Daily Archives: 11 November 2013

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The Column: Eddie Myer – Jazz and Plumbing

    The history of jazz is a part of the histories of both the creative arts and the entertainment industry. The latter has been characterized since the birth of the mass media in the early 20th century by a continuing dialectic between those who create the music and those who exploit it commercially, both sides…

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A Brief Guide to the Big Bands of Sussex

The Freddy Woods Big Band     One of the longest surviving big bands in Sussex, the Freddy Woods Big Band in Horsham was formed nearly forty years.     Expect to hear some of the classics from Basie and Ellington alongside arrangements of tunes by Benny Golson,  John Coltrane and many others.     They perform on…

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Paul Busby Interview

How did you first get into playing jazz?     “At school I took piano lessons. At seventeen or eighteen I listened to Oscar Peterson and Errol Garner and then Bill Evans. Anybody who hears Bill Evans is influenced by Bill Evans. That was a big thing for me.”     “Then I went to music college…