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  1. No the new one but the West one , you mention is a good orientation point for walkers as it is located exactly opposite the hotel in which venue is carried Txs ANT , that's very kind of you my friend. I hope you are fine and possibly even will be able to take a trip ? Let me know - I will bring an armchair for you if you only confirm that you are going to come Could it be Tel ? I was always leaving there my car whenever was going to see something. But I possibly can be wrong ,too. Not leaving in the walking distance from Brighton anymore .
  2. Hi James That's good you pointed that. Marina is free and in the distance you already said, true.It helped me to find a mistake in my post. In fact the parking I was thinking about writing that was a Madeira Drive one, which is off the pier roundabout as you know. Txs for bringing this back to attention
  3. Great selection my friend. Wollny is Brilliant. I just have listen to Ian Ballamy and Thomas Stronnen in Berlin. Not sure if it is going to be the same project but it was just wonderful. I am going to be there as well ,so it would be good to catch up and meet each other
  4. cheers Steve Here you got all I know about this year edition so far from my festival PR Great chance to see Gregory Potter and Kurt Elling on the same stage - two greatest male jazz singers today ! Star Names For Cheltenham Jazz Festival 2014 Jamie Cullum, Laura Mvula, Jools Holland, Billy Cobham, Gregory Porter, Frank Sinatra Jnr, Curtis Stigers and many more “If someone doesn’t ‘get’ jazz, how do you woo them towards enjoying it? The Cheltenham Jazz Festival” The Times “A contact hit of jazz as an approachable, positive force... The hum of pleasure as the crowd left was constant in this corner of the Cotswolds” ★★★★★ The Independent Opening on International Jazz Day, the Cheltenham Jazz Festival returns at the end of April with an incredibly unique and diverse programme packed with jazz, world and blues legends, superstar international acts and outstanding emerging talent. Running across six days from April 30th – May 5th, this year’s festival presents a star-studded line-up featuring the likes of Grammy and Golden Globe-winning Jamie Cullum, who will premiere his eagerly anticipated new album backed by an 11-piece big band, a special 70th birthday concert from jazz fusion trailblazer Billy Cobham, five-time Grammy-winner Robert Cray, the incomparable Laura Mvula, who returns to Cheltenham as this year’s Artist in Residence, as well as shows from big hitters such as Jools Holland, Curtis Stigers, Tinariwen, Kurt Elling, Gregory Porter and Frank Sinatra Jnr. The younger generation will be represented by the likes of rising-star US trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire, the inspirational Zimbabwe-born vocalist ESKA, BBC Sound of 2014 nominee Nick Mulvey, and acclaimed New York-based instrumental fusion band Snarky Puppy, who are teaming up with DJ Gilles Peterson for the return of the festival’s popular club night. Among an impressive roster of British talent being showcased will be the much talked about reunion of acclaimed big band Loose Tubes, one of the UK’s most renowned improvisers Paul Dunmall, accomplished pianist Jason Rebello, and the boundary-pushing Julian Siegel Quartet. The festival continues its association with BBC Radio 2, who will broadcast live on-site across the weekend. Slots include a gangster-themed Friday Night Is Music Night, celebrating the golden age of jazz and featuring the inimitable talents of Kurt Elling, Curtis Stigers and Liane Carroll, and a special Jamie Cullum radio show, which will go out live on Saturday afternoon. In addition to a world class line-up of acts, the Beyond the Band tent will feature talks, workshops and masterclasses and will transform into a ‘silent cinema’, hosting a range of jazz inspired films. Festival Director Ian George: “We’re proud to once again be delivering a really diverse Festival programme that covers the entire jazz spectrum, incorporating blues, soul, funk, world music and more. We welcome musical megastars alongside the brightest emerging talents, all set against the beautiful backdrop of regency Cheltenham.” The 2014 Cheltenham Jazz Festival takes place from April 30th – May 5th and is hosted in a tented festival village in Cheltenham’sMontpellier Gardens, featuring a Big Top stage, the Jazz Arena, and a food, drink and market area. Tickets go on sale to members from February 24th and on general sale from March 3rd. The full Cheltenham Jazz Festival line-up is below. Cheltenham Jazz Festival 2014 – Full Programme April 30th Jamie Cullum The Big Top 9pm Jason Rebello The Daffodil 9.15pm May 1st Kenny Wayne Shepherd The Jazz Arena 7pm Judith Owen The Daffodil 9.15pm Laura Mvula The Big Top 8.30pm May 2nd ESKA with special guest Laura Mvula The Jazz Arena 6.30pm Julian Siegel Quartet The Playhouse 8pm Friday Night Is Music Night - Hoods, Horns & Hooch The Big Top 8pm Hailey Tuck The Daffodil 9.15pm May 3rd Anthony Marsden Hotel Du Vin 12pm Paul Dunmall Sextet The Playhouse 12.15pm Nick Mulvey The Jazz Arena 12.30pm Loose Tubes The Big Top 2pm Denys Baptiste - Now is the Time... Town Hall 3.45pm Tigran The Jazz Arena 4.15pm Michael Wollny Trio The Playhouse 6pm Robert Cray The Big Top 5.30pm Kurt Elling Quartet Town Hall 7pm Tinariwen The Jazz Arena 7.15pm The Speakeasy The Daffodil 10.30pm - 2am The Edge Project The Playhouse 10pm Gilles Peterson and Snarky Puppy Town Hall 10.30pm May 4th Trondheim Jazz Exchange Parabola Arts Centre 11.45am Sunday Lunch with Laithwaite’s Wine and Nearly Hot Club Four The Daffodil Bar open 11.30am Lunch served 12.30pm Ambrose Akinmusire Quintet The Jazz Arena 1.15pm Jake Isaac and Lake Street Dive The Big Top 2.30pm Iain Ballamy’s Anorak XL Parabola Arts Centre 3pm Liane Carroll Trio The Jazz Arena 4.15pm Billy Cobham at 70 The Big Top 5.45pm Dan Nicholls’ Strobes + ByramArt Parabola Arts Centre 6pm Sinatra Sings Sinatra The Jazz Arena 7.15pm Gregory Porter and Blue Note Guests The Big Top 9pm Thomas StrØnen’s Time Is A Blind Guide Parabola Arts Centre 9pm May 5th Family Show: Jazz All Stars ft . Natalie Williams The Jazz Arena 11am London Afrobeat Collective The Big Top 1pm Fringe Showcase: Jo Silver and the Café Bohemia & The Indigo Kings The Jazz Arena 2.30pm Curtis Stigers The Big Top 4.15pm Get The Blessing and Kairos 4Tet The Jazz Arena 6.45pm Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra featuring Gregory Porter and guests The Big Top 8.15pm To request press tickets, please use this link: Notes to editors: Event name: Cheltenham Jazz Festival 2014 Venue: Montpellier Gardens, GL50 1UW Date: 30th April – 5th May 2014 Box Office: View a gallery of highlights from last year’s festival here: Watch exclusive videos and live performances by emerging artists and star performers from the 2013 Cheltenham Jazz Festival, including Lianne La Havas, Gregory Porter and Laura Mvula:
  5. That is actually very good point James. I like an idea and you can count on me here. I would like to donate 2 pairs of Albedo Beginning interconnects for the raffle. Great job Robin you have done here on that charity run and really you could not pick up the better than that. In memory of sorely missed old fogey and with full respect for his charity choice. As I didn't come across the situation when the drama was on. I own you as I picked that knowledge thanks to you mate and took a time to read it and pay the respect.
  6. The Marina Drive parking with 5 minutes walk from the venue is a cheap choice, to mention the most convenient one. Also multilevel parking in Brighton Marina is FREE all the time, just leave you with a mile to walk to the hotel. But even that is far from disaster I would say, especially with a nice company to have a day off to spend with , isn't it ?
  7. wonderful post Matt - SPOT ON !
  8. HI Gary Of course it's not. You can got satisfying results with both , depends on what floods your boat However supplying requested amount of power and best impedance match still remains crucial here Hi bonzo I am sure you will find a lot of them around London. Personally I do not like Logans. Main reason is really bad integration with a sub unit. There are also other things, but no point to discus it here. CLZ for example as they were full range panels didn't suffer this problem, but there was not enough bass for a proper bass freak too, unless you run them as a bi- amp set up with a separate bass bins. Still very power hungry anyway Audiostatics DCI didn't use caps in crossover. It was all based on complete inter-stage design,transformers only. In the case of speed it is like TVC versus old fashioned tube pre kind of comparison. They are also more easy to drive as their panels run with 4.7 kV , not with 6kV like Logans. Hope that helped a little
  9. Hi I agree with you pretty much. Having in past many stats I found Audiostatics DCI to be most favorable and reliable as well , to make long story short But as you pointed they are always a real pain to power up and finding really right match is not easy task. That's why personally I took defferent approach and joint the hORN club. In my opinion horns and stats sharing the same qualities regarding their ability to make truly spacial 3 dimensional playback possible , but they are obviously different. But we are not talking about classes here , more like about the taste. Plus the fact the horns are easy to drive and running sets is cheap , unlike 6kV to power up the panels plus 2 k Watts consuming powerful ss amplification to run them right. But they certainly posses sonic qualities which are adorable and i am sure I will be back there once the technology makes a step up and will offer better power consumption / power demand ratio Using Lyngdorf or similar, digital filters helps a lot to make bi/tri / more set ups easy , but from my own experience ( on horns ) this is trade off as well as the system seems to loose some musicality and the balance quality as well. So courses for horses. But it is definitely worth trying, for gaining knowledge purpose if not for anything else. Having a real experience is the only one which counts and you really understand what you are talking about. Unlike many people who often takes a part of the discussion, but having no experience are just quoting what they read about here and there. It makes such a discussion more or less SF , isn't it ? I am curious to hear if you made any progress with your research and got some new observations regarding the subject to share ?
  10. This is one of the saddest posts I have ever done , but it has to be said that things are not always joyful in life. Today Lou Reed left us. Please pay respect and keep listening to his music and share it with those who never had a chance to experience it yet.