Daily Archives: 1 February 2019

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Sam Carelse: On The Corner

It was the month of my birthday, a time of reflection. I’d come a long way, I thought, since I’d decided to start pursuing a life as a jazz singer, but there was still a long way to go. And one seemingly insurmountable obstacle in the way. Sam Carelse has a cold. I was to…

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Rosie Turton Interview

How did your new album come about? The album is a 5ive, which is a series that Jazz Re:freshed do, where a musician will write and record five tunes. They’re all composed by me, apart from one tune, Butterfly, which is my own arrangement of Herbie Hancock’s classic tune. It’s taken inspiration from all over…

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Jason Yarde Interview

Tell us about your band Acoutastic Bombastic. How did it all come about? Way back in 2004 I was offered a commission for the 2005 Cheltenham Jazz Festival by Tony Dudley-Evans, as part of the Jerwood Foundation Rising Stars initiative. It was an opportunity, not only to write some new music, but also to put…

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Rod Youngs Interview

Rod Youngs is one of the busiest drummers on the jazz scene, though he rarely appears in Sussex. Last year you would have seen him at Love Supreme Festival and Jazz In The Round: Emergence Festival in Hastings with the Denys Baptiste Quartet and as part of A Change Is Gonna Come with Carleen Anderson…