4–6 News London Jazz Festival final line-up with Ornette now added… Julian Siegel and Brass Jaw dates... farewell to Graham Collier… and all the latest news and gossip from the world of jazz 12 The Way It Is The night club Café Society was a dream come true for Barney Josephson 14 Jazz On Film Silent film Louis with music by Louis Moreau Gottschalk and Wynton Marsalis is this month’s choice 16–17 Taking Off Singers Zara McFarlane and Josh Kyle are the ones to watch 36–50 CD Reviews Over 100 CDs reviewed including albums by Steve Coleman, Empirical, Christian McBride, Wynton Marsalis and Eric Clapton, John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman and many more 53 Books and DVDs 55 The Player Nicolas Meier on his favourite guitars 56 Instrument Reviews All the latest instrument news and reviews 58-59 Live Reviews 60–62 Gig Guide Your essential guide to the must-see gigs this month 64 Subscriptions Save money and receive a fantasticfree Neil Cowley Trio album 66 Letters Write in – have your say

Features 18 Ornette ColemanThegreatinnovatorspeaks to Kevin Le Gendre

22 Empirical Truth be told as Empirical (pictured below) return

26 Christian McBrideThebigbandsessions

28 Dennis RollinsThetromboneman returns to his jazz roots with new organflavoured album

30 Phil RobsonTheguitaristgoescodecrackingwithMarkTurner

32 Abdullah IbrahimTheSouthAfrican pianist gets spiritual with Marcus O’Dair

34Something to trumpet aboutBucktothefuture at the London Jazz Festival this month with the Buck Clayton Legacy Band

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