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4-15 News Final shows announced for the EFG London Jazz Festival… Graham Collier rarities released… farewell to George Wein, Pee Wee Ellis and Dr Lonnie Smith…. 16 Centipede Celebrated Daniel Spicer pays tribute to the rebellious spirit and music of Keith Tippett 17 Pelin Opcin Interview We get the lowdown on this year’s live and kicking London Jazz Fest with its artistic director 18-19 Taking Off Saxophonist Emma Rawicz and drum’n’sax duo Run Logan Run are the ones to watch this issue 36-51 Reviews All the essential new, reissue and archival releases reviewed on CD, vinyl and download plus an album interview with Japanese piano ace Hiromi about her latest LP 52 Audiophile Corner Israeli bass star Avishai Cohen on why great sound matters 54 Books 56 Subscriptions Get the best print and digital packages here 57 The Player Tuba player Daniel Herskedal 58 Instrument Reviews 60-61 Live Reviews 62-64 Gig Guide Nationwide live listings 66 Letters Say your thing

20 Yazz Ahmed The multi-award-winning trumpeter discusses her powerful symphonic works that she'll be showcasing at this year’s London Jazz Festival

24 Cleveland Watkiss and Django Bates

The acclaimed singer and pianist pair up for a unique collaboration that celebrates the power of art and creativity

28 Xhosa Cole

Having won the BBC Young

Jazz Musician of the Year 2018, the twentysomething tenor tyro (pictured) talks about how his music is now breaking new ground in the mainstream

32 Joanna

Duda Mixing inquisitive experimentation with emotive virtuosity the pianist opens up about her singular sound world

34 John Scofield Former Miles guitar man Sco selects a Django Reinhardt disc in this month’s

Turning Point

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