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Podcast: Interview with Frank Griffith

Interview with Frank Griffith by Frank Griffith, LondonJazz

Saxophonist/clarinettist/composer/bandleader Frank Griffith came in to talk to us about his most recent album Holland Park Non-Stop (Hep), recorded at Pinewood Studios. The studios are now sadly closed – we covered the story HERE.

Frank talked to us about two of the tracks on the album:

– Holland Park the (nearly) title track, which was commissioned by Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School in 2002 and premièred at St John’s Smith Square. The piece features a prominent drum part, played on the CD by Matt Home.

– Baby, Won’t You Please Come Home?, with Frank playing in the chalumeau (low) register of the clarinet, before we start chatting about his clarinet heroes.

Frank also talked about

–  Tina May’s next album, also on Hep, to be released in September

– a series of gigs at Pizza Express Dean Street in April 2014 – each featuring different guests – with the Brodowski String Quartet.

People mentioned in Frank’s Interview

Bob Belden 13:12
Eddie Daniels 12 :21
Miles Davis 15:05
Buddy de Franco 12:35
Billy Drummond 0:45
Steve Fishwick 14:39
Freddie Gavita 3:25
Dave Gelly 22:13
James Genus 0:54
Tom Harrell 0:45
John Hart 0:57
Matt Home 3:12
Julian Lloyd Webber 02:35
Tina May 10:45, 21:36
Sammmy Mayne 3:37
Ken Peplowski 12:48
Scott Price 2:50
Alastair Robertson 10:53, 22:40
Chuck Wilson 13:25

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