Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Jazz Journal August 2012 Summary

Bob Mintzer The Yellowjackets reedman, former Buddy Rich and Jones/Lewis sideman and current occupant of Arnold Schoenberg's onetime Californian residence talks to Derek Ansell about life as a triple-threat jazzman

Decibel Records John Latham delves into the Decibel label, home in the early 50s to Kathy Stobart, the Merseysippi Jazz Band and others. Its amplifier, from the legendary Leak marque, ended up scaring birds at Manchester airport

Profiles Elliot Mason, Norwich trombone man now in the Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra; Mark Turner, US saxophonist keen to play down the early influence of Warne Marsh; Kurt Elling, possibly today's most individualist jazz voice, mixing a church background with modern sensibilities

Readers' Poll The votes are in: how do wins for Bobby Wellins, Louis Armstrong, Arbors and Avid labels square up with our critics' tastes as expressed in the February issue Critics' Poll?
Books & DVDs Bunny Berigan;Africa SpeaksKenny Dorham; Jazzpaths; The Trumpet; All Star Jazz Show; Max Roach; Joe Lovano

Remembered Lol Coxhill; Marjie Hyams; Graeme Bell; Andy Hamilton
Record reviews In full, in brief, in summary: over 80 recent issues covered. Full list here. Snips here.