SEPTEMBER 2014

Anat Cohen The Israeli clarinettist and saxophonist tells Mark Gilbert how her relationship with the clarinet was reborn through the Brazilian choro

Kristin Korb The American bassist and singer tells Bruce Lindsay about the tools of her trade

Jack Parnell Eddie Little reminds us that the drummer turned bandleader was much more than the man behind the Muppets

Gary McFarland As a memorial to an outstanding jazz writer we present one of Richard Palmer’s last, unpublished pieces

The Classical Tinge Part 8: Tin pans and twelve tones. Dave Jones continues his series on the relationship between classical music and jazz

Still Clinging to the Wreckage Steve Voce finds space to rearrange and rediscover his book collection, including Eddie Lambert’s Duke Ellington - A Listener’s Guide

Jazz Live Our critics sample the summer’s festivals: Ystad, Siena, Brecon

Book Reviews Softly With Feeling; An Unholy Row; Thelonious Monk Quartet With John Coltrane At Carnegie Hall; Playing For Singers: The Mike Greensill Method

Record reviews 78 CDs reviewed this month. See the whole list

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Review: Siena Jazz Workshops 2014

Mark Gilbert visits Siena and sees jazz in the making at the city's annual jazz workshops with leading American and Italian teachers


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Review: Montréal Jazz Festival

Andy Hughes witnesses the 35th Montréal Jazz Festival, featuring Diana Krall, Tony Bennett, Ginger Baker, Jack DeJohnette and more


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EFG London Jazz Festival 2014

Autumn's annual EFG London Jazz Festival is just around the corner, with more acts being regularly added to the jam-packed roster


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Gibraltar's third jazz festival

The Gibraltar Jazz Festival returns for its third year this October, featuring Eliane Elias, Randy Brecker and a week of workshops and jam sessions


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Review: Chicago Jazz Festival

Brian Payne revels in a festival that doesn't need big pop draws masquerading as symbols of eclecticism in order to show top-class jazz


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Joanna Eden tours movie jazz

Joanna Eden takes a jazz view of film themes in Jazz At The Movies, with the Chris Ingham Trio and Alan Barnes


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Croydon Record Fair this September

Croydon Record Fair returns to the south London borough this September with jazz records, memorabilia and other curiosities on sale


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Review: Manu Katché at Montreux

Despite warming to Manu Katché in person, Thomas Rees finds that the drummer’s Montreux set, dominated by sugary melodies and bland grooves, leaves him cold


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Review: John Scofield/Dirty Loops

Thomas Rees watches the Überjam Band show up-and-coming quartet Dirty Loops how it’s done at the 48th Montreux Jazz Festival


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Review: Vienne, Umbria & San Sebastian

Bob Weir enjoys great jazz at three European jazz festivals - Vienne, Umbria and San Sebastian - but sees troubling economic and demographic signs


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Review: Brecon Jazz Festival 2014

Bob Weir attends Brecon's 30th jazz festival, opened by Burt Bacharach and featuring Warren Vaché, Marius Neset, and the revived Loose Tubes orchestra


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Marsden brings jazz to the Pennines

Marsden Jazz Festival returns this October in its 22nd incarnation with over 70 events including Dennis Rollins and Bob Kerr's Whoopee Band


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Review: Ystad Sweden Jazz Festival 2014

Michael Tucker is delighted by another bumper year at Ystad, featuring standout performances from Kristin Korb, Joshua Redman and Enrico Rava


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Lulo Reinhardt's third UK tour

Lulo Reinhardt, grand-nephew of Django, does an extensive tour of the UK this autumn, showcasing his gypsy/flamenco-based style


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Canterbury: the jazz-rocker's tale

A crowd-funded documentary about the 1960-70s Canterbury music scene behind the emergence of bands such as Soft Machine, Caravan and Gong is in production


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Mondrian's brush with the boogie

Tate Liverpool adds to the catalogue of cross-disciplinary inference this summer in an exhibition of work by jazz-loving artist Piet Mondrian


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Nigel Kennedy headlines Scarborough

This year’s Scarborough Jazz Festival sees Nigel Kennedy paired with John Etheridge, alongside 15 other acts including Alan Barnes, Clark Tracey, Anita Wardell, Dennis Rollins and Gwilym Simcock


 
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