Wednesday, June 14, 2017

UK: Jazz Journal Magazine June 2017

June 2017
June 2017

The return of MPS The MPS jazz catalogue is now the subject of a major reissue programme. John White tells the story of its foundation and revival

Profiles Singer Sue McCreeth rehabilitates 70s/80s harmony, Dutch group Tin Men involve the audience through a phone app and pianist Peter Edwards does the math on jazz and samba

Lee Morgan The prolific trumpeter defeats the stereotype of the prematurely dead jazzman preserved in a handful of recordings, says Brian Morton

Matt Chandler They used to say the tone’s in the fingers. Bruce Lindsay gets a more balanced perspective from the guitarist, who says strings are the thing

Book Reviews Soul Jazz // Jazz Religion, The Second Line, And Black New Orleans After Hurricane Katrina // Jazz Italian Style // Tony Bennett: Just Getting Started

Obituaries Bradford-born guitarist Allan Holdsworth brought unprecedented fluidity, speed and harmonic complexity to the instrument; Salford-born saxophonist Stan Robinson challenged the reedy royalty of the south

Anec-dotage Alan Luff remembers one for whom country and western (and quite possibly the ukelele) was anathema