Monthly Archives: August 2014

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The Column: Eddie Myer – Digital Anorak

     Holiday season can present both the jazz musician and the jazz enthusiast with a bit of a dilemma. For the  self-employed musician, the nagging realisation that family or romantic commitments have obliged them to take ‘quality time’ off during the busiest gigging season of the year can be enough to put them in a…

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Tim Haillay Interview

SJM editor Charlie Anderson spoke to Tim Haillay, chairman of Brighton Jazz Club.   Tell us a bit about Brighton Jazz Club.     “Well, I took over with John Rowland in 1992 and it was going for at least 15 years before that.”     “Dave Gravitt and John Styles, who are still on the committee, were…

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Reg Hendrickse Interview

Reg Hendrickse, co-organiser of JazzHastings, answers questions from SJM editor Charlie Anderson.   How long has the club been going? We have been going for 8 years.   How did it get started? We started with a small group: John Donaldson, Agatha, Sophie and me at the Old Angling club.   Have you experienced any…

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Andy Lavender Interview

Andy Lavender, owner of The Verdict, Brighton answers questions from SJM editor Charlie Anderson.   How long has the club been going?     “The club opened to the public on 2nd March 2012.”   How did you first get into running a jazz club?     “About 1970 I started going to the Brighton Jazz Club…

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Album Review: Paul Richards Trio – Empatia

 Paul Richards Trio: Empatia    This album features a number of compositions by Brazilian guitarist Baden Powell as well as ones by João Pernambuco, one of the originators  of the Brazilian chorro style, popular in Brazil in the 1920s and 1930s.     There are also compositions from other South American guitarists/composers such as Argentinian Jorge…