Thursday, December 3, 2015

UK: Jazz Journal Magazine DECEMBER 2015 summary


Michael Janisch Brian Morton shoots the breeze with the American bassist and label boss who has brought a new dynamic to the British scene

Profiles Pianist Myra Melford mixes the free, the romantic and the groovy; singer Pepi Lemer returns to jazz after consulting to the stars; Juliet Kelly takes a leaf out of the novelist’s book for inspiration

John Abercrombie Nic Jones considers a gentle giant of the guitar, subject of a new three-CD retrospective on ECM

Nellie Lutcher Bruce Crowther remembers the swinging pianist who played with Ma Rainey at 12 and succeeded in Britain via Jack Jackson’s BBC radio show Record Round Up

Book & DVD Reviews Books: Charles Lloyd: A Wild, Blatant Truth // Out Of Nowhere – The Uniquely Elusive Jazz Of Mike Taylor // DVD: Jazz On A Summer’s Day // Whiplash

Anec-dotage In search of new giants, Alan Luff settles for now for Frank Sinatra and Billie Holiday

Obituaries Liz Grönlund; Masabumi Kikuchi; Steve Lane; Tony Milliner; Dave Pike; Hugo Rasmussen; Don Rendell