Richard Galliano Andy Hughes interviews the French accordionist, who says "Instruments have no style limits of their own, and if people are wise, they don’t try and put any there when they are not there"
Profiles Three pianists: Dominic Alldis and Mike Westbrook reflect on the intersection of jazz and classical music; Fred Hersch recalls trying to figure out Joni Mitchell’s chords
Cuneiform Records In Label Dossier #9 JJ talks to Steve Feigenbaum, the US label boss who’s made a speciality of issuing archive British jazz and jazz-rock
Dave Shepherd Ken Collier talks to the British clarinettist of whom Benny Goodman said "Yeah, he plays more like me than I do." Part 2
Still Clinging to the Wreckage Steve Voce says that after Jimmie Blanton jazz bassists no longer regarded themselves as simply providers of rhythm but as creators of musical commentary
Book & DVD Reviews Books: Elastic Dream: The Music Of Ian Carr // Billie Holiday: The Musician & The Myth // Charlie Parker: Hal Leonard Play-Along // David Sanborn: Hal Leonard Play-Along DVD: Blood On The Fields
Obituaries Ernestine Anderson; David Baker; Gato Barbieri; Don Lawson; Nana Vasconcelos
Record reviews We review 73 CDs of new and reissued jazz. See the full list