Monday, September 5, 2016


Gerard Presencer After keeping a low profile for a decade, trumpeter Gerard Presencer unveils an array of new projects to Wif Stenger. They include a big band outing with Charlie Watts, experimental chamber music and an acclaimed book

Profiles Bassist Ben Crosland taps new jazz potential in the Kinks; pianist Gwilym Simcock comes full circle in the Metheny band; Cuban musician Omar Sosa calls for more space and peace

Derek Smith Keith McDowall interviews the one-time John Dankworth, Kenny Graham and Kenny Baker pianist who left, jobless, for New York and a fortnight later was recording with the MJQ

Still Clinging to the Wreckage Steve Voce says that of the many classic jazz concerts on record – Goodman at Carnegie, Dizzy and Bird at Massey, Jazz At The Philharmonic and so on – Louis Armstrong’s May 1947 Town Hall show is his favourite

'No, I'm not busking' Simon Spillett considers ‘free’ music, virtual critique and the art of the walkout

Book & DVD Reviews Books: Beyond Jazz: Plink, Plonk & Scratch // Hal Leonard Saxophone Playalong Vol. 6: Dave Koz // Berlin – Sounds Of An Era, 1920- 1950 DVDs: Melody Gardot: Live At The Olympia Paris // Janis: Little Girl Blue
Obituaries Claude Williamson; Charles Davis; Shelley Moore