Monthly Archives: October 2016

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Gwilym Simcock Interview

You’ve recently been touring the world with Pat Metheny. How was that?     “It’s been a fantastic experience and it's been an amazing opportunity to play with one of my absolute heroes (who are Pat Metheny and Keith Jarrett), whose music was responsible for getting me into jazz in the first place, as a teenager….

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The Column: Eddie Myer – Autumn Leaves

    Autumn is traditionally a time of announcements in the world of showbiz, to which jazz finds itself attached, often with a certain reluctance, in our late-stage capitalist society. Music biz executives return to their artfully dressed-down offices after their August holidays – promoters and agents re-group after the summer festival season – arts…

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Lucy Pickering Interview

  How did you first get into Joni Mitchell?     I’ve been into Joni Mitchell for many years. I did a Performance Arts degree and for my degree show I decided to do the album Blue. That was because, all through my teens, I’d been listening to that album. So that’s twenty years ago now….

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Nigel Price Interview

  We caught up with guitarist Nigel Price in the midst of his latest epic tour of the UK that also sees the launch of his latest album.   You’ve got a new album out in November. Tell us about Heads and Tales (Vol. 2).     “I have never been so pleased with a recording….

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Big Band Scene (Oct. 2016)

    Les Paul, who died last month at the age of 84, was born in Kolkata India, one of five children of Gerald and Minni Paul.  He was studying for an engineering degree when his family decided to move to England in 1951, where they settled in Croydon.  He embarked on an apprenticeship and studied…