Daily Archives: December 1, 2016

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The Column: Eddie Myer – Larkin About

    The autumn touring schedule has made it impossible for me to attend a single one of the many amazing gigs that comprise the EFG London Jazz Festival, and all that I’ve had to console for missing (yet again) the priceless opportunity of seeing Wayne Shorter is the chance purchase of a copy of Philip…

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‘Fight The Good Fight!’

Bobby Wellins  24 January 1936 – 27 October 2016           This is not intended as an obituary so much as a tribute, so please forgive the omission of any material you expected to see here.     I say this because what emerged yesterday at Bobby’s funeral in Chichester was an overwhelming sense that…

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Alex Hitchcock Interview

How did you get into jazz?     “A heady combination of Coleman Hawkins and Joshua Redman was my first exposure to the saxophone. If that was reflected in my playing even in a small way I’d be very happy! I told a sort of half-truth early on about being able to read chord symbols so…

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Jazz News (Dec. 2016)

    The ever -expanding South Coast Jazz Festival returns with concerts at The Old Market in Hove, Ropetackle Arts Centre in Shoreham and The Verdict in Brighton. The festival, now in its third year, kicks off with a concert by Incognito at The Old Market on Saturday 17th December followed by concerts at the Ropetackle…

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Annie Lightly Interview

Tell us about your new album.  How did it come about?     “The album seemed to come out of nowhere, complete with track list. I could even ‘hear’ the musicians who would be involved. (Thank goodness they agreed to play on it.)”     “I’m struggling to answer the question without saying something about my life….

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Mike Outram Interview

What are you working on at the moment?     “I’m working on my online guitar learning site: ElectricCampfire.com. We help aspiring guitarists to level up their playing with courses, live training and a helpful community. We have over 500 members and it’s really exciting to watch everyone’s progress & development. I’d have LOVED to have…

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Big Band Scene (Dec. 2016)

This month Patrick Billingham searches for missing parts and discusses band finances.       The end is nigh. Not of civilisation as we know it, although after recent election results . . ., but of 2016.  The time of year when bands are preparing for the festive season and, pun intended, blowing the dust of…

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Live Review: Court & Spark @ The Verdict

Court and Spark: Reinterpreting Joni Mitchell 29th October 2016 The Verdict, Brighton       The title of Brighton musician Lucy Pickering’s project: Court and Spark is from the 1974 album of the same name by Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell.      As a long-standing Joni admirer (one is supposed to refer to artists by their surname…