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Scott Yanow review

Pleased to get this nice review from great American jazz critic Scott Yanow. Album still available here!

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EFG London Jazz Festival gigs

Looking forward to some gigs coming up in this year’s EFG London Jazz Festival: Friday 16th and Saturday 17th November: launching Introducing REBOP at Toulouse Lautrec, Kennington. REBOP is an international quintet featuring the great Jorge Rossy on vibraphone. We recorded our first CD near Barcelona earlier this year. It is released this month on the Swiss label Unit Records. Monday 19th November: duo with Will Arnold-Fortster (guitar), also at Toulouse Lautrec. We’ll be playing some selections from the American Songbook before a set from some great European jazz musicians plus our…

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Jazz books: A.B. Spellman/Louis Armstrong

I recently read two great books about jazz that paint vivid pictures of important and fascinating times and places in the history of the music. A.B. Spellman’s Four Lives in the Bebop Business is divided into four sections, each one portraying a key figure in the 1960s jazz avant garde: Cecil Taylor, Ornette Coleman, Herbie Nichols and Jackie McLean. Each section acts as a mini biography, featuring interviews with the musicians in question and with family members and musical associates. The interviews were conducted in New York City in the mid 1960s,…

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Interview in Jazz Journal

The May issue of Jazz Journal features an interview I did last summer with David West. It’s mostly about my duo album with Michael Kanan, which was released shortly after David and I had this conversation. Hoping to have some more concerts scheduled with Michael soon!

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Recording in Spain

I’m recently back from a fun trip to Spain recording with an international quintet featuring Jorge Rossy. We recorded in Jorge’s studio in Begues, a small town outside Barcelona, and the resulting album should be here in the not too distant future. The band (now called Jorge Rossy’s ‘Rebop’) also features Linus Eppinger on guitar, Tilman Oberbeck on double bass and Phelan Burgoyne on drums.

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Bedford Photos

Jazz fan and photographer Joe McCarty documents the gigs at the White Horse in Bedford, which drummer Mark Hale presents to a faithful crowd each Monday. Here’s one Joe took of me. Check the rest of his photos here.  

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