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Monky Business

Some thoughts on whole-tone scales, altered scales and passing tones. Ah, Thelonius Sphere Monk (certainly no square). A very influential composer and performer. He was once described by a hip journo as “the high beast of prebop” (clever Spoonerism or

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Hexatonics, My Pretties…

This one’s for Elton Mottley, a guitarist (and southpaw, unless he’s flipped his avatar). He recently got in touch to say he didn’t know what a hexatonic was. No shame in that at all. I have a somewhat childish streak

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29 June – Trio with Ed Jones
27 July – Trio with Roberto Manzin
at Brasserie Toulouse Lautrec