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OCTOBER 2023 Contents

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4-14 News Newcastle Improv Fest gets going… Kyle Eastwood Takes Five… RAM Junior Jazz Academy hits 20… 1 6 -1 7 Taking Off Trumpeter Itamar Borochov and saxophonist/flautist Tenderlonious are the ones to watch this month 18-19 Samba Protest Songs Ivan Lins talks about the heavy politics behind his lush orchestral new album 34-51 Reviews All the essential new, reissue and archival albums reviewed plus an Album Interview with renowned jazz composer Darcy James Argue 52 Books 54 Subscriptions Get the best digital and print deals here 56 The Player Pianist Liam Noble 58 Instrument Reviews 60-61 Live Reviews 62-64 Gig Guide Nationwide live listings 66 Letters Say your thing…

20 Matthew

Halsall The Mancunian trumpeter talks about how immersing himself in the sounds of nature and thinking like a DJ has helped create his mesmerising new album

24 Tori Freestone

& Alcyona Mick

A dynamic duo with a telepathic musical relationship, the saxophonist and pianist reveal what fuels the freedom in their sound

28 Somi The Grammy-winning singer (pictured) tells us that jazz is an international language, and opens up about her acclaimed tribute to South African singer

Miriam Makeba 30 Betty Carter Widely regarded as one of the greatest jazz singers of all time,

Carter shared some insightful thoughts in an interview she gave at the peak of her career

35 years ago 33 Brian Blade Wayne Shorter’s longtime drummer selects one of the saxophonist’s classic albums as the recording that changed his life in Turning Point

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