Monthly Archives: November 2017

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The Column: Eddie Myer – Autumn Leaves

    In the showbiz calendar, Autumn is often the month of relaunch, as weary musicians wrap up their summer touring, the last function gigs herald the end of a season spent under canvas in dozens of catered marquees, and those mysterious and all-powerful denizens who preside over booking schedules and press campaigns return, refreshed from…

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Mark Lockheart Interview

Tell us about your group Malija with Liam Noble and Jasper Høiby. How did it get started?     I worked with Liam and Jasper in 2008 when I did a quintet record called In Deep. I hadn’t really worked with either of them much before and I wanted a new band so I just phoned…

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Simon Wallace and Sarah Moule Interview

Lou Beckerman in conversation with Simon Wallace and Sarah Moule, prior to their gig at The Verdict, Brighton on 4th November, 2017.     Simon Wallace is a seasoned composer, pianist, arranger and producer. He has performed all over the world and it’s been said that ‘when he plays the piano it’s as if there’s a…

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Gilad Atzmon Interview

    Back in 2009 Atzmon released his tribute to Charlie Parker on his album In Loving Memory of America, a collaboration with violinist and arranger Ros Stephen and the Sigamos String Quartet. Atzmon has collaborated with them again for his 2017 album The Spirit of Trane. “I really like working with strings and with Ros…

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Sara Dowling Interview

You’re appearing at Chichester Jazz Club on 17th November performing the music from George Shearing’s The Swingin’s Mutual.     I’m doing a lot of The Swingin’s Mutual but also some of the music that he did with Dakota Staton. Some bluesy stuff that she did with his quintet. Some of the quintet arrangements I arranged…

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Jazz News (Nov. 2017)

    November sees the London Jazz Festival return to celebrate its 25th year and features a triple bill of Thelonious Monk’s music to commemorate his centenary, along with a celebration of the Ella Fitzgerald centenary by Liane Carroll and Claire Martin at St. John’s Smith Square on Sunday 19th November. This year’s festival uses the…

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Big Band Scene (Nov. 2017)

Patrick Billingham looks at the One World Orchestra and the Nu Civilisation Orchestra. News flash: The Big Band @Brunswick events are to continue in 2018.  If you would like to book a slot, contact Alex Bondonno immediately at alex@bigbandjazz.co.uk.     These events are usually on the first Sunday of this month.  However, this month it…