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Terry Seabrook's MILESTONES Gig!

TomMapfumo

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On Wednesday 13th March we attended the above gig at Swansea Jazzland. It was a great evening, devoted to the music of Miles Davis, and some pieces written by Seabrook (pianist, composer etc.), inspired by the great man.
MILESTONES is the band formed by Seabrook, a sextet consisting of several notable British jazz musicians, including Alan Barnes (alto/bari sax) Martin Shaw (trumpet/flugel), Ian Price (tenor sax), Paul Whitten (bass) Spike Wells (drums) and Terry Seabrook.

The gig featured the complete "Kind of Blue", which was fascinating to listen to, but I found it fascinating to watch the three lead musicians and make some reflections, particularly when I imagined them as being Cannonball Adderley, Miles Davis and John Coltrane respectively. Given that I was most struck by the alto sax and trumpet parts which seemed to be the dominant lead parts, with trumpet shading it. On the other hand the tenor sax seemed to feature less and would generally appear third of the horn section.

Similarly I was aware of how tight the structure of the music was throughout, and where soloing was never that long. I suppose my main reflection was that John Coltrane almost had a bit part in proceedings, and was not surprised that he set up a quartet, with no other lead instrument, a short while afterwards.

Anyway, MILESTONES are well worth seeing, especially if you are unfamiliar with the "Kind of Blue" album!

Kind regards
Tom:thumb:
 

trimmy

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Iv'e had the privelege of seeing Alan Barnes twice at Parrjazz Liverpool and what a excellent player he is, my tutor books a lesson with him when he is in Liverpool and speaks very highly of him as a musician.
I'll keep a look out for Milestones when they are up this way, just been on their site but it doesn't give a gig guide for 2013 !
 

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Coltrane may have had a "bit" part in the proceedings Tom, but his solo in Blue in Green is sublime.
Glad you had a good evening.
 

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Coltrane may have had a "bit" part in the proceedings Tom, but his solo in Blue in Green is sublime.
Glad you had a good evening.

That entire recording of Blue in Green on the Kind Of Blue album, is sublime, but I see your point about Coltrane particularly. The way he starts his solo is just beautiful, as is the way he starts his solo in Flamenco Sketches. I often preferred Coltrane on ballads though. The space Bill Evans leaves for him is so 'musical'. But I digress from the OP.... The gig sounded wonderful. With that many great musicians, it was likely to be!
 

TomMapfumo

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Iv'e had the privelege of seeing Alan Barnes twice at Parrjazz Liverpool and what a excellent player he is, my tutor books a lesson with him when he is in Liverpool and speaks very highly of him as a musician.
I'll keep a look out for Milestones when they are up this way, just been on their site but it doesn't give a gig guide for 2013 !

I'll try and email Terry!

In fact I just have, so will pass on any up-to-date info when he replies.
Kind regards
Tom
 
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TomMapfumo

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I'll try and email Terry!

In fact I just have, so will pass on any up-to-date info when he replies.
Kind regards
Tom

Here is his email response:

"Thanks Martyn

What a great club. We enjoyed it tremendously.
We are playing at Titley Jazz Festival in Herefordshire July 26 and will be in Wiltshire near Bath towards the end of the year.
Also we are in Stockport on May 12th playing an original Jazz score to Buster Keaton’s Sherlock Jnr.

All the best
Terry

Terry Seabrook
 

trimmy

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Here is his email response:
Also we are in Stockport on May 12th playing an original Jazz score to Buster Keaton’s Sherlock Jnr.

All the best
Terry

Terry Seabrook
Thanks Tom
Will try to find out where (venue) this gig is being played :thumb:
 
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