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Season Three and big changes

September 19th, 2010
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Dear listener,

It may have escaped your notice but GetJazzical has taken a break. No the kind of ‘weekend away’ break but the kind of a’ rock star has a major drug addiction and needs a few months to get clean, relapse, get clean and find themselves’ kind of break. We’ve been changing, rebuilding and rethinking who we are, what we’re doing and where we’re going.

The answers we’ve come up with are:  We’re GetJazzical, we’re about to launch the third and best season yet and we’re going places.

We’d love you to be part of our third season which will be presented in a new and exciting format, if you’d like to be played alongside of the likes of Peter Gregson, Carly Commando, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Belleruche and Vijay Iyer then all you need to do is email us at music@getjazzical.com and we’ll be in touch.

We’re doing a tremendous ammount of work behind the scenes and we can’t wait to lift the veil and bring you Season Three of GetJazzical!

Olly and Alasdair

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OxJazz Photos and Part Two

April 13th, 2010
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Here’s a double wammy post – photos from our recent Oxford Adventure and PART TWO of our coverage.  You lucky lucky things…

 

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Oxford Jazz Festival: EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE

April 2nd, 2010
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OXJAZZ SPECIAL PART I: We’ve got the first in our roving-reporting-recordings of the splendiferous OxJazz Festival and it’s here NOW for your podcasting pleasure. Featured in this episode are: Alvin Roy, Seb Pipe and Dave O’Higgins. Click here for more info…

 

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BBC INTERVIEW: The chaps at BBC Radio Oxford asked the GetJazzical boys to take care of an interview with Liane Carroll for them and for good measure they also decided to interview our heroes as well, have a gander at the video…

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Sticky: Season 2 – Episode 4

March 30th, 2010
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Look at them all! They're like ants!

This episode almost never happened because Olly just had to go and go to Rome didn’t he? The combination of girls, gelato and grappa were very nearly too much to resist and we almost lost him. In fact on his last day in the ancient city he was found, his arms wrapped around a Corinthian column, screaming that they’d have to prise him loose. They did and he’s back. On an aside, do you know how many tourists there are in Rome? F’ing loads of them! Absolutely everywhere like a dirty smear on a silk dress – if you’re the kind of person who clings to your sense of superiority to keep you buoyant in this world of chavs, bursting hospitals and early releases then Rome can be hard to get along with cos it’s really hard to feel elite when you’re being jostled by an overweight Texan man who inexplicably keeps trying to smell your hair as you admire the Sistine chapel.

But the episode… Golly gosh, gee and wow – this is something else. In the runup to the OXFORD JAZZ FESTIVAL your friends at GJ have pulled out the stops with a luscious playlist including:

Adam RaffertyChameleon: This guy beatboxes whilst he plays the guitar and he covers Herbie Hancock. Now read that again. Yeah, I know. He is spectacular and he’s playing at OxJazz so you and I get to see him LIVE! Lucky us.  Tickets and more here.

Carly CommandoBear:  Olly loves this chick. She made a new album called ‘One Take’ and it’s available on her MySpace right bloody now – smooth and rhythmic, listen to it naked. In the bath, obviously.

The Fauxharmonic Orchestra - Beethoven Symphony No. 1 in C 1st Movement: So much more to say about this incredible guy. Paul Henry Smith takes control an enormous library of musical notes played by real orchestras and ‘conducts’ them live with two wii-motes. Seriously incredible and just the sort of thing that gets our engines running here at GJ. Check out this video for more:

Peter Gregson - Omina: Very daring, very avant-garde, Peter uses beats, licks and harmony more like a DJ than the professional cellist that he is. Peter is currently ‘genius in residence’ at The Hospital Club which has become a new obsession for us here at GJ and we often recline and dream of planning our next podcast whilst sipping a cool G&T in cool surroundings with cool people at the club. One day. One day

Clara Sanabras & The Real Lowdown - Love for Sale:  ANOTHER OxJazz artist and a doozy at that, we have a feeling she’ll be incredible live and can’t wait to find out if we’re right.  Tickets here.

It’s big, it’s clever and it doesn’t care who knows it – send us a tweet, buzz us and BOOK YOUR TICKETS TO OXFORD NOW! We got a pretty sweeet last minute hotel deal here and you should too, you can even stay in a prison which looks super foxy.

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PREVIEW: Oxford Jazz Festival

February 28th, 2010
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GetJazzical has an uneasy history with Oxford, city of dreaming pretension.  It seems (and this all came out in a gush of great heaving  sobs) that one of our number was summarily and brutally REJECTED from the canonised seat of education that dwells within the city.  Their loss, the big brainy tossers.  ANYWAY, GetJazzical has some news that’ll make you fall off your chair, get up, sit down and fall off it all over again…ready?

WE ARE THE OFFICIAL PODCAST OF THE OXFORD JAZZ FESTIVAL!

The city that so cruelly stamped REJECT on us has come shuffling back, mortarboard in hand, to ask for a second chance and being the magnanimous and benign people we are, we said ‘yes’ and gave Oxford a little pat on the head to imply that it wasn’t over but we were being the bigger man.

Of course all of this is immensely exciting and has only been made possible by the gregarious and boundlessly energetic Max Mason, co-founder of the festival (along with ever so talented Alissa and Paul) and more deliciously proprietor of the Big Bang sausage and jazz restaurant in that fair city.  As the festival approaches we’ll be bringing you more, but for now book a holiday for the 1st to the 4th of April and have a listen to Max tell you why you should be Oxford-bound for Easter weekend.

 

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