Back in may of this year I came across a young, unassuming gentleman by the name of Gene Dudley. Ironically (or not as the story goes), it was in a small record shop just a little North of Crouch End, and after a few clumsy introductions (namely on my part, I had been drinking…), we got chatting. Fast forward a few months later and I find myself sitting at a desk, desperately trying to recall what we actually spoke about. Alas, therefore, I’m a little light on funny anecdotes this time around but that’s certainly not to say that Mr Dudley isn’t memorable. Sitting here, slowly digesting his new album ‘Saturday Shifting’ a week before its official release date, I think it’s also fair to say his music is not of the forgettable kind either. Thrust into the limelight courtesy of a newly inked deal with UK record label Wah
If there’s one person that personifies the eclectic and entrepreneurial spirit of London’s underground club scene, it’s (deep breath) Wah Wah 45s label boss, DJ, promoter, radio host and music journalist Dom Servini. Having started DJing alongside the legendary Snowboy back in Brighton in the 90’s, he’s accumulated a string of residencies, parties and worldwide venue appearances under his belt since, including his monthly Wah Wah 45s get togethers at Floripa and regular appearances across London at places such as The Big Chill Bar, Vibe Bar and The Jazz Cafe. Our man Dom is a party-starter in the truest sense of the word. So of course when he agreed to appear at The Jazz Meet this Sunday, as part of our 2nd Birthday celebrations, you could say we were ‘over the moon’! Of course, for those of you who know the deeper history of our event, you will also understand how much of an
If you’ve followed us on Facebook, Twitter or Google+ this week, you’ve probably already come across this FREE EP. For the rest of you, let’s do a brief recap. Scrimshire is a talented London-based musician and producer who spends most of his time writing soulful, often jazz tinged, music. Late last year, he followed up his début album, ‘Along Came The Devil One Night…’, with the eagerly anticipated (and well received) follow-up ‘The Hollow’ on the ever reliable Wah Wah 45s record label. Strongly supported by such purveyors of good taste as Gilles Peterson, Fun Lovin Criminal Huey Morgan, Phil Levene and Simon Harrison, the album featured Jazz Meet favourites Jessica Lauren and Heidi Vogel, and was a masterclass on how to produce an intricate and thoroughly enjoyable album.This week, as he set his sights on completing his third longplayer, scheduled for release in Summer 2013, he let loose this
Well, we have to say that 2012 has been an AMAZING year for us all at The Jazz Meet. On a collective level, we moved the event to the beautiful confines of Floripa in Shoreditch which helped take our little weekly jazz event to the next level (a special shout out to these guys for being super supportive). Over the past twelve months, we’ve also been blessed to have welcomed so many great musicians, vocalists and DJs on to the stage and we hope more will follow when we get back into the swing of things come Sunday 13th January 2013. In the meantime though we’ve got ONE last party before we bow out for the festive period which takes place Sunday 16th December. Having relaunched the new event a week before Christmas in 2010, it’s our BIG 2nd birthday and we’re planning something real nice for you all. We’re hooking up the
The Jazz Meet reviews the newly reissued ‘Piano’ by Haitian pianist Henri-Pierre Noël, available now on the Wah Wah 45s imprint. Click to read our review.