Brighton Magazine

The Brighton Magazine

Selected Brighton Magazine Article

Monday 03 July 2017

Review: Love Supreme Jazz Festival 2017 @ Glynde Place, East Sussex

Love Supreme Jazz Festival is now an annual fixture for Sussex music lovers who like their music to match their taste in fine wines.
Pic By Andy Sturmey

Now in it's fifth year, the Glynde based three day event was once again the hottest ticket as sold-out signs were posted weeks before its gates opened to the public.

This year's big names were under the spotlight and only enhanced their reputations with solid hits-filed sets played out to an adoring public.

Corrine Bailey Rae's personal and emotional offerings were delivered with the most beautiful and honest of voices. She engaged the audience whatever their age or musical taste.  

Mica Parris is a sassy and soulful diva who got the crowd onside from the off. She was playful, humorous and engaging and delivered a killer version of Ella Fitzgerald's Ain't Got That Swing. If you aren't familiar with her songs she leaves you wanting to hear them again.  


The Jacksons are showbiz and have structured their set to perfection. From Can You Feel It, through Blame It on the Boogie, Rock With You, I Want You Back, ABC all the way to set closers Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' and Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground) - it was like streaming Top Of The Pops in your back yard. 

Laura Mvula opened with Overcome and unmistakably smashed it. She may be a reluctant performer but her vulnerabilities only add to her appeal. Sing To The Moon, Green Garden and Phenomenal Woman were set highlights.

Gregory Porter closed the festival with a mellow set that brought the punters back down to earth before they drifted off home.

Another great year, another stellar line-up and another twelve months of anticipation to see what Love Supreme can deliver next year.


by: Neil Turner




Share    


Sometimes it's good to be challenged, to be mystified by unfolding events, to be totally flummoxed by the juxtaposition of what's being revealed. But other times it's best to admit defeat and realise there is no mystery, just bitter disappointment.
Photo by Michael Fung Photography

Brighton Festival 2017's Guest Director Kate Tempest made a surprise return to the city on for a secret gig as part of the Festival's Your Place initiative, performing an exclusive rendition of her unreleased new album in full at Hangleton Community Centre. 

Snow Patrol are set to return with Wildness, their first album in seven years, which finds the band searching for clarity, connection, and meaning, while staying true to the melodic songwriting prowess that brought them to prominence. 

From an angel and a tennis player to a joyfully paint-splashed lady, Hangleton and East Brighton residents have been creating life-size 'avatars': colourfully painted, cut-out figures that explore who they are or who they would like to be for a Brighton Festival project called Looking Through Each Other's Eyes.

Rituals is the ambitious new album from Australian musician Amaya Laucirica (who played a storming set at last weekend's Brighton's Great Escape Festival). Her work blends the swirling contours of the Cocteau Twins with the wistful melodies of The Go-Betweens and the sonic depth of Yo La Tengo. 

Following last year's success, Byline Festival returns to Pippingford Park, in East Sussex, and once again promises festivalgoers a unique opportunity to recapture the spirit of festivals when they had a sense of purpose. 

John Finnemore has followed a well worn path and is pretty much your definitive BBC Radio 4 comedian; studied English at Cambridge University and cut his teeth in the Cambridge footlights rising to become its vice president in his final year. After graduating, he performed in Sensible Haircut with the Footlights team at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2000.

Following band frontman Mike Peters' major undertaking for last week's Record Store Day – which saw him perform at record shops in London, New York and Los Angeles in a three-stop transcontinental trip within twenty-four hours – The Alarm announce the release of their new album Equals.

A special ceremony is being held next month at Woodvale Cemetery, Brighton, to return the gravestone of Thomas Highflyer, a 12-year-old slave boy who was rescued from a slave dhow and died in Brighton 148 years ago.

My first visit to The Spire. As you may have guessed from the name it was once a church (St Mark's Chapel, in East Brighton). This one has been converted to an arts venue. It still looks very much like a church though, just missing the pews and altar etc and of course, it has a stage… and wonderfully, and at least on this night, a foyer with seating and a bar.

It was always a pleasure for The Brighton Magazine to host The Beat's Dave Wakeling, when he performed in the city as part of the 3 Men & Black collective (alongside Jake Burns from Stiff Little Fingers and Pauline Black and Nick Welsh from The Selecter).

A new play by Townsend Theatre Productions relives the extraordinary true story of the Grunwick Strike, a dispute that challenged the way women and immigrants are treated in the workplace.

Brighton based gallery 35 North Contemporary Fine Art is set to host Deanland, a new exhibition of original work by painter Alexander Johnson and photographer John Brockliss. 
Pic by Paul Mansfield

The Rock House Festival 2018 brings together learning disabled bands and upcoming and established music-makers from Brighton and beyond for a day of live music at Green Door Store, Brighton.

Archive search

Search our archives for what's on and gone for the best of this city's theatre music comedy news and much more...







Organising a conference or event in Brighton?
See our Brighton Conference section.
Brighton web design by ...ntd