Chick Corea and Gary Burton turn to Greenwich for Fashion, Jazz… and Nadatar

Tonight’s featured band is Simon Purcell’s “Nadatar”. Tonight’s band “Nadatar” is a reformation of a group from some time ago (a quartet with the alto saxophonist Mike Williams, bassist Ricardo Dos Santos and drummers Dave Wickins or Tom Gordon as well as the reclusive but brilliant trumpeter Paul Edmond). Now regrouped with Julian Siegel (saxophones),Continue reading “Chick Corea and Gary Burton turn to Greenwich for Fashion, Jazz… and Nadatar”

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Miles is hangin’ at Oliver’s with Tom Farmer, Nathaniel Facey and Shane Forbes

Tonight’s featured artists are Tom Farmer, Nathaniel Facey and Shane Forbes. MOBO Jazz Awards winners Tom Farmer, Nathaniel Facey and Shane Forbes form part of the new wave of outstanding improvisational voices emerging in London at present. Already established in Britain and abroad, the really great thing about these guys is not only their artistry andContinue reading “Miles is hangin’ at Oliver’s with Tom Farmer, Nathaniel Facey and Shane Forbes”

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Oliver’s is Ab Fab – Patsy says get down there, it’s Anita Wardell!

Tonight’s featured artist is Anita Wardell. Anita Wardell is one of the world’s leading, improvising jazz vocalists. Although journalists will rightly promote her authority as a scat singer, the sheer virtuosity of her bebop informed lines is only part of her artistry. As Norma Winstone pointed out, Neet’s singing communicates not only bravura but tenderness andContinue reading “Oliver’s is Ab Fab – Patsy says get down there, it’s Anita Wardell!”

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Monk says – “Go To Oliver’s – it’s Malcolm Earle-Smith!”

Listen to Monk, do the right thing  and check out the scene at Oliver’s in Greenwich. Tonight’s featured artist is Malcolm Earle-Smith. A multi-faceted artist, Malcolm is at home in pretty much any improvising environment. Although highly respected as a fine trombonist and expert in classic jazz and swing, he is an incredibly broad musician, aContinue reading “Monk says – “Go To Oliver’s – it’s Malcolm Earle-Smith!””

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If Music be the Food of Love…

If Music be the Food of Love, a response to Phil’s Robson’s FaceBook post. Kate Williams is right in her comments on Phil Robson’s original post, it is definitely a political issue. It is a matter of values, and as artists we are in the “values business”. We assign so much of our energy andContinue reading “If Music be the Food of Love…”

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