AUGUST 2015

Xanadu restored John White discovers a hoard of remastered jazz gems that would have merited pride of place in Kubla Khan’s palace

Profiles Classical and jazz meet in The Cunninghams; bebop and enduring freshness meet in Charles McPherson; Jane Monheit meets motherhood and a new repertoire

John Altman, The Test, pt2 The saxophonist touches on library music, jazz snobbery and real jazz technique as Mark Gilbert spins the mp3s

Still Clinging to the Wreckage Steve Voce recalls the impact of Louis Armstrong’s arrival in New York in 1924

Label dossier #7: Woodville Alan Barnes talks about his label Woodville, its mission to “record the kind of jazz that I like and the musicians I like – that is, swinging, straight ahead music”

Ronnie Scott As Ronnie Scott’s club reaches 50 years at 47 Frith St, Ken Rogers offers a period perspective on British jazz in an unpublished 1979 interview

Obituaries Ornette Coleman; Bruce Lundvall; Bob Belden; Marcus Belgrave

Record reviews We review 76 CDs of new and reissued jazz. See the full list

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Preview: Highgate Jazz with Soul

Brandon Allen's Highgate Jazz with Soul brings top UK players to three venues across Highgate: Jason Rebello and Partisans are among the headline acts


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Pizza Express on song

The Singers Lounge, in the basement of the Pizza Express St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, will feature ’intimate shows from exceptional vocal talents and talented singer-pianists’


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John Altman's jazz score for a classic movie

The British composer's new jazz score for the silent classic Shooting Stars will be performed live at the Odeon Leicester Square during the BFI Film Festival


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Review: Jason Moran in Edinburgh

Jason Moran's tribute to Fats Waller encompassed hip-hop, house, disco and funk, as well as raising some complex issues for Andy Hamilton


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Croydon Record Fair, 27 September

Croydon Record Fair returns to south London this September, bringing with it the customary array of jazz records, memorabilia and other curiosities


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Review: Brecon Jazz Festival 2015

The Brecon Jazz Festival's high quality programme gave Bob Weir a packed weekend of enjoyable music, from Dr John's blues to Scott Hamilton's standards


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Review: Llandudno Jazz Festival

Brian Payne is entranced by the first Llandudno Jazz Festival, seeing the start of something big. Brian Robinson seconds the idea 100%


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Preview: Polar Bear storms Fishguard

The Fishguard Jazz And Blues Festival features over 50 events, including Emily Saunders, Huw Warren and Polar Bear


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Review: Ystad Sweden Jazz Festival 2015

Over another long weekend in southern Sweden, Michael Tucker was impressed by the sense of history and the breadth and depth of the 2015 Ystad Jazz Festival


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Review: Vienne and San Sebastian festivals

Bob Weir reviews and recommends two expertly organised and highly enjoyable festivals in beautiful European locations


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Review: Pori Jazz Festival, 50th edition

This year’s Pori fest was a study in contrasts, with a thoughtful, varied jazz programme in small venues far from the purely-pop main stage, writes Wif Stenger


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Preview: Brighton Alternative Jazz Festival

Brighton Alternative Jazz Festival debuts this September, offering something different from mainstream festivals that promise jazz but fail to deliver


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Review: Archie Shepp at Ronnie's

Andy Hamilton finds the 78-year-old saxophonist in fine form, even if he's no longer the avant-garde free jazz player of past decades


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Preview: Norwich Jazz Weekender

The Jazz Weekender brings two days of top quality jazz to the Fine City of Norwich, including sets from Claire Martin, Enrico Tomasso and Kit Downes


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Review: Irakere/Leo Blanco at Ronnie's

Irakere's roof-raising musical energy and the gentler charms of the Leo Blanco Trio's opening set provided Dave Jones with a good night out


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Preview: Herts Jazz Festival

The fifth Herts Jazz Festival promises its most exciting programme yet, with headliners Claire Martin, Loose Tubes and Big Band Britannia


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Preview: Blue Note Jazz At Sea

Cunard liner Queen Mary 2 hosts the first Blue Note Jazz At Sea, with Robert Glasper, Marcus Strickland and headliner Natalie Cole


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Preview: Rye Jazz And Blues Festival

Rye International Jazz And Blues Festival returns with a fourth edition, with an array of internationally-known jazz, blues and soul acts appearing over the August Bank Holiday weekend


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Preview: Joy of Jazz, South Africa

JJ's South Africa correspondent Don Albert previews the jazz festival that has grown from local to international stature and this year includes the UK's Matthew Halsall


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Preview: Scarborough Jazz Festival

Darius Brubeck and other American stars will be appearing at the 2015 Scarborough Jazz Festival alongside new and established British acts


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Preview: 2015 EFG London Jazz Festival

The 2015 EFG London Jazz Festival promises another extensive lineup of top performers at venues across the city


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Preview: Marcus Miller tours UK, Eire

Marcus Miller, Grammy-winning electric bassist and producer, is set to tour the UK and Ireland this October in support of his Blue Note debut


 
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