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4-12 News Counting down to Love Supreme and Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Fests… Partisans and Chris Barber on tour… Tori Freestone Takes 5... 14 Covermount CD RareNoiseRecords 10th anniversary special 18-19 Taking Off Saxophonist Xhosa Cole and London-based collective Bonsai are this month’s ones to watch 36-52 Reviews All the hottest new releases, reissues, archive and vinyl albums reviewed, plus an album interview with Norwegian prog psychonauts Elephant9 53 Subscriptions All the latest bargain offers 55 Books 56 The Player Drumming doyen Spike Wells 58 Instrument Reviews 60-61 Live Reviews 62-64 Gig Guide Nationwide live listings 66 Letters Get it off your chest


20 Snarky Puppy

We catch up with the groove titans’ bassist Michael League ahead of the band’s appearance at Love Supreme

24 Tubby Hayes One of the all-time sax greats, we chew the fat over this British jazz giant’s reputation-enhancing ‘lost’ album on the 50th anniversary of its recording

28 Kate Williams & Georgia Mancio

Discussing their new collaborative work, Finding Home, the pianist and vocalist talk about their simpatico working relationship

32 Makaya McCraven

Banging the drum for multi-culturalism,

the Chicagoan percussionist divulges the exotic recipes which resulted in his recent Transatlantic album,

Universal Beings

34 Theo Croker The trumpeter (left) gets deeply Dizzy in this month’s Turning Point

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