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Luke Seabright

I'm a passionate jazz nerd, originally from the UK but currently living in Toulouse, France. My background is in physics and information technologies, and today I work as a freelancer.

About Me

Jazz has been a passion of mine since I turned 11 and decided to learn the saxophone. Shortly after, I saw my first jazz concert: Wayne Shorter's quartet at the Halle aux Grains in Toulouse. Ever since then, I've tried to absorb the jazz scene wherever I've lived and visited. In particular, I have been a regular volunteer at the Marciac festival in southern France, where I have been fortunate enough to see many of the leading artists in the genre. I studied physics and worked in London for a while as a IT engineer. London was a wonderful city to indulge in my passion, as the musical and cultural scene there is so incredibly diverse. In particular, it was during my time there that I got introduced to free improv, and I got to see and engage with many of the leaders of the UK scene by frequenting such iconic venues as the Vortex and Cafe Oto. I am currently based in Toulouse and work as a freelancer in several domains, including music journalism. I contribute to several online jazz-related platforms such as Art District Radio, writing about jazz history and interviewing artists. I'm also a musician. I play alto and tenor saxophone, but dabble in the piano and guitar.

My Favorites

  1. Charles Mingus - The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady
  2. Novos Baianos - Acabou Chorare
  3. Oliver Nelson - The Blues and the Abstract Truth
  4. Nujabes - Modal Soul
  5. Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue
  6. Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon
  7. Ornette Coleman - The Shape of Jazz to Come
  8. Nick Drake – Five Leaves Left
  9. Mingus – Blues And Roots
  10. Charles Lloyd – Forest Flower
  11. Joni Mitchell – Blue
  12. Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly
  13. King Crimson – In The Court Of The Crimson King
  14. John Coltrane – Ascension
  15. Os Mutantes – Os Mutantes
  16. Radiohead – Kid A
  17. Sonny Rollins – Saxophone Colossus
  18. Wayne Shorter – Without A Net
  19. Yusef Lateef – Eastern Sounds
  20. Charles Mingus – Mingus Ah Um
  21. Albert Ayler – Spiritual Unity
  22. Coleman Hawkins & Ben Webster – Coleman Hawkins encounters Ben Webster
  23. Love - Forever Changes