Thursday, October 20, 2016

USA: Jazz Journal OCTOBER 2016


Mike Mainieri The vibes player, veteran of encounters with Paul Whiteman and Buddy Rich but better known as the leader of Steps Ahead, talks to Mark Gilbert about a new big band recording of some Steps Ahead classics

Profiles Pianist John Pearce thanks Geraldo for a sound musical education; guitarist Pierre Dørge is inspired by strangeness and contrast; pianist Florian Hoefner credits his early trumpet experience with giving his melodies harmonic strength

Julius Watkins Gordon Jack surveys the career of the first man to draw proper jazz solos from the French horn’s 11 feet of tubing

Still Clinging to the Wreckage Steve Voce seems to be alone in appreciating both Ellington and Kenton

The charity gig Simon Spillett asks what it says for jazz when the life-changing Massey Hall concert can be got for 99p at the British Heart Foundation Richmond

Book & DVD Reviews Books: Herbie Hancock: Possibilities // Music In The Air: The Selected Writings Of Ralph J. Gleason // Music Of Azerbaijan, From Mugham To Opera DVD: Rhythm ’N’ Bayous: A Road Map To Louisiana Music

Obituaries Bobby Hutcherson; Louis Stewart; Toots Thielemans; Rudy Van Gelder

Record reviews We review 73 CDs of new and reissued jazz.