Day: 1 October 2016

1 October 2016

The Column: Eddie Myer – Autumn Leaves

    Autumn is traditionally a time of announcements in the world of showbiz, to which jazz finds itself attached, often with a certain reluctance, in our late-stage capitalist society. Music biz executives return to their artfully dressed-down offices after their August holidays – promoters and agents re-group after the summer festival season – arts […]

1 October 2016

Lucy Pickering Interview

  How did you first get into Joni Mitchell?     I’ve been into Joni Mitchell for many years. I did a Performance Arts degree and for my degree show I decided to do the album Blue. That was because, all through my teens, I’d been listening to that album. So that’s twenty years ago now. […]

1 October 2016

Nigel Price Interview

  We caught up with guitarist Nigel Price in the midst of his latest epic tour of the UK that also sees the launch of his latest album.   You’ve got a new album out in November. Tell us about Heads and Tales (Vol. 2).     “I have never been so pleased with a recording. […]

1 October 2016

Big Band Scene (Oct. 2016)

    Les Paul, who died last month at the age of 84, was born in Kolkata India, one of five children of Gerald and Minni Paul.  He was studying for an engineering degree when his family decided to move to England in 1951, where they settled in Croydon.  He embarked on an apprenticeship and studied […]

1 October 2016

Pete Recommends…Coleman Hawkins – The Bebop Years

Each month Peter Batten recommends a recording that jazz fans may wish to add to their personal library.   My choice for this month is an outstanding box set. First issued in 2000, this feast of music was edited for  Properbox by Joop Visser. The years immediately before and after the US entered WW2 saw […]

1 October 2016

Live Review: Gareth Lockrane’s Grooveyard @ The Verdict

Gareth Lockrane’s Grooveyard 23rd September 2016 The Verdict, Brighton       Gareth Lockrane is in town tonight with a bag full of new tunes and a cohort of old friends to play them with. To set the scene, he opens with Put The Cat Out from the original Grooveyard album – a skittish, blues-y waltz  […]

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