GLASGOW JAZZ FESTIVAL
Orleans to Swing to Bop to Free to L Fusionto the currentprolileration ot mix and match eclecticrsm. now
jostling tor space under that single.
rather inadequate umbrella. To their great credit. the Glasgow Festival has chosen to rellectthat diversity rather than be shackled by narrow delinitions. and has thrown in a healthy stab at
Blues and a taste oi new composed musiclorgood measure. lnthe planning stages. singerSarah Vaughan. who pertormed at the The 4th Glasgow International Jazz inaugural Festival. was pencilled in to Festival maintains its reputation tor a the programme. but her death earlier wide-ranging. high quality survey at this year robbed Glasgow ol another the world jazz scene. from the major chance to hear a great star. By way ol names— Miles Davis. Dizzy Gillespie. our own tribute. The List opens this George Russell — through to the new. special Jazz Festival section with experimental and even untried. Herman Leonard‘s evocative image ot Jazz in 1990 is a dilticult to the young Sarah at Birdland in 1949
categorise allair. with so many (trom The Eye ot Jazz. Viking. £20). ditlerent kinds at music. lrom New (Kenny Mathiesonl
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