SEPTEMBER 2017

Karin Krog From Dexter Gordon and Clark Terry to Archie Shepp and Jan Garbarek, Norwegian singer Karin Krog has bridged old and new, mainstream and modern, as documented in a new 50-year retrospective. Brian Morton takes stock

Profiles Two expanding guitarists, Kurt Rosenwinkel and Ant Law, and a third, Richard Niles, who moved on to arranging, big time, many years ago

Still Clinging to the Wreckage Les Paul: Steve Voce reflects on the man whose inventions came to define a good third of late 20th century guitar

Herb Snitzer Alan John Ainsworth spent some time with the 83-year-old photographer who was there, in New York at the right time

Dave O’Higgins Mr O’Higgins, current owner of Joe Henderson’s 1957 Mk6, opens his instrument case to Bruce Lindsay

Book Reviews The Long Shadow Of The Little Giant // My Dear Departed Past // Phoebe’s Fantasy // Chet Baker

Sylvia Syms
Leon Nock addresses a singer who followed Billie Holiday, was highly rated by Tatum and Ellington and recorded with Al Cohn, Joe Newman and Ben Webster but never persuaded everyone of her jazz credentials

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

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EFG London Jazz Festival 2017 latest

A sixth wave of concerts has been announced for the British capital's winter jazz parade, including Robert Glasper


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Review: Marialy Pacheco at Ronnie's

Dave Jones found Marialy Pacheco's set at Ronnie Scott's piano festival a mixed bag and was left incredulous by some of the decisions taken


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Review: Geoff Eales in Abergavenny

Geoff Eales and bassist Ashley John Long treat Nigel Jarrett to a survey of jazz piano from Jelly Roll Morton to Chick Corea


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Preview: Rhythm & Reaction

A major exhibition at Two Temple Place in London will explore the influence of jazz on British art, design and wider society in the jazz age


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Review: The Mingus Prom

Bruce Lindsay heard Christian Scott and Shabaka Hutchings join the Metropole Orkest to celebrate the music of one of the great jazz composers


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Preview: Cambridge Jazz Festival

The Brewin Dolphin Cambridge International Jazz Festival promises concerts from Roy Ayers and Soft Machine, an Evelyn Glennie masterclass and much more


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Preview: Zoe Rahman, jazz director

Pianist and composer Zoe Rahman will be joined by the nine-piece Inner City Ensemble for a tour in the north of England at the end of October


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Preview: Caribbean jazz cruises 2018

ECP's 2018 Caribbean jazz cruises are attracting top talent, writes Mark Gilbert, including Chick Corea, Kurt Elling, Ken Peplowski and Randy Brecker


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Preview: Gregory Porter's 2018 tour

Soul singer with a jazz twist Gregory Porter has announced a 12-date British tour for April 2018, including two nights at the Royal Albert Hall


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Review: Koktebel Jazz Party

Simon Adams heads out east to Crimea's Koktebel Jazz Party and encounters President Putin and an international lineup of musicians


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Review: Flow Festival, Helsinki

Helsinki's eclectic Flow Festival treats jazz as an important component in an array of urban arts, writes Wif Stenger


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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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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: 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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