Local jazz veteran Jeremy Monteiro releases new album with Alberto Marsico

Local jazz veteran Jeremy Monteiro (left) releases new album with Italian organist Alberto Marsico

One's a renowned Singaporean jazz musician. The other is an equally established Italian jazz organ player.

But no cultural differences stand in the way of Jeremy Monteiro and Alberto Marsico.

It is only fitting that the pair would collaborate on an a jazz album entitled Jazz-Blues Brothers featuring American tenor saxophonist Shawn Letts, Hong Kong guitarist Eugene Pao and American drummer Shawn Kelley.

It is their first album together and will be launched during their show Jeremy Monteiro & Alberto Marsico with The Jazz-Blues Brothers.

Interestingly, it is the first album from Singapore that is released on the famous Verve Music Group label, home to legends like the late Billie Holiday.

Read the full report in our print edition on Sept 24.

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Loan system benefits the big EPL clubs

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It is clear that something has gone wrong with the loan system, writes Iain Macintosh.

What was intended to be an emergency loophole for struggling clubs and became a convenient way to offer a lower league “finishing school “for young players has ballooned into something far stranger.

It now seems to be more like livestock farming, a new revenue stream for clubs that hardly needed a new one.

These young players are removed from the wage bill and if they prosper, theoretically they will progress to the first team. But in most cases, the loanee never returns.

It’s simply a way to allow the stockpiling of young talent. Buy them in bulk, lend them in bulk and keep the minority who succeed.

Read the full report in our print edition on Sept 24.

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