Tag: George Richardson

30 June 2020

July Issue Free to Download

The July issue of Sussex Jazz Magazine is now available and free to download here: SJM July 2020   Our 102nd issue features the following: The cover features a photo of bassist Isobella Burnham by Pat Pascal. Column by Pat Pascal’s column talks about diversity in jazz, with photos of young black musicians to look […]

1 June 2020

June Issue Free to Download

The June issue of Sussex Jazz Magazine is now available and free to download here: SJM June 2020   Our 101st issue features the following: The cover features a painting of cellist Ayanna Witter-Johnson by artist Gina Southgate. Interview with trumpeter Avashai Cohen by SJM writer George Richardson. Columns by Simon Spillett and Gina Southgate. […]

1 March 2020

Album Review: Lakecia Benjamin – Pursuance: The Coltranes

Lakecia Benjamin Pursuance: The Coltranes (Ropeadope) The grand tradition of reinterpreting and bringing to life the music of famous composers past has indeed been done countless times in the history of recorded jazz. Thelonious Monk Plays Duke Ellington springs to mind, Monk’s reimagining of classic big band tunes arranged for a simple trio have since […]

1 December 2019

Words…George Richardson

I spent my early years exploring on my own. What strongly stands out in my memory from early childhood was the realisation of individuality which I would probably attribute to this time spent alone, wandering through the forest and dirt tracks that were in abundance near to where I grew up in Oxfordshire, giving me […]

1 November 2019

Album Review: PYJÆN – PYJÆN

PYJÆN PYJÆN (Bandcamp self-release) For the past few years now jazz has undergone a change of face and sound. In 2015 Amercian saxophonist composer Kamasi Washington wowed audiences worldwide with his debut release The Epic, which gave its listeners a new approach to what we class as ‘jazz’ music. Since then the face of jazz […]

1 October 2019

Yadasofi Interview

Drummer and composer Nadav Schneerson formed his jazz ensemble Yadasofi last year and since then they have gone on to release two singles and performed support slots for the likes of Joe Armon-Jones, Nubya Garcia and Maisha. Nadav was born in London but moved to Brighton when he was little and has lived there ever […]

1 October 2019

Live Review: Outside Broadcast

Outside Broadcast The Verdict, Brighton Saturday 17th August, 2019 For a seemingly serene and quiet Saturday night typical of our country’s climate as it bids summer farewell, this was not the atmosphere being cooked in The Verdict Jazz Club which with open arms and exciting curiosity welcomed to the stage three-piece outfit Outside Broadcast. Consisting […]

1 October 2019

Album Review: Bob Sheppard – The Fine Line

Bob Sheppard The Fine Line (Challenge Records) What might one expect upon first hearing the music of saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist Bob Sheppard? To the modern jazz enthusiast possibly hints of hard bop icons like Wayne Shorter, Lee Morgan and Joe Henderson may spring to mind. To the average listener floating horn lines mixed with a […]

1 September 2019

Live Review: Jazz Re:Fest 2019

Jazz Re:Fest 2019 Brighton Dome, Brighton Saturday 27th July, 2019 First up to take the stage was alto saxophonist and composer Camilla George. Backed by a band of prominent London players including guitarist Shirley Tetteh and bassist Daniel Casimir to name a few, forming the perfect ensemble that brought Camilla’s heavily groove-enthused compositions to life. […]

1 August 2019

Live Review: Love Supreme Festival 2019

Jazz writer George Richardson reviews his highlight of the 2019 Love Supreme Festival, Chick Corea’s Spanish Heart Band, with photos by Lisa Wormsley.   Love Supreme Festival: Chick Corea’s Spanish Heart Band The Big Top, Love Supreme Festival Saturday 6th July, 2019 A cloudy wet morning preceding the sunny Friday saw the start of 2019’s […]

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