Wednesday, 7 December 2016

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16 December 2016 Andre Canniere 

Trumpeter Andre Canniere’s music imaginatively combines the haunting and mystical elements of Rainer Maria Rilke with the grit and boldness of Charles Bukowski with unique 
cohesion from his latest album ‘The Darkening Blue’ (Whirlwind Recordings). Featuring Tori Freestone : s, Ivo Neame : p, Michael Janisch : b, Andrew Bain : d and Brigitte Beraha : voc.

Friday, 19 August 2016


11 November 2016 - John Etheridge's Trio North 

John Etheridge is one of the UK's World Class GREAT GUITARISTS (which I reckon to be one of maybe 4) and returns to Glyde House Bradford to continue the missionary work of last year when he razed Glyde House to the ground (musically!! it is a listed building after all??) with a stunning display of just why he is one of maybe 4 or 5 UK Worldbeaters. Come see what all the fuss is about. If you're a guitar geek, you can't go wrong for £7 - it's a steal.

Saturday, 2 July 2016

An interesting view of a long-time JATPjazzer . .

Referendum too close to call

Before making a bonfire of our EU membership, please ponder that if the fire brigade wanted a mandate for a strike, they would need to have 40% of their members voting in favour of strike action.

Just let's look at the numbers:

  • In favour of Brexit: 37.5%
  • In favour of Remain: 34.7%
  • Not voting: 27.8%
Statistically the result was a tie.

Not only does a public sector strike vote need 40% in favour, so did the 1979 referendum. It was very foolish to conduct a referendum on such a weighty matter without a threshold requirement. The only sensible policy is to stick with the status quo for a year or so, develop some proper policies to use outside the EU, and then run another referendum. The current leap in the dark with a government in disarray is folly.

B otched
R eferendum
E nables
X enophobic
I solationists’
T riumph
Matters are made worse by the sudden disappearance of Leave Campaign promises after the referendum, and Farage is on record as saying that a 52-48 vote would not be the end of the matter.
( Click here and here) For once it is possible to agree with Farage