FEBRUARY 2018

On the Beat Jazz nominations in the 2017 Grammys focus on where it all started - the US of A. Jazz FM Awards: will this year's winners trump last year's champs, the Rolling Stones? Wynton's Barbican youth band focuses on the 1957 Miles Ahead, purporting to showcase what "could be the future of jazz

ECM: the British connection With separation looming, Brian Morton notes that music is a lingua franca that doesn’t require passports

Profiles British pianist Kit Downes loves the duo; US tuba virtuoso Howard Johnson enjoys the choral possibilities in the tuba family; Cuban pianist Roberto Fonseca appreciates having the clave, “something everyone wants to learn”, in his blood

On the Other Hand Dave Gelly isn’t troubled by Jon Hendricks’ joy and positivity or Sam Braysher’s rediscovery of songbook blueprints

Joe Henderson Ronald Atkins interviewed the singular saxophonist stylist in 1995 as he was enjoying an unexpected second coming

Roger Beaujolais The vibraphonist tells Bruce Lindsay why Connie Kay played so softly in the MJQ

Standard time? Simon Spillett asks if the Great American Songbook should still be the arbiter in jazz clubs

Record reviews We review 75 CDs of new and reissued jazz. See the full list

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Review: Peter Lemer at Pizza Express

Veteran pianist Peter Lemer played the Pizza Express Soho to mark the re-release of Local Colour. Roger Farbey declares the event a night to remember


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Preview: Jason Moran at Tate Modern

Pianist Jason Moran plays two nights at the Tate Modern as part of a new exhibition celebrating the work of performance artist Joan Jonas


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Preview: Cheltenham Jazz 2018

Cheltenham Jazz Festival has announced its 2018 lineup, a weekend of over 90 shows including Rick Astley with the Ronnie Scott's Big Band


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Preview: Brian O'Connor's exhibition

Images of Jazz: The Jazz Photography of Brian O'Connor 1971-2018 will run at the Click Clock Gallery's Clocktower Cafe in Croydon this April


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Stan Tracey's ReSteamed is streaming

Stan Tracey’s ReSteamed Records catalogue is being made available for downloading or streaming on all digital platforms for the first time, from this February


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Preview: Llandudno 2018

Planning for the 2018 Llandudno Jazz Festival is underway with Alan Barnes hosting and favourites such as Sara Oschlag and Jim Mullen returning


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Review: Rhythm & Reaction

Bruce Lindsay enjoyed the educational and quirky Rhythm & Reaction: the Age of Jazz in Britain, a new exhibition at Two Temple Place


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NYJO's female focus

NYJO's Mark Armstrong hails ’a chance to ask how we can be making our own changes to better support women (and indeed everyone) to engage with jazz’


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Preview: Courtney Pine, Jazz Director

Courtney Pine CBE takes to the road for a four-date north of England tour with the Inner City Ensemble, as part of the fourth Jazz Directors Series


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Tyshawn Sorey to co-direct Banff jazz

Tyshawn Sorey, winner in 2017 of a $625,000 grant to pursue ’creative inclinations’, is to co-direct the 2018 Banff jazz workshop


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Preview: Ronnie's string section

Ronnie Scott's brings in some leading guitarists and bassists including Larry Carlton, Scott Henderson, Pat Martino and Charnett Moffett


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Woman wins Whittingham award

Scottish alto saxophonist and bandleader Helena Kay has been announced as the winner of the 2017 Peter Whittingham Jazz Award


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Preview: jazzahead! 2018

jazzahead! (sic), the European jazz world's annual meetup in Bremen, has announced the 40 acts who will perform on stage at this year's event.


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Preview: Gateshead Jazz Festival

Gateshead International Jazz Festival 2018 includes Sun Ra Arkestra, Tony Allen, Chris Barber, and Georgie Fame with the Guy Barker Big Band


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Review: Chasing Trane

Brian Morton suggests the most revisionist element in Spencer Proffer's new John Coltrane documentary is the idea of Trane as country star


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Review: Clare Teal & Trio

Sally Evans-Darby says Clare Teal and her trio's tribute to Ella Fitzgerald was a fine combination of wit, charm, grace and inspiring musicianship


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Review: Night At The Bombay Roxy

Leon Nock spends a Night At The Bombay Roxy, reliving the Irani restaurant culture of the 1930s


 

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