Author Archives: jonseagroatt

Bobby Wellins…

I’m not much given to OMGs and RIPs, generally preferring the ‘Batman slapping Robin response’ beloved of social media cynics everywhere. But I’d like, briefly, to mark the death this week of the Scottish tenor saxophonist, Bobby Wellins. I can’t … Continue reading

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Tracking hooters and hitters…..

  I’ve spend some of this week salted away in the Vendhaus (above), recording parts for two very different projects. The first was a challenge from the grand maven of everything ’60s, Rosie Cunningham (in her Purson persona), to come up with some ‘Christmas … Continue reading

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Encounters with the big hooter…..

The first saxophone I bought was a baritone. I was fifteen, it was forty quid. The local music shop kindly put it aside whilst I saved up the money from a weekend job to pay for it. What a hooter! … Continue reading

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A bevy of reviews sashay into view…..

Guerssen’s release of Red Square’s ‘Rare & Lost ’70s Recordings’ has elicited a crop of pleasing and melodiously worded reviews, including from ‘Jazzwise’ and ‘Wire’, august organs of the cognescenti both. Our thanks to Dan Spicer and Stewart Smith. There have … Continue reading

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Red Square album launch day: the queuing begins…..

Originally posted on RED SQUARE:
A queue forms outside a record store earlier today For those of you who tend towards physicality as opposed to aethereality as your chosen medium of music buying, and who also have a penchant for…

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Red Square; bouncing back again….

It’s very nice to have a project from so long ago see the light of day again, especially as Red Square was – how shall I put it…? –  not widely appreciated at the time. Through the good offices of uber-networker and … Continue reading

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A playlist…….

Having recently found, to my surprise, that, between them, the tunes on my Soundcloud page have now had over 5000 plays, I had a look to see which of the tracks had been played the most. I’ve now compiled a playlist of … Continue reading

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