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Delicatessen and Pakaw at St Ethelburgas January 14th!

Located on Bishopgate near to Liverpool St Station, St Ethelburgas Centre for Reconciliation and piece has become known as a beautiful venue for world music in London. The original St Ethelburgas was destroyed by the IRA bomb in 1993 – it was rebuilt as a multi-faith centre. It’s really a great venue and this should […]

First Thoughts on Steve Lawson’s Latest: 11 Reasons Why 3 Is Greater Than Everything

OK, I have a queue of music to listen to right now and tons of work on. I’m learning tunes for Delicatessen, I have the new Hiromi album queued up; I haven’t checked out the new The Fierce and the Dead record and I’m fascinated by Terri Lyne Carrington’s Mosaic project. So, this record by […]

Video from Saturday’s gig with Delicatessen

The culmination of a week of learning their set by ear was depping at a lovely gig with Balkan/Greek/Turkish/Klezmer/Rai/Rebetiko band Delicatessen in Ladbroke Grove. Here’s a short video featuring music and film from several song – capturing some great audience participation! http://www.facebook.com/deli.music http://www.delicatessenmusic.com/ Youtube Video Playlist of Delicatessen at Ladbroke Grove http://www.youtube.com/p/7B2BAAAF0649BF8E?hl=en_GB&fs=1

Favourite Albums of 2010

In no particular order: Matt Stevens – Ghost Genius looped instrumental guitar tunes with intensity and humanity Vijay Iyer – Solo Quite brilliant. Completely absorbing individual music. Like no solo jazz piano you ever heard before. Steve Lawson and Trip Wamsley – Slow Food Two great musicians improvising beautifully. They both happen to play bass […]

Furniture Debut Gig at The White Lion, Streatham

I’m stoked for this gig. Furniture are the new jazz trio I’ve formed with keyboardist Rob Grundel and drummer Tadas Petrikas. It’s been quite a buzz as it’s come together very quickly. We have a great sound, some lively interaction and carefully chosen and developed repertoire. It ranges from our own instrumental approach to tunes […]