Tagged Paul Busby

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Big Band Scene (Dec. 2019)

Once again we are at the year’s end, when seasonal songs are brought out of storage and dusted off for their annual outings.  2019 has been yet another year of uncertainty on the political front. Despite the Prime Minister’s bluster and bravado, we are still part of Europe. So charts such as April in Paris…

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Big Band Scene (Nov. 2015)

  Saxophonist Patrick Billingham continues his monthly column with a look at The Paul Busby Bigger Band and The Johnny Spice Swing Orchestra.   Occasionally I have been at a workshop or jam session and have encountered a horn player who had a great sound and could make an improvised solo seem effortless.   But…

Review of 2013

We asked musicians and jazz fans across Sussex for their highlights from 2013.   Charlie Anderson Drummer and vibes player Charlie Anderson is the editor-in-chief of Sussex Jazz Magazine. What was your highlight of 2013? The biggest highlight for me, other than starting up Sussex Jazz Magazine, was the Love Supreme Festival in July. Seeing…

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Paul Busby Interview

How did you first get into playing jazz?     “At school I took piano lessons. At seventeen or eighteen I listened to Oscar Peterson and Errol Garner and then Bill Evans. Anybody who hears Bill Evans is influenced by Bill Evans. That was a big thing for me.”     “Then I went to music college…