OCTOBER 2017

Vijay Iyer Ahead of his third London visit this year, keyboardist and Harvard professor Vijay Iyer sits down with Wif Stenger to talk about Monk, Coltrane, Indian music and improvisation

Profiles Monk orchestra leader John Beasley; Caribbean jazz cruise director Michael Lazaroff; Danish big band leader Kathrine Windfeld

Still Clinging to the Wreckage Steve Voce with some off-mic insights from his collection of letters from Hugues Panassié, Humphrey Lyttelton, Peter Clayton and Buck Clayton

Jazz in Luxembourg Post-Brexit, not only financial services but also jazz will find a warm welcome in Luxembourg, writes Pascal Dorban

The October Revolutionaries Mark Gardner illustrates the slipperiness of astrology, embodied in the contrasting personalities and fortunes of Librans Monk and Gillespie

Stan and Gerry Gordon Jack examines the contrasting fortunes - and occasional sword-crossing - of two of the most eminent saxophone stylists of the 1950s

Obituaries John Abercrombie; Larry Elgart; Paul Oliver; Janet Seidel; Brian Smyth

Record reviews We review 75 albums of new and reissued jazz. See the full list

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Review: Tin Men and the Telephone

Bruce Lindsay and the rest of the audience got involved in the creative process at Tin Men and the Telephone's Snape Maltings residency


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Ronnie Scott's instrument 'amnesty'

The Ronnie Scott's Charitable Foundation has announced its second musical instrument amnesty, collecting donated instruments for young musicians


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Preview: pianist Tom Millar on tour

Millar and his quartet are on the road presenting his new album, Unnatural Events, with concerts including an appearance at the London Jazz Festival


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Review: Christian Brenner in Paris

The cultured, creative pianist and his band pay tribute to Miles Davis. Michael Tucker delights in the lambent melodies and sophisticated harmonies


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Review: Scarborough Jazz Festival

The 2017 Scarborough Jazz Festival presented Brian Payne with a top quality programme and a magnificent seafront backdrop


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Preview: Barker's Big Band Christmas

Guy Barker's Big Band Christmas returns to the Albert Hall for the 2017 festive season, with Clare Teal co-presenting an all-new line-up of guests


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Review: The Mingus Prom

Bruce Lindsay heard Christian Scott and Shabaka Hutchings join the Metropole Orkest to celebrate the music of one of the great jazz composers


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Preview: Kamasi Washington's dram

Drambuie's The Brass And Crimson comes to Glasgow's SWG3, with a line-up featuring Kamasi Washington, Moses Boyd and Andrew Ashong


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Jazz Centre UK opens its Jazz Café

The Jazz Café and Living Heritage of Jazz Room will open on 7 October, expanding the Jazz Centre UK's facilities for exhibitions and live music


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Review: Geoff Eales in Abergavenny

Geoff Eales and bassist Ashley John Long treat Nigel Jarrett to a survey of jazz piano from Jelly Roll Morton to Chick Corea


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British Jazz Awards nominations

The British Jazz Awards 2017 have announced nominations in 16 categories, the winners to be decided by public vote


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EFG London Jazz Festival 2017 latest

A sixth wave of concerts has been announced for the British capital's winter jazz parade, including Robert Glasper


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Review: Marialy Pacheco at Ronnie's

Dave Jones found Marialy Pacheco's set at Ronnie Scott's piano festival a mixed bag and was left incredulous by some of the decisions taken


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Preview: Rhythm & Reaction

A major exhibition at Two Temple Place in London will explore the influence of jazz on British art, design and wider society in the jazz age


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Preview: Cambridge Jazz Festival

The Brewin Dolphin Cambridge International Jazz Festival promises concerts from Roy Ayers and Soft Machine, an Evelyn Glennie masterclass and much more


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Preview: Zoe Rahman, jazz director

Pianist and composer Zoe Rahman will be joined by the nine-piece Inner City Ensemble for a tour in the north of England at the end of October


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Preview: Caribbean jazz cruises 2018

ECP's 2018 Caribbean jazz cruises are attracting top talent, writes Mark Gilbert, including Chick Corea, Kurt Elling, Ken Peplowski and Randy Brecker


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Preview: Gregory Porter's 2018 tour

Soul singer with a jazz twist Gregory Porter has announced a 12-date British tour for April 2018, including two nights at the Royal Albert Hall


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Review: Koktebel Jazz Party

Simon Adams heads out east to Crimea's Koktebel Jazz Party and encounters President Putin and an international lineup of musicians


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Review: Flow Festival, Helsinki

Helsinki's eclectic Flow Festival treats jazz as an important component in an array of urban arts, writes Wif Stenger


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Review: Newport Jazz Festival 2017

The famed American jazz festival gives Brian Payne much to enjoy from musicians young and old, including Christian McBride and Tim Berne


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Preview: Dave O'Higgins's 33-date tour

In support of his 19th album, It's Always 9.30 In Zog, saxophonist Dave O'Higgins takes his quartet on a 33-date British tour this autumn


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Review: Chick Corea Elektric Band

Mark Youll goes to the Barbican to see Chick Corea's original Elektric Band - Eric Marienthal, Frank Gambale, John Patitucci and Dave Weckl


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No short cuts for Barber

Trombonist Chris Barber, now 86, marks the centenary of jazz with numerous dates across the UK and Europe


 

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