Daily Archives: April 1, 2016

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The Column: Eddie Myer – It Might As Well Be…

    Spring arrives, bringing its customary seasonal quickening, and the jazz fan’s thoughts naturally turn towards music festivals. The South Coast Jazz Festival  braved the dead of winter to achieve another triumph with high sales, plenty of local engagement and some gratifying press attention – congratulations are due once again to the unstoppable, camera-friendly team…

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Darius Brubeck Interview

Pianist Darius Brubeck is best known for the tribute to his late father (Brubecks play Brubeck) but is also making a name for himself with his own quartet consisting of two British jazz players, Dave O’Higgins and Matt Ridley, together with South African drummer Wesley Gibbens.   Tell us a bit about your latest album…

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Jazz News (April 2016)

    International Jazz Day (April 30th) will be celebrated in the host city of Washington D.C. with a special party at The Whitehouse presented by Barack and Michelle Obama. Special guests include Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Esperanza Spalding and a host of other top jazz names.       Jazz at The Palmeira got off to…

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Chris Coull Interview

Trumpeter Chris Coull, now based in Hove, talks to Charlie Anderson about his jazz travels, The Three Trumpeteers and his new gig and jam session at The Palmeira in Hove.   How did you get into jazz?     “I’d just switched school when I was 17, in sixth form and I met this guy who…

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Roger Beaujolais Interview

What made you start playing the vibes and what do you like most about the instrument?     “I always knew I was going to be a musician when I was about 13 years old but no-one believed me or encouraged me. At the time I was obsessed with the pop/rock music of the day &…

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David Preston Interview

Preston Glasgow Lowe perform at The Verdict in Brighton on Saturday 16th April. We talk to guitarist David Preston (pictured above, middle) about their debut album released on Whirlwind.   You release the debut album of Preston Glasgow Lowe on 29th April. Tell us about the album and how it all came about.     “We had…

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Big Band Scene (April 2016)

Saxophonist Patrick Billingham continues his monthly column with a look at practise.   “Maestro*/man† why do you practise every day and for so many hours?”  “Because if I didn’t, after one day I would notice, after a week my colleagues would notice and after a month my audience would notice.” I have found this quote…

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Film Review: Miles Ahead

Miles Ahead Directed by Don Cheadle  Starring Don Cheadle, Ewan McGregor, Emayatzy Corinealdi       Set in 1980, an era of self-induced retirement for Davis, and shortly before his Eighties comeback, the film leans heavily on the fictional adventures of Miles and the fictional ‘composite character’, Rolling Stone reporter Dave Braden, played superbly by Ewan…