Month: June 2015

1 June 2015

Album Review: Partikel – String Theory

  Partikel String Theory (www.whirlwindrecordings.com)     This music is not simply an acoustic trio recording with an added string quartet. The strings are an integral part of the band improvisation flowing in and out of the music augmenting and sometimes leading the outstanding trio.      Almost all the compositions (except Body & Soul) were written […]

1 June 2015

Live Review: John Taylor Trio at St. George’s Church

John Taylor Trio St. George’s Church, Kemp Town, Brighton Saturday 28th March 2015     Picture a scene with three hugely influential pioneers of  contemporary British and European jazz, a kind of modest supergroup bringing highlights of their collective body of work to an audience known for its  seeking out of authentic music, and you […]

1 June 2015

Live Review: Marius Neset at Brighton Dome Studio Theatre

Marius Neset Quintet Brighton Dome Studio Theatre (presented by Brighton Jazz Club) Saturday 11th April   In a veritable sea of rising young stars, beyond all the hype, it’s often rare to find a truly original talent.   Enter then, Swedish saxophonist Marius Neset, on a first live outing to Brighton’s Dome Studio Theatre.  The […]

1 June 2015

Live Review: Bruce Adams/Alan Barnes at Eastbourne

Bruce Adams/Alan Barnes Quintet Under Ground Theatre, Eastbourne Friday 15th July 2015   A five star line-up that’s hard to beat, and so it proved to be. Straight ahead jazz, chestnut jokes (the old ones are the best), and the relaxed spontaneity of musicians fully at home with each others’ company. The usual mixture of […]

1 June 2015

Live Review: Benjamin Clementine at Brighton Festival 2015

Benjamin Clementine Theatre Royal, Brighton Thursday 21st May   If you have ever had one of those moments, a turning flash in your life, like a dazzling comet falling to earth, then the appearance of Benjamin Clementine in the Brighton Festival 2015 line-up, could easily count as a landmark to that point.    Tonight’s performance […]

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