JULY 2018

Bob Dorough Singer, composer and pianist Bob Dorough, recipient of the not entirely accurate epithet ‘the only singer who ever recorded with Miles Davis’, talked to Lisa Koenig in 2014

Profiles Saxophonist Leo Richardson, son of Jim and square in the hard bop tradition; Beverley Beirne, singer who’s fully rehabilitated 80s pop for the jazz world; Mark Guiliana, drummer of ‘jaw-dropping versatility’

Courtney Pine Bruce Lindsay hears how after years on the bass clarinet, Courtney Pine has been drawn back to the tenor

Alexander von Schlippenbach Brian Morton sees the patrician German pianist closing the gap between free improvisation and swing

Label dossier #11: Arbors Jazz Journal spoke to Arbors co-founder Rachel Domber, who along with husband Mat set up the imprint in 1989

Book Reviews This Is Hip: The Life Of Mark Murphy // Mosaics: The Life And Works Of Graham Collier // Kerouac On Record: A Literary Soundtrack

Monk Montgomery
John Marley traces the elder Montgomery’s rather remarkable career trajectory, which included not taking up bass until 28 years of age

Record reviews
We review 82 albums of new and reissued jazz. See the full list

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Review: Vitrin at Istanbul Jazz Festival

Andy Hamilton visited the Istanbul Jazz Festival's showcase event, Vitrin, and was rewarded with performances at venues across two continents


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John Coltrane hits the charts

John Coltrane has scored his first ever place in the UK's official album chart, with his latest release, Both Directions At Once: The Lost Album


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Preview: Ilkley Jazz Festival

The fifth Ilkley Jazz Festival is the biggest yet, with a specially-commissioned composition from Jamil Sheriff and a wide-ranging programme of concerts


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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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Preview: More LJF shows announced

The EFG London Jazz Festival has announced a third group of concerts and events for the 2018 festival, with Archie Shepp and Bill Frisell among the artists


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Review: Ipswich Jazz Festival

John Watson joins near sell-out crowds for the third Ipswich Jazz Festival and finds Ian Shaw, Jacqui Dankworth and others displaying energy in abundance


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My Benelux jazz trip

Pascal Dorban's tour of Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands lets him experience four weekends packed with jazz played by musicians from around the globe


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Preview: Jazz Centre UK's jazz women

The Jazz Centre UK promises a wide-ranging series of concerts, movies and presentations during its seven-week Jazz Women event this summer


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Preview: BIG Chris Barber Band tour

Trombonist Chris Barber will be celebrating 70 years as a bandleader with a series of autumn dates for the BIG Chris Barber Band


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Review: More jazz in Norwich

Bruce Lindsay spends a few late nights in a tent and is rewarded with three enjoyable but contrasting performances at the Norfolk and Norwich Festival


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Review: David McAlmont in Norwich

Bruce Lindsay witnessed a memorable performance as David McAlmont brought Billie Holiday's Carnegie Hall concert to the Norfolk and Norwich Festival


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Review: John Surman & Vigleik Storaas

The duo of Surman and Storaas lived up to its promise as one of the highlights of the Brighton Festival: Michael Tucker enjoyed a superb evening's music


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Review: Cheltenham Jazz Festival

John Watson braved the bank holiday heatwave to enjoy the wonderful music presented by Christian McBride and others at the 2018 Cheltenham Jazz Festival


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Preview: Courtney Pine and Omar

Multi-instrumentalist Courtney Pine and neo-soul vocalist Omar take Black Notes From The Deep on a northern tour in December


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Review: Gareth Lockrane Big Band

Gareth Lockrane brought his 19-piece big band to the Pizza Express and Leon Nock heard them blowing up a storm on the flautist's original tunes


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Preview: Ystad Jazz Festival 2018

The Ystad Sweden Jazz Festival ranges from Monty Alexander to a sunrise concert by Nils Petter Molvaer at the standing stones of Ales Stenar


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Review: Sun Ra at Gateshead

Andy Hamilton saw the Sun Ra Arkestra, pianist Alexander Hawkins and drummer Tony Allen at the 2018 Gateshead Jazz Festival


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Cadillac prevails

Cadillac, the record label co-founded by the late London jazz enthusiast John Jack, is to continue, issuing new Mike Westbrook music from 1968


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Preview: Swanage Jazz Festival

Jazz returns to Swanage this July, with a packed programme ranging from trad to modern, contemporary and gypsy jazz staged across the town


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Review: Oz Experience at Ronnie's

Dave Jones enjoys the ensemble, groove and solo mastery of Omar Hakim's and Rachel Z's Oz Experience with Kurt Rosenwinkel and Linley Marthe


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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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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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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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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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