Articles by SJM


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The Column: Eddie Myer – De Profundis

    Love Supreme Festival reached its fifth birthday this year. An additional Jazz In The Round stage, curated by Jez Nelson, a strong representation from a new generation of British artists, the continuing contribution from the local Brighton scene to the Bandstand and Arena stages, and the enduring smoother-than-silk vitality of the immaculately mustachioed  George…

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The Cloggz Interview

    The Cloggz were formed around five years ago, and grew out of the Jazz Charity Roar Ups that were hosted by pianist Mark Edwards at The Brunswick in Hove. “I just had this idea for this tango line up with the accordion, clarinet and violin for a while and then meeting Ben Sarfas (the…

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Nat Steele Interview

    Vibraphonist, drummer and percussionist Nat Steele grew up in a house full of music, and got into jazz through his saxophonist father.     “The jazz thing really came from my dad who has a big jazz record collection. Obviously, being a saxophone player he had loads and loads of saxophone players, on vinyl. As…

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Big Band Scene (August 2017)

Patrick Billingham looks at Bader’s Big Band and requests.       The Douglas Bader Foundation have announced that they are recruiting for Bader’s Big Band.  A new project.  For those under a certain age who are unaware of his heroic exploits, Douglas Bader lost both legs in an aircraft crash in 1931.  Nevertheless he was…

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Pete Recommends…Stan Getz – Tempus Fugit

Each month Peter Batten recommends a recording that jazz fans may wish to add to their personal library.   Stan Getz Tempus Fugit       While I was a university student, in the 1950s, my jazz education progressed very rapidly. I arrived with a record collection dominated by Jelly Roll Morton and Bunk Johnson. My…

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Love Supreme Festival 2017 reviewed by Charlie Anderson

Love Supreme Festival Glynde, Sussex Friday 30th June – Sunday 2nd July, 2017       Oli Howe’s trio Howes3 helped start Love Supreme’s fifth incarnation with a selection of original compositions, the highlight of which was a guest appearance by energetic and uplifting vocalist Abi Flynn, who co-wrote the tune Day 7 with Oli Howe….

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The Column: Eddie Myer – What’s In A Name?

    We’ve been quietly but firmly insisting in this column that there’s something stirring in the world of jazz-and-related-musics, both here in the UK and further afield. While sales of recordings continue to plummet across all sectors, the rise of delivery via streaming services continues to increase; in fact, thanks to the massive uptake in…

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Charenee Wade Interview

Who have been your biggest influences as a vocalist? My biggest influences growing up definitely included Betty Carter, Dianne Reeves, Sarah Vaughan, Cassandra Wilson, Carmen McRae.   Where did the idea come from to do an album of Gil Scott-Heron’s music?  The idea came from Mark Ruffin. He had produced a Gil Scott-Heron record before,…

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Camilla George Interview

How did you first get into music?     “I was really interested in saxophone from quite a young age and I won a music competition when I was eleven and I got saxophone lessons and a saxophone. From then on I discovered Tomorrow’s Warriors, and particularly Gary Crosby. They really were the force behind getting…

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Love Supreme Guide 2017

You can download our guide to Love Supreme 2017 here.   The Love Supreme Festival has quickly become a well-known and popular jazz festival, the only outdoor jazz festival in the UK and is now sold out for the first time in its five year history.     With a similar layout to last years festival,…