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

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

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Review: Arild Andersen Quartet at Ronnie's

The Norwegian bassist's talented quartet and technically superb, affirmative playing impress Michael Tucker and put him in mind of E. M. Forster

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Preview: Joy of Jazz, South Africa

Standard Bank Joy of Jazz returns to Johannesburg for the 19th time, bringing a host of South African and international performers to the city

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Preview: Mike Mainieri and the SNJO

Renowned vibraphonist Mike Mainieri joins the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra for three concerts presenting the music of his band Steps Ahead

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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: Bournemouth Jazz Festival

Jay J. Reiter heralds the 2016 Bournemouth Jazz Festival as a success, with its mix of local talent, big names from the national scene and the World Jazz Jamboree

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Preview: EFG London Jazz Festival update

The EFG London Jazz Festival has announced another nine shows for 2016, including Robert Glasper, Norma Winstone and Bobby McFerrin

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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: 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: 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: 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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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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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: 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: 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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