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http://procustom.yamaha.com October2009 Contents
Jazzwise Regulars 4-8 NewsLatest London Jazz Festival line-up… Polar Bear unveil latest album title…Gwilym Simcock releases new album… Band On The Wall opens… and all the latest news and gossip from the world of jazz
13 The Way it isState funding is key to the health of jazz in the UK, says Stuart Nicholson. But are politicians ready to act or just cut, cut, cut
14 Jazz on film 16-17 Taking offDrummer James Maddren and Alexander Hawkins are the ones to watch
36-50 CD reviews 52 Books and DVDs 55 The PlayerMike Walker on his favourite guitars
56 Instrument reviewsAll the latest instrument reviews and news
58-59 Live reviews 60-62 Gig guideYour guide to this month’s must-see gigs
64 SubscriptionsSave money and grab a great, new Freddie Hubbard Blue Note CD for free
66 LettersWrite in – have your say
18 EmpiricalEmpirical return with a new band line-up and a deeply felt, sophisticated take on Eric Dolphy on their new album Out ’n’ In
22 Keith Jarrett An extraordinarily candid interview with the great pianist who recalls the turmoil in his life as he recorded two solo concerts in Paris and London
26 Portico QuartetPortico Quartet let it all hang out as they hunker down in Abbey Road for new album
28 Ronnie Scott’sJazzwiseventures back to Soho in the late-1950s as it celebrates 50 years of Ronnie Scott’s club
34 Abram WilsonThe New Orleans trumpeter returns with a new album inspired by Barack Obama
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