Monthly Archives: January 2012

Petrels and Ronin Review…

Petrels – Oli Barrett – initiated the musical proceedings at the Vortex on Monday night, in a double bill organised by Be Prepared. It was an impressive and enticing sight, one man surrounded by samplers, laptop and the necessary wiring … Continue reading

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Benet McLean Review…

The actual jazz scene, i.e. the musicians who really swing and continuously pack a punch, grabbing the audience’s attention from the first number and never letting go until the lights come on, can be a very different affair to what’s … Continue reading

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Georgie Fame Review

I tend not to hang around for private parties at the club – nothing to do with getting under people’s feet or through fear of being acknowledged as the uninvited intruder. It’s more to do with my suspicion that the … Continue reading

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Reasons To Be Cheerful Part III…

Duke Ellington. ‘Nuff said! The most difficult aspect of writing this post is the wealth of innovative, quality music Duke Ellington produced throughout his career. Rightly so, there exists miles of shelving dedicated to the study and analysis of his music. … Continue reading

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