Daily Archives: 1 July 2019

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Sam Carelse: On The Corner – My Month In Jazz

New Toy! Ever a slave to the thought that a small piece of equipment was going to improve my fortunes, somebody who runs one of my regular gigs suggested that I invest in a vintage- style mic – you know the one: it’s based on a 1930’s car grill, and the sight of which, when…

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Christian Sands Interview

Tell us a bit about the trio that you’re bringing to the UK for Love Supreme Festival. It’s actually a new configuration. Yasushi Nakamura on bass, I’ve played with him a number of times and people who have seen us in Europe know us. He’s not new but the drummer, for this tour, is Clarence…

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Chiminyo Interview

Chiminyo, aka drummer Tim Doyle, spoke to Charlie Anderson about his solo drum project and how he got started in drumming.   How did you first get into playing the drums? I played in an indie band first, when I was 13. I was actually a guitarist and in the first rehearsal we worked out…

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Julian Siegel Interview

Partisans saxophonist Julian Siegel talks about performing with his own quartet and performing music from the new album VISTA. How would you describe the music that you compose for your Quartet? The music I write for the Quartet is written with the members of the band in mind, pianist Liam Noble, Oli Hayhurst on double…

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Cykada Interview

Cykada bassist and founding member Jamie Benzies spoke to Charlie Anderson about the band and their music, whilst drummer Tim Doyle discusses how the band works.   Tell us about Cykada. How would you describe the music that you make? I don’t know. That’s a very difficult one. Either I go with normal categories and…

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Tenderlonious Interview

Tell us about the band and the music that you’ll be bringing to the Love Supreme Festival in July. The band is comprised of a selection of musicians that are interchangeable. For this show we’ll be performing as a quartet, flute/sax, trumpet, drums and keys.   How is the 22archestra different to Ruby Rushton? The…

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Theon Cross Interview

Tuba player Theon Cross has always had an interest in superheroes and the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). “I’m big into the MCU”. Interviewed the day before he goes on tour, if he had a superpower it would be to shrink his tuba. “If I could easily shrink the tuba and put it in my pocket…

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Jazz News (July 2019)

Jazz Re:Fest 2019 The 7th annual jazz festival hosted by Jazz Re:Freshed returns to Brighton Dome on Saturday 27th July. The line up includes Theon Cross, Rosie Turton, Zara McFarlane, Werkha, Kevin Haynes Grupo Elegua, Sarah Tandy and Camilla George. The annual festival will also feature DJ sets and family-friendly activities. Tickets are £10, with…

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Big Band Scene (July 2019)

    We are now well and truly into the season for outdoor big band performances. With its advantages and its disadvantages. Among the advantages, apart from boosting the band’s vitamin D levels, if lucky, is that of bringing our music to a wider audience and demonstrating the healthy state of the local big band…