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A Seasonal Puzzle

Don’t know about you lot out there, but I want a refund on my 2018 – the one they sent me was broken. Ah well… Here, from the archives, is a version of a rather famous tune that doesn’t reveal

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Auf Wiedersehen Pet

A very dear friend, and amazing musician, Roberto Manzin is departing soon for Berlin. Bruder, du muβt jetzt biβchen Deutsch lernen… So we’re giving him a big send-off gig. He’ll be playing with the Jason Lyon Trio on Sunday 9

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The Set Menu

Here is an episode of a ’60s BBC TV series called Jazz 625 (yeah, our TVs had 625 scan lines at the time and the Beeboid techies came up with that really imaginative name). It’s Bill Evans with his second

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Camels and Robots

Or putting rhythm sections out of business… Nah, of course, I’d never do such a thing. There’s no substitute for the real deal. But then practising isn’t the real deal either and I was asked a while ago about how

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All About That Bass, Bout That Bass (No Trouble)

I’ve had a question about comping bass solos. Wow. Well, how long have we got… I’ll start by mentioning that I play some “journeyman” bass. I can do a reasonable job as long the tempos are gentle, the changes aren’t

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Interview with JazzBites radio

PINNED Interview with Anthea Redmond for the US JazzBites radio show. The thoughts of Chairman Jase… Broadcast in August but my archive link is here.

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SE Confidential

Nice writeup just been published at Something Else (click for full interview). Life, the jazziverse and everything… “I first saw Jason Lyon at Brasserie Toulouse Lautrec in London. I had gone to see Gareth Lochrane on flutes, as he was

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