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Live Review: Love Supreme Festival 2016

Love Supreme Festival Glynde Place, near Lewes Friday 1st July-Sunday 3rd July       Friday evening began with a number of local bands performing at both the Bandstand and the Arena tent, with the unique sound of Leroy Horns’ Barnacles being well received along with the grooving Ezra Collective displaying their youthful virtuosity.     If…

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Live Review: John Lake Band

John Lake Band The Verdict, Brighton Saturday 26th March       Pianist John Lake released his debut album Up On The Downs in 2013 and played some of the pieces from that album, but this night was very much about the new material from his new album Wave of Translation.     Beginning with the upbeat…

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Live Review: Soft Machine Legacy at Trading Boundaries

  Soft Machine Legacy Trading Boundaries, Sheffield Green Saturday 26th March 2016       Into the velvety countryside darkness, down narrow winding roads, deep damp green leaves swishing past, round twisty frondy bends and under cathedral-roof tree branches arching high overhead, the car snakes and undulates forward, with each mile civilisation is retreating further behind,…

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Live Review: South Coast Jazz Festival 2016

Jack Kendon Quintet + Alex Garnett’s Bunch of Fives South Coast Jazz Festival Ropetackle Centre, Shoreham Thursday 21st January       Amidst gloomy economic predictions for 2016 and a continuing squeeze on spending for the Arts, it’s very heartening to be back in Shoreham’s Ropetackle Centre for the return of the South Coast Jazz Festival….

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Live Review: Geoff Simkins/Sheryl Bailey at The Verdict

Geoff Simkins/Sheryl Bailey Quartet The Verdict, Brighton Saturday 24th October 2015       Both guitarist Sheryl Bailey and saxophonist Geoff Simkins are experienced jazz educators, Geoff teaching locally, whilst Sheryl Bailey teaches at Berklee and the Stanford Jazz Workshops.  Fittingly then, this evening was a masterclass in musicianship with both musicians soloing fluidly over some…

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Live Review: Gary Crosby’s Groundation at The Verdict

Gary Crosby’s Groundation The Verdict, Brighton Friday 30th October 2015       Beginning with a Shirley Tetteh original dedicated to mandolin player Joshua Pinkham and guitarist Frank Vignola, straight away the music was full of energetic, powerful drumming from young Moses Boyd, together with rhythmic interplay with Shirley Tetteh, accompanied by the strong, full sound…