Jimmy Giuffre Simon Adams goes in search of the ever-elusive reedman, now back in focus following the discovery of some unissued recordings from 1965 that fill in a decade’s hiatus

Charles Tolliver
After decades in the shadows the former sideman to Jackie McLean, Horace Silver and Booker Ervin made his Blue Note debut as leader in 2007, aged 65. But it’s the product of a 22-year-old mind, he tells Derek Ansell

Profiles: Dylan Howe plays Bowie; Callum Au plays Bernstein; Dan Foster plays for God

Still Clinging to the Wreckage Steve Voce regrets nobody has written the book on Al Cohn and sets about making amends

The Classical Tinge Part 9: Cecil, Czerny, Chance and Chick. Dave Jones continues his series on the relationship between classical music and jazz

Book & DVD Reviews Lonnie Johnson: Music And Civil Rights; Acknowledgement: A John Coltrane Legacy; Off The Books: A Jazz Life (Peter Leitch); Charles Lloyd: Arrows Into Infinity

Anec-dotage Alan Luff burns the midnight oil writing up his proposal for BBC Radio 3’s next jazz composer of the week

Obituaries Kathy Stobart, Charlie Haden, Richard Palmer, Paul Horn, Frankie Dunlop, Kenny Drew Jr

Record reviews 66 CDs reviewed this month. See the whole list

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Jazz Journal Calendar 2015

The Jazz Journal Calendar 2015 makes the ideal Christmas jazz gift and is available to pre-order now with a personalised greetings card

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Krantz, Clarke and Maupin for Ronnie’s

Ronnie Scott’s packed schedule this November includes Wayne Krantz, Stanley Clarke and former Miles Davis reedman Bennie Maupin

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London Jazz Festival on Radio 3

Selected concerts from the EFG London Jazz Festival will air on BBC Radio 3 this November, including the launch from Ronnie Scott's with Stanley Clarke

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Sixty years of Newport jazz

A concert from Richard Pite’s Jazz Repertory Company as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival in November marks 60 years of the Newport Jazz Festival

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Review: Koktebel Jazz Party, Crimea

Andy Hamilton enjoys the playing of Tom Harrell, Valery Ponomarev and others at a kind of Blackpool on the Black Sea

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Review: Neil Cowley Trio, Gateshead

Neil Cowley stretches beyond traditional jazz boundaries and demonstrates his considerable compositional chops at the Sage Gateshead, reports Fred Grand

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Scottish NJO plays Pastorius

In a one-off series of three concerts, the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra and Laurence Cottle play the music of bassist Jaco Pastorius

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Abdullah Ibrahim set for four UK dates

Abdullah Ibrahim tours the UK for four nights this November, including a set at the EFG London Jazz Festival with his septet Ekaya

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Jazzers campaign for pensions

Leading American players have united to seek fair pay and retirement security for jazz musicians working in New York

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Review: Tori Freestone at the 606

Derek Ansell enjoys the light, lyrical style of Tori Freestone at the 606 Club, Chelsea, where she presented music from her new album In The Chophouse

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Review: Siena Jazz Workshops 2014

Mark Gilbert visits Siena and sees jazz in the making at the city's annual jazz workshops with leading American and Italian teachers

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EFG London Jazz Festival 2014

Autumn's annual EFG London Jazz Festival is just around the corner, with more acts being regularly added to the jam-packed roster

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Review: Chicago Jazz Festival

Brian Payne revels in a festival that doesn't need big pop draws masquerading as symbols of eclecticism in order to show top-class jazz

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Canterbury: the jazz-rocker's tale

A crowd-funded documentary about the 1960-70s Canterbury music scene behind the emergence of bands such as Soft Machine, Caravan and Gong is in production


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