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Etude on Solar – In various keys

November 25, 2016

Ongoing personal development has been part of my process for many years and now, it is easier than ever to get all the information you need to make swift progress in your chosen field. The only requirement is that you are able to prescribe yourself the right ‘medicine’ to facilitate that progress. I have chosen to […]

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Jake Island EP

October 12, 2016

I recently received an email from the man behind Jake Island saying the first 4 song from their new album (on which I played bass guitar)  will be released as an EP in November this year (2016). Here’s a link to the jake Island website where the songs can be purchased and below is a […]

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‘La Rocka’ by Crispin J Glover

April 3, 2014

As I was trawling through my hard drive ‘spring cleaning’, I came across this little gem I recorded bass on early 2012 at Yam Who’s studio – ‘La Rocka’ by Crispin J Glover. It’s a tough, funky little number with a pretty hefty nod in the direction of Night Rider. Lovely production by Crispin and […]

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Shuker Jazz Bass

February 11, 2014

In mid December I received my Shuker Jazz Bass and before I give you a breakdown of the spec, let me say, it’s possibly the best bass I have ever played…a true testament to Jon and his many years as a master luthier!! Specification Ash body with a multi-chambered upper bout and a 4 piece Wenge […]

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‘Soultronic’ by D’Angelo (“Live in Olso” album 2000)

February 6, 2014

  The Pino Palladino bass line from the D’Angelo track Soultronic from the Live in Stockholm (recorded on July 8th 2000). Pino has been a major influence for me since I first heard his playing on the “Standing in the shadows of Motown” CD (Accompanying the book) I sought albums he’d played on and transcribed […]

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‘Stranger’ from the album that never got finished – Update!!!

September 17, 2012

One of the track recorded with Sarah Grace at Wax Studios in 2011 – ‘Stranger’. Nothing ever really got finished but Tim did a mix that I thought I’d share…Turned out nicely. (If you want more, there’s a video of another Sarah Grace track from a performance at the Bedford, Balham on my video page! […]

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Genius Collective ‘Stronger Than Me’ Yam Who? Remix

July 26, 2012

THE GENIUS COLLECTIVE ARE COMING! WATCH OUT!   Ism Records present Birmingham’s multi talented Genius Collective, a live 7 piece hip hop, soul & jazz band offering an eclectic sound to get your body moving, your heads bopping and your brain thinking. Already receiving radio support from Craig Charles (6 Music Funk & Soul Show) […]

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Odyssey Live @ the Queen of Hoxton – 3rd September 2011

August 5, 2011

Odyssey Live @ the Queen of Hoxton – 3rd September 2011   The next installment of the Odyssey roller-coaster. We have our remix album launch party going on at the Queen of Hoxton on the 3rd September 2011. If you love the funk, get yo’ groove on and head down for a night for old […]

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New Odyssey Album “Legacy” – Out Today!!!

June 6, 2011

Release date for the new Odyssey album is 20th June 2011. As a first release from what is hoped to be a long term collaboration between NYC’s Odyssey and Andy (Yam Who?) Williams, the album features re-workings of the classic releases from the bands chart topping days in the late 70s and early 80s alongside […]

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Kenny Werner lecture

May 21, 2011

I was recently directed to a site called artisthousemusic.org after searching for video footage on Kenny Werner. Within the site, I came across a wealth of video footage from many musicians and teachers giving some great advise for aspiring student aiming to reach their higher goals. This video link shows a lecture by the fantastic […]

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