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MAISHA at The Verdict reviewed by Charlie Anderson

MAISHA New Generation Jazz, The Verdict, Brighton Friday 31st March 2017        Drummer Jake Long’s MAISHA specialise in post-Coltrane world-influenced music, very much in the spirit of Pharaoh Sanders and this was apparent from the first number, Welcome to a New Welcome.     The final piece of the first set was introduced by an…

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Rick Simpson’s Klammer at The Verdict reviewed by Charlie Anderson

Rick Simpson’s Klammer The Verdict, Brighton Friday 14th April 2017       A mesmerising evening of highly original contemporary material from pianist Rick Simpson featured some outstanding performances from reedsman Mike Chillingworth and saxophonist-of-the-moment George Crowley.     Simpson’s esoteric compositions were ideally suited to the wide range of timbres at his disposal, including Chillingworth’s bass…

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Sara Oschlag @ The Snowdrop reviewed by Charlie Anderson

Sara Oschlag & Terry Seabrook’s Trio The Snowdrop, Lewes Monday 20th March 2017       Much-loved vocalist Sara Oschlag performed a mixture of some of her signature tunes such as the blues It’s Alright, Okay, You Win and Bye Bye Blackbird together with a selection of other well-known standards, including Sarah Vaughan’s version of Misty (from…

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Court & Spark @ The Verdict reviewed by Lou Beckerman

Court and Spark: Reinterpreting Joni Mitchell 29th October 2016 The Verdict, Brighton       The title of Brighton musician Lucy Pickering’s project: Court and Spark is from the 1974 album of the same name by Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell.      As a long-standing Joni admirer (one is supposed to refer to artists by their surname…