Tag: Liam Byrne

1 May 2017

Live Review: Jamie Brownfield & Liam Byrne at Smalls

Jamie Brownfield & Liam Byrne Smalls at The Verdict Thursday 13th April       Beginning with Hackensack (a tune based on Lady Be Good) it was obvious that trumpeter Brownfield and tenor saxophonist Byrne have a fantastic musical chemistry.     Vocalist Imogen Ryall paid tribute to Billie Holiday performing Mean to Me and a memorable […]

1 April 2017

Liam Byrne interview

Which tenor saxophone players are you influenced by?     “My biggest influences are probably Lester Young and Ben Webster. Other favourites of mine include Al Cohn and Zoot Sims as well as the more bebop orientated tenor players such as Wardell Gray, early Sonny Rollins and Sonny Stitt.”   Are there any saxophone players around […]

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