Tag: Terry Pack

6 January 2014

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 […]

9 December 2013

The Column: Terry Pack – The View From The Bottom

Comping bass solos: some suggestions for pianists, guitarists and drummers       Something that rarely gets discussed (until after the first set on a gig, occasionally) is what kind of accompaniment the bass player would like behind his/her solos. When it  comes to accompanying singers and soloists, pianists and guitarists usually have the support of a […]

9 December 2013

Live Review: Terry Pack Quintet at The Brunswick

Terry Pack Quintet – ‘Jazzin’ It At The House That Zac Built’ Fundraiser The Brunswick, Hove Wednesday 4th December, 2013       Playing standards such as Softly As In A Morning Sunrise in the style of Coltrane, this group of local musicians impressed a small but delighted audience with classics from the Herbie Hancock repertoire,  […]

11 November 2013

Live Review: Terry Pack’s Woodland Creatures at The Brunswick

Terry Pack’s Woodland Creatures The Brunswick, Hove 3/11/13   Bassist Terry Pack has been entertaining audiences with his music (and badger jokes) for a few years now and this evening was a collection of some of Terry’s arrangements and orginal compositions from his two albums. Although this was material that had been heard before, it […]

16 September 2013

Live Review: Andy Williams/Terry Pack Quartet at The Verdict

Andy Williams/Terry Pack Quartet The Verdict, Brighton Saturday 7th September  The audience at The Verdict were expecting an evening of good humoured banter and some excellent, relaxing jazz. Beginning with a pensive and dreamy version of Softly As In A Morning Sunrise, the group quickly established a unique sound, creating a soundscape awash with colours […]

1 September 2013

Terry Pack Interview

Bassist Terry Pack has been making music for more than forty years. He met up with Sussex Jazz Mag editor Charlie Anderson to talk about his love of jazz and teaching.       I arrived at Terry Pack’s home in Hove just as he had kittens, two white ones to be precise. We were soon […]

1 September 2013

Improv Column: Terry Pack gives advice to beginners

What’s the best advice that you can give to a musician just starting out?  Listen, listen, listen. Listen to recordings. When I was 14, 15 I only had a handful of records. By the time I was 16 I had Empyrean Isles and Maiden Voyage by Herbie Hancock, which had led me to Kind of […]

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