Friday, 19 August 2016

Up Next . . A CRACKING Season Opener

02 September 2016 Angus Bayley's Scrapbook 

London’s Angus Bayley - Scientist, Pianist and Composer - has never been far from music. Scrapbook is pensive, poignant, clad in a delicate timbre of horns and strings - heartfelt odes sitting somewhere between jazz, folk and rock. Debut album out on Spark label 09/16. Angus Bayley :p, Paul Trippett :b, Dave Hamblett :d, Nick Sigsworth :violin, Daisy Watkins : viola, Alaric Taylor : t,  Kieran McLeod : trom


Wednesday 21 September 2016 - Threeway 

Threeway is a band that gives the term "chamber jazz" a good name. All three are virtuoso musicians who know each other so well that their improvisations just seem to fall into place. It's subtle music - warm, melodic and gently intriguing. Ben Crosland, bassist and leader, composes most of the tunes with occasional contributions from pianist Steve Lodder and trumpeter Steve Waterman.

11 November 2016 - John Etheridge's Trio North 

John Etheridge is one of the UK's World Class GREAT GUITARISTS (which I reckon to be one of maybe 4) and returns to Glyde House Bradford to continue the missionary work of last year when he razed Glyde House to the ground (musically!! it is a listed building after all??) with a stunning display of just why he is one of maybe 4 or 5 UK Worldbeaters. Come see what all the fuss is about. If you're a guitar geek, you can't go wrong for £7 - it's a steal.

Saturday, 2 July 2016

An interesting view of a long-time JATPjazzer . .

Referendum too close to call

Before making a bonfire of our EU membership, please ponder that if the fire brigade wanted a mandate for a strike, they would need to have 40% of their members voting in favour of strike action.

Just let's look at the numbers:

  • In favour of Brexit: 37.5%
  • In favour of Remain: 34.7%
  • Not voting: 27.8%
Statistically the result was a tie.

Not only does a public sector strike vote need 40% in favour, so did the 1979 referendum. It was very foolish to conduct a referendum on such a weighty matter without a threshold requirement. The only sensible policy is to stick with the status quo for a year or so, develop some proper policies to use outside the EU, and then run another referendum. The current leap in the dark with a government in disarray is folly.

B otched
R eferendum
E nables
X enophobic
I solationists’
T riumph
Matters are made worse by the sudden disappearance of Leave Campaign promises after the referendum, and Farage is on record as saying that a 52-48 vote would not be the end of the matter.
( Click here and here) For once it is possible to agree with Farage