APRIL 2017

Eric Harland The drummer went from church to music school to pulpit and back to music again. He’s still searching, so no surprises in his group’s name: Voyager. David West tracked the journey

Profiles Being a “jazz veteran” doesn’t mean one thing. Dutch drummer Eric Ineke is still crazy about the US hard-bop tradition; British pianist Howard Riley mastered standards before dedicating himself to the avant-garde

Golden ages; fax revolutionises jazz media; Lyle Ritz’s ukelele triumphs

Scott Hamilton
Following last month’s career overview, the saxophone master gets down to the nuts and bolts with Dave Gelly

Still Clinging to the Wreckage Steve Voce plucks out some observations about the full-size ukulele

Booker, Berlin & Basil Simon Spillett patiently considers the long-distance jazz solo

Obituaries Svend Asmussen; Buddy Bregman; Larry Coryell; Jim Lawless; Horace Parlan

Record reviews We review 71 CDs of new and reissued jazz. See the full list

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Preview: EFG London Jazz update

Serious, producer of the EFG London Jazz Festival, has announced a second wave of shows for this November's 25th anniversary festival

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Preview: An Audience with Harvey Mason

The 'world's most recorded session drummer' is set to give a musical masterclass as part of Ronnie Scott's Club's Centrestage series

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Preview: Buddy Rich Big Band at Ronnie's

The Buddy Rich Big Band celebrates the centenary of the legendary drummer's birth with six nights of concerts at Ronnie Scott's Club in May

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Preview: Birmingham Legends Festival

Birmingham Jazz takes its lead from the Blue Note label for this year's Legends Festival with tributes to Jimmy Smith and Kenny Dorham

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Preview: Norfolk and Norwich Festival

The jazz at this major East Anglian arts festival ranges from Dee Dee Bridgewater to Brad Mehldau, with Get The Blessing and Kansas Smitty's in the Spiegeltent

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Preview: Ystad Jazz Festival

Sweden's Ystad Jazz Festival, programmed by its artistic director Jan Lundgren, has announced an extensive international line-up for 2017

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Preview: Burton Agnes Festival

The Burton Agnes Jazz & Blues Festival celebrates its tenth anniversary this year by bringing Claire Martin, Ray Gelato and many more to East Yorkshire

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Preview: Wigan Jazz Festival

The Wigan International Jazz Festival returns this July, launched with two June concerts by Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band in Manchester

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Preview: Swansea Jazz Festival

The fourth Swansea International Jazz Festival presents over 50 events, including a 14-piece band from Strictly Come Dancing playing Earth, Wind & Fire

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Preview: Jim Marshall: Jazz Festival

Images from the 1960s Monterey and Newport jazz festivals will be on display in an exhibition of Jim Marshall's photography at Leica's Mayfair studio this month

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Preview: Alexander Stewart dates and album

British jazz vocalist Alexander Stewart has announced three live dates in April in support of his recently released second album I Thought About You

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Review: Marlene VerPlanck at Ronnie's

Marlene VerPlanck, her trio and guest Mark Nightingale leave the sold-out audience at Ronnie Scott's yelling for more, says Leon Nock

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Preview: Llandudno Jazz Festival

The festival returns to Bodafon Farm, with a wide-ranging programme featuring American sax man Greg Abate and Alan Barnes's Grimsby fish tale

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Preview: Folkestone Jazz Club

The Folkestone Jazz Club always comes to notice for its strong mainstream programming, and March is no exception with VerPlanck, Waterman, Nash and more

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Review: Dave Jones Quartet

The Dave Jones Quartet's back-to-basics approach and subtle Tyneresque touches impress Nigel Jarrett as the band promotes new album Keynotes

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Preview: EFG London Jazz Festival

The festival celebrates its 25th birthday with a programme that features new collaborations, jazz for toddlers and large-scale mass participation events

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Preview: Newport Jazz Weekend

The Newport Jazz Weekend's 2017 programme has been announced, with acts including NYJO, Liane Carroll, Zoe Rahman and a performance of the Isle of Wight Suite

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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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Jazz guitarist seeks top MU job

Guitarist Kathy Dyson is standing for election as general secretary of the Musicians' Union - the first woman to do so in the union's 123-year history

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Preview: Marlene VerPlanck's spring tour

The singer returns for her annual spring tour visiting 14 venues, including some of her favourites, across England and Wales during March

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Preview: Julian Siegel tours jazz orchestra

The debut tour for saxophonist Siegel's brand new 19-piece ensemble features Tales From The Jacquard, inspired by Nottingham's lace industry

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Preview: This Joint Is Jumpin'

Fats Waller's music comes to London in April courtesy of the world premiere of a new production, This Joint Is Jumpin', at The Other Palace Studio

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Preview: Draw By Four go on tour

Organ quartet Draw By Four announce their spring and summer tour in support of debut album Framework, with dates in England and Scotland

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Preview: Cheltenham Jazz Festival

The well-established festival returns to the Regency spa town with a mix of classic and contemporary jazz, blues, soul and more

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Preview: Chris Ingham's Dudley tour

The Chris Ingham Quartet brings Dudley Moore's music to life once again, in a series of dates across England and on new album Dudley

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Preview: Ronnie Scott's guitar season

Ronnie Scott's brings five big names to London for its guitar season this spring, including... a bassist and a blues singer (yes, it was once called the bass guitar)

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Preview: Gateshead Jazz Festival

Gateshead International Jazz Festival reveals its line-up for 2017, with artists from Cuba, Cameroon and South Africa as well as Europe and the USA


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