simon spillett

Simon Spillett

Square One (limited edition 12” 180g vinyl LP, Gearbox GB 1512) It’s great to see this record pressed by Gearbox Records, specialists in vinyl releases, exclusively on 180g vinyl, and this music, steeped in 1950s and ’60s bebop as it… Read More ›

The week ahead in Midland gigs

The National Youth Orchestra are in town for a performance which includes Messiaen’s huge Turangalila-Symphonie on Wednesday evening, but this evening musicians from the orchestra show off their jazz chops at Rush Hour Blues. Now there was a time when… Read More ›

The week ahead in gigs

Tomorrow evening’s Rush Hour Blues gig is at the Mint Hotel in Brindleyplace (the usually Symphony Hall foyer bar series traditionally goes walkabout in August) and was due to feature trumpeter Bryan Corbett and his quartet. But Bryan has been… Read More ›