AUGUST 2017

Weather Report Forty years after Heavy Weather and 10 years after the death of principal sound alchemist Joe Zawinul, Lin Bensley conducts a whistle-stop tour of the unsurpassed achievements of the group that opened jazz up to a new world of music

Profiles Focus on singers: three British vocalists give their perspective on what’s often called the first instrument: Clare Teal, Anita Wardell and Deelee Dubé

John Martin
Dave Gelly talks to the London saxophonist who has mastered saxophone multiphonics and bent them (sic) to melodic purposes

Richie Kamuca
Gordon Jack records the highlights in the career of the Prez-influenced saxophonist who played with Stan Kenton and Woody Herman

Nicolas Meier Modern players and non-vintage instruments (with a nod to Middle Eastern tradition) are the way for the Jeff Beck guitarist and general all-rounder, finds Bruce Lindsay

Book Reviews Conversations With Bill Holman // Brilliant Corners // The Conga And Bongo Drum In Jazz // Royal Roost Nights // Jimmy Heath Discography

Still Clinging to the Wreckage
Continuing his survey of jazz he wouldn’t want to be without, Steve Voce alights on Django Reinhardt and Eddie Lang

Record reviews
 We review 87 albums of new and reissued jazz. See the full list

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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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Review: Ystad Jazz Festival 2017

Michael Tucker enjoys the music at Ystad's eighth jazz festival, finding it a most human, intelligently conceived, brilliantly delivered and deeply inspiring event


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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: Jon Crespo at Abergavenny

Trumpeter Jon Crespo and his quartet produced multifarious sounds at their Black Mountain Jazz gig in Abergavenny. Nigel Jarrett was there to listen


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Review: Warsaw Summer Jazz

Bob Weir enjoyed three nights of remarkably high-quality jazz at the Warsaw Summer Jazz Days, from acoustic trios to Coltrane stylists


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Review: Buddy Rich Band at Ronnie's

Mark Youll saw Dave Weckl capture Buddy Rich's finesse and virtuosic technique with aplomb as Ronnie Scott's marked the powerhouse drummer's centenary


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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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John McLaughlin book gets kickstart

Author Colin Harper has opened up a Kickstarter campaign to fund publication of Echoes From Then, a limited-edition book about guitarist John McLaughlin


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Jazz By The Sea: post-show report

Bournemouth and Poole played host to this year's Jazz By The Sea festival, a week-long event that brought live music to new venues on land and sea


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Scrapbook from the Apple

After decades admiring its music from afar, Derek Ansell makes a long-anticipated trip to New York and seeks out the old bebop haunts


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Review: Lady Day At Emerson's

Lady Day At Emerson's Bar & Grill, a new play about Billie Holiday now at Wyndham's Theatre, is a five-star gasser, according to Leon Nock


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Review: Burton Agnes Jazz Festival

John Robert Brown enjoys jazz including Ray Gelato and Claire Martin in the period setting of a baronial Elizabethan hall in East Yorkshire


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Mike Gibbs talks to Scarborough

Ahead of his 80th birthday tour in the autumn, which kicks off in Scarborough, writer and arranger Mike Gibbs talks to jazz festival director Mike Gordon


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Preview: Ilkley Jazz Festival

This year's Ilkley Jazz Festival brings an array of acts from Britain's contemporary jazz scene to West Yorkshire, with Ian Shaw leading the programme


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Preview: more for EFG London Jazz

The EFG London Jazz Festival has announced its third wave of shows, with another 14 concerts including appearances from Keith Tippett and Yazz Ahmed


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Preview: Scarborough Jazz Festival

Scarborough Jazz Festival has announced the full lineup for this year’s programme, ranging from the Stan Tracey Legacy Band to Get The Blessing


 
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