Monthly Archives: May 2015

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The Column: Eddie Myer – The Eye of the Tiger

The Eye of the Tiger       April 30th is doubly significant for our loyal readers, marking not only the 40th virtual issue of the Sussex Jazz Magazine but also the triumphant return of International Jazz Day, modestly billed on its own Facebook page as ‘The Greatest Day in Jazz History’. We’re aware that some…

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GoGo Penguin interview

Pianist Chris Illingworth talks to Charlie Anderson about GoGo Penguin and their recently announced album deal with Blue Note Records.   You’ve recently signed to Blue Note Records. How did that come about and what does it mean for the band?     “It all kind of happened last year around the summer. We were playing…

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Edana Minghella interview

Vocalist Edana Minghella is a regular performer around Brighton and this year she returns to The Brunswick in Hove for another concert as part of the Brighton Fringe Festival. Here she talks to editor Charlie Anderson about where it all started.   How did you get into jazz?     “I don’t really know. It’s one…

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Mingus Underground: Andy Pickett interview

  Saxophonist and Mingus Underground leader Andy Pickett discusses the band and the music of Charles Mingus ahead of their appearance at this year’s Brighton Fringe Festival.   Tell us about how the group came together.     “I've long been a fan of Mingus, and had really wanted to play this great music, and asking…

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Big Band Scene (May 2015)

Saxophonist Patrick Billingham continues his monthly column with a look at The Studio 9 Orchestra and Straight No Chaser.   This month we feature two exciting regular Brighton based big bands, plus an overwhelming ad hoc ultra big band which, it is hoped, will become a regular feature of the May jazz scene in Brighton. …

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The Snowdrop Jazz Night, Lewes (May 2015)

Hosted by Terry Seabrook on keys with various featured guests and sidemen. Free admission (collection taken towards running expenses). Great beers and top nosh. The Snowdrop Inn, 119 South St, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 2BU Tel:01273 471018   Monday 4th May Josef Stout with Terry Seabrook on organ and Alex Eberhard on drums     …

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Ashley Slater: Bone Idol – Album Review

Album Review   Bone Idol Ashley Slater (Digital album released 1st April 2015)   The term ‘Renaissance Man’ is rather over-used, but given that many of that era’s leading lights were as fond of flamboyant costume as they were of artistic multi-tasking, it could certainly be applied to Ashley Slater. Not many careers manage to…