Yamaha’s legendary design, engineering and hand-craftsmanship connect
you with your audience like no other saxophone.
On every professional instrument, soprano through to baritone, each key falls
under your fingers without effort. And thanks to unrivalled intonation, a Yamaha
sax lets you focus 100% on your music instead of compensating for ‘idiosyncrasies’.
Available in gold lacquer, silver plate, black lacquer or unlacquered finishes, Yamaha
Custom Series saxes deliver a range of tones from powerful brightness to rich, deep warmth.
You’ll find more information and the name of your nearest dealer at www.yamaha-music.co.uk
Take a step nearer to perfection with Yamaha. ContentsJuly 2008 Pages 26-29
Jazzwise Regulars 4-10 News Herbie Hancock booked for London Jazz Festival... Guy Barker and Empirical nominated for BBC Jazz Awards... Wayne Krantz, Gwilym Simcock and Martin Taylor for Brecon and all the latest gossip from the world of jazz 12 Charts A nation decides
14 The Way It Is We should applaud the jazz big bands who are appealing to new, youthful audiences, says Stuart Nicholson 16 Jazz on film Orson Welles’ Touch of Evil with a score by Henry Mancini is this month’s choice
40 Turning Point Pianist Dave Newton on the album that changed his life 42-60 CDReviews 61 Books and DVDs 63-64 The Player David Gallant talks to drummer Sebastiaan De Krom about his favourite kit and previews the latest new instrument lines 66-67 Live Reviews
68-71 Gig Guide Your guide to the best gigs and concerts up and down the country
72 Subscriptions Save money and grab a fantastic, free Candid records CD 74 Letters Write in, have your say
10Mike Walker Debut album at last by Manchester jazz guitar kingpin Mike Walker 20-24Django Bates Influential keyboardist and composer Django Bates returns with the first outing of his new Copenhagen-based StoRMChaser big band. Expect the unexpected, says Andy Robson 26-29Saxophone Summit Ravi Coltrane joins Dave Liebman and Joe Lovano for their threetenor tribute to John Coltrane and Michael Brecker 32-34Dave Douglas Interview with the inventive New York trumpeter on his new live album inspired by silent movies 36-37Peter Ind Eightieth birthday interview with the British bassist Peter Ind, whose career began back in the bebop days with Lennie Tristano 38-39Hiromi Deconstructing the standards with Japanese whirlwind, pianist Hiromi