JULY 2016

Billy Cobham The less charitable (or tin-eared) might want to draw unfavourable parallels between the Cobham’s martial beginnings and the firm beat of fusion but jazz subtleties have informed the drummer’s richly detailed playing since the 1960s, as David West finds out

Profiles Trumpeter Gabriel Garrick and reedman James Evans are set on fire by New Orleans; singer Barb Jungr settles for Dylan, Simone and Bowie

You couldn't make it up Monk on Riverside, or jazz is where you find it, or how I stopped worrying and learned to love the avant-garde, by Simon Spillett

Dave Schildkraut
Gordon Jack traces a potentially stellar career marked by what seem to be deliberately ignored possibilities

Book & DVD Reviews Book: Whisper Not DVDs: George Shearing // Sun Ra: A Joyful Noise // Punkt – Three Films By Guillaume Dero

Alan Broadbent My Instruments – the pianist tells Bruce Lindsay of a touring life at the mercy of petulant pianos

Obituaries Eddie Cook; Buster Cooper; Doug Raney; Jeremy Steig; Joe Temperley

Record reviews
We review 91 CDs of new and reissued jazz. See the full list

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Preview: Finnish jazz festivals

Summer festivals in Finland from 28 July feature a range of acts from Laura Mvula to Kamasi Washington, plus a hotfoot jazz marathon, says Wif Stenger


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Review: Dave Douglas & High Risk

At the Pizza Express Dave Douglas and band take the use of electronics to a different level, creating a sound collage that captivates Alan Ainsworth


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Preview: Herts Jazz Festival

The Herts Jazz Festival announces its line-up for the 2016 edition at Welwyn Garden City's Hawthorne Theatre, including Tim Garland and Gilad Atzmon


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Preview: Ray Charles back in mono

Following John Coltrane The Atlantic Years In Mono, Warner release another mono set, focusing on ’The Genius’ Ray Charles across seven LPs in high-quality vinyl


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The 2016 JJ Backpack Bag

Jazz Journal has expanded its range of merchandise for summer 2016 with the addition of the handsome and practical JJ drawstring bag - the perfect complement for the club or festival to hold your programme, tickets and other accessories


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Review: Ben Crosland Quintet at the 606

Ben Crosland's Quintet gave the Ray Davies Songbook a jazz treatment, impressing Alan Ainsworth with sensitive and considered arrangements


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Review: Steps Ahead at Ronnie Scott's

They played the timeless Pools but otherwise, says Dave Jones, the Steps Ahead reunion at Ronnie's was no exercise in nostalgia


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Review: Swansea Jazz Festival

The 2016 Swansea International Jazz Festival covered the bases from funk to flamenco, giving Brian Payne a great weekend of music


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Review: Born To Be Blue

Based on the life of Chet Baker, Born To Be Blue's potent mix of fact and fantasy and Ethan Hawke's star turn as the trumpeter impress Bruce Lindsay


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Review: Herb Alpert at Café Carlyle

Patrick Flanary says that at 81 the Tijuana Brass man is as committed a showman as ever and arguably the finest trumpet player alive


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Preview: Joy of Jazz, South Africa

Standard Bank Joy of Jazz returns to Johannesburg for the 19th time, bringing a host of South African and international performers to the city


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Preview: EFG London Jazz Festival update

The EFG London Jazz Festival has announced another nine shows for 2016, including Robert Glasper, Norma Winstone and Bobby McFerrin


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Preview: Ystad Sweden Jazz Festival

The 2016 Ystad Sweden Jazz Festival brings international stars including Marlene VerPlanck, Hugh Masekela and Oddjob to Wallander's home town


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Preview: Llandudno Jazz Festival

Alan Barnes, Art Themen, Tina May and a circular-saw barbeque are all on offer from the Llandudno Jazz Festival in north Wales in July


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Review: Miles Ahead, the movie

Roger Farbey highly recommends the long-awaited Miles Davis biopic and hails a remarkable performance from star and director Don Cheadle


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Preview: ECP Contemporary Jazz Cruise

ECP announces the Contemporary Jazz Cruise, the latest in its comprehensive cruise portfolio, with Pat Metheny, Marcus Miller, Robert Glasper and many more


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Preview: Scarborough Jazz Festival

The full line-up for this year's Scarborough Jazz Festival has been announced, from rousing big bands to rising stars and a brand new project


 
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