Editorial Jan 10


Latest magazine

Milt Jackson: Part one of a reassessment by Richard Palmer
Paul Booth: Tenor man for Michael Garrick, Steve Winwood and more
Sheila Jordan: How her early years shaped her musical outlook

Also in January JJ...

In My Opinion: Michael Janisch holds forth on Portico, Zed-U and other stuff called jazz

How To Write About Jazz: John Robert Brown's top tips for avoiding critical embarassment

One Sweet Letter: How Lita Rosa flew the flag in the Suez campaign in more ways than one.

Scratching the Surface: Steve Voce on Duke Ellington's brass men, including Rex Stewart, Taft Jordan and Joe Nanton

Around the Festivals: London, the Balkans and Finland with special reports on Sonny Rollins and John Scofield

DVD Reviews: Jazz Icons Series 4 - the review and a chance to win the set; also Monk/Gillespie, Mike Stern and Mark-Anthony Turnage

Book Reviews: Jazz Diplomacy; Maynard!; Exploring Jazz Trumpet & Flute

Anec-dotage: Alan Luff gets excited about the centenary of Johnny Mercer - who else would chance a rhyme with 'aurora borealis'?

Record Reviews: New issues from Randy Brecker, Cecil Brooks III, Ray Bryant, Fast ‘n’ Bulbous, Henry Grimes, Marty Grosz, Jeff Hamilton, Steve Hobbs, Basil Hodge, Michael Janisch, Darius Jones, Wayne Krantz, Charlie Mariano, James Moody, Monterey (Overtone) Quartet, Ed Palermo, Bobby Previte, Alvin Queen, Saltman Knowles, Henry Threadgill, Colin Towns, Clark Tracey, Stan Tracey, Huw Warren and others, plus the usual host of reissues.

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All issues of Jazz Journal since its revival last May are available from our backcopies department, along with backcopies going back many more years. Key features of the issues under new management are these:

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; Jazz Record of the Year 2008

Mark Gilbert