Monday, January 30, 2012

UK : Jazz Journal February 2012 issue

Tord Gustavsen Simon Adams tunes into the Norwegian pianist's "abstract lullabies"
 Syd Lawrence andStrictly singer Jeff Hooper keeps swing in his heart; Andrew McCormack and Jason Yardemake it big with a duo
New York
 Is jazz over there? Michael Tucker tests former Sun Ra man Abdul Zahir Batin's idea that "All that creativity in the city, way back then – it's gone"
Critics' Poll 2011 Seven pages reviewing last year's best records. Among the top 10: Jan Lundgren, Bobby Wellins, Michael Garrick, Tommy Smith, Mathias Eick, Lee Konitz, Kurt Elling   
Remembered Ellington drummer and Democrat politician Butch BallardAndré Hodeir, composer and critic who suggested a broad redefinition of "swing"; Walter Norris, pianist on Ornette Coleman's Something Else!!!!;Lucy Ann Polk, singer with Tommy Dorsey and Les Brown; Peter Symes, MoD man who combined his twin enthusiasms for jazz and photography

Jazz Journal