JUNE 2016

Jeff Hamilton Keith McDowall drew up a deck chair on the 2018 Celebrity Summit jazz cruise to talk with a modern veteran – Herman, Basie, Peterson, Alexander, Krall et al – of swing drumming (and a little reggae)

Profiles: Marilyn Mazur, percussionist with Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter and Jan Garbarek; Gary Peacock, bassist with Bud Shank, Paul Bley and Keith Jarrett; Drew Gress, bassist with Dave Douglas, Tim Berne and John Surman

Ornette Coleman As Warners issue a grand 10-LP box of Ornette Coleman’s Atlantic recordings, Derek Ansell tracks the emergence of the saxophonist’s singular music

Still Clinging to the Wreckage Steve Voce reckons Dave Brubeck’s early work, just hinting at the celebrated complex time sigs, is the best, chiefly for the telepathic improvisation of Brubeck and Desmond

Book Reviews As Serious As Your Life: Black Music And The Free Jazz Revolution, 1957-1977 // Going For A Song // Live. Jazz Concerten Op Papier // Box Of Bones

CD or not CD Simon Spillett does the charitable thing

Obituaries Tommy Banks; Bob Dorough; Buell Neidlinger; Trevor Tolley

Record reviews We review 79 albums of new and reissued jazz. See the full list

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Preview: BIG Chris Barber Band tour

Trombonist Chris Barber will be celebrating 70 years as a bandleader with a series of autumn dates for the BIG Chris Barber Band

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Review: More jazz in Norwich

Bruce Lindsay spends a few late nights in a tent and is rewarded with three enjoyable but contrasting performances at the Norfolk and Norwich Festival

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Review: David McAlmont in Norwich

Bruce Lindsay witnessed a memorable performance as David McAlmont brought Billie Holiday's Carnegie Hall concert to the Norfolk and Norwich Festival

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Review: John Surman & Vigleik Storaas

The duo of Surman and Storaas lived up to its promise as one of the highlights of the Brighton Festival: Michael Tucker enjoyed a superb evening's music

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Preview: EFG London Jazz Festival

The EFG London Jazz Festival has announced another extensive roster of acts for its 2018 edition, including Monty Alexander and the Darius Brubeck Quartet

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Review: Cheltenham Jazz Festival

John Watson braved the bank holiday heatwave to enjoy the wonderful music presented by Christian McBride and others at the 2018 Cheltenham Jazz Festival

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Preview: Courtney Pine and Omar

Multi-instrumentalist Courtney Pine and neo-soul vocalist Omar take Black Notes From The Deep on a northern tour in December

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Preview: Preston Jazz and Improv

The inaugural Preston Jazz and Improvisation Festival will take place this June, with a headline performance from Courtney Pine and Omar

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Review: Gareth Lockrane Big Band

Gareth Lockrane brought his 19-piece big band to the Pizza Express and Leon Nock heard them blowing up a storm on the flautist's original tunes

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Preview: Scarborough Jazz Festival

Scarborough Jazz Festival announces first names for 2018, including Alan Barnes, Dave Newton, Gareth Lockrane, Nerija, Nigel Price and Vimala Rowe

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Preview: Ystad Jazz Festival 2018

The Ystad Sweden Jazz Festival ranges from Monty Alexander to a sunrise concert by Nils Petter Molvaer at the standing stones of Ales Stenar

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Review: Sun Ra at Gateshead

Andy Hamilton saw the Sun Ra Arkestra, pianist Alexander Hawkins and drummer Tony Allen at the 2018 Gateshead Jazz Festival

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Cadillac prevails

Cadillac, the record label co-founded by the late London jazz enthusiast John Jack, is to continue, issuing new Mike Westbrook music from 1968

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Preview: Swanage Jazz Festival

Jazz returns to Swanage this July, with a packed programme ranging from trad to modern, contemporary and gypsy jazz staged across the town

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Review: Oz Experience at Ronnie's

Dave Jones enjoys the ensemble, groove and solo mastery of Omar Hakim's and Rachel Z's Oz Experience with Kurt Rosenwinkel and Linley Marthe

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Review: Coltrane Culture

Self-confessed Traneiac Barry Witherden attended the inaugural Coltrane Culture and hopes it will become a regular addition to the London jazz calendar

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Preview: Ed Jones tours new album

Saxophonist Ed Jones is about to take his quartet on a Spring tour of England in support of its latest album, For Your Ears Only

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Van Morrison & Joey DeFrancesco

Van Morrison's 39th studio album, You're Driving Me Crazy, features Hammond organist Joey DeFrancesco and a track list including jazz standards

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Preview: Llandudno 2018

Llandudno 2018 has announced its main acts, presented by compère Alan Barnes and including returning favourites such as Sara Oschlag and Jim Mullen

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Preview: Swansea Jazz Festival

Swansea International Jazz Festival has announced the headline acts for this year's event, including big bands led by Laurence Cottle and Pete Long


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