Category: Features – Archive

November 6, 2013 / Features - Archive

Although born in Poland Fay Sussman had vowed she would never speak Polish nor set foot in the country. Growing up with horror stories of what her father went through there, she even denied she was Polish, preferring to claim Israeli nationality after living there for 10 years before settling…

September 27, 2013 / Features - Archive

Call it type-casting, but one hardly expects to discuss Keats, Kerouac and Elgar when interviewing a folk singer. Woody Guthrie, Mississippi blues shouters or perhaps a Morris dancing troupe in Chipping Camden seem more likely. But then Roy Harper was never your average folk singer. His name was thrust before…

September 25, 2013 / Features - Archive

  A note or two was all it took. Turn on the radio, hear that saxophone sound and it was obvious your were hearing Bernie McGann inside one bar. All jazz musicians aspire to reaching that point. Few achieve it. That singularity placed McGann in jazz’s ultimate elite: an instrumental…