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Tales from the far Side 02.04.20 The Best in Jazz - A Serenade for the Birds

On this edition you can hear a selection of Jazz tunes inspired by birds as a herald of spring, love, hope and better days. Music by Jan Garbarek, the Dave Brubeck Quartet, Hoagy Carmichael, Lionel Loueke, Henry Threadgill's Zooid, the Brad Mehldau Trio and others.

Tales from the far Side 26.03.20 Some other Spring - Jazz as encouragement

On this edition I welcome the brighter side of the season and of life hoping for a better time, for SOME OTHER SPRING music by Billie Holiday, Houston Person, Regina Carter, Tony Bennet, Bill Evans, David Murray, Dave Brubeck, Willie "the Lion" Smith, Kenny Dorham and others.

The Hot Box #057 – The Blakey Beat

In this episode of the Hot Box we celebrate the life and music of Art Blakey whose centennial was not so long ago. We find ourselves in very unfamiliar times, gigs and festivals have been cancelled the wold over which means no work for thousands of jazz musicians who rely on live performances to earn a crust. Perhaps we can help by purchasing their recordings so check out the Jazz Ireland Shop for a range of albums.

On a brighter note it’s always very exciting for me, and a personal pleasure to put up a brand new Irish album and to be able to give it a 5 STAR rating, in Hot Box 057 I get to do that twice.

Jazz Mine No. 252 Saturday 21st March 2020 incl. Memphis Slim

On this episode of Jazz Mine from Sean Brophy you can hear tracks from Earl Hines, Hank Mobley, Joey Alexander, Cab Calloway, The Paul Horn Quintet and more..........Saturdays 5PM on dublincityfm.ie

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Tales from the far Side 19.03.20 A Celebration of Irish Jazz

On this edition I celebrate the strong and healthy state of IRISH modern contemporary JAZZ with a selection of exciting tracks from artists like Linley Hamilton, Ryan Quigley, the Kevin Brady Trio with Bill Carrothers, Scott Flanigan, the Conor Guilfoyle Octet, ReDiviDeR, Paul Dunlea and others.

Jazz Mine No. 251 Saturday 14th March 2020 incl. Earl Hines & John Coltrane

On this episode of Jazz Mine from Sean Brophy you can hear tracks from John Coltrane, Oscar Peterson, Earl Hines, Jimmy Woods, Lou Donaldson, James Moody and more..........Saturdays 5PM on dublincityfm.ie

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Tales from the far Side 12.03.20 Remembering McCoy Tyner

On this edition I pay tribute to the late great McCoy Tyner, one of the greatest Jazz pianists of our time who sadly passed away on the 6th of March at the age of 81. And I am looking back at his extraordinary career as a member of the ground-breaking classic John Coltrane Quartet and as a leader of his own groups.