Editorial Feb 10

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Latest magazine

Gerald Wilson: Bob Weir on a career stretching from Lunceford to today 
Milt Jackson: Part two, marking the ‘profound, natural rapport’ between Bags and Monk
Critics' Poll 2009: The year's top new and reissued CDs, from Rollins to Reinhardt 

Also in February JJ...

Scratching the Surface: 'Benny Goodman, for all his faults, never seemed to notice or care about anyone’s colour. He was just as nasty to Wardell Gray as he was to Gene Krupa.'
Anec-dotage: Alan Luff celebrates Glenn Miller, the most successful commercial jazz musician of all time
One Sweet Letter: JJ's 'sickening' humour; the charm of free jazz; jazz-challenged youth; the end of the chorus?
Cool Blues: Dave Gelly excavates mid-50s Miles and proposes an archaeology for modal jazz
Record Reviews: New issues from Dominic Alldis, Harry Allen, Fred Anderson, Chris Botti, Anthony Braxton, Bill Dixon, Wayne Escoffery, Five Play, Jim Hart, Tineke Postma, Nigel Price, Randy Sandke, Gwilym Simcock, trioVD and others, plus the usual host of reissues.

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All issues of Jazz Journal since its relaunch in May 2009 are available from our backcopies department, along with copies going back many more years. Key features of recent issues are these:

January 2010: Milt Jackson; Paul Booth; Sheila Jordan part 2; In My Opinion: 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

Mark Gilbert
Editor