Daily Archives: 3 March 2014

The Column: Eddie Myer – Paco de LucĂ­a

    This week brought the sad news of the untimely passing of Paco de Lucía. In his native Spain he was a cultural figure of immense importance, and his uniquely successful career conferred such stature upon him that his fame had spread far beyond the confines of flamenco enthusiasts (admittedly a global constituency). I don’t…

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Mark Edwards Interview

Brighton pianist Mark Edwards talked to Charlie Anderson about his latest album, In Deep, and his ensemble Cloggz.   What first drew you to the piano as an instrument?     “I don’t remember a time when playing the piano was not a part of my daily life. It was there in the home. My dad loved…

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Ornate Quartet Interview

Drummer Pete Hill interviewed by Charlie Anderson   How did the band come about?     “We were all studying on the jazz programme at Trinity Laban Conservatoire in London and we had all played together in various different outfits but never as a band. There was a project as part of the course in which…

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The Residency: The Bristol Bar

How did the gig come about?  Jack Kendon: “In May 2011 I just went in there and said “It looks like you need some jazz’.”   What have been the most memorable moments? Jack: “My Dad’s leaving do was fun and memorable. It was packed and Rod Hart and Imogen Ryall came down. Loads of…