Alexander Corlett & Jonathan Parkin

Recently I met Jonathan in Teddington to listen to some of his programme in advance of his upcoming recital at the church of St Mary with St Alban.  A good opportunity to exchange ideas about the interpretation of my pieces, before attending to more pressing matters in the pub. (I assure you that the picture was taken before and not after).  For more information about the Jan 23rd concert see my earlier post entitled Upcoming Premiere.

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Upcoming Premiere

On Saturday 23rd January 2016 the superb guitarist Jonathan Parkin will perform two of my works as part of an exciting classical guitar recital at St Mary with St Alban in Teddington.  The first of these is Espejitos, a piece commissioned by Jonny back in 2013 and performed by him at several venues since.  The second is the world premiere of my Five Ukrainian Preludes.  The concert will also feature pieces by Bach, Dowland and Spanish composer Antonio Jose.  The concert starts at 7.30pm.  Tickets are £8 on the door or £6 if you reserve your ticket in advance through me.  (See contact page for email address)


Recently I’ve been adding a number of new pages to the site’s jazz guitar transcriptions page.  It now includes pages dedicated to the following guitarists: Barney Kessel, Gabor Szabo, Grant Green, Kenny Burrell, Peter Bernstein, Wes Montgomery, and the relatively obscure John Collins. These pages might expand in the future, and new pages for other guitarists may also be created.  I hope that the material included may be of some use to other players.

Cocaine Nights: Concert photos from the Dora Stoutzker Hall

Cocaine Nights Concert PhotoToo many people to capture in one shot!  Deej Williams, bass; Alex Corlett, guitar; Huw Evans, trombone; Michael Gibbs, horn; Matt Pauley, trumpet; Andrew Martin, flute; Will White, clarinets; Naomi Bailey, saxophones; James Golborn, drums & vibes; Matt Petrie, contrabassoon

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