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Live Review: Ian Price Charity Celebration

Ian Price Charity Celebration Hare & Hounds, Worthing Tuesday 5th September, 2017       Now an annual event at the Hare and Hounds, this tribute to saxophonist Ian Price sees a number of musicians who performed with him join forces in his memory and raise money for MacMillan Cancer Support.     Mark Bassey’s band played…

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Live Review: Jazz For Labour at The Walrus

Jazz For Labour Monday 25th & Tuesday 26th September, 2017  The Walrus, Brighton        The brainchild of Jazzwise editor in chief and Brighton resident Jon Newey, and organised by Newey, Terry Seabrook and Julian Nicholas, this two-evening event helped raise more than £1,300 for the local Labour party, in the same week that Labour…

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Album Review: Lizz Wright – Grace

Lizz Wright Grace (Concord Records)       Each of the songs on this album is composed by a different songwriter, ranging from Sister Rosetta Tharpe to Bob Dylan and k.d. lang. But all of them have the common theme of the American South.     Georgian native Lizz Wright is the perfect vocalist for this project,…

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Live Review: Summer Festival Roundup Review

Summer Festival Roundup Various Venues       The event Gilles Peterson on the Beach on Saturday 29th July sounded promising with a whole day of live music followed by a DJ set by the man himself. Unfortunately, the badly organised event was delayed by several hours and accompanied by heavy rain. However, vocalist Claire Martin…

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Live Review: Philip Clemo – Dream Maps Live

Philip Clemo: Dream Maps  Live Friday 25th August Kino-Teatr, St. Leonards-on-sea       Guitarist and soundscape composer Philip Clemo released his album of ambient, original music last year, which featured an array of jazz musicians, many from Sussex. For this performance he gave a reduced version, accompanied by virtuoso musicians such as cellist Emily Burridge…

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Live Review: Love Supreme Festival 2017

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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Live Review: Keezer & Margot at The Verdict

Geoffrey Keezer & Gillian Margot The Verdict, Brighton Monday 5th June 2017        Beginning with a masterclass, in association with Brighton Jazz School (of which Keezer is a patron), husband and wife team Geoffrey Keezer and Gillian Margot answered questions from the audience that covered everything from musical empathy, rubato, introductions, rhythm, song choice…