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Paul Nieman Interview

SJM editor Charlie Anderson spoke to One World Orchestra’s trombonist and musical director, Paul Nieman, about the band’s development and their upcoming concert at Brighton Unitarian Church.   How did you first get involved with One World Orchestra? “Well, I was in Paul Busby’s Big Band for a long time, in fact since the beginning…

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Big Band Scene (Nov. 2018)

This month sees a welcome return to the Sussex big band scene of the One World Orchestra, with their appropriately named Bonfire! performance at the Unitarian Church in central Brighton. Details are in the listings below. This Sussex based ensemble, formerly The Paul Busby Big Band, changed its name a couple of years ago, when…

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Pete Recommends…Dexter Gordon – Go

Dexter Gordon Go [Blue Note 84112]   About the time that this recording was made I heard Dexter in person. I still believe that it was one of the best live sessions I have experienced. The sheer strength of his performance, his ability to flow and to build for chorus after chorus, was breathtaking. Over…

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Live Review: Jazz Jamaica All Stars at Brighton Dome

Jazz Jamaica All Stars Brighton Dome Concert Hall Saturday 29th September, 2018   The relationship between jazz and reggae was for a while a rare combination, until the breakthrough of Jamaican jazz guitarist and visionary Ernest Ranglin, whose fresh approach saw a revolutionary breakthrough towards the fusion of Jamaica’s national music with the technical aspects…

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Live Review: Eastbourne Splash Point Jazz Festival

Eastbourne Splash Point Jazz Festival The Fishermen’s Club, Christ Church and Leaf Hall, Eastbourne Sunday 30th September, 2018   Splash Point Jazz’s inaugural jazz festival in Eastbourne saw 12 different bands performing across 3 separate venues. The largest venue of the festival, Christ Church, hosted Festival Director Neal Richardson’s Band who performed a number of…