Monthly Archives: June 2018

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Charlotte Glasson Interview

   This month Charlotte Glasson releases a new album of music and performs in Shoreham and Love Supreme Festival. She spoke to SJM editor Charlie Anderson.      Eclectic is a good word to describe Charlotte Glasson. She works on a mix of projects, performs a wide range of music and plays an impressive selection…

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Orphy Robinson Interview

You’re appearing at Love Supreme Festival this year. Have you performed there before?     “No, funnily enough I’ve been every year, apart from the first year, but always to hang out. I just love the idea of it. I’ve done camping and then going ‘no, that’s a silly idea’, then gone to hotels in Newhaven…

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Leo Richardson Interview

SJM editor Charlie Anderson spoke to saxophonist Leo Richardson ahead of his appearance at this year’s Love Supreme Festival.   How did you get into playing the saxophone?     “When I was a small kid I must have seen somebody playing a saxophone. I’d always wanted to play it. When music lessons were offered at…

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Jazz News (June 2018)

    Love Supreme Festival have released the stage times for this year’s festival which takes place from Friday 29th June until Sunday 1st July. Headliners include Elvis Costello, Pharoah Sanders, Steve Winwood and Dave Holland/Chris Potter/Zakir Hussain. The stage times are available from their website.     In other festival news, Eastbourne’s Splashpoint Jazz Festival, have…

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Big Band Scene (June 2018)

Patrick Billingham looks at pad organisation and continues his look at playing outdoors.       The Big Band@Brunswick schedule for the second half of the year is confirmed.  No August fixture, but two in September. 1st July: Terry Pack’s Trees 2nd September: Big Band Sounds 23rd September: Mark Travers Project 7th October: The Brighton Big…

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Live Review: Brighton Festival – John Surman

Brighton Festival: John Surman St. George’s Church, Kemptown, Brighton Thursday 10th May, 2018       A performance by virtuoso musician John Surman is a rarity in the UK as the 73 year old veteran currently resides in Norway, and his last performance in Brighton was back in 2014. His musical collaborations with Norwegian pianist and…

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Live Review: Brighton Festival – The Last Poets

Brighton Festival: The Last Poets Theatre Royal, Brighton Tuesday 15th My, 2018       ‘When the Revolution Comes’.     The words echo in the 200-year-old edifice, with the same aggression and truth, and sending the same message today as they did when first spoken by The Last Poets nearly 50 years ago. The seated audience…

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Live Review: Brighton Festival – A Change Is Gonna Come

Brighton Festival: A Change Is Gonna Come – Music for Human Rights Brighton Dome Concert Hall Tuesday 22nd May, 2018       Beginning with Coltrane’s iconic composition Alabama, Nubya Garcia confidently displayed both the technique and emotional depth required to produce a version of this deeply moving memorial to the four children murdered by members of…