AUGUST 2017

Weather Report Forty years after Heavy Weather and 10 years after the death of principal sound alchemist Joe Zawinul, Lin Bensley conducts a whistle-stop tour of the unsurpassed achievements of the group that opened jazz up to a new world of music

Profiles Focus on singers: three British vocalists give their perspective on what’s often called the first instrument: Clare Teal, Anita Wardell and Deelee Dubé

John Martin
Dave Gelly talks to the London saxophonist who has mastered saxophone multiphonics and bent them (sic) to melodic purposes

Richie Kamuca
Gordon Jack records the highlights in the career of the Prez-influenced saxophonist who played with Stan Kenton and Woody Herman

Nicolas Meier Modern players and non-vintage instruments (with a nod to Middle Eastern tradition) are the way for the Jeff Beck guitarist and general all-rounder, finds Bruce Lindsay

Book Reviews Conversations With Bill Holman // Brilliant Corners // The Conga And Bongo Drum In Jazz // Royal Roost Nights // Jimmy Heath Discography

Still Clinging to the Wreckage
Continuing his survey of jazz he wouldn’t want to be without, Steve Voce alights on Django Reinhardt and Eddie Lang

Record reviews
 We review 87 albums of new and reissued jazz. See the full list

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Preview: I Called Him Morgan

The Lee Morgan documentary shows for at a week at London's Bertha DocHouse cinema, telling the story of the influential trumpeter who was murdered in 1972


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John McLaughlin book gets kickstart

Author Colin Harper has opened up a Kickstarter campaign to fund publication of Echoes From Then, a limited-edition book about guitarist John McLaughlin


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Chasing Trane preview at Ronnie's

Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary gets a special preview screening at Ronnie Scott's on 25 July, with a Q&A session hosted by Richard Havers


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Review: Chick Corea Elektric Band

Mark Youll goes to the Barbican to see Chick Corea's original Elektric Band - Eric Marienthal, Frank Gambale, John Patitucci and Dave Weckl


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Jazz By The Sea: post-show report

Bournemouth and Poole played host to this year's Jazz By The Sea festival, a week-long event that brought live music to new venues on land and sea


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Scrapbook from the Apple

After decades admiring its music from afar, Derek Ansell makes a long-anticipated trip to New York and seeks out the old bebop haunts


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Review: Lady Day At Emerson's

Lady Day At Emerson's Bar & Grill, a new play about Billie Holiday now at Wyndham's Theatre, is a five-star gasser, according to Leon Nock


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Review: Burton Agnes Jazz Festival

John Robert Brown enjoys jazz including Ray Gelato and Claire Martin in the period setting of a baronial Elizabethan hall in East Yorkshire


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Mike Gibbs talks to Scarborough

Ahead of his 80th birthday tour in the autumn, which kicks off in Scarborough, writer and arranger Mike Gibbs talks to jazz festival director Mike Gordon


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Review: Swansea Jazz Festival 2017

The Swansea International Jazz Festival basks in the Welsh sunshine and entrances Brian Payne with sets from Liane Carroll, Joe Stilgoe and many more


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Ronnie Scott's Charitable Foundation

The Ronnie Scott's Charitable Foundation is inviting applications for grants to support music education projects for children and young people


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Review: Buddy Rich Band at Ronnie's

Mark Youll saw Dave Weckl capture Buddy Rich's finesse and virtuosic technique with aplomb as Ronnie Scott's marked the powerhouse drummer's centenary


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Review: Charlie Parkerís Yardbird, Hackney

Roger Farbey enjoys the simply stupendous European premiere of a íbeboperaí centred on the last days of Charlie Parker


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Review: Denys Baptiste Quartet

Wakefield Jazz plays host to saxophonist Denys Baptiste's thrilling, high-octane, interpretation of late-Coltrane music, to Jim Whitman's delight


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Preview: Ealing Jazz Festival

Courtney Pine and Kenny Garrett headline the two nights of this year's Ealing Jazz Festival, with a host of national and local acts also on the bill


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Preview: Ilkley Jazz Festival

This year's Ilkley Jazz Festival brings an array of acts from Britain's contemporary jazz scene to West Yorkshire, with Ian Shaw leading the programme


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Preview: more for EFG London Jazz

The EFG London Jazz Festival has announced its third wave of shows, with another 14 concerts including appearances from Keith Tippett and Yazz Ahmed


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Jazz nights on the Thames

London's City Cruises and R.S. Hispaniola are offering jazz-filled evenings on the Thames every week of the year, with music from ChiJazz


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Preview: EFG London Jazz update

Serious, producer of the EFG London Jazz Festival, has announced a second wave of shows for this November's 25th anniversary festival


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Preview: Ystad Jazz Festival

Sweden's Ystad Jazz Festival, programmed by its artistic director Jan Lundgren, has announced an extensive international line-up for 2017


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Preview: Llandudno Jazz Festival

The festival returns to Bodafon Farm, with a wide-ranging programme featuring American sax man Greg Abate and Alan Barnes's Grimsby fish tale


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Preview: Scarborough Jazz Festival

Scarborough Jazz Festival has announced the full lineup for this yearís programme, ranging from the Stan Tracey Legacy Band to Get The Blessing


 
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