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The Cloggz Interview

    The Cloggz were formed around five years ago, and grew out of the Jazz Charity Roar Ups that were hosted by pianist Mark Edwards at The Brunswick in Hove. “I just had this idea for this tango line up with the accordion, clarinet and violin for a while and then meeting Ben Sarfas (the…

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Live Review: Trees Ensemble

Terry Pack’s Trees Ensemble (Bonsai Version) The Verdict, Brighton Saturday 31st October, 2015   The Bonsai version of Trees performed at The Verdict on Saturday 31st October in a fundraiser for the House That Zac Built charity. From Eddie Myer’s solo bass opening of Terry’s composition El Pueblo Unido until the final gospel like chords of…

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Live Review: Terry Pack’s Trees at BOAT

Terry Pack’s Trees Brighton Open Air Theatre (BOAT) on Sunday 9th August & The Brunswick, Hove on Sunday 23rd August       Terry Pack’s ambitious big band project, Trees, has grown from a tiny acorn to fully-fledged forest drawn from a pool of 40+ musicians from the Sussex area.     Trusting the sound in his…

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Terry Pack interview

How did the Trees project start?     “I bought an iMac about two years ago and I discovered that it came with a very natty program called Garageband so I started experimenting with a few ideas, just putting some demos together. And I was really attracted to the woodwind and the brass sounds so I…

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Mingus Underground Interview

How did the project come about? Andy Pickett: “I’ve always been a big fan of Mingus, since I first got into jazz, and Mingus Ah Um was one of the first jazz albums that I bought way back in the days before CDs. As a player I’ve long wanted to try and play some of…

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The Column: Terry Pack – The View From The Bottom

Comping bass solos: some suggestions for pianists, guitarists and drummers       Something that rarely gets discussed (until after the first set on a gig, occasionally) is what kind of accompaniment the bass player would like behind his/her solos. When it  comes to accompanying singers and soloists, pianists and guitarists usually have the support of a…

Live Review: Terry Pack Quintet at The Brunswick

Terry Pack Quintet – ‘Jazzin’ It At The House That Zac Built’ Fundraiser The Brunswick, Hove Wednesday 4th December, 2013       Playing standards such as Softly As In A Morning Sunrise in the style of Coltrane, this group of local musicians impressed a small but delighted audience with classics from the Herbie Hancock repertoire, …