MAY 2016

Richard Galliano Andy Hughes interviews the French accordionist, who says "Instruments have no style limits of their own, and if people are wise, they don’t try and put any there when they are not there"

Profiles Three pianists: Dominic Alldis and Mike Westbrook reflect on the intersection of jazz and classical music; Fred Hersch recalls trying to figure out Joni Mitchell’s chords

Cuneiform Records In Label Dossier #9 JJ talks to Steve Feigenbaum, the US label boss who’s made a speciality of issuing archive British jazz and jazz-rock

Dave Shepherd Ken Collier talks to the British clarinettist of whom Benny Goodman said "Yeah, he plays more like me than I do." Part 2

Still Clinging to the Wreckage Steve Voce says that after Jimmie Blanton jazz bassists no longer regarded themselves as simply providers of rhythm but as creators of musical commentary

Book & DVD Reviews Books: Elastic Dream: The Music Of Ian Carr // Billie Holiday: The Musician & The Myth // Charlie Parker: Hal Leonard Play-Along // David Sanborn: Hal Leonard Play-Along DVD: Blood On The Fields

Obituaries Ernestine Anderson; David Baker; Gato Barbieri; Don Lawson; Nana Vasconcelos

Record reviews
We review 73 CDs of new and reissued jazz. See the full list

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Review: Omar Sosa at Ronnie Scott's

Omar Sosa's Quarteto Afrocubano provides Michael Tucker with a fabulous evening of first class Afro-Cuban music, full of a life-force unique to jazz


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Review: Cheltenham Jazz Festival

John Watson braves Cheltenham's miserable weather to be rewarded with magnificent music from a festival that this year had a distinctly funky flavour


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Preview: Ystad Sweden Jazz Festival

The 2016 Ystad Sweden Jazz Festival brings international stars including Marlene VerPlanck, Hugh Masekela and Oddjob to Wallander's home town


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Preview: Llandudno Jazz Festival

Alan Barnes, Art Themen, Tina May and a circular-saw barbeque are all on offer from the Llandudno Jazz Festival in north Wales in July


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Review: Third Annual Jazz FM Awards

The 2016 Jazz FM Awards recognised a wealth of musical talent past and present, with Binker and Moses giving Bruce Lindsay hope for the future


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Review: Gateshead Jazz Festival

Not all of the Gateshead International Jazz Festival is to Fred Grand's taste, but he admires its broad stylistic sweep and diversity


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Review: Miles Ahead, the movie

Roger Farbey highly recommends the long-awaited Miles Davis biopic and hails a remarkable performance from star and director Don Cheadle


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Preview: Cheltenham lineup completes

Cheltenham Jazz Festival has finalised its twentieth anniversary lineup including DJ Jo Whiley hosting BBC Introducing and Leo Green presenting Sounds Of The 50s


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Preview: Swanage Jazz Festival

The comprehensive weekend programme of jazz on the Jurassic Coast offers over 60 gigs by established favourites and leading newcomers from the UK scene


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Preview: Ronnie Scott's Jazz Masters

The London club's new Jazz Masters series highlights the modern mainstream, with Kenny Barron, Eliane Elias, David Sanborn, Pat Metheny and more


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Preview: EFG London Jazz Festival

EFG London Jazz Festival announces the first of this year's shows, including the Wayne Shorter Quartet, the MCA Power Trio and Christian Scott


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BBC Young Musician 2016 Jazz Award

The finalists all impress Dave Jones, who's charmed by the winner's sweet, subtle tone and reminded that it's not just about the improvised notes


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Preview: ECP Contemporary Jazz Cruise

ECP announces the Contemporary Jazz Cruise, the latest in its comprehensive cruise portfolio, with Pat Metheny, Marcus Miller, Robert Glasper and many more


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Preview: Swansea Jazz Festival

Swansea's Maritime Quarter plays host to the city's third international jazz festival, featuring Darius Brubeck, NYJO and the Pee Wee Ellis Funk Assembly


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Radio 3's new look at new jazz

Soweto Kinch, one of a trio of presenters at BBC Radio 3's new Monday night jazz programme hails an opportunity ’to shake up our jazz world with a bit of controversy’


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Preview: Montréal Jazz Festival 2016

The 37th Festival International de Jazz de Montréal announces additions to its extensive line-up of acts from the jazz world and beyond


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Preview: The Ronnie Scott's Story UK Tour

The Ronnie Scott's Story combines live music, narration and archive footage to tell the tale of the legendary club and sets out on a 13-venue tour


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Preview: Scarborough Jazz Festival

The full line-up for this year's Scarborough Jazz Festival has been announced, from rousing big bands to rising stars and a brand new project


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Preview: Newport Jazz Weekend

The Isle of Wight jazz festival announces some early highlights for its latest edition, Stacey Kent, Karen Sharp and Dave Newton included


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Preview: Ribble Valley Jazz Festival

The Ribble Valley Jazz Fest announces star names and shows for the more intimate audience, with Claire Martin and Courtney Pine heading the bill


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Preview: Metheny makes Ronnie's debut

The genre-defining guitarist makes his Ronnie Scott's debut in eight shows over four nights 29 June-2 July, with Gwilym Simcock, Antonio Sanchez and Linda Oh


 

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