Monthly Archives: June 2015

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The Column: Eddie Myer – Smalls Is Beautiful

    Last issue’s column touched upon the meeting between enigmatic jazz innovator Ornette Coleman and controversial deconstructionist Jaques Derrida, and how the potentially seminal discussion between them had to be abandoned due to the intemperate heckling from the audience, much to the retiring philosopher’s dismay. Coleman’s reaction to the event is not recorded, but one…

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SJM Letters Page (June 2015)

Dear SJM,     Eddie Meyer's column has always been erudite, logical, well informed and interesting. However, this month I was taken aback by how it failed to grasp the real and serious issues at stake. By cancelling Gilad Atzmon’s gig the RNCM has censored Gilad's performance on the strength of a racist lobby group. Eddie,…

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Duncan Eagles interview

  Duncan Eagles has been a stalwart on the London jazz scene for the past few years. Ahead of Partikel’s debut appearance at The Verdict in June he talks to Charlie Anderson about the group, how it started and where it is going.   Tell us how you got into jazz and music generally.     “I…

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Dave Williams interview

Vocalist Dave Williams talks to Charlie Anderson about his love of music and his new seven piece swing band.   Tell us a bit about yourself     “I’ve lived here all my life. Predominantly I’m a businessman and I’ve got my own heating business which funds the singing business. I used to play trumpet when…

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Terry Pack interview

How did the Trees project start?     “I bought an iMac about two years ago and I discovered that it came with a very natty program called Garageband so I started experimenting with a few ideas, just putting some demos together. And I was really attracted to the woodwind and the brass sounds so I…

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John Harris interview

Guitarist John Harris talks about the upcoming revival of Kineojazz in Brighton.   Tell us about Kineojazz and how it all came about.     “Kineojazz is a jazz promotion organisation started by three friends – singer Ela Southgate, entrepreneur Steve Rayson and myself. We all share a love of jazz and thought it would be…

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Big Band Scene (June 2015)

Saxophonist Patrick Billingham continues his monthly column with a look at The Les Paul Big Band and The South Coast Big Band.       The Brighton Festival is over for another year. The election has been and gone.  So it’s back to business as usual, with some glad news, and some sad news.     First…

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The Snowdrop Jazz Night, Lewes (June 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 1st June Simon Savage with Terry Seabrook on piano  & Dan Sheppard on bass.   Simon…