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Looking forward… contributions, anyone?

January 3, 2012

Time for a change in this little Bristolian blog, I think. There’s a mass of good music already programmed in the city for 2012 – more than I’ll keep up with, I’m sure. After three years of rather obsessive recording of everything heard, I’m finally convinced there’s never going to be a shortage of good stuff.

So I’ll not be blogging every gig from now on, which has come to seem less personally pointful, as well as time-consuming. Options from there might be a) try and develop something more comprehensive about jazz in Bristol, but that would be even more time-consuming, or b) confine entries to diary style notes of things heard, with occasional longer reflections on stand out gigs, and maybe some gigs of the week if the mood takes me.

I’m going for b), with one possible addition. If anyone else out there fancies posting a note of a jazz gig in or around Bristol for the benefit of the (rather small!) readership here, feel free to send it to me, and I’ll put it up if it seems to fit – and my criteria there are pretty loose except that I’m more interested in hearing explanations of why stuff might be good than the opposite.

Meantime, here’s looking forward to Tord Gustavsen, Trio Libero, Roberto Fonseca, Neil Cowley, Kairos 4tet, Marius Neset, World Service Project, Pushy Doctors, Ambrose Akinmusire (bit a a coup for Colston Hall that one), and more!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. phil johnson permalink
    August 20, 2012 8:20 pm

    hi jon

    please pass on to your readers news of a fantastic free-entry (but ticketed) concert at st george’s bristol on 17 september, 8pm when st george’s and edition records present the amazing norwegian tuba & sax duo of daniel herskedal & marius neset as a launch event for st george’s autumn jazz season and the release of the duo’s debut album, ‘neck of the woods (edition).

    The album, which features a heart-stoppingly beautiful version of abdullah ibrahim’s most moving tune, ‘the wedding’, is astonishingly good, a little miracle of breath and sensitivity.

    more info soon on

    best wishes

    phil johnson

    • Jon Turney permalink
      August 20, 2012 8:31 pm

      will do – I saw that this afternoon. Loved the CD, and saw from the Sindy that you did too!

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