JANUARY 2017

Branford Marsalis Bruce Lindsay, with a warning from the plain-speaking saxophonist to instrument salesmen: don’t try to sell him a jazz saxophone

Profiles: Tim Richards, modern pianist ever in touch with the blues; Donny McCaslin, saxophonist who played rock with a jazz sensibility on David Bowie’s last album; Zoe Rahman, pianist unhindered by the pram in the hallway

Critics' Poll 2016 At the top, Basie, Thad Jones, Louis Armstrong. Not far behind, Iain Ballamy, Arthur Blythe, John Scofield

Charli Persip Derek Ansell puts the case for the under-appreciated veteran drummer and bandleader

Soho soul Matthew Wright gazes on the evocative photography of Bruce Fleming

Still Clinging to the Wreckage Steve Voce focuses on the eventful lives of two outstanding trumpeters - Lee Morgan and Jack Purvis

Obituaries Mose Allison; Kay Starr; Phil Chess

Record reviews
We review 110 CDs of new and reissued jazz. See the full list

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Preview: Gateshead Jazz Festival

Gateshead International Jazz Festival reveals its line-up for 2017, with artists from Cuba, Cameroon and South Africa as well as Europe and the USA


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The Jazz Centre (UK)

Digby Fairweather, director of the Jazz Centre (UK), has announced ambitious plans to develop the Southend-based jazz facility into a flagship for the music in Britain


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Review: We Jazz Festival, Helsinki

In the icy Finnish midwinter, time stands still in the best possible way for Wif Stenger during We Jazz, with its offbeat settings and collaborations


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Alan Lomax fellowship, $4200 a month

The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress invites qualified scholars to apply for a research fellowship based on the Alan Lomax Collection


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Conversations With Charlie Haden

Conversations With Charlie Haden, the first book devoted to the life of the influential bassist and composer, is due for publication in early 2017


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Preview: Southport Jazz Festival

Jazz on a Winter's Weekend returns to Southport for the 13th time, from 2 to 5 February 2017, with a varied international line-up


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Review: Ben Creighton Griffiths and Duski

Nigel Jarrett visits Black Mountain Jazz in Abergavenny to hear Creighton Griffith's jazz harp and Duski's extended sonic exploration


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Review: The Cookers at Turner Sims

The Cookers at Turner Sims in Southampton played hard bop mixed with tender and reflective moments, much to Michael Tucker's delight


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Review: Marius Neset at Turner Sims

Accompanied by his quartet and the 18-piece London Sinfonietta, Marius Neset provided Michael Tucker with an exceptional evening of music


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Farewell to Bobby Wellins

Michael Tucker was among the many friends and family who said their farewells to Bobby Wellins, with a fitting musical tribute from Don Weller


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Review: Berlin Jazz Festival

Six days of avant-garde jazz and free improvisation pleases an attentive audience as well as an initially uncertain Brian Payne


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Review: Serbian Jazz Festivals

Bob Weir makes the journey to the Belgrade and Pancevo festivals and is rewarded with superb music and the best Q&A session he's ever attended


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Preview: Jim Rattigan's Pavillon tour

Pavillon, a 12-piece band led by French horn player and composer Jim Rattigan, is set to tour England and Wales in support of new album Strong Tea


 

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