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Jimmy's Cousin - I'll Never Love Again - Official Music Video

Jimmy's Cousin is the later ego of Irish recording artist Ian Dodson. His debut album ‘Waxwings’ was released in May 2019. In support of the album he completed an Irish tour with MCD and is heading for the UK and Germany later this year as well as playing four more dates in Ireland this November. We’ll be in touch with these dates in the coming weeks.

When asked about the song Jimmy’s Cousin had this to say;

“The song was written in a fit of anger and humour. At the end of a relationship you begin to question yourself and wonder about the qualities you wish you had, that might have kept it alive. Wishing that you were cleverer or taller or prettier or smarter or anything you think that would’ve made you more palatable to the person who has left you. It’s actually a kind of self-affirming song and a declaration that I’ll never love again in a bad way, in a way that would see me doubt myself or wish I was different to what I am.”

I’ll Never Love Again’ is the third single from the album ‘Waxwings’

Jazz Mine No. 220 Saturday 10th. August 2019 incl. Milos

On this episode of Jazz Mine you can hear tracks from artists such as Cal Tjader Quartet, Cliff Jordan, Milos, Eddie Cano, Don Rendell Jazz Six, Tubby Hayes and more..........Saturdays 5PM on dublincityfm.ie

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Tales from the far Side 08.08.2019 Charlie Haden remembered

On this edition I pay tribute to Charlie Haden, one of the greatest player and innovator on the String bass with a selection of his work from his early days with Ornette Coleman, his work with Carla Bley in the Liberation Music Orchestra, his collaboration with Pat Metheny and Keith Jarrett and within his ground-breaking Quartet West.

Another jazz classic “Ella & Louis Porgy & Bess” to get RTÉ Concert Orchestra treatment

‘Inspired by conversation with Russell Garcia, I have always wanted to perform this score, and this concert is a culmination of many years of research into this project.’

Ryan Quigley

After the sell-out success of Kind of Blue Orchestrated in May, the next jazz classic to get the RTÉ Concert Orchestra treatment is the iconic 1958 Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong album Porgy and Bess.

Recreating Russell Garcia’s arrangement, award-winning jazz trumpeter Ryan Quigley has painstakingly recreated the lost score from the recording. The RTÉ CO presents the first ever concert version. Taking the title roles are Nicola Emmanuelle (‘the real deal’ – Time Out) and five-time British Jazz Awards winner Enrico Tomasso – who as a child actually knew Louis Armstrong.

Jazz Mine No. 219 Saturday 3rd. August 2019 incl. Nancy Wilson

On this episode of Jazz Mine you can hear tracks from artists such as Julien & John, Johnny Jake, Jacob Collier, Third World Love, The George Shearing Quintet featuring Nancy Wilson and more..........Saturdays 5PM on dublincityfm.ie

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Tales from the far Side 01.08.2019 Don't be afraid, even Clowns like Jazz

On this edition I sent in the Clowns to entertain you with a colourful selection of high class Jazz, Jazz related to clowns, jokers, jesters, fools and abandoned lovers comforted by the music of Charles Mingus, Carmen McRae, Shirley Horne, Bobo Stenson, Weather Report, Sara Coleman, Geri Allen, Abbey Lincoln, Chucho Valdes and their sidemen/women.

Dublin Guitar Duets - Part 1: Charlie Mooney

This marks the beginning of the Dublin Guitar Duets. Charlie Mooney is one of Dublin’s up and coming Jazz guitarists. As the son of Dublin’s blues and Jazz legend Nigel Mooney Charlie has been around the scene already for quite some time. He established himself as a well-rounded guitarist deeply rooted in the tradition while continuously pushing his playing towards his own unique style. In this Episode Charlie talks about some of his favourite recordings, his approach to music and his lovely Gibson.

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