Clarinet redux

Beginning with Nance Wilson’s Popup Jazzclub last November, I’ve been enjoying the opportunity to return to my roots and renew my ambivalent relationship with the squawking twig. I’ve been fortunate to record with the group led by David Ward (guitar) that includes Michaei Coughlin (bass), either Tony Bevan or Richard Nash (drums) and Nance Wilson or…

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Nance Wilson’s Popup Jazz Club

A good time was had by all at the Rushden (Herts) jazz celebration on 19 November. Many musicians, much food, appreciative audience, memorable music. For me, the high point was a set on clarinet with David Ward’s trio (David on guitar, Michael Coughlin on bass, Tony Bevan on drums) and Nance on vocal duty. Here are…

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Plant ageing at Kew

I will be giving two talks on the subject of Plant Ageing at a meeting in the Treeworks Seminar series, to be held at Kew Gardens on 17 May 2016 (details here). I’ll be presenting ideas about time, change and mortality. The personal and societal challenges of growing old are topics much in the news these days….

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