Monthly Archives: January 2014

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The Column: Eddie Myer – New Electric Slide

    History was briefly reversed for an evening last year when one Monday shortly before Christmas a temporary and very localised electrical problem cut the power at our regular gig at the Bee’s Mouth here in Brighton, leaving us with our instruments untouched but our amps redundant. Stalwarts that we are, we carried on jamming …

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Ben Castle Interview

After a night on the town, saxophonist Ben Castle was interrogated by Charlie Anderson.   Gary Burton recently complained that he gets asked the same questions in interviews: how did you start? why do you play the vibraphone? tell us about your new record, etc. So, Ben, just to be different, why do you play…

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Mingus Underground Interview

How did the project come about? Andy Pickett: “I’ve always been a big fan of Mingus, since I first got into jazz, and Mingus Ah Um was one of the first jazz albums that I bought way back in the days before CDs. As a player I’ve long wanted to try and play some of…

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Nigel Price Interview

Guitarist Nigel Price spent three years with the James Taylor Quartet, is a member of The Filthy Six  (the latest signing on the legendary Acid Jazz label) and is also a regular performer at Ronnie Scotts and in 2010 The Nigel Price Organ Trio won the Parliamentary Jazz Award for best jazz ensemble.     Jazz…

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The Column: Eddie Myer – A New Year

    The dust has settled from the undignified collapse of 2013, and 2014 has made its dishevelled entry but has yet to reveal its true nature, leaving us free to indulge in a bit of speculation. The recent sad loss of Stan Tracey reminds us again how few of the players from the “classic era”…

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Jim Mullen Interview

Sussex Jazz Magazine editor Charlie Anderson met up with Scottish guitarist Jim Mullen at his flat in London to discuss his new album, Catch My Drift, which he launches at The Verdict in Brighton on Friday 10th January, 2013   What was your experience in journalism? I worked for a couple of newspapers in Scotland,…