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Tales from the far Side 11.01.18 A Celebration of "heavenly" Jazz

For this edition I picked a selection of "heavenly" tunes and songs expressing the feeling of being "IN HEAVEN", creating some moments of simple and sheer beauty with music by Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Scott, Ben Webster, Ray Brown, Gary Smulyan, Bob Wilber and Kenny Davern as well as the Michael Wollny Trio.

Carole Nelson Trio - One Day in Winter - Album Review

One Day In Winter is the sort of recording that keeps one on the edge of their seat throughout. The trio brings a deep empathy with European Jazz-making on one hand; the sparseness and melodicism, while keeping the tradition of Jazz music at the fore and even making space for Irish traditional elements in the inaugural piece Beata Viscera. But this is no fusion record. The trio have a singular vision, and the many influences are naturally expressed in the whole. This is a piano trio that finds a way to swing gently but stridently through a plethora of feels. No contrivances here, this is real.

The Hot Box #024 – The Big Band Hot Box

In this episode of The Hot Box we have 80 minutes of the best of Big Band music culled from the post-bebop era, from the best in Europe as well as the USA. You will hear from Clare Fischer, Joe Roccisano, Christian McBride Big Band and John Beasley’s Monk-estra. On the Irish front we have a track from the Hot House Big Band featuring Mark Wilde on saxophone and Julien Colarossi on guitar.

Jazz Mine No. 140 Saturday 6th January 2018

On episode 140 of Jazz Mine you can hear from Meade Lux Lewis, Melanie O'Reilly, Bobby Wellins, Albert Ammons, Jimmy Yancey, Sade, Billy Taylor, Danny Fox Trio.and many more ..........A wide range of jazz covering many ages & genres. Saturdays 5PM on dublincityfm.ie.

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Tales from the far Side 04.01.2018 A Freedom Jazz Dance into the New Year

On this first edition in the New Jazz Year 2018 I'd like to invite you to a "FREEDOM JAZZ DANCE" grooving along to some exciting Jazz recordings searching for the spirit for personal and worldwide peace, "GETTIN' TO IT" with Eddie Harris, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Christian McBride+Big Band, Steve Turre, Ron MIles and Dwiki Dharmawan, wishing all my listeners a happy, healthy and peaceful New Year with loads of inspiring Jazz and loads of Jazz-Fairytales on TALES FROM THE FAR SIDE in front of us.

Jazz Mine No. 139 Saturday 30th December 2017

Jazz to suit all moods as we enter into the final Jazz Mine of 2017. Plus a bonus track at the end which was not included in the broadcast due to time constraints. Happy New Year to you all.

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Edel Meade – Blue Fantasia - Album Review

This album shows how much Edel Meade’s vocal style has matured since she first appeared on the Dublin scene about six years ago. She opts for an understated approach, ethereal and with a touch of mystery. Combined with perfect diction and the sheer beauty of her voice, this puts Blue Fantasia in a class of its own.

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