Wednesday 14 October 2015

Colin Towns:

It was great to talk to Colin on the show on 13th October. You'll soon be able to hear it on the Phonic FM Mixcloud page. It was good to talk not only about the new double CD "Drama", but also to ask him about John Fordham's assertion in a recent "Guardian" review suggest that "Town's other life makes him an unjustly peripheral figure in the UK jazz world- he deserves to be right in the middle of it".
  The answers were pertinent and punchy and might be a starting point for a further dialogue with some other interviewees about the state of British jazz, which in so many ways seems to be in a healthier state than for a long time. Does the reality prove otherwise, and if it does, what are the reasons?