Monthly Archives: November 2015

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The Column: Eddie Meyer – Making The Connection

    The 1962 movie The Connection isn’t widely screened today – it’s blend of modernistically gritty black-and-white visuals and that school of 1950s acting which blended broad-brush theatricality with earnest, painstakingly sincere close-ups hasn’t dated particularly well, and it’s strict observation of the Aristotelian dramatic unities (it started life as an off-Broadway play) makes it…

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Julian Argüelles Interview

Tell us about your Tetra project and the new album.     “I met Kit Downes and James Maddren through a bass player called Euan Burton, we did some gigs together in Scotland, I was surprised that they knew some of my tunes. Sam Lasserson, I found after a bit of research after getting some recommendations…

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Dan Cartwright Interview

Up and coming saxophonist Dan Cartwright has recently appeared in Terry Pack’s Trees ensemble and been a guest at The Bristol Bar in Brighton. Here he talks to SJM about how he started out and who his influences are.   How did you first get into jazz?     “Well, I always knew it was there….

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Big Band Scene (Nov. 2015)

  Saxophonist Patrick Billingham continues his monthly column with a look at The Paul Busby Bigger Band and The Johnny Spice Swing Orchestra.   Occasionally I have been at a workshop or jam session and have encountered a horn player who had a great sound and could make an improvised solo seem effortless.   But…

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The Snowdrop Jazz Night, Lewes (November 2015)

Hosted by Terry Seabrook on keys with various featured guests and sidemen. 8-10:30pm 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 2nd November Lawrence Jones (US sax and flute man) with Malcolm Mortimore (ds) and Terry…

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Geoff Simkins/Sheryl Bailey @ The Verdict reviewed by Charlie Anderson

Geoff Simkins/Sheryl Bailey Quartet The Verdict, Brighton Saturday 24th October 2015       Both guitarist Sheryl Bailey and saxophonist Geoff Simkins are experienced jazz educators, Geoff teaching locally, whilst Sheryl Bailey teaches at Berklee and the Stanford Jazz Workshops.  Fittingly then, this evening was a masterclass in musicianship with both musicians soloing fluidly over some…