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DEC23 / JAN24 Contents

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4-12 News Bath Jazz Weekend returns… Gregory Porter Takes Five… Farewell to Carla Bley… Val Wilmer on Ellington sideman Ray Burrowes… 14-17 Albums of the Year Results of our Critics Poll for 2023, and writers’ individual Top 10s 18-19 Taking Off Saxophonist Alex Clarke and French horn maestro Jim Rattigan are the ones to watch this month 32 Balimaya Project Putting African percussion at the heart of jazz 34-51 Reviews New, reissue and archival reviews – plus percussionist Bex Burch (pictured) on her new album 50 Subscriptions Get some seasonal savings! 52-53 Audiophile Corner The man who makes your jazz sparkle: Exclusive interview with mastering engineer Bernie Grundman 54 Books 58 The Player Trumpeter Chris Botti 60-61 Live Reviews 62-64 Gig Guide 66 Letters



20-25 The Regal Revolutionary

A century on from the founding of Duke's orchestra, Stuart Nicholson looks at how the meastro forged a sound that would change jazz 22-25 'We Love

Him Madly' Gregory Porter, Guy Barker, Gary Crosby and Nikki Iles on what Duke means to them

26 Ellington The Pianist Brian Priestley examines the artistry and innovation in

Ellington’s exceptional piano playing 27 The Essential

Albums The 10 Ducal recordings every jazz collection should have 28-30 Exclusive:

The 'Lost' Interview Visiting the UK in 1967, Ellington gave an informal interview to two Cambridge students – we republish it in full alongside previously unseen photographs

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