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ON THE BEAT
As depicted on the back cover of JJ last month, Warner UK have issued 100 titles from the 300-strong 1000YEN jazz reissue series put out by Warner Japan last year, all in their original Japanese packaging and at mid-price (the 1000YEN branding indicates Japanese mid-price). The majority of titles have not been issued before in the UK. Look out for reviews in coming editions of JJ. Among the artists featured are Betty Carter, Bud Powell, Carmen McRae, Charles Lloyd, Charles Mingus, Chick Corea, Chris Connor, Conte Candoli & Lou Levy, Dave Brubeck, David “Fathead” Newman, Duke Ellington, Frank Rosolino, Jimmy Giuffre, Joe Zawinul, John Lewis, Keith Jarrett, Lars Gullin, Marty Paich, Milt Jackson, Ornette Coleman, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Art Farmer, MJQ, Warne Marsh and Woody Herman. The full list can be seen at warnerjazz.co.uk/jazz100 . . . In November the National Jazz Archive marks its 25th anniversary with its first jazz festival, to be held 28-29 November at Loughton Methodist Church, 260 High Road, Loughton, Essex. The event opens on Thursday 28th with Dame Cleo Laine and the principal members of the Dankworth Dynasty, completed by Jacqui and Alec. They’re joined by James Pearson (p), Andy Panayi (reeds), Jim Hart (vib) and Gordon Campbell (tb). On Friday 29th November – echoing the NJA’s mission statement – Richard Pite’s “100 Years of Jazz in 99 minutes” celebrates the story of jazz from the ODJB to bebop and beyond in the company of Rico Tomasso, Pete Long and Georgina Jackson. Tickets at £20 for the 28th and £15 for the 29th (discounted to £32 if booking both) are available from David Nathan on 020 8502 8988, 10.00-13.00 weekdays (except Thursdays) or e-mail david.nathan@essex.gov.uk.

STACEY KENT

As she releases The Changing Lights, Stacey Kent tells Nigel Jarrett how Brazilian music goes right to the heart, wherever it’s played

LETTERS
Quality in jazz; Glenn’s swing; Harold Land, readers’ favourite

CÉCILE MCLORIN SALVANT
Brian Morton looks behind the hitherto traditionalist impression to find a complex, cosmopolitan artist tipped as a new compass-point in contemporary music

DOES JAZZ CHANGE THE WORLD?
Brian Morton recalls a special night 30 years ago in Warsaw when jazz really did seem to signal freedom

ANEC-DOTAGE
Alan Luff urges us to listen one more once to a jazz great surely immune to the stout revisionism seen lately in this magazine

TINA MAY
Anthony Troon hears from Tina about her new album of tributes to some favourite songs and singers

JAZZ INFORMATION
Bob Weir with your queries and observations

BOOK REVIEWS
There Was A Fire: Jews, Music And The American Dream; Dameronia: The Life And Music Of Tadd Dameron; The Brecon Jazz Story In Photographs; Shaping Jazz; Late Life Jazz; Leo Wright Discography

DIZZY REECE
Simon Spillett responds to reader Dave Taylor’s observation last month that trumpeter Reece “should be heard by anyone who enjoys passionate and adventurous modern jazz”

OBITUARIES
Marian McPartland, presenter of Piano Jazz and formidable blindfold candidate; Cedar Walton, pianist who missed Giant Steps by days; George Duke, jazz-rock pioneer and producer; Sathima Bea Benjamin, singer and wife of Abdullah Ibrahim

RECORD REVIEWS

JJ offers unrivalled coverage of recorded jazz, carrying more than 20,000 words of expert comment and discography on jazz across the board in every issue. See a complete list of CDs reviewed in JJ October 2013, including excerpts.

As far as CD sourcing is concerned, as with all issues we cover please consult our regular specialist advertisers, such as Crazy Jazz and Music Inn.

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

ADVERTISERS' INDEX See much more essential new release and gig information from the advertisers who take advantage of the exceptional reader per pound rates delivered by the print edition of Jazz Journal:

Fresh Sound; Gibraltar Jazz Festival; Hep Jazz; Music Inn, Nottingham; Crazy Jazz; London Jazz Festival; David Murray/Serious; Upbeat; Ben Sidran; Sammy Rimington; 991.com; Southport Winter's Weekend; Warner Jazz

See the contents page of Jazz Journal, October 2013.

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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:

September 2013: Ahmad Jamal; Digby Fairweather; Soweto Kinch; Asaf Sirkis; Ten Things Jazz Should Do Without
August 2013: Stan Tracey; Sue Richardson, Huw Warren; Spike Wilner; Jack McDuff; Chicago now
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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