Anyone who has seen Horn Factory perform will know we’re great fans of Buddy Rich, a jazz drummer known for his virtuoso technique, power and speed. But here are 10 facts you might not know about the man billed as “the world’s greatest drummer”. Buddy Rich, Arcadia Ballroom, New York[…]
In the latest in our series of Meet the Band interviews, we talk to Andy Shipp as he reveals his history as a trombone player, talks about his musical education with the likes of Don Lusher and Lindsay Shilling, and shares with us some of his strongest musical influences. Andy[…]
We’ve been working on a fantastic Eric Richards big band arrangement of the tune “Recorda Me”. The original was written and recorded by the great Joe Henderson and his quintet in the 1960s and released on the album Page One. We’ve been doing our research and came across this searing live version[…]
It was an honour to be invited to a joint rehearsal with The Band of the Parachute Regiment. As well as a very good marching band and concert band performing throughout the world in support of the Parachute Regiment and British Army, the Band also has a number of other[…]
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