Editorial Mar 10


Latest magazine

Dave O'Higgins: The tenor man takes the test, touching on Getz, Marsh, Brecker, Garbarek, Brötzman and André Ekyan
Milt Jackson: Part three, in which Jackson reverses out of the 'noble cul de sac' of the MJQ
Lost in Meditation: Alun Morgan rediscovers Cappy Lewis and reflects on Konitz, Marsh and Nat Cole

Also in March JJ...
Scratching the Surface: Steve Voce wonders if Leslie Kenton's Love Affair should have remained unwritten
One Sweet Letter: Respectable improv; spiteful ramblings; Ellington's tuning; vinyl anyone?
Remembered: John Dankworth; Jeff Clyne; Malcolm Laycock. Other passings: Ian Christie, Pete King, John Norris, Ed Thigpen, Jimmy Wyble, Chris Yates and Torrie Zito
Books: Tommy Ladnier; Popular Blues In America; Roads Of Jazz; Liberty Music; Art Tatum
DVD: Chet Baker; Gerry Mulligan; Paul Desmond; Dave Brubeck; Kenny Davern; Bob Wilber; Ella Fitzgerald; Jazz Icons competition results
Handful of Keys: Michael Garrick on a life played out on pianos
Record Reviews: New issues from Svend Asmussen, Vince Benedetti, Teddy Charles, Jimmy Cobb, Curios, John Hollenbeck, Dick Hyman, Julian Joseph, Kairos 4tet, Komeda Project, Eric Legnini, Mike Longo, Manhattan Transfer, Wynton Marsalis/Richard Galliano, Tina May, Nicolas Meier, Polar Bear, Ivo Perelman, Chris Potter, Christian Scott, Secret Quartet, Daniel Smith, Rossano Sportiello, Stekpanna, The Swiss, Trichotomy 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:

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