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4-16 News Big names for Barbican EFG LJF shows… live Mingus and Miles LPs on Rhino… Brit Jazz vinyl explosion… 14-15 Jazz in Japan We speak to collector Tony Higgins on Japan’s rich and exciting jazz scene and offer you your very own J-Jazz primer! 18-19 Taking Off Bands Archipelago and Strata are the up-and-comers to watch this month 34-53 Reviews This month's essential new and archival albums reviewed, plus an Album Interview with bass boss Lars Danielsson on his new album with his all-star Liberetto band 54-55 Subscriptions Save money with our hot summer print and digital subs packages! 57 Books 58 The Player Drummer Tristan Banks 60 Instrument Reviews 61 Livestream Reviews 62-63 Gig Guide Nationwide live listings 66 Letters Say your thing…

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At 30 We celebrate three decades of extraordinary work by Gary Crosby and Janine Irons, whose jazz education and talent development programmes have shaped the lives of over 10,000 young musicians – many of whom are now international names exporting UK jazz music and culture around the world

24 Bill Evans Sixty years after Sunday at the Village Vanguard and Waltz for Debby, which changed the sound of the piano trio forever,

we look at why Evans remains a pianistic touchstone today, as an abundance of remastered and newly-issued archival recordings are released

28 Rosie Frater-Taylor Combining stunning guitar playing with her artful mix of jazz and folk, this fast-rising young singer-songwriter (left) is forging a distinctive sound that embraces improvisation and accessibility in equal measure – much like her hero George Benson

30 Alan Barnes The renowned multi-reedist talks frankly about how he survived Covid-19 and used lockdown to write a new suite that both opened up new creative possibilities and helped save his sanity in these most trying times

33 Chris Potter The US sax star reveals the Miles Davis album that changed his life in Turning Point

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