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Tales from the far Side 13.12.18 Remembering Randy Weston

On this edition I remember the work and life of pianist Randy Weston who sadly passed away in September but who thankfully left some wonderful music behind and I am looking back at his extraordinary career as one of the most visionary Jazz pianists and composers of our time, deeply inspired by his ancestral African connection, which he integrated with the ground-breaking ideas of Bebop created by his idol and influence Thelonious Monk.

The Hot Box #036 – A to Z of Jazz Piano Part 13 – The Letter M (part 2) - Jazz Podcast with Donald Helme

In The Hot Box Episode 36 we continue to trawl the files piano players who have graced the jazz stage over the past century or so, and the letter M proved especially fruitful. Last time (Hot Box#34) we had Monk and Moran, now we come to Mehldau and McPartland.

Dead Lady’s Cigarettes Music Video - Liv Monaghan

Liv Monaghan, has just released a music video for her song, Dead Lady’s Cigarettes, from the upcoming album, Slow Exhale.

The short film is a collaboration with the cinematographer, Kris Tagupa.

The song, Dead Lady’s Cigarettes, was inspired by an old cigarette case Liv found in a flea market in Paris. The piece was dating from the early 1940s. It still had three cigarettes inside and an almost unused powder press on the back; Perfect material for a song and later on a short film.

Tales from the far Side 06.12.18 The Magic of Jazz Night and Day, day in, day out

On this edition you can hear a selection of interpretation of great Jazz standards reflecting about "Night" and "Day" and the time in between, the soundtrack contributed by Billy Evans, Ella Fitzgerald, Joe Henderson, Joe Pass, Billie Holiday, Horace Silver, Abdullah Ibrahim, Coleman Hawkins and others, helping you to explore some magical Jazz.

Jazz Mine No. 185 1st. Dec. 2018 with guests The Two Five Ones from Monaghan

Live music & chat from Dara MacGabhann & Andy Hogg ( The Two Five Ones ) plus Peter Knudsen Eight, Fred Astaire, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Gemma Sugrue with Julien Colarossi & Lester Young and many more........Saturdays 5PM on dublincityfm.ie

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Tales from the far Side 29.11.18 Remembering Wolfgang Schlueter

On this edition I pay tribute to the late great Wolfgang Schlueter, one of the great leading figures of German/European Post War Jazz, a master on the vibraphone and an exceptional composer, arranger and bandleader, featured here in a duo, a small group and in the NDR Big Band Setting, looking back at an extraordinary career.

Jazz Mine No 184 Sat 24th Nov 2018 incl Sidney Bechet, Fats Waller, Art Tatum, Rev Gary Davis

On this episode of Jazz Mine you can hear tracks from Fats Waller, Pat Coldrick, Art Tatum, Al Casey, Aleka, Miles Davis, Lester Young, Carole Nelson Trio and many more........Saturdays 5PM on dublincityfm.ie

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