Custom Search 1

Jazz lover’s dream at Love Supreme

STAR: Chick Corea

THE recent Love Supreme Jazz Festival provided a conveyor belt of special moments.The three day festival took place in the lush, green grounds of Glynde Place in Horsham, Sussex.

From the entrance you could see the festival spread out before you: the open stage, the Big Top and other satellite performance tents, a full size fun fair, bars, a wide variety of food stalls, arts and crafts and enough space for festival visitors to explore and wander about with ease.

The day sped by like a time-lapse movie. Sunshine beaming and Jimmy Cliff charming our hearts, Gladys Knight thrilling our ears and the funky, jazzy Snarky Puppy were but a few of the jewels in the Love Supreme crown that day. However, one artist stood out for me in particular, Chick Corea.

I had only recently fallen in love with this artist’s unique and exhilarating style of jazz (where had I been all these years, under a rock, you ask?) so I was beside myself when I found out he was performing in the Saturday.

I could only attend one day, so I had to sacrifice my initial choice of Lauren Hill’s live performance on Sunday so I could witness the magic of Mr Corea. But it was worth it. His performance was captivating and the Big Top was heaving with blissed-out Chick fanatics!

My ears had been relentlessly seduced by soul tugging melodies and my eyes by colourful stage performances.

So now it’s official, I’m hooked and already looking forward to Love Supreme Jazz 2020.

Read every story in our hardcopy newspaper for free by downloading the app.

Facebook Comments