Category Archives: Music – concerts, lists, reflections

“Chasing Trane” – the life and music of John Coltrane

Last week I went to the ICA Cinema to see John Scheinfeld’s “Chasing Trane”, a new documentary about the great jazz saxophonist John Coltrane. For me, the greatest of the sax players, the man who took the instrument to the … Continue reading

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Laura Gibson at Oslo, Hackney, 16 August 2017

  On Wednesday I went to see Laura Gibson at the Oslo, Hackney. A great place for a show. A good space upstairs and an excellent bar downstairs, which serves one of my favourite IPAs, Beavertown Gamma Ray. I first … Continue reading

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A few days at the Edinburgh Festival, August 2017

My wife, Kath,  and I have just spent a few days at Edinburgh Festival. It’s the first time I’ve been to the festival since 1981, when I went up for a week and slept on a friend’s floor, while going … Continue reading

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Latitude 2017

My Latitude No 6. No 12 for the festival. An annual fixture now, for me and my friend Jon G and various members of our families and their friends. Not our wives though! The thought of four nights and days … Continue reading

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U2 at Twickenham Stadium, 9 July 2017

On Sunday we went down to Twickenham to see one of the world’s greatest bands play a show that featured one of the world’s greatest albums. U2 playing the “Joshua Tree”.  An album which is 30 years old this year. … Continue reading

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Words and Music from One Track Minds at Wilton Music Hall, 3 July 2017

Last night I went with a friend from work to Wilton Music Hall, in East London, to hear some words and music in perfect harmony. Talking of harmony, the last time I went to Wilton Hall was to see the … Continue reading

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Bryan Ferry at Hampton Court Palace, 21 June 2017

On Wednesday 21 June a few of us headed down to Hampton Court for a bit of musical nostalgia. Bryan Ferry, once the lead man in Roxy Music, for which we will revere him forever. Set lists from earlier shows … Continue reading

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