Tagged Charlie Anderson

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Rob Luft Interview

    Guitarist Rob Luft originally played classical violin from a young age, but around the time he was 6 years old his step-father, a guitarist, moved in. “He brought loads of records like Hugh Masekela and Brotherhood of Breath. So I listened to a lot of township grooves and Loose Tubes records and played lots…

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Loz Speyer Interview

Tell us about your band Inner Space.     “I first started the band in 2002 and it’s been running ever since. Chris Biscoe joined the band in 2003 and he’s still in, so he’s practically a founder member (originally it was Steve Buckley on saxophone and bass clarinet). It carried on as a quartet. The…

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Rachel Musson Interview

Saxophonist and Inner Space member Rachel Musson spoke to SJM editor Charlie Anderson about the upcoming Inner Space gig and the other projects that she's involved with.   How did you first get into playing music?     “Well, it was quite a long time ago. I started playing flute at school and at some time I…

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Mike Flynn Interview

J-Sonics bassist and editor of Jazzwise magazine, Mike Flynn answers questions from SJM editor Charlie Anderson, ahead of the J-Sonics gig at the Ropetackle Arts Centre in Shoreham.   How did you first get into jazz?     “My interest in jazz developed in tandem with my bass playing – as I discovered jazz that appealed to me,…

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Jazz News (April 2018)

    UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Herbie Hancock will be doing his best to unify the jazz community on 30th April, International Jazz Day. This year’s host city is St. Petersburg, which recently expelled US diplomats following the Salisbury spy poisoning.     The Jazz FM Awards ceremony also takes place on International Jazz Day, at Shoreditch Town…

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Live Review: Portrait of Cannonball at The Verdict

Portrait of Cannonball The Verdict, Brighton Friday 16th March, 2018       Covering all of the classic Adderley brother’s repertoire, this show was put together by pianist Alex Webb and featured the frontline soloing power of alto saxophonist Tony Kofi and trumpeter Byron Wallen. An entertaining show, but hardly a whistle-stop tour of Cannonball’s career,…

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Live Review: Alcyona Mick & Tori Freestone at The Verdict

Alcyona Mick & Tori Freestone The Verdict, Brighton Sunday 4th March, 2018       Touring their new album, Criss Cross, saxophonist Tori Freestone and London Jazz Orchestra bandmate, pianist Alcyona Mick began their set with the title track of Tori’s most recent trio album, El Barranco, reconfigured for piano and saxophone.     Freestone’s strength is…

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Tori Freestone Interview

Tell us about your duo project with Alcyona Mick.     “We started it about 3 years ago out in the Canary Islands. I was on one of my writing holidays, because my mum lives in Tenerife so I go out there quite regularly to do some writing, to take a break from all the admin…

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Andrew McCormack Interview

Tell us about your new project Graviton. It’s a bit new and a bit different to what you’ve done before.     “Yeah, it’s a bit of a change in direction. There’s more of a focus on composition with this album. I was living in New York for a few years, until quite recently and one…