Editorial Apr 10

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Latest magazine

Judy Carmichael: Peter Vacher meets the one-woman piano whirlwind who brings new meaning to the term self-starter
Monk and murder: Crime novelist and jazz enthusiast John Harvey talks to Mark Gardner
Milt Jackson: Richard Palmer asks: seminal musical mind or man fettered by the bars of his instrument? 

Also in April JJ...
Scratching the Surface
: Steve Voce finds Al Cohn and Nat Pierce dated but 50s Getz still shining brightly
One Sweet Letter: Robust humour in jazz; setting the NSA record straight; political bias; Keith snaps
Anec-dotage: Alun Luff on the innovations and frustrations of Fletcher Henderson
Remembered: Ed Thigpen; Jake Hanna; Ian Christie; Sam Brown; Art Van Damme
Uniting the Artists: Alan Douglas tells Derek Ansell how he injected new life into United Artists
Jazz Information: Bob Weir fields your discographical queries
Pitching In: John Robert Brown throws light on the debate over Ellington's tuning
Record Reviews: New issues from Dan Berglund, Brass Jaw, Actis Dato, Joey DeFrancesco, Lorraine Feather, Jared Gold, Jon Gordon, Barry Guy, Hiromi, Julien Lourau, Andrew McCormack/Jason Yarde, Nicolas Meier, Pat Metheny, Jessica Molaskey, Monk Inc, Isabelle Olivier, Roman Ott, Houston Person, Aram Shelton, Ben Sidran, Sophie Smith, James 'Blood' Ulmer, Nasheet Waits 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:

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 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