Jazz Journal, October 2014 in brief

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Following its successful second edition in 2013, the Gibraltar jazz festival returns this autumn with another week of local and international jazz. The festival begins 20 October and will feature 16 shows and events including concerts, street parades, jazz workshops and jam sessions including the George Posso Trio, Brazilian pianist Eliane Elias with special guest Randy Brecker, Levanter Breeze, The Soul Mates, the Massias/Galiardo collective, Fillet O Soul (featuring musicians from Jools Holland’s orchestra and the jazz-peopled house band from Strictly Come Dancing) plus special guests Mica Paris, Omar and Madeline Bell. Tickets are available for all three concerts nights (£100) and for individual nights. More programme and ticket information is at gibraltarjazz.gi, tel +350 20066819 or mschy.info@gibraltar.gov.gi . . . The Nubian Jak Community Trust, which places commemorative plaques on the dwellings of notable people of African descent in London, have started an appeal to erect a plaque on 27 Conway Street in Fitzrovia, London. It was here in 1919 that Sidney Bechet lived whilst a member the Southern Syncopated Orchestra. Cheques, made out to Nubian Jak Community Trust, can be sent to Josephine Beaton, 20 Coppermill Lane, London E17 7HB, or contact Howard Rye for more information at howard@coppermill.demon.co.uk, tel +44 20 8521 1098 . . . Veteran JJ reader Jim Marshall tells us of the launch of his website jazzandbluesart.com. It shows the result of his combined love of music and painting. Jim’s pictures are for sale, though he says his business plan is “calculated on the basis that I won’t sell a single print”. Readers may wish to upset his plan . . . In the company of Alan Barnes and the Chris Ingham Trio, singer Joanna Eden takes a jazz view of the movies this autumn . . . The National Jazz Archive closes its fundraising season with two concerts at Loughton Methodist Church: the Great British Jazz Band, with Digby Fairweather and Bruce Adams on 24 October and singer Val Wiseman singing movie themes with Digby’s Half Dozen on 25 October. More from 020 8502 4701 or events@national jazzarchive.org.uk . . . Amsterdam’s avant-gardist Bimhuis club marks its 40th birthday 2014-15. More at bimhuis.com/highlights/40 . . . Following the death of Stan Tracey, Herts Jazz Club is delighted to appoint Art Themen as its honorary patron . . . Howard Fischer is looking for an executive producer to raise funding for They Died Before 40, a documentary now in rough cut about eight jazz players who died young. Contact Howard at hfis646942@aol.com . . . The 16th Zurich jazz festival takes place 29 October–1 November and includes Al Di Meola, Avishai Cohen, Snarky Puppy, Robert Glasper, Spyro Gyra and Brad Mehldau. More at jazznojazz.ch . . . The autumn programme at Lauderdale House, Hampstead (lauderdalehouse.org.uk) includes Zena James (9 October), Renato D’Aiello (16), Larry Bartley & Just Us (23) and Alison Rayner (30) . . . London Jazz Radio has launched and includes trumpeter Chris Hodgkins, formerly of Jazz Services, among its presenters.

Simon Adams goes in search of the ever-elusive reedman, now back in focus following the discovery of some unissued recordings from 1965 that fill in a decade’s hiatus

Jazz the hard way: Dylan Howe covered Stravinsky; Callum Au plays trombone; Dan Foster mixes music with ministry

Coltrane in the steps of Harry Warren, 1941; pop v. jazz; Satie et Les Six; Bechet sustained

Steve Voce regrets nobody has written the book on Al Cohn and sets about making amends

Books – Lonnie Johnson: Music And Civil Rights; Acknowledgement: A John Coltrane Legacy; Off The Books: A Jazz Life (Peter Leitch). DVD – Charles Lloyd: Arrows Into Infinity

After decades in the shadows the former sideman to Jackie McLean, Horace Silver and Booker Ervin made his Blue Note debut as leader in 2007, aged 65. But it’s the product of a 22-year-old mind, he tells Derek Ansell

Part 9: Cecil, Czerny, Chance and Chick. Dave Jones continues his series on the relationship between classical music and jazz

Kathy Stobart, Charlie Haden, Richard Palmer, Paul Horn, Frankie Dunlop, Kenny Drew Jr

Box sets, Manuel Perez, John Harvey, Cedric West, Night Tide, Dick Laurie


Alan Luff burns the midnight oil writing up his proposal for BBC Radio 3’s next jazz composer of the week

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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 2014: Anat Cohen; Kristin Korb; Jack Parnell; Gary McFarland; Classical Tinge, part 8; festival reviews
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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