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Twelve O’Clock Tales Is Here!

Our new album, Twelve O’Clock Tales, accompanied by the wonderful Hallė orchestra launched at The Bridgewater Hall on Saturday 30th April. Conducted by Stephen Bell and arranged by British composer and trumpet maestro Guy Barker and celebrated jazz pianists Grant Windsor and Jason Rebello, Twelve O’Clock Tales’ rich jazz infused repertoire, with songs from Cole Porter, […]

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Clare's Blog

18
May
Building a big band in just 2 hours

There are worse ways to spend your birthday than on the road. I’m incredibly lucky in that my job seldom feels like work, so spending the weekend hanging out with your friends and doing a load of singing and chattering on the wireless is in fact brilliant fun, plus blowing out the candles on a […]

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11
May
“Right – let’s do a quiz.”

Such are the joys of life on the road, as I write we are nearing the end of a 600 mile round trip from Glastonbury to The Lake District to open the 25th Keswick Jazz Festival at the beautiful Theatre By The Lake. Living relatively near by, pianist Jason Rebello often joins us on these […]

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04
May
‘It’s a wonderful thing to watch young talent emerging …’

Last year I was chuffed to bits to receive an honorary doctorate from my old university, this has caused no end of amusement to my old college friend Aloma.  I arrived at Wolves Poly in 1991 and graduated from the University of Wolverhampton in 1994 the transition occurred  over night. The current head of music […]

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27
Apr
150 mics, 93 musicians & 1 lucky singer …

The fifth annual International Jazz Day falls this Saturday 30th April a joyful coincidence as it also sees the launch of our latest album Twelve O’Clock Tales.  Ten months from conception to reality, it’s been by far the biggest project we have ever tackled here at Mud Records.  Accompanied by the Hallé plus full big […]

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