Album launch – new photos

Posted by on Oct 26, 2013

Album launch – new photos

Here are two sets of terrific photos, from Rob Bridge aka @redwoodphotos, and Jon Elbery. Please check them out at  http://interplayjazz.co.uk/gallery/. It’s fantastic that images like these seem to recall so much of what was really great about the event itself. Enjoy!

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Interplay album launched – and how!

Posted by on Oct 23, 2013

Interplay album launched – and how!

Sunday evening was a really memorable night for Interplay, as a lively crowd of music fans, friends, music scene movers and the simply curious packed into LAMP, Leamington’s Live Arts and Music Project, to share in the launch of the band’s new album ‘Global’. Steve Steinhaus was in the compere’s chair to move proceedings along and the band got swiftly down to business with the Cuban classic ‘Amor Verdadero’. After a reflective ‘Hermitage’ it was time for the first of the night’s original compositions, ‘Autumn Magic’, followed by an outstanding version of ‘Weightless’ featuring Alan Wakeman on soprano sax and Dave Balen in exceptional form on tablas. ‘Fashion Statement’ made for a complete mood shift, calling up some fine trombone from Richard Baker, before the band wrapped the set up with their north African-tinged version of ‘Imam’. For the second half opener ‘El Cuarto de Tula’ the entire audience was equipped with hand percussion, leading to a riotous rendition. ‘Shapeshift’ followed, with Neil Hunter building an exciting extended keyboard solo supported by the whole band.  We then welcomed saxophonists Ray Hinks and Onno van Winden to sit in on ‘Su Baille Nuevo’, producing a spirited four-horn improvisation. ‘Slow Flame’, the evening’s deep ballad, really seemed to draw everyone in before ‘Swift Return’ and ‘The Shuffle’ brought the night to a celebratory climax. Thanks to everyone who helped to make the evening such a success! To the 100 or so souls who packed the venue and responded to our music with such warmth and enthusiasm, to all those who bought albums – over 40 were sold – and to all those who signed up to our mailing list. Not forgetting the crew at LAMP, Steve Steinhaus for mastering the ceremony, Rob Bridge our brilliant photographer, our lovely crew of helpers on the night, and all those nearest and dearest to the band who support us with their encouragement, patience and understanding. Without you all it could not happen! And to top it off there is a cracking review of the night and the album by Sundari Cleal of the Leamington Courier. Please check it out, and of course add any comments of your own – we’d love to have your feedback too!...

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Jazz Kaleidoscope interview Interplay 21st October

Posted by on Sep 27, 2013

Alan Musson’s programme will be featuring Dave Balen and Adrian Litvinoff sharing their musical experiences and influences to tie in with the launch of the new album “Global”.  Alan will be playing some of the new CD and also some of the music that has inspired Dave and Adrian over the course of their musical lives.  Do tune in on Monday 21st October on 102.5 Fm The ‘Bridge- Stourbridge local radio. To listen online – go to...

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‘Global’ – Interplay’s new album out in October!

Posted by on Sep 23, 2013

‘Global’ – Interplay’s new album out in October!

Two years in the making ‘Global’, Interplay’s second album, is finally released on 21st October 2013 on Silvery Records (SRCD0065). Musical scents of Cuba, North Africa, India and elsewhere infuse the jazz-rooted repertoire, powered by the fine musicianship of Alan Wakeman, Richard Baker, Neil Hunter, Dave Balen and Adrian Litvinoff. To celebrate this milestone Interplay are having a special event at the Live Arts and Music Project (LAMP), Leamington’s newest and grooviest venue. Join us on Sunday 20th October at 8.00pm for music, drinks and good times to celebrate this milestone. Bring a horn or join in on percussion. Please follow the link http://tinyurl.com/o87z2ys and confirm your attendance. Even if you can’t make it, send us a message to read out on the...

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Our New Website

Posted by on Sep 6, 2013

A warm welcome indeed to Interplay’s brand new website, and especially if you are visiting here for the first time. Six years into our journey there is so much we want to share with you about the band and our music that we need a new platform to do it justice. We’ve a new livery that expresses contemporary styling with energy and accessibility, in keeping with our kind of music. There’s much more information about the band and its members, improved functionality on event listing and, for the first time, our own shop. Shortly we’ll be selling our new album ‘Global’ from the site, there are more live videos in the pipeline, and of course we will be bringing you all the news about our live and other activities. So we hope you’ll pay us regular visits or sign up for our monthly email. If you like what you see and hear please let us know, and remember to share us with your music-loving friends. Just now, as our thank-you for being among the earliest visitors to our new website, please follow the links below to our free downloads, available for a limited time only. We hope you’ll drop by again soon! Free Downloads Refugees In A Sentimental...

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