Monthly Archives: June 2016

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The Column: Eddie Myer – Hot Fun In The Summertime

    Summer approaches, and let’s hope the sun shines reasonably consistently and that the organisers of the returning Love Supreme don’t have occasion to rue the bold decision to stage their Jazz-and-related-music festival in the great outdoors. May is a busy time for gig goers in Brighton as the town hosts the two entirely unrelated…

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Bitches Brew Discussion

Following on from Eddie Myer’s column in the May issue (which you can read here) concerning Miles Davis’ classic Bitches Brew album, we print responses from readers Milo Fell and Ken Edwards followed by a response from Eddie Myer.     Milo Fell writes…       I am writing to take issue with Eddie Myer's…

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Peter Fraize Interview

American saxophonist Peter Fraize will be staying in Brighton for a few weeks in June and July and will be playing gigs at various venues (see below). Peter is a saxophonist, composer and teacher based in Washington DC. He has been a distinct voice in the jazz world for nearly three decades and is known…

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Jazz News (June 2016)

    Brighton’s Kemptown Carnival returns this year on Saturday 4th June with six stages of music. Jazz groups will be appearing on the BN1 stage (Swing Ninjas at 12pm and Quizas Jazz Band at 2pm), the Radio Reverb Stage (Jorge’s Hot Club at 4pm and Harry’s Tricks at 5pm) and all-day jazz at Jack Kendon’s…

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Paul Richards Interview

Tell us about how you first got into playing music.     “Initially as a young lad, I was influenced by many guitarists such as Hendrix, Angus Young, John Williams and more which got me interested in both rock and classical guitar. I played a bit in my early years but was into the 90's Rave…

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Donna Lewis Interview

    Donna Lewis had a global hit in 1996 with ‘I Love You Always Forever’ a song that exceeded one million ‘spins’ on the radio. Her latest album Brand New Day takes the Welsh born singer in a completely new direction.     Featuring musicians Ethan Iverson, Reid Anderson and David King, the album is an intimate,…

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Big Band Scene (June 2016)

Saxophonist Patrick Billingham continues his monthly column discussing Imagine A World.   In the listings for this month, there is a ‘new’ local (very) big band Imagine A World 2016.  This continues the tradition of the various reincarnations of 100 Saxophones. This year, it is organised by Anne-Marie Roberts  (imagineaworld2016@gmail.com) and directed, as the earlier…

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Improv Column: Out Playing by Wayne McConnell

    Out playing is all about playing against the harmony.  Its playing the 'wrong' notes at the right time.  Out playing isn't just random, it still must have all of the melodic content of inside playing such as development of ideas, rhythmic interest,  space etc.  It must say something.  So if out playing is not…