musical forms such as the blues

BOOK & DVD REVIEWS
BOOKS: Wail: The Life Of Bud Powell; The Amazing Bud Powell; Mainstream: A Revisionist Guide To Jazz; Greatest Slideman Ever Born: A Discography Of Edward ‘Kid’ Ory; Sketches At Ronnie’s . . . And All That Other Jazz. DVD: All Night Long; Neil Cowley Trio

ANEC-DOTAGE
Alan Luff marks two more big birthdays: Bob Crosby and Charlie Barnet

OBITUARIES
Johnny Smith
, guitarist renowned for the chord-melody style exemplified on his hit Moonlight In Vermont; Sam Most, flautist whose late-night practice technique spawned an unusually rich day-time tone; Paul Smith, prolific piano accompanist to singers ranging from Ella Fitzgerald to Pat Boone

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Complete list of CDs reviewed in JJ August 2013
Abbasi, Rez: Continuous Beat (Enja 9591 2)
Abbuehl, Susanne: The Gift (ECM 372 7084)
Alexander, Monty: Uplift 2 - Higher (Jazz Legacy JLP 1201020)
Armstrong, Louis: Satchmo: A Musical Autobiography Part 1 (Avid AMSC 1082)
Armstrong, Louis: Satchmo: A Musical Autobiography Part 2 (Avid AMSC 1083)
Ashton, Bill/NYJO: Sing A Song Of Ashton: NYJO And The Vocalists (Stanza STOB003)
Basie, Count: Complete Basie-Hefti Studio Sessions 1951-1962 (Fresh Sound FSR-CD 777)
Basurto, Nadia/Roger Mas: Arce (Fresh Sound FSNT 421)
Bittová, Iva: Iva Bittová (ECM 371 7896)
Bjørnstad, Ketil: La Notte (ECM 372 4553)
Brubeck, Dave: Quartet In Europe (Phoenix 131570)
Brubeck, Dave: Jazz Impressions Of The U.S.A. (Phoenix 131573)
Donald Byrd/Gigi Gryce: The Complete Jazz Lab Sessions (Jazz Dynamics 004)
Cherry, Don: “Mu” – First Part/”Mu” – Second Part/Orient (BYG/Charly 650 X)
Colligan, George: The Facts (Steeplechase SCCD 31752)
Coltrane, John: The Complete Mainstream 1958 Sessions (Phoenix 131574) Coltrane, John: Coltrane/Giant Steps (Essential Jazz Classics EJC55586)
Corman, Tossia: Up The Hills (Jazzsick 5063JS)
Cuber, Ronnie: Live At Jazzfest Berlin (SteepleChase SCCD 31766)
Dane, Barbara: Livin’ With The Blues + On My Way (Fresh Sound FSR-CD 781)
Davis, Miles: Amsterdam Concert Featuring Barney Wilen (In Crowd 996684)
Dorham, Kenny: Quintet With Jackie Mclean, Complete Recordings (Phoenix 131576)
Eden, Joanne: Jazz At The Movies (JATM 2012)
Ellington, Duke: Money Jungle (Poll Winners PWR 27314)
Flanagan, Tommy,/Jaki Byard: The Magic Of Two (Resonance HCD-2013)
Franks, Rebecca Coupe: Two Oceans (rebeccacoupefranks.com)
Garrick, Chris/John Etheridge: When The World Stopped For Snow (Flying Blue Whale Fly 8)
Gascoyne, Geoff/Dave O’Higgins: Got The Real Note (Jazzizit JITCD 1258)
Charles Gayle: Look Up (ESP-4070)
Getz, Stan: At Nalen With Bengt Hallberg (Riverside RRCD 2144)
Gordon, Dexter: Go! + A Swingin' Affair (Poll Winners PWR 27313)
Grappelli, Stéphane: Django (American Jazz Classics 99065)
Hamilton, Scott: Swedish Ballads… & More (Stunt 13022)
Haney, David: Day For Night At Jackstraw (SLAM CD 541)
Held, Pablo: Trio Live (Pirouet PIT 3066)
Herman, Woody: The Third Herd 'Live' 1952 (Acrobat ADDCD3083)
Hipp, Jutta: Lost Tapes (Jazz Haus 101723)
King, Peter/Alan Skidmore: Forever Elvin (Miles Music MMCD089)
Kirk, Roland/Roy Haynes: Domino + Out Of The Afternoon (American Jazz Classics 99064)
Lund, Lage: Four (SmallsLIVE SL-0025)
Marsalis, Jason/Vibes Quartet: In A World Of Mallets (Basin Street BSR 0303-2)
Mazurek, Rob: Skull Sessions (Cuneiform Rune 349)
McBride, Christian + Inside Straight: People Music (Mack Avenue 1070)
McLorin Salvant, Cécile: WomanChild (Mack Avenue 1072)
McRae, Carmen: I Am Music (Big Break BBR0205)
Metamorphic: Coalescence (F-IRECD 59)
Moffett, Charnett: The Bridge Solo Bass Works (Motéma 233681)
Montgomery, Wes: The Montgomeryland Sessions (Phoenix 131579)
Peterson, Oscar: West Side Story + Affinity (Poll Winners PWR 27315)
Price, Sammy: Three Classic Albums Plus (Avid AMSC 1078)
Redmond, David: Roots (Fresh Sound FSNT 423)
Riley, Ben: Grown Folks Music (Sunnyside SSC 1305)
Rollins, Sonny: The Bridge (Poll Winners PWR 27312)
Rosenbloom, Mara: Songs From The Ground (Fresh Sound FSNT 418)
Scott, Ronnie: Quartet Featuring Alan Skidmore (Gearbox GB 1514, vinyl)
Second Line Jazz Band: Get Out Of Here (Imogena IGCD187)
Shearing, George: The George Shearing Collection 1939-58 (Acrobat ACQCD7044)
Sidran, Ben: Don’t Cry For No Hipster (Nardis)
Sipiagin, Alex: Overlooking Moments (Criss Cross 1354)
Taborn, Craig: Chants (ECM 372 4543)
Ted And Gladys: The Rhythm Of Life (Jazzizit JITCD 1257)
Tonight At Noon: People, Stories & Dreams (Prophone PGD129)
Universal Quartet: Light (ILK CD203)
Valdés, Chucho/The Afro-Cuban Messengers: Border-Free (Jazz Village SP9570016)
Various: British Traditional Jazz: At A Tangent Vol.3 (Lake LACD318)
Various: Unissued On 78s, Hot Jazz 1927-1931 (Retrieval RTR79071)
Webster, Ben/Harry Edison: Complete Sextet Studio Sessions (Essential Jazz Classics EJC55589)
Webster, Ben/Harry Edison: Complete Quintet Studio Sessions (Essential Jazz Classics EJC55588)
Wess, Frank: Magic 101 (IPOC1023)
Winkler, Mark: The Laura Nyro Project (Café Pacific CPCD 1260)

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BACK COPIES

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:

July 2013: Pat Martino; Gene Quill; Shabaka Hutchings; Eddie Palmieri; Don Weller; Mulgrew Miller
June 2013: Michael Camilo; The Flop 10; Gwilym Simcock; Tubby Hayes; Slim Gaillard makes parliament
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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