I’m very happy to announce the launch of 3 online courses with the fantastic www.musicgurus.com. It was a lot of fun to film and the guys at Music Gurus have done a great job of putting them together. Continue reading →
‘Going To See My Baby’ is currently No.1 on the official Jazz Radio charts in France! The track has been playlisted on TSF Jazz and played on many other stations including France Inter, France Culture, FIP Radio and more.
Here’s the link: http://www.jazzradio.fr/radio/playlist
The tour in Poland last week was great fun, with some lovely gigs in good venues. I ate so much food I could hardly walk, and spent some time with some lovely people. We spent quite a lot of time on the Polish public railway system which certainly seem to run more on time than in the good old UK. All in all, a great trip Here’s the Padcast:
I played in Bucharest, Romania, this week with Jack Bruce & His Big Blues Band. The festival was brilliantly entitled the ‘Dracula Bass Festival’, so I just had to use that as inspiration for this week’s Padcast. Frank and Winston did a hilarious job of an improvised death scene and I stuck what else I had around it. I didn’t manage to get much footage for various reasons so my choices were pretty limited but I managed to cobble together some sort of tenuous story line, edit the footage and record the music all on weds morning before running (literally) to get the Eurostar to Paris for some interviews and the Triton gig. A mad rush but managed to post the rest of the band’s tickets to them before jumping on the tube. Wish I had a bit more time to do something a bit more detailed on the music – like taking me back to college days and writing a proper fugue on one of Jack’s basslines perhaps…
Anyway, here it is:
All trombone players, beware, there is an evil afoot!
Blues To Bop Festival, Lugano, Switzerland. Such a good festival with a great bunch of bands and musicians! Here are a few clips from the week…
LIVE RADIO SESSIONS IN FRANCE! I’ll be playing a song live on the show ‘Le Rendez-vous’ on FRANCE CULTURE radio on Aug 28th, 7pm (6pm UK time). And then one on ‘On va tous y passer’ on FRANCE INTER radio on 29th between 11am-1230pm (10-11h30 UK time). Tune in on the radio/internet if you can!
Here are the links:
France Culture: http://www.franceculture.fr/emission-le-rendez-vous
France Inter: http://www.franceinter.fr
Here are videos from those sessions: