Mark Nightingale - Trombone

David Gallant talks to the trombonist about how he got started, the instruments he has played over the years and his all time favourite choice.

“I remember it being a tremendous thrill to suddenly find I could play ‘Home on the Range’ right the way through without a mistake
," says Nightingale. "Those 'Tune-a-Day' books were great!"

Soweto Kinch - Saxophone

"I guess our house was like a creative hub,” says Kinch. “I grew up being surrounded by lots of musicians, poets and visual artists.”

Alec Dankworth - Double Bass

Alec Dankworth’s journey to the nether regions of the bass clef began in 1974 when “the bass player left the band I was playing in.”

Dankworth
had started out on the guitar, but because his dad John, the alto saxophonist and composer, “had this very strange bass lying around the house” he felt almost obliged to pick it up and lay down the lower line.

Neil Cowley - Piano

David Gallant talks to the pianist about how he got started, the instruments he has played over the years and his all time favourite choice. Young meteor Cowley and his trio crescendoed on to the national jazz scene just last year with their highly acclaimed, mesmeric debut album Displaced.

Cowley though has form. He played Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 2 at the Queen Elizabeth Hall – aged 11! “Yeah,” says Cowley in his usual self deprecating manner. “I was nurtured by Eric Stevenson for the Royal Academy junior exhibition, which means you go in on Saturdays. He was very influential, and managed to organise concerts for his students at the Queen Elizabeth Hall."

Phil Robson - Guitar

David Gallant talks to guitarist Phil Robson about how he got started, the instruments he has played over the years and his all time favourite choice.

“You’ve just caught me”,
says Robson. “I’m off to play at the 55 in New York next week. I feel really honoured, all the greats have played there and then I’m off to California to do the Monterey Jazz Festival”.

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