Daily Archives: July 21, 2014

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The Column: Eddie Myer – Charlie Haden RIP

    This week saw the passing of one of the colossi of jazz, Charlie Haden. All the major papers carried glowing obituaries, paying their respects to the man and his music. Bass players are seldom so eulogised; jazz bass players even less so, and despite having earned the universal respect and admiration justly accorded to…

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Live Review: Wayne McConnell Trio at All Saints Church

Wayne McConnell/Steve Thompson/Piers Clark All Saints Church, Hove Wednesday 9th July, 2014          This was another enjoyable concert in the lovely setting of All Saints Church in Hove, this time with ace rhythm guitarist Piers Clark and multi-talented bassist Steve Thompson backing pianist Wayne McConnell.     Although this was an all-acoustic group, the…

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Live Review: Geoff Simkins Quartet at The Verdict

Geoff Simkins Quartet The Verdict, Brighton Friday 11th July, 2014          Firstly, it was fantastic to see pianist Nikki Iles back in Brighton. Secondly, it was great to see her performing with local legend (and newly ‘acclaimed’) Geoff Simkins.     Bassist Simon Woolf continues to impress with some fine arco soloing and a…