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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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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…

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Live Review: ENEMY at The Verdict

ENEMY The Verdict, Brighton Monday 22nd May 2017            ENEMY, a superb trio of Kit Downes, Petter Eldh and James Maddren, was formed as a reaction to how Kit thinks about “complexity, and how liberating it can be”. And although this was an evening of complex music, it was also an evening of…

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Live Review: MAISHA at The Verdict

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…