archive for January, 2008

Pizza prices

Tuesday, 29th January 2008

The door price for the Pizza Express gig is ?17.50. A communication error meant we advertised it as ?15.
Sorry to anyone who got a bit of a surprise but it will be worth every penny – we will be previewing new tunes, and playing a great selection of classic DC material.
See you there :)

Humph play

Tuesday, 15th January 2008

Did anyone catch Humphrey Lyttleton’s Radio 2 show Best of Jazz last night?
He played? Slippers 15s 8d from the new album. I missed it but will catch the podcast – and I’ll really miss him, apparently this is his last season of shows after 47 years!!

New album news

Wednesday, 2nd January 2008

Helen Mayhew played Wuthering Heights on ‘thejazz’ station

It was also a recommended choice on thejazz jury programme

Jazz House (Radio Scotland) have played it and will play more!

? Cartwright is adept at the funky shuffle somewhat reminiscent of Grant Green as harder-edged, multi-textured playing, and her compositions draw on everything from 1970s fusion to grunge music and the straightahead jazz of the likes of George Benson and Wes Montgomery, but it is the unpretentious zestfulness of her approach, her clear enjoyment of the sheer variety of sounds her guitar can be made to produce, that is so infectious and which makes her playing so listenable.?
Chris Parker, reviewing for the Vortex

?Thanks everyone so far

Happy New Year

Wednesday, 2nd January 2008


You saw that bit about Bertie (the puppy) hence no new news and no gig updates!

I shall be rectifying this situation – shortly. In the meantime, hope you have a very happy, peaceful/exciting and healthy 2008…