JUNE 2015

John Altman The man behind the music for the tank chase in GoldenEye and more than 4000 TV commercials plays spot the jazz lick with Mark Gilbert

Profiles Pianist Neil Cowley revives Dudley Moore; guitarist Hedvig Mollestad revives Black Sabbath; trumpeter Terence Blanchard moves on from Blakey

Michel Camilo Ahead of Camilo’s 13 June concert at Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, Dave Jones characterizes the playing style of the Dominicano keyboard virtuoso

Dave Holland My instruments: the former Miles Davis bassist gets to the bottom of things with Bruce Lindsay

Lee Konitz Although he has usually preferred small-group settings, Lee Konitz ran a nonet in the 1970s. Gordon Jack tells its story

Label Dossier #6 Trio Records has been around for an impressive 16 years, the brainchild of the multi-talented Andrew Cleyndert

Book & DVD Reviews Books: The Big Love: Life And Death With Bill Evans // Free Jazz/Black Power // I Walked With Giants: The Autobiography Of Jimmy Heath // Bass Lines: A Life In Jazz, by Coleridge Goode // A Dictionary For The Modern Clarinetist // Out Of Silence: poems by John Harvey // Notes From A Jazz Life by Digby Fairweather // DVD: Scenes From A Jazz Life

Record reviews We review 72 CDs of new and reissued jazz. See the full list

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Preview: Joy of Jazz, South Africa

JJ's South Africa correspondent Don Albert previews the jazz festival that has grown from local to international stature and this year includes the UK's Matthew Halsall

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Preview: Marlborough Jazz Festival

Marlborough International Jazz Festival promises ’street closures and ever-present foot-tapping sounds’ at its mid-July event

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Review: Ipswich Jazz Festival

The first edition of the Ipswich Jazz Festival impressed John Watson with its ’shrewd programming’, mixing established talent, rising stars and regional players

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Review: Swansea Jazz Festival

Brian Payne hails the ’hugely successful’ second Swansea International Jazz Festival, including the Cottles, John Critchinson, the Jive Aces and Radio Londra

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Preview: Scarborough Jazz Festival

Darius Brubeck and other American stars will be appearing at the 2015 Scarborough Jazz Festival alongside new and established British acts

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Preview: Wigan International Jazz Festival

The 30th Wigan International Jazz Festival takes place from 9-12 July, with British stars and tributes to some of the legends of jazz

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Ronnie Scott's instrument 'amnesty'

Ronnie Scott's has devised a music instrument amnesty for unwanted instruments to be held 11 July in support of aspiring young musicians

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Preview: Music In The Garden

Dame Cleo Laine’s garden at Wavendon is once again the venue for music this summer as her Music In The Garden festival reaches its 15th year

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Preview: Brecon Jazz, August 2015

We preview Brecon's 2015 programme, promising big names such as Dave Holland and Kenny Barron in ’its most international line-up ever’

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Preview: Ladies' Jazz Festival, Poland

Poland's Ladies' Jazz Festival returns for its tenth edition, with Dianne Reeves, Christine Tobin and Candy Dulfer headlining concerts throughout July

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Review: Kairos 4tet in Reading

The Kairos 4tet impressed Derek Ansell with its integrated and unified approach to jazz during its Progress Theatre gig in Reading

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Preview: Swanage Jazz Festival

Swanage Jazz Festival announces its 2015 programme for the weekend of 10-12 July, featuring over 50 acts from across the jazz spectrum

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Preview: A Night At The 606 - in Suffolk

The famous 606 Club moves to Butley Priory, Suffolk for A Night At The 606 on 25 July featuring Jim Mullen, Polly Gibbons and Dave O'Higgins

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Review: Bill Laurance Project, Gateshead

The Snarky Puppy keyboardist is now a significant emerging talent, according to a suitably impressed Fred Grand

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Preview: 2015 EFG London Jazz Festival

The 2015 EFG London Jazz Festival promises another extensive lineup of top performers at venues across the city

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Preview: Marcus Miller tours UK, Eire

Marcus Miller, Grammy-winning electric bassist and producer, is set to tour the UK and Ireland this October in support of his Blue Note debut

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Review: Lee Konitz/Dave Douglas

Andy Hamilton finds the veteran saxophonist in remarkable form, alongside the supportive trumpeter Dave Douglas and a fine band at Ronnie Scott's

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Review: Gilad Atzmon, The Whistle Blower

The Israeli-born, British-domiciled Atzmon leads his Orient House Ensemble through a compelling range of both rhythmically strong and melodically distinctive material

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Ystad Sweden Jazz Festival 2015

Dianne Reeves, Dave Holland, Kenny Barron, Robert Glasper, Marius Neset, Adam Baldych and Mathias Eick are among the attractions in southern Sweden this summer


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