Tag: Straight No Chaser Big Band

28 April 2014

Album Review: Straight No Chaser Big Band – Navigation

    From the first track, Cabs and Kings, a reference to Cab Calloway and King Oliver, it’s obvious that you’re listening to the arrangements of someone who appreciates the rich history of big band music.     The second track, Solid Ground,  begins with just the baritone sax (played by Chris Peryagh) and uses the rhythm […]

23 December 2013

Live Review: Straight No Chaser Big Band at The Brunswick

Straight No Chaser Big Band The Brunswick, Hove Sunday 8th December, 2013       When Louis Armstrong returned to his hometown of New Orleans after becoming a star, he was nervous that people wouldn’t want to see him as he hadn’t been back there for many years. But when he arrived at the train station, […]

11 November 2013

A Brief Guide to the Big Bands of Sussex

The Freddy Woods Big Band     One of the longest surviving big bands in Sussex, the Freddy Woods Big Band in Horsham was formed nearly forty years.     Expect to hear some of the classics from Basie and Ellington alongside arrangements of tunes by Benny Golson,  John Coltrane and many others.     They perform on […]

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