Geoff Simkins at The Snowdrop reviewed by Charlie Anderson

Geoff Simkins with Terry Seabrook The Snowdrop, Lewes Monday 23rd January, 2017       Whilst alto saxophonist Geoff Simkins is well known for his West Coast cool and bebop playing, performing uptempo versions of Anthropology, Invitation and I Remember April, the highlight was a beautiful rendition of Billy Strayhorn’s ballad Chelsea Bridge which exhibited Simkins’…


Love Supreme Festival reviewed by Charlie Anderson

Love Supreme Festival Glynde Place, near Lewes Friday 1st July-Sunday 3rd July       Friday evening began with a number of local bands performing at both the Bandstand and the Arena tent, with the unique sound of Leroy Horns’ Barnacles being well received along with the grooving Ezra Collective displaying their youthful virtuosity.     If…


Live Review: Victor Wooten @ The Komedia reviewed by Eddie Myer

Victor Wooten The Komedia, Brighton Tuesday 5th July 2016       A queue stretching down the street outside the venue showed that Stanley Clarke’s appearance at Love Supreme Festival on the preceding Saturday night had whetted rather than blunted local appetites for fusion bass wizardry.  Victor Wooten got straight down to business, taking to the…