Jazz Journal, September 2014 in brief

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ON THE BEAT
As the summer festival season draws to a close, eyes may turn to the winter jazz bonanza that is the EFG London Jazz Festival (EFG because that global private banking group, described as "the Private Bank for Jazz" is now the headline sponsor of the event). Founded in 1992, the festival grew from a history of jazz presentation in London by promoters Serious stretching back to the fondly remembered Camden Jazz Weeks of the 1970s and 80s. The festival presents specially programmed concerts in major halls across the city as well as drawing in regular jazz venues. This year’s festival runs 14-23 November and detailed programmming and booking information can be seen at efglondonjazzfestival.org.uk . . . Tina May launches a new album on Hep at The Pheasantry, King’s Road, London on 29 September. Titled My Kinda Love, it features saxophonist and arranger Frank Griffith, who leads a band including Janusz Carmello, Freddie Gavita, Duncan Lamont, John Pearce and Dave Green. Reviewing the album in JJ September, Bruce Crowther describes My Kinda Love as “a remarkably good album by an exceptional singer” . . . Lulo Reinhardt: the name’s familiar, and the music isn’t far off either. In 2010 the Evening Standard said of the German guitarist: “One thing is certain: Lulo is a fantastic musician, worthy of the Reinhardt name.” Lulo is the grand-nephew of the great Django and the musical similarities are clear, a strong QHCF tone pervading much that he and his band play, but in a sympathetic update of the old style Lulo adds other flavours including flamenco, tango and bossa nova. His Latin Swing Project sextet plays a 30-date tour of the UK and Ireland over the next two months, as detailed here . . . George Haslam’s SLAM label celebrates its silver jubilee this year, marking 25 years of record production under the slogan “Freedom of Music” and boasting one of the most varied catalogues in jazz. SLAM was featured in our July 2013 issue and two of its recent releases are reviewed this month . . . Digby Fairweather and his Half Dozen present Digby’s tribute to Delius, To Frederick With Affection, on a Delius Society boat trip on the Thames on 16 September. More from Paul Chennell at paulchennell@msn.com . . . The National Jazz Archive has concerts from Liane Carroll (5 September) and John Altman (6) and has recently acquired material from the family of Lew and Joyce Stone.

ANAT COHEN
The Israeli clarinettist and saxophonist tells Mark Gilbert how her relationship with the clarinet was reborn through the Brazilian choro

PROFILES
Bria Skonberg
, US trumpeter adding Hendrix licks to her core repertoire of Dixieland jazz; Nathan Haines, New Zealand saxophonist with a taste for 50s recording techniques and British screen classics; Laura Jurd, British trumpeter with a “distinctly English” sound

LETTERS
Pop in jazz; passionless youth; John Harvey & Nottingham; John Postgate; Clifford Jordan & Strata-East

WHAT DO YOU DO DURING THE DAY?
John Robert Brown considers players who made a mark away from the bandstand. This month: Leonard Garment, Nixon adviser

STILL CLINGING TO THE WRECKAGE
Steve Voce finds space to rearrange and rediscover his book collection, including Eddie Lambert’s Duke Ellington - A Listener’s Guide

KRISTIN KORB: MY INSTRUMENT

The American bassist and singer tells Bruce Lindsay about the tools of her trade

GARY MCFARLAND
The death last month of JJ contributor Richard Palmer saddened all who knew him. As a memorial to an outstanding jazz writer we present one of his last, unpublished pieces

THE CLASSICAL TINGE
Part 8: Tin pans and twelve tones. Dave Jones continues his series on the relationship between classical music and jazz

BOOK REVIEWS
Softly With Feeling; An Unholy Row; Thelonious Monk Quartet With John Coltrane At Carnegie Hall; Playing For Singers: The Mike Greensill Method

JACK PARNELL
Eddie Little reminds us that the drummer turned bandleader was much more than the man behind the Muppets

JAZZ LIVE
Our critics sample the summer’s festivals: Ystad, Siena, Brecon

ANEC-DOTAGE
Alan Luff is pleased that BBC Radio 3 decided to say hello again to the composer of Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye

RECORD REVIEWS
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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:

August 2014: Stanley Clarke; Steve Fishwick; Cindy Blackman; Randy Brecker pt2; Horace Silver; Dale Bruning
July 2014: Ehud Asherie; Jack Honeyborne; Alexander Bone; Curtis Stigers; Don Fagerquist; Joe Wilder
June 2014: Swedish folk-jazz; James Pearson; Pedro Segundo; Randy Brecker; Spike Heatley; Liane Carroll
May 2014: Tim Garland; Gregory Porter; Mike Henry; Dan Barrett; Pee Wee Russell; Dick Twardzik
April 2014: Eiji Kitamura; Jason Rebello, Herlin Riley, Dave Newton, Yusef Lateef, Jim Hall, Alice Babs
March 2014: Ronnie Cuber; Alec Dankworth; Jamie Baum; Dianne Reeves; Preservation Hall; Classical Tinge, part 4
February 2014: Jan Lundgren; Derek Nash; Denny Zeitlin; Verneri Pohjola; Lake Records; Classical Tinge, part 3
January 2014: Scott Henderson; Critics' Poll 2013; Robert Fowler; Martin Speake; Jeff Lorber; Tommy Whittle
December 2013: Diana Krall; Arve Henriksen; Charlie Ventura; Chuck Riggs; Classical Tinge, part 2
November 2013: Alan Broadbent; Marc Parnell; Ted Beament; Fresh Sound; Classical Tinge, part 1 
October 2013: Stacey Kent; Tina May; Cécile McLorin Salvant; Does Jazz Change The World?; Dizzy Reece
September 2013: Ahmad Jamal; Digby Fairweather; Soweto Kinch; Asaf Sirkis; 10 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; Michael Janisch; How To Write About Jazz
December 2009: Michael Janisch; Vanguard Orchestra; Karen Sharp; Gene Krupa; Mark Ramsden
November 2009: ECM At 40; 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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