Canadian Jazz Collective: Live At Le Vauban

Dynamic Canadian band including Lorne Lofsky and Neil Swainson laid down some crackling hard bop in Brest to close its 2023 European tour

Dave Grusin Trio: Subways Are For Sleeping

He might be best known for his smooth jazz, but in 1961 pianist Grusin jazzed a Broadway musical with Milt Hinton and Don Lamond

Jazz Artists Guild: Newport Rebels

Charles Mingus and Max Roach's alternative Newport, a 1960 reaction to the festival's commercialism, was taken into the studio later that year

Bobby Wellins Quartet: What Was Happening

The Scottish saxophonist's albums Jubilation (1978) and Dreams Are Free (1979) are reissued as a double CD that adds bonuses from the period

Raymond MacDonald: Desire Lines

Improvising solo saxophonist from Glasgow recalls Evan Parker and Roscoe Mitchell as he toys with sequence, repetition and space

Paul Higgs: Summer Lullaby

Well-travelled trumpeter Higgs (NYJO, National Theatre and more) plays a set of mellifluous originals with a band featuring Chris Ingham

News in detail

Ronnie Scott’s JO to swing bank-holiday Battersea

Battersea Park in Concert returns for a second year with jazz from Ronnie Scott's Jazz Orchestra, Claire Martin, Ray Gelato and more

David Sanborn dies

The American alto saxophonist, whose highly charged sound came to define soul-jazz in the 1980s, has died aged 78

Michael Cuscuna dies

A jazz archaeologist before it became fashionable, Cuscuna was famed for unearthing overlooked Blue Note material and founding Mosaic Records

Keith Emerson reimagined for strings and more

An unplugged tribute to the British progressive rock pioneer by eminent French arranger Thierry Eliez is reissued this month

Gypsy Jazz Festival of London, 6-13 May

Festival director Tobie Medland looks forward to seeing Stochelo Rosenberg, Gismo Graf, Tcha Limberger and more

German jazz trade-fair strikes a political note

The opening night of jazzahead! in Bremen combined declarations of the jazz-as-freedom idea with music from Han Bennink and others

The great wine world of Quincy Jones

Wine from the cellar of the renowned arranger and producer was sold in an auction conducted by Christie's from Los Angeles

Cadillac’s Joy reissue gets Presto award

The 1976 album Joy, featuring Jim Dvorak and Ernest Mothle, has been recognised as Jazz Best Archive/Reissue Of The Year

Stan Sulzmann’s 75th birthday gig at Watermill Jazz

The saxophonist's 75th birthday gig in Dorking featured his Neon Orchestra with special guest Nikki Iles on accordion

Steve Voce, 1933-2023

The long-serving and popular Jazz Journal columnist and reviewer Steve Voce died in Liverpool this week, aged 89