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Geoff Mason: GMQ

Read "GMQ" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Geoff Mason, one of the UK's leading jazz trombonists, mans the front line by himself on the slyly named GMQ, an eloquent quartet session from which Mason's longtime colleague, the outstanding saxophonist Simon Spillett, is regrettably missing. As nothing can be done to set that right, best to focus on the music at hand, which binds ...

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Tubby Hayes: Split Kick - Live In Sweden 1972

Read "Split Kick - Live In Sweden 1972" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

The hits, as various unimaginative DJs keep reminding us, just keep on coming. So, too--or so it appears--do new albums of material from the late Tubby Hayes. Some of these Hayes albums are re-releases, some are “special editions" and some present us with previously unreleased tracks. Split Kick -Live In Sweden, 1972 is an example of ...

ARTICLE: FILM REVIEW

Tubby Hayes: A Man In A Hurry

Read "Tubby Hayes: A Man In A Hurry" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Tubby Hayes A Man In A Hurry Mono Media Films 2015 Tubby Hayes -the finest jazz musician Britain ever produced and one of the unheralded greats of the genre. Powerful claims, but there are plenty of jazz fans (not only in the UK) who're in favor of both of them: ...

ARTICLE: PROFILE

Will The Real Joe Harriott Please Stand Up?

Read "Will The Real Joe Harriott Please Stand Up?" reviewed by Duncan Heining

The Jamaican saxophhonist Joe Harriott was, without doubt, one of the most important and innovative jazz musicians to emerge in Britain in the fifties and early sixties. He arrived in Britain in 1951 with Ozzie Da Costa's band, which was en route for an engagement in Germany playing US army bases. Much to his erstwhile boss's ...

Sienna Red

Label: Woodville Records
Released: 2008

Introducing Simon Spillett

Label: Woodville Records
Released: 2007
Track listing: Make Someone Happy; Off The Wagon; Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most; Gee Cross; Another Setting; Nobody Else But Me; But Beautiful; New Beginning; Howdy Doody; Cherokee.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Simon Spillett: Introducing Simon Spillett

Read "Introducing Simon Spillett" reviewed by Roger Farbey

Simon Spillett's debut album clearly marks his preferred territory. Taking his cue from the late Tubby Hayes, he delivers the ten tracks as bold statements of intent and not merely space fillers. Spillett knows his music and has made an intelligent choice balancing barnstormers like the opener “Make Someone Happy with exquisitely sublime ballads “Spring Can ...


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