Marcus Miller After Jaco Pastorius and Stanley Clarke there was Marcus Miller. Andy Hughes spoke to the go-to electric bassist of the 1980s

Profiles Time was the harmonies and ternary form of classical music were subsumed into jazz and popular style to create new sounds. These days, as exemplified by three young musicians – pianist Marko Churnchetz, trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire and to a lesser extent bassist Matthew Read – the adoption of classical procedures is sometimes more explicit

Joe Zawinul Joe Zawinul talks to Mark Gilbert about Cannonball Adderley, Miles Davis, Weather Report and inventing hip-hop and world music

Thelonious Monk Monk’s centenary last year was attended by a flurry of reissue activity. It has inspired Derek Ansell to revisit some of the pianist’s best work

Heil jazz Following the publication of a new study of the uses of jazz in Europe in WWII, this previously unpublished 2010 essay by the late Richard Palmer reviews an earlier survey of how jazz fared in a divided continent

Book Reviews Dizzy, Duke, Brother Ray, And Friends: On And Off The Record With Jazz Greats // The Ghetto Swinger – A Berlin Jazz Legend Remembers // Crescent City Slidemen // Jazz Art Of Takao Fujioka

Obituaries Mundell Lowe; Kevin Mahogany; Hugh Masekela; Roswell Rudd; Keely Smith

Record reviews We review 78 CDs of new and reissued jazz. See the full list

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Review: Coltrane Culture

Self-confessed Traneiac Barry Witherden attended the inaugural Coltrane Culture and hopes it will become a regular addition to the London jazz calendar

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Preview: Ed Jones tours new album

Saxophonist Ed Jones is about to take his quartet on a Spring tour of England in support of its latest album, For Your Ears Only

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Preview: Norfolk and Norwich Festival

The 2018 Norfolk and Norwich Festival promises a wealth of music and performance, with jazz from Binker and Moses, Barb Jungr and David McAlmont

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Van Morrison & Joey DeFrancesco

Van Morrison's 39th studio album, You're Driving Me Crazy, features Hammond organist Joey DeFrancesco and a track list including jazz standards

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Review: Mark Crooks plays Mandel

Leon Nock gets a mellow afterglow from the Mark Crooks Quintet's presentation of the music of Johnny Mandel at London's Pizza Express

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Preview: Llandudno 2018

Llandudno 2018 has announced its main acts, presented by compère Alan Barnes and including returning favourites such as Sara Oschlag and Jim Mullen

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Stan Tracey's ReSteamed is streaming

Stan Tracey’s ReSteamed Records catalogue is being made available for downloading or streaming on all digital platforms for the first time, from this February

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Preview: Swansea Jazz Festival

Swansea International Jazz Festival has announced the headline acts for this year's event, including big bands led by Laurence Cottle and Pete Long

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Review: Zoe Francis at Crazy Coqs

Zoe Francis brought the songs of Blossom Dearie to Crazy Coqs in her new show, Blossom Time. Leon Nock revelled in the top-line entertainment

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Preview: Scarborough Jazz Festival

Scarborough Jazz Festival announces first names for 2018, including Alan Barnes, Dave Newton, Gareth Lockrane, Nerija, Nigel Price and Vimala Rowe

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Review: Talinka

Nigel Jarrett is enthralled at Black Mountain Jazz, Abergavenny, by the quartet led by Tali Atzmon with her husband Gilad and others in close support

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Review: Newport Beach Jazz Party

Keith McDowall enjoyed the 60 musicians and numerous big bands at the Newport Beach Party and joined in the celebrations when a new backer emerged

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Review: Peter Lemer at Pizza Express

Veteran pianist Peter Lemer played the Pizza Express Soho to mark the re-release of Local Colour. Roger Farbey declares the event a night to remember

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Preview: Jason Moran at Tate Modern

Pianist Jason Moran plays two nights at the Tate Modern as part of a new exhibition celebrating the work of performance artist Joan Jonas

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Preview: Cheltenham Jazz 2018

Cheltenham Jazz Festival has announced its 2018 lineup, a weekend of over 90 shows including Rick Astley with the Ronnie Scott's Big Band

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Preview: Brian O'Connor's exhibition

Images of Jazz: The Jazz Photography of Brian O'Connor 1971-2018 will run at the Click Clock Gallery's Clocktower Cafe in Croydon this April

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Review: Rhythm & Reaction

Bruce Lindsay enjoyed the educational and quirky Rhythm & Reaction: the Age of Jazz in Britain, a new exhibition at Two Temple Place

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NYJO's female focus

NYJO's Mark Armstrong hails ’a chance to ask how we can be making our own changes to better support women (and indeed everyone) to engage with jazz’

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Preview: Ronnie's string section

Ronnie Scott's brings in some leading guitarists and bassists including Larry Carlton, Scott Henderson, Pat Martino and Charnett Moffett

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Woman wins Whittingham award

Scottish alto saxophonist and bandleader Helena Kay has been announced as the winner of the 2017 Peter Whittingham Jazz Award

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Preview: jazzahead! 2018

jazzahead! (sic), the European jazz world's annual meetup in Bremen, has announced the 40 acts who will perform on stage at this year's event.

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Preview: Gateshead Jazz Festival

Gateshead International Jazz Festival 2018 includes Sun Ra Arkestra, Tony Allen, Chris Barber, and Georgie Fame with the Guy Barker Big Band

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Review: Chasing Trane

Brian Morton suggests the most revisionist element in Spencer Proffer's new John Coltrane documentary is the idea of Trane as country star

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Review: Clare Teal & Trio

Sally Evans-Darby says Clare Teal and her trio's tribute to Ella Fitzgerald was a fine combination of wit, charm, grace and inspiring musicianship

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Review: Night At The Bombay Roxy

Leon Nock spends a Night At The Bombay Roxy, reliving the Irani restaurant culture of the 1930s


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