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Issue 46

December 1987

Now's The Time
News, Woody Herman, African Dawn

Jazz Awards
The full photo report on the triumph

From Italy to Edinburgh

New York
More Big Apple blues from Howard Mandel

The necessary thing

Mike & Kate Westbrook
Chris Parker is falling down

Christmas Jazzword
On the square

By Mark Bicker

David Rudder
Tony Herrington puts a soca in it

Courtney Pine
The 1987-88 interview by R.D. Cook

Bebop Vocals
Scatted by Jack Cooke

Cecil Taylor
Keyed in by Kenny Mathieson

Roland Kirk
Remembered by Dave Gelly

Bix Beiderbecke
Richard Cook hears the horn

Paul Gilroy and Martial Solal