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Author of Funny Valentine, an acclaimed new biography of the jazz trumpet player and singer, Chet Baker.
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Saturday, 14 September 2019 17:41

Quentin Collins Sextet – Road Warrior

The road warrior reveals his hard bop roots.

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Friday, 11 January 2019 22:12

Hexagonal – McCoy and Mseleku

Debut album from Hastings based jazz supergroup.

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Sunday, 29 October 2017 03:00

Leo Richardson Quartet - The Chase

Talented saxophonist Leo Richardson gives a respectful nod to the cornerstone of jazz, hard-bop and swing, on his debut album.

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Sunday, 30 April 2017 09:28

QCBA – Beauty in Quiet Places

Quite brilliant beauty from QCBA.

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Jim Richardson is an English jazz bassist and session musician. An original member of pioneering British jazz-rock band, If (1969–1973), he went on to undertake session and studio work. Around 1975–76 he was also a member of Pip Pyle's The Weightwatchers, with Elton Dean and Keith Tippett and leading his own group, Jim Richardson's Pogo Revisited which also featured Alan Barnes. In the late 1970s, his quartet featured Bobby Wellins. In the mid-1980s he re-united with former if band member Dick Morrissey in the jazz-funk band Morrissey–Mullen, before returning to a more straight-ahead jazz approach. Some of the jazz musicians Richardson worked with were Dexter Gordon and Chet Baker.   Quentin Collins has established himself as one of Europe's top jazz/commercial trumpeters, having worked with a plethora of internationally renown artists across many genres.In 2007, Quentin released his debut solo album, If Not Now, Then When?, on SunlightSquare Records to much critical acclaim. MOJO magazine, which voted the record one of its Top Ten jazz albums of 2007, said, "superb debut from a trumpeter whose style is an update of the Morgan/Hubbard approach." Quentin currently co-leads QCBA, a Hammond-organ quartet with tenor sax titan Brandon Allen.

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