Day: 1 June 2019

1 June 2019

Mark Cherrie Interview

Musician Mark Cherrie was born in London and moved to Brighton about 8 years ago. He spoke to Charlie Anderson about steel pan playing and his new album, Joining the Dots.   How did you get into music? My dad was a musician and he was originally from Trinidad. He came over about 1957 and […]

1 June 2019

Christian Brewer Interview

Saxophonist Christian Brewer spoke to Charlie Anderson about his musical development, his extensive teaching and his upcoming appearance at The Verdict in Brighton. Tell us about your background in music. I went to Leeds to do the degree course around 1985 and I dropped out so I really only had one year of college, and […]

1 June 2019

The Column: Eddie Myer – The Quiet American

By comparison with the many rumbustious characters who populate the teeming history of the Golden Era of jazz, Bill Evans appears as very much the quiet man of jazz. Bassist Chuck Israels, who has documented their relationship in interviews in some detail, sums up their relationship thus: “My relationship with Bill was largely non- verbal. […]

1 June 2019

Words…Julian Nicholas

  My mum was pretty much on the run from my dad from the outset! This meant living in Totnes, Hastings and Battle (in a caravan, and then on a farm) before he eventually gained custody of me and brought me up as a single dad from 1970 onwards. We moved to Battersea, Chelsea, Kensington, […]

1 June 2019

Live Review: Ife Ogunjobi Quartet at The Verdict

New Generation Jazz: Ife Ogunjobi Quartet The Verdict Brighton Friday 26th April, 2019 New trumpet sensation Ife Ogunjobi from South London cut his jazz teeth with Gary Crosby’s Tomorrows Warriors and is now studying at The Royal Academy Of Music. Playing in a Freddie Hubbard/Clifford Brown style, he was originally influenced by the work of […]

1 June 2019

Live Review: Anöna Trio at All Saints Church

Anöna Trio All Saints Church, Hove Saturday 11th May, 2019 The Anöna Trio of Julian Nicholas, Imogen Ryall and Mark Edwards recently released their debut album, One January Morning. For their performance at All Saints Church, pianist Simon Robinson stepped in to replace Mark Edwards and performed admirably. They began with Brad Mehldau’s When It […]

1 June 2019

Album Review: Tom Cawley – catenaccio

Tom Cawley catenaccio (Ubuntu UBU0024)   Tom Cawley’s career has encompassed everything from piano trios at the Blue Note to tours with Peter Gabriel – such is the proficiency and breadth of his musicianship that it’s impossible to predict what each new project will bring. Previous projects have variously shown his facility and versatility as […]

1 June 2019

Album Review: Graviton – The Calling

  Andrew McCormack’s Graviton The Calling (Ubuntu UBU0025) McCormack is probably best known for his acclaimed series of duo recordings with Jason Yarde; this album is a very different beast, showcasing his compositional vision in what might be described as jazz- prog-rock-fusion. McCormack is a formidable virtuoso, fully capable of integrating a range of influences […]

1 June 2019

Album Review: Bonsai – Bonsai Club

Bonsai Bonsai Club (Ubuntu UBU0031)   The artists previously known as Jam Experiment return with a rebranded outfit, now with extra violin courtesy of an Ingham sibling, and a renewed sense of purpose and personality. The extra confidence can be seen in their decision to add vocal tracks to their brand of 21st century jazz […]

1 June 2019

Pete Recommends…Barry Harris Trio – Chasin’ The Bird

Barry Harris Trio Chasin’ The Bird [LP: Riverside RLP 435 CD: OJC OJCCD-872-2]   Not another pianist! Yes, and this one has been coming for some time. During the 1960s and 70s Barry became a mentor for quite a number of jazz musicians, offering them advice on harmony and improvisation. I was reminded of this […]

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