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Langston with an exclusive interview with critically-acclaimed
saxophonist James Morton.
the day of James Morton’s album launch in
minutes, Nick,” says James, “just got to sort some stuff out.”
looking very relaxed for what is going to be a relatively important gig
in the town where he learnt his trade and for an audience which will
probably include half of
groove, R&B jazz,” seems to be what he’s into and he isn’t
interested in narrow definitions of music.
all blues, it’s all based on three chords,” he says, making his
music seem infinitely simpler than it really is.
But for anyone who’s heard his tight melodies sailing into
energetic solos will know that this is a technically-proficient musician
who, as he admits himself, works hard at what he does.
got to practice, sometimes 8 hours a day,” he says, “and listen to
all sort of music.” He
laughs. “I was told once that you shouldn’t borrow music cos you
have to give it back. You’ve
got to steal it, keep it and make it your own.”
talks like he plays, full of energy and enthusiasm and later that
evening, as soon as the drums kick in, he delivers a cool-funk-groove
set which delivers everything he promises with cool