JazzUK - August-September 2013

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Tom Green

“It wasn’t until I was at university studying for a science degree that I really took an interest in playing professionally - after graduating from university I headed to the Royal Academy to study on the postgraduate course there which was a really great experience.”

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Today Tom Green’s award winning music has taken his septet to Tunisia, Switzerland and a host of UK venues as he now looks forward to touring and recording his original music that demonstrates a host of influences. “I have been inspired by many different things,” he says. “The lyricism and melody of trombonists Marshall Gilkes and Ryan Keberle, the rhythmic complexity of players like Avishai Cohen, but especially the programmatic and extended compositions of large ensemble writers such as Maria Schneider, John Hollenbeck and Vince Mendoza.” The next twelve months look very exciting for the Tom Green Septet; to find out more about their

This edition’s Hot Tracks have kindly been sent in by the Dulwich College Big Band, whose influences are so varied we hear from the great Frank Sinatra, inspirational Maynard Ferguson and cuttingedge Young Blood Brass Band.

HotTracks: Dulwich College Big Band

4) Miles Davis, Kind of Blue Freddie Freeloader 5) Gordon Goodwin and the Big Phat Band - Samba Del Gringo 6) Count Basie, The Atomic Mr Basie - Flight Of The Foo Birds 7) Michel Camilo, One More Once - Why Not 8) Woody Herman, Live in London Four Brothers 9) Young Blood Brass Band Center:Level:Roar 10) Maynard Ferguson - Birdland

Remember, if you want to see your youth jazz ensemble’s top 10 tracks listed in JazzUK, just get in touch with the editor. 1) Gerald Albright - Georgia On My Mind 2) Tonight Show Big Band (featuring Doc Sevrinson) - Begin The Beguine 3) Frank Sinatra, Live at the Sands Fly Me To The Moon