Monthly Archives: March 2019

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Duncan Eagles Interview

Saxophonist Duncan Eagles is normally the frontman of four-piece Partikel, who have already released four albums and toured worldwide. Charlie Anderson spoke to him to discuss the release of his debut album, Citizen, and the start of his UK tour, which ends on 29th March at The Verdict in Brighton.   Let’s start by talking…

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John Turville Interview

Let’s talk about the new album, Head First. Tell us about the development of it and how it came about. Basically it started a few years ago, the idea of it. Of course you know John Taylor, the great jazz pianist, after he died that was the moment when I thought I really need to…

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Album Review: John Turville – Head First

John Turville Head First (Whirlwind WR4734) John Turville has spent the last decade quietly establishing himself as the go-to pianist for the kind of thoughtful, multi-faceted modern jazz whose distinctly European sensibility was developed by composers such as John Taylor and Kenny Wheeler, and continues to thrive today. His sensitivity, advanced harmonic concept and the…

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Eddie Myer – Nominate to Dominate

The nominations for the JazzFM Awards are in, and it’s especially gratifying to see how many of the nominees have been active within our area of the Jazz-o-sphere over the past twelve months. On the gig front, the Verdict has once again proved its worth as a viable performance space for touring jazz artists, having…

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Sam Carelse – On The Corner

The first step is knowing what you want. The second is giving yourself permission. The third is to ask the universe. It helps when you’re trying to manifest something that is within grasp, not something like winning the lottery or *hollow laugh* world peace. I didn’t light candles, and I didn’t sit in the lotus…

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Sarah Tandy Interview

Entitled Infection in the Sentence, pianist Sarah Tandy’s debut album takes its inspiration from a poem by Emily Dickinson. Tandy has a love of both literature and music, learning piano from a young age. “My mum was a piano teacher so when I was a kid, from really young, at 4 or 5, I was…

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Live Review: Alex Hitchcock Quintet at New Generation Jazz

New Generation Jazz: Alex Hitchcock Quintet The Verdict, Brighton Friday 18th January, 2019 This quintet, featuring saxophonist Alex Hitchcock and trumpeter James Copus, are a formidable frontline partnership. Both are members of Patchwork Jazz Orchestra, and bring a special chemistry to their performances with tight unison lines and an enviable musical telepathy. The quintet released…

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Live Review: Emute Lab 3 at The Rose Hill

Emute Lab 3: Bog Bodies X the Threnoscope + Koray Tahiroglu & Roosa Poni The Rose Hill, Brighton Wednesday 13th February, 2019 Brighton’s Rose Hill Tavern saw Bog Bodies bring their signature approach to creating music to its cosy stage. Consisting of tenor saxophone, drums and an electric guitar laden with effects pedals, the short…