Author Archives: mikefletchermusic

Playing/listening/talking

In recent years I have been increasingly drawn to thinking about the way people talk about their experiences of playing and listening to jazz and improvised music. Perhaps the main catalyst for this was starting to research how a number … Continue reading

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Rehearsals

There’s a common understanding that the way most music gets made is a three-stage procedure. 1) A composer composes a piece 2) Some musicians rehearse it in order to be able to accurately play what the composer wrote 3) The … Continue reading

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Update

Sometimes you don’t know what you’re looking for until you’ve found it. In fact, there are times when you don’t even realise that there was anything to be looked for in the first place. That is, until you suddenly notice … Continue reading

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Picasso(s)

The last time I posted on here – an embarrassingly large number of years ago – I made reference to the fact that I was in the early stages of my PhD research. Jumping forward to the present I’m now … Continue reading

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Some questions

1 – Would you describe yourself as a jazz musician? If yes, please qualify. If no, how would you describe your relationship with jazz? 2 – What motivated you to become involved with jazz? 3 – Are you involved in … Continue reading

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Forgive me WordPress, for I have sinned…..

When I first signed up as a fledgling blogger, I had high hopes of making regular contributions to the every growing wealth of knowledge and opinion on the internet. However, the evident lack of posts reveals that this hasn’t quite … Continue reading

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Vuelta

I’m pleased to introduce my new trio album Vuelta on Stoney Lane Records. This is an enterprise set up by the tireless Sam Slater and aims to promote new music in Birmingham, and I have the not inconsiderable honour of being … Continue reading

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