Monthly Archives: June 2014

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Dave Holland Interview

With an illustrious career spanning more than 50 years, bassist Dave Holland is now touring with his latest project Prism. He spoke to SJM editor Charlie Anderson.   Let’s start by talking about your latest project, Prism. Is there any significance there in the name Prism?     I was wanting to give the band a…

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John Scofield Interview

Guitar legend John Scofield took time out from his busy touring schedule to answer questions supplied by one of our readers, guitarist Andy Batkin.   1. Do you practice?   What do you practice?     “I have to practice or else I really suck! I practice things I have to play for upcoming gigs and projects..I…

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Live Review: John Law Trio at The Verdict

John Law Trio The Verdict, Brighton Friday 20th June, 2014       Bassist Yuri Goloubev’s plane from Moscow was delayed by several hours and a clearly anxious John Law arrived late, having been unable to collect Yuri from the airport.     Instead the audience were treated to a unique duo of John with drummer Tim…

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Live Review: Paul Richards Latin Trio at The Verdict

Paul Richards Latin Trio The Verdict, Brighton Saturday 21st June          Launching his new album, Empatia, guitarist Paul Richards displayed his deep love of South American music performing a mixture of Brazilian choros, bossa novas and sambas, along with other South American compositions  such as Milongo by Argentinian guitarist Jorge Cardoso and La…

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The Column: Eddie Myer – Radio Waves

     I had the good fortune recently to attend a presentation by millionaire rap icon, political activist, and all-round spokesman for a generation Chuck D, who rose to global recognition as the dominant voice of pioneering hip-hop collective Public Enemy. Their days as platinum-selling major label artists now definitely behind them, they’ve maintained their relevance…

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Bill Laurance Interview

UK pianist Bill Laurance was one of the original members of Snarky Puppy. Here he talks about his new album and answers questions from one of our readers.   Tell us about your latest album, Flint, and how it all came about.     “Flint is the result of 10 years of searching and not always…