Each month Peter Batten recommends a recording that jazz fans may wish to add to their personal library. Kenny Davern, Art Hodes, Don DeMichael/ The Hot Three One for the traditionalists this month. During the second half of the 20th century Kenny and Art kept alive the true spirit of early jazz. Not for them […]
Today, April 30th, is International Jazz day. Of course for our dedicated readers, every day deserves that title – and no doubt many of you will already be physically and spiritually exhausted from celebrating Duke Ellington’s birthday the day before. If you feel minded to indulge in a little more celebration, however, the Miles […]
What was it like studying with legendary drum teacher Alan Dawson? “My main purpose in going to Berklee College of Music in 1968 was to study with Alan. Already legendary, at the time he had so many students there that he was reduced to giving weekly half hour lessons. Those would often turn out to […]
Brighton Festival begins this month with even less jazz than last year, with Phronesis on Thursday 19th May being the only jazz group in the programme. Luckily the Fringe Festival provides an opportunity to see some great local talent including Edana Minghella, Mingus Underground Octet, Terry Seabrook and Terry Pack’s Trees + The Cloggz. […]
So this is the scenario: jazz lover with time to spare, and good organisational skills, eager to get more involved in the music scene (me), meets small, intimate performance space with great sound potential, an impressive lighting rig, and the willingness to put up the necessary money for jazz gigs. Obviously a marriage made […]
Saxophonist Andy Panayi has been performing for nearly forty years. Having relocated to Eastbourne he’s been appearing regularly at gigs around Sussex. You’ve been involved in a lot of different jazz projects over the years. What ones are you working on at the moment? “I have a few projects on the go, firstly […]
It is May. It is Festival time. Brighton’s major cultural event. Where we look forward to seeing internationally renowned big bands. With the tickets sold out weeks before the concert. But not in 2016. Fortunately there is The Fringe. There are more events listed in the gig guide at the foot of this column […]
For a preview of The Snowdrop in Lewes for May 2016 download here. For a preview of The Nightingale Room in Brighton for May 2016 download here.
Download Terry Seabrook's Jazz Tip No. 26 here.
Annatta Alex Merritt Quartet (F-IRE Label) Apparently “Annatta’ is a concept drawn from the Buddhist tradition, referring to 'a moment of awakening, whereby one can come to realise the illusory nature of self.’ Alex Merritt has assembled a formidable band of musical heavyweights for this release, and includes among his avowed influences such […]