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Chris Allard & Ross Stanley: Tortugas

The piano and guitar duo evince a fine empathy in a set that mixes originals with work by Cole Porter, A.C. Jobim, Ann Ronnell and others

Atlanticus: Blue Haven

Brighton-based quartet led by organist Terry Seabrook plays bebop, modal and blues with shades of Miles, Brecker and Rollins

Drumbha: Drumbha

Focusing on ambient music and soft rock, the Italian duo's half-hour recital is unlikely to appeal to any jazz follower

Judy Garland: The Final Concert In Copenhagen

The singer's connections with jazz might be tangential but she was an entertainer whose epoch and repertoire resonate with the music

Bill Evans: Easy To Love 

Producer Orrin Keepnews's dismissal of the pianist's 1962 solos for being artistically and temporally inconsistent now seems hasty

Review: the 68th Newport Jazz Festival

The world's longest-running jazz festival was a smörgåsbord, featuring just about every imaginable variety, graft and offshoot of the j-thing

Kevin Glasgow: from Britpopper to bebopper

The Scottish electric bassist is noted for his virtuosity, often heard in fusion contexts unfashionable in the mainstream jazz establishment

Alina Bzhezhinska & Hip Harp Collective: Reflections

The Warsaw-trained harpist nods to staples such as Ashby and Coltrane but also widens the scope of jazz harp to include rap

Free Music Production – FMP: The Living Music

American free improvisation linked itself to early jazz, but the European variety rejected the past and arguably was no longer jazz at all

Acoustic Lounge: Alone Together

The Danish quintet put a soul and Latin slant on standards old and new, from Schwartz and Dietz's Alone Together to Pharrell Williams' Happy

Chris Hodgkins: A Salute To Humphrey Lyttelton

One British trumpeter's tribute to another features an 11-piece band including Henry Lowther, Charlotte Glasson, Mark Bassey and Buster Birch

Life Through The Eyes Of A Jazz Journalist – Scott Yanow

Mr Yanow's jazz memoirs include long interviews with Freddie Hubbard, Maynard Ferguson and Chick Corea and a portrait of Roland Kirk

Clark Terry: Big Bad Band – Live In Holland 1979

The brass master is in good form in a Basie and Ellington inspired set containing a version of Mumbles that takes a parting shot at a Watergate

Still Clinging To The Wreckage 08/22

How in 1951 clarinettist Edmond Hall resisted Columbia Pictures' efforts to keep southern audiences sweet by excluding 'the Negro'

Paloma Dineli Chesky: Soul On Soul

The singer, daughter of Dave Chesky, gives a powerful and moving performance of jazz, soul and a little Ludvig that belies her 14 years

Stanley Jordan returns to Ronnie Scott’s

Two-handed tapper Stanley Jordan and one-time young lion Chico Freeman are among the intriguing bookings at the club this month and next

Paul Desmond-Jim Hall Quartet: Complete Recordings

The altoist and guitarist's 1959-1964 small groups with Connie Kay, Percy Heath, George Duvivier and others are collected across four CDs

Frank Zappa estate acquired by Universal

The corporation will market both old and unissued music by the man who said 'Jazz is not dead . . . it just smells funny'

Grant Stewart: The Lighting Of The Lamps

The saxophonist leads a set of sterling modern-mainstream jazz, accompanied by a band including pianist Tardo Hammer

Inntöne Jazz Festival, Austria

This year's festival in the fields included Hermeto Pascoal, Samara Joy, Gary Smulyan, Richard Bona, Monty Alexander and Gerald Clayton

Linda Keene: One More For The Road

The skilful singer from Mississippi recorded with such leading jazzmen as Bobby Hackett and Charlie Shavers, before the big band era ran out

Ken Peplowski cancer support fund

At $81,184 a GoFundMe campaign for the popular mainstream clarinettist and saxophonist has exceeded its target but will remain open

Manel Fortia: Despertar

In a set of original compositions, the Catalan bassist and band take a modern view of the interactive style of the Bill Evans trio

Charles Lloyd Trios: Chapel

The saxophonist brings his distilled tone to bear on a mostly meditative set with guitarist Bill Frisell and bassist Thomas Morgan

Brexit: summertime blues for UK musicians

The first summer in which the effect of leaving the EU has not been clouded by Covid-19 shows a 45% fall in British players at EU festivals

Avishai Cohen Trio: Shifting Sands

Returning to piano trio seems to have focused the bassist and resulted in more direct, highly effective music-making

Joe Webb: Summer Chill

Lively session from Kansas Smitty pianist colours 50s/60s jazz and pop covers with hints of Marc Bolan and Hank Marvin

The wealth of jazz on the Ed Sullivan Show

Scores of historic jazz performances from the 1950s and 1960s are available on the Ed Sullivan Show's YouTube channel

Tom Harrell: Oak Tree

The trumpeter plays bebop, jazz-rock, bossa-nova and ballads, remaining lyrical and poetic whatever the tempo

John Taylor Sextet: Fragment

Obscure 1975 set featuring the pianist with Kenny Wheeler, Chris Pyne, Stan Sulzmann, Chris Laurence and Tony Levin should be better known

Fergus McCreadie represents jazz in 2022 Mercury

The Scottish pianist's trio set Forest Floor vies with 11 other albums in styles including pop, rap and Cornish language folk-rock

Mark Guiliana: The Sound Of Listening

The drummer presents the results of his pursuit of mindfulness but still finds space for high-octane breaks and mind-boggling metric games

Cyrus Chestnut: My Father’s Hands

The Marsalis dynasty is well known but other jazz families have had inspirational, if less visible fathers, one such belonging to pianist Chestnut

John Coltrane: My Favorite Things

The saxophonist's 1960 album turning My Favorite Things into a modal vehicle is here reissued in mono and stereo versions

Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers: With Thelonious Monk

Thelonious Monk added a new impetus to the Messengers in this 1957 date, here presented with a disc of alternate takes

JJ 07/92: The George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band – Blues ’n Dues Et Cetera

Thirty years ago, Mark Gilbert enjoyed the hefty momentum and contemporary aspirations in Gruntz's modern big band