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Jazz News (Jan. 2020)

Brian Homer Photo Exhibition Freelance jazz photographer Brian Homer has a new exhibition at Centrala in Birmingham from 15th January to 1st February. The exhibition features photographs from a collaborative pilot research project called Everyday Jazz Life, a photographic project on contemporary jazz musicians lives in Birmingham and coincides with the Documenting Jazz Conference at…

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Album Review: Terry Pack’s Trees – Heart of Oak

Lou Beckerman reviews Heart of Oak by Terry Pack’s Trees.  An ‘unfeasibly large ensemble ’ delivers a most feasibly fine album.   Terry Pack’s Trees Heart of Oak (Symbol Records)       I can recall Trees as a freshly-planted seedling concept. It swiftly found fertile ground for robust growth in the musicianship, dedication, diversity and…

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The Cloggz Interview

    The Cloggz were formed around five years ago, and grew out of the Jazz Charity Roar Ups that were hosted by pianist Mark Edwards at The Brunswick in Hove. “I just had this idea for this tango line up with the accordion, clarinet and violin for a while and then meeting Ben Sarfas (the…

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Live Review: Trees Ensemble

Terry Pack’s Trees Ensemble (Bonsai Version) The Verdict, Brighton Saturday 31st October, 2015   The Bonsai version of Trees performed at The Verdict on Saturday 31st October in a fundraiser for the House That Zac Built charity. From Eddie Myer’s solo bass opening of Terry’s composition El Pueblo Unido until the final gospel like chords of…

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Live Review: Terry Pack’s Trees at BOAT

Terry Pack’s Trees Brighton Open Air Theatre (BOAT) on Sunday 9th August & The Brunswick, Hove on Sunday 23rd August       Terry Pack’s ambitious big band project, Trees, has grown from a tiny acorn to fully-fledged forest drawn from a pool of 40+ musicians from the Sussex area.     Trusting the sound in his…

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Terry Pack interview

How did the Trees project start?     “I bought an iMac about two years ago and I discovered that it came with a very natty program called Garageband so I started experimenting with a few ideas, just putting some demos together. And I was really attracted to the woodwind and the brass sounds so I…

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Mingus Underground Interview

How did the project come about? Andy Pickett: “I’ve always been a big fan of Mingus, since I first got into jazz, and Mingus Ah Um was one of the first jazz albums that I bought way back in the days before CDs. As a player I’ve long wanted to try and play some of…