Jazz News (Dec. 2017)
A whole host of musicians will be raising money for fabulous vocalist Abi Flynn at The Walrus on Wednesday 6th December. The event is open to everyone and tickets are £10 on the door. It starts at 8pm so please show your support.
Promoters Kineojazz are putting on another event in December featuring vocal trio Three Little Birds at Brighton’s Friends Meeting House on Sunday 10th December, from 2pm. They will be joined by Matt Wall and Dan Sheppard.
Legendary record label ECM have released their entire back catalogue on streaming services Apple, Amazon, Spotify, Deezer, Tidal and Qobuz. In a statement from the label they said: “Although ECM’s preferred mediums remain the CD and LP, the first priority is that the music should be heard. The physical catalogue and the original authorship are the crucial references for us: the complete ECM album with its artistic signature, best possible sound quality, sequence and dramaturgy intact, telling its story from beginning to end. In recent years, ECM and the musicians have had to face unauthorized streaming of recordings via video sharing websites, plus piracy, bootlegs, and a proliferation of illegal download sites. It was important to make the catalogue accessible within a framework where copyrights are respected.”
Clark Tracey’s long awaited biography of his father, the aptly titled Stan Tracey: The Godfather of British Jazz has been released in time for Christmas by Equinox publishers (who also published the excellent biography of Tubby Hayes by Simon Spillett back in 2015). The book is available to order from their website.