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4-12 News Coltrane mystery date… Soweto Kinch for London Jazz Fest… EST live recording revealed… and Bill Frisell’s Blue Note debut 14 Club Class Ronnie Scott’s MD, Simon Cooke, lifts the lid on the venue’s 60th birthday celebrations 16 Ronnie Scott’s Covermount CD All the info on this audio excursion through the club’s eventful history 18-19 Taking Off Saxophonist Melissa Aldana and trumpeter/producer Emma-Jean Thackray are the ones to watch 36-52 Reviews All the hottest new releases, reissues, archive and vinyl albums reviewed, plus an interview with horn hero Quentin Collins 55 Books 56 Subscriptions Save money with the latest bargain offers 57 The Player Double-bassist Thomas Morgan 58 Instrument Reviews 60-61 Live Reviews 62-64 Gig Guide Nationwide live listings 66 Letters Bebop, banter and brickbats


20 Art Blakey Commemorating a centenary since the birth of the renowned hard-bop drummer with a look back at his work and legacy

24 Ronnie

Scott’s John Fordham charts the trajectory of the iconic club, from humble beginnings to celebrated jazz temple

28 Alice Zawadzki We talk with the London-based vocalist, violinist and pianist (left) as she springs into life with her new seasonal suite of genre-busters

32 O’Higgins

& Luft Saxophonist Dave O’Higgins and guitarist Rob Luft wax lyrical about the jazz giants which inspired their new collaboration,

Play Monk & Trane

34 James Pearson The pianist chews the Fats in this month’s Turning Point

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