JAZZ,IMPROVISEDMUSICAND.. ... 1 EDITORIAL 3
CHARLES MINGUS-A Critical
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1 A llibute 'Jack Massarik 5 GANELINTRIO
Roger Cotterrell 7
'A M A T ~ ~ R OF TASTE' - --
SLIM GAILLARD Appreciated & Reviewed Peter Budge 8 'NO GOSSIP FROMTHE
MUJICIAN'- KEITH TIPPETT
Kenneth Ansell 10
View Brian Priestley 15 CARLA BLEY
Stan Britt & Charles Fox 16 KEITHJARRETT
Chrissie Murray 19
THE SUMMER FESTIVALS-
Pictures by Jak Kilby
'PHIL' Phil Seamen remembered by Ronnie Scott, Alexis Korner, Danny Thompson and John Stevens 22 DOLPHY DISCOGRAPHY
SEVEN STEPS TO JAZZ
Charles Fox 12
PART 1 Erik Gerritsen 24 RIP RIG AND PANIC
Skip Laszlo 27
'AN AFFINITY FOR JAZZ' - -
Affinity Records Stan Britt -28 JOHN STEVENS-
SPONTANEOUS MUSIC PART 2
Andrew Turner 30
SOUNDCHECK- Record Reviews
David Ilic, John Fordham, Barry McRae, Brian Case & John Stevens -each reviewer has taken a selection from one label's recent releases 32 NEW ORLEANS FESTIVAL
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GLAA YOUNG JAZZ MUSICIANS
THE WIFE AND THE WIRE
Back in those long. warm. lazy days that are forever July. our thoughts were on launching The Wire . . . what better place. we thought, than Knebworth Park - home of Britain's largest jazz festival - for the premier of a new jazz magazine?
So, with huge attendances predicted,and the weather set fair, we mustered our intrepid volunteers and armed ourselves with yellow T-shirts, megaphone-and, naturally, some copies of The Wire - and set off for Knebworth . . .
The first Sunday was clearly to be the biggest day with We cream of the world's jazz musicians in attendance. . . such 'jazz giants' as 'Chuckashat'and 'The Cruel Ciders' would ensure big sales.
Sunday came and so did the jazz-loving hordes - 20,000 to be exact - armed with food boxes, suntan lotion, Sunday Mirrors and other necessary jazz festival require-
Wife?'a voice muttered.
'It's called The Wire,' I retorted. 'I don't want it, then. I thought it said The Wife,'he moaned.
'Eureka!' I exclaimed, 'That's it. How about Joe Simpleb Wife Reveals The Torments Of Living WithA Cruel Cider. . . or for the more adventurous fan - What Johnny Duckworth Eats For Breakfast, By His Wife - Clear Pain . . .'
So, for the 60 short-sightedfunksterswho bought our magazine on 18th July, WELCOME TO THE WIRE. Meanwhile - for the rest of you-more important, relevant topics . . . We were overwhelmed by the mailwe received from readers pronouncing- as if we didn't already know - that The Wire was long overdue. However, we need to sell many more copies before we can really say we've arrived. So, we are looking for volun-
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stoppable selling force and made our initial attack through the sunbathing throng . . .
'Got anything on The Cruel Ciders?' a punter asked. We looked at one another. . . speechless.
'Who's Steve Lacy?' another exclaimed. I called a hasty editorial meeting behind the chip van.
'Why is there no mention of The Cruel Ciders? Pagefour describedthem as bland. That's enough,' I whispered, 'who told me Steve Lacy was importantenough to putan the front cover? Nobody has heard of him.'
My team were. . . speechless. 'Eer, mate. Can I have a copy of The shops, etc. Also, we need a special breedof character to sell advertising space on a commission basis. If you can help in any way, please contact us.
Channel 4 has arrived and, with it, the promise of plenty of jazz - with Miles Davis and The Art Ensemble of Chicago along the pipeline. We hope that Andy Park - Commissiodng Music Editor and himself a jazz fan - will stick to his guns and weather the flack which will undoubtedly ensue over socalled minority programmes.
If so, Channel 4 and The Wire could herald a new era in the communication of jazz and improvised music to a wider audience. Anthony Wood