Daily Archives: August 1, 2016

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The Column: Eddie Myer – Best of…2016

    “2015 was a great year for jazz-and-related-musics in the Sussex area, and 2016 promises a range of delights to come.”       “Pulling back the camera for a reveal of the bigger picture, 2015 saw no less than three jazz festivals touching down in the area.”       “Let’s end with a wish-list. It…

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Matt Wates Interview

Tell us about your first inspiration for playing the saxophone.     “I wanted to play the sax ever since I saw someone playing it on Top of the Pops! This was when i was about 10. When I started playing I was really into Hank Crawford, and then one of my older brothers got me…

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Jazz News (August 2016)

    Congratulations to JazzLondonLive, the new London jazz listings website and smartphone app for reaching their funding goal via Kickstarter.     Mary Greig’s Jazz In London listings publication stopped in April this year but musicians Sarah Chaplin and Mick Sexton began a Kickstarter campaign in May, hoping to raise £10,000. With the beta version of…

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Big Band Scene (Aug. 2016)

    Saxophonist Patrick Billingham has another look at big band finances and profiles The Swingin’ Saxophone Big Band.       First of all an apology.  I made a typing error in last month’s column. Paul Busby’s website from which you can download his excellent big band charts is www.scoredchanges.com.       In SJM52 (May), I…

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Love Supreme Festival reviewed by Charlie Anderson

Love Supreme Festival Glynde Place, near Lewes Friday 1st July-Sunday 3rd July       Friday evening began with a number of local bands performing at both the Bandstand and the Arena tent, with the unique sound of Leroy Horns’ Barnacles being well received along with the grooving Ezra Collective displaying their youthful virtuosity.     If…

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Live Review: Victor Wooten @ The Komedia reviewed by Eddie Myer

Victor Wooten The Komedia, Brighton Tuesday 5th July 2016       A queue stretching down the street outside the venue showed that Stanley Clarke’s appearance at Love Supreme Festival on the preceding Saturday night had whetted rather than blunted local appetites for fusion bass wizardry.  Victor Wooten got straight down to business, taking to the…

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Album Review: Peter Fraize – Facts & Figures

Peter Fraize Facts & Figures   Peter Fraize, tenor saxophone; Paul Pieper, guitar; Jon Ozment, piano; Nathan Kawaller, bass; Leland Nakamura, drums Union Records URCD -11       Washington DC-based tenorman Fraize turned some heads on his recent visit to the UK’s South Coast, especially with his appearance at Love Supreme Festival, but his name…

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Album Review: Tori Freestone – El Barranco

Tori Freestone Trio El Barranco     Tori Freestone, tenor sax, violin and vocals; Dave Manington, bass; Tim Giles, drums. Whirlwind Recordings WR4689       Freestone is rapidly carving out a career as an original voice on tenor, taking a highly personal pathway that skirts around such mutually exclusive territories as folk, free improv and the…