Monthly Archives: March 2012

Pop…

This post is a stream of consciousness on the covering of pop tunes by jazz artists (honest musical escapism or a clever marketing ploy? Or both?). This is tricky territory but a discussion worth having. I’m aware that by pondering … Continue reading

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The Marcus Roberts Trio At Ronnie Scott’s

Bit of a delay with this, it’s been a hectic week. I find it strange that I haven’t found one other review of this 2 night residency (although I suspect there will be quite a few for the Ambrose Akinmusire … Continue reading

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When Promotion Goes Wrong…

The problem with reading Private Eye is that you start thinking like Private Eye. Then you start talking like Private Eye. Finally, you end up tweeting like private eye… My link was this. I stand by the suggestion that it … Continue reading

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Strung Along…

I’ve recently been listening to and absorbing the playing of a reformed British jazz band which, in my opinion, seems to have gone under the radar somewhat. The playing from all involved is exemplary, and the album they’ve recently released … Continue reading

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The Americans Are Coming…

Looking through the March jazz schedules it’s exciting to see Ronnie’s booking some of the top American artists on the scene. Marcus Roberts is visiting with his trio on the 19th and 20th.  You can read Martin Porter’s fantastic post, … Continue reading

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