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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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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 – 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…

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Live Review: Oli Howe Trio at The Verdict

Oli Howe Trio The Verdict, Brighton Saturday 12th May, 2018       Pianist Oli Howe is someone who has always enjoyed exploring the jazz piano trio format and seeing where he can take it and the time that the trio have spent rehearsing has paid off, with tightly-performed introductions to well-known standards such as Days…

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Live Review: Joe Armon-Jones at The Eagle, Brighton

Joe Armon-Jones The Eagle, Brighton  Friday 18th May, 2018        Mr. Bongo presented an afternoon of live music at The Eagle pub, the highlight of which was an astonishing performance by young pianist Joe Armon-Jones.     Throughout, Armon-Jones conveyed a freshness and honesty that typifies the current new generation scene. Opening with a relaxed…

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Live Review: The Great Escape Festival, Brighton

The Great Escape Festival: Ashley Henry Trio, Yussef Dayes, Sons of Kemet Patterns, Brighton Saturday 19th May, 2018           There hasn’t been much jazz at The Great Escape Festival, Brighton’s festival of new music but this year three acts came along at once in a triple bill showcasing some of Britain’s best jazz…

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Live Review: The Mark Travers Project at The Ropetackle

The Mark Travers Project presents Thelonious Monk Ropetackle, Shoreham Sunday 27th May, 2018       This narrative of Monk’s life and music, where his life was narrated and dramatised, accompanied by music that highlighted the important milestones, covered Monk’s well-known tunes and was interspersed with original compositions by conductor and arranger Mark Travers.      Actor…

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Alina Bzhezhinska Interview

SJM Editor Charlie Anderson spoke to jazz harpist Alina Bzhezhinska about her upcoming album, Inspiration, ahead of her appearance at The Verdict on Friday 18th May, 2018.   Why did you choose to play the harp?     “I started playing the harp when I was 7, out of pure vanity. I really loved how it looked….