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Arun Luthra Interview

New York saxophonist and konnakol artist Arun Luthra spoke to Charlie Anderson about his blending of jazz and South Indian music.   Tell us about your background and how you got into jazz.      I’m the child of an Indian father and a British mother. I was born in the U.S. and raised in both…

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Live Review: Xhosa Cole at The Verdict

New Generation Jazz: Xhosa Cole The Verdict, Brighton Friday 28th June, 2019 On the last Friday of June the 2018 BBC Young Jazz Musician Of The Year, Xhosa Cole, brought his fine Midlands- based quartet to The Verdict for the latest round in the ever-popular New Generation Jazz series. Xhosa himself is a warm, lucid…

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Live Review: Duncan Eagles’ Citizen

New Generation Jazz: Duncan Eagles’ Citizen The Verdict, Brighton Friday 29th March, 2019 Tenor saxophonist Duncan Eagles concluded his whirlwind UK tour with a trip to Brighton’s Verdict Jazz Club at the end of March. His recently released debut album as a leader, Citizen has been highly acclaimed and helped in bringing the former Partikel…

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Ife Ogunjobi Interview

How did you first get into playing music? From a very young age my mum just got me involved in a local music school and I started playing piano and recorder around the age of 6. I continued that and, at the age of ten, went to the Southbank Centre to watch Hugh Masekela and…

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John Turville Interview

Let’s talk about the new album, Head First. Tell us about the development of it and how it came about. Basically it started a few years ago, the idea of it. Of course you know John Taylor, the great jazz pianist, after he died that was the moment when I thought I really need to…

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Live Review: Alex Hitchcock Quintet at New Generation Jazz

New Generation Jazz: Alex Hitchcock Quintet The Verdict, Brighton Friday 18th January, 2019 This quintet, featuring saxophonist Alex Hitchcock and trumpeter James Copus, are a formidable frontline partnership. Both are members of Patchwork Jazz Orchestra, and bring a special chemistry to their performances with tight unison lines and an enviable musical telepathy. The quintet released…

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Live Review: Tom Barford

New Generation Jazz: Tom Barford Quintet The Verdict, Brighton Friday 30th November, 2018 Saxophonist Tom Barford appeared at The Verdict as part of the New Generation Jazz series to promote his latest album, Bloomer, on Edition Records. They mixed tunes from the album with other original material, most notably from guitarist and composer Billy Marrows. They…