Category: Album Launch

24 January 2021

Josephine Davies Interview

Saxophonist and composer Josephine Davies spoke to Charlie Anderson about her move to Hastings and her recent Jazz South commissioned piece. You recently performed your Jazz South Radar Commission piece. How did that come about? I saw their website not too long after moving down to Hastings and it struck me as something that would […]

1 October 2019

Leroy Horns Interview

How did you start out playing? My mum liked Acker Bilk. At junior school, when I was about 10, I had this teacher Mr. Green, he got everyone on recorder, which I got really into, so my mum got me a clarinet, and made me play Stranger on the Shore every time someone came for […]

1 December 2018

Hilary Burt Interview

How would you describe the music of ‘Hilary Burt’s Blue Calluna’? My compositions come from a knowledge of jazz and jazz harmony but my writing also has elements of latin, funk and folk. I decided that the most accurate genre is ‘jazz-folk’ but even that doesn’t fit many of my tunes.  I never think about […]

1 April 2016

Live Review: John Lake Band

John Lake Band The Verdict, Brighton Saturday 26th March       Pianist John Lake released his debut album Up On The Downs in 2013 and played some of the pieces from that album, but this night was very much about the new material from his new album Wave of Translation.     Beginning with the upbeat […]

10 November 2014

Launching ‘Into The Blue’ (part 3) by Lou Beckerman

LAUNCHING ‘INTO the BLUE’     Part 3: With two-thirds of the album launch mini-tour fulfilled, vocalist Lou Beckerman gives an update on progress thus far, with an overview of lessons learned and experience gained…   Part 1 of ‘Launching Into the Blue’ reflected on what has been involved in the wearing of an independent […]

27 October 2014

Launching ‘Into the Blue’ (part 2) by Lou Beckerman

Part 2: In the run-up to three album launch events Lou Beckerman and some of the instrumentalists reflect on their experience of participating in this project.   I’m writing this two days before the first launch (the stately one!) at gracious Danny House in Hurstpierpoint. It looks as though time spent publicising has been worthwhile […]

13 October 2014

Launching ‘Into the Blue’ (part 1) by Lou Beckerman

  Part 1: Lou Beckerman reflects on wearing an independent recording artist/promoter’s hat to launch her new album.   The lorry arrives with a dauntingly high stack of boxes packed with CDs. They’re looking and sounding good – no major glitches. A certain sense of accomplishment prevails. The band has had a listening session and […]

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