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Tales from the far Side 11.11.21 The global language of Jazz

THE GLOBAL LANGUAGE OF JAZZ.........explored on this week's edition of TALES FROM THE FAR SIDE

with contributions by Wolfgang Puschnig, Jelly Roll Morton, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Chano Pozo, Gerry Mulligan, Astor Piazolla, Abdullah Ibrahim, Jan Gabarek, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Gilad Atzmon and others

Tales from the far Side 04.11.21 All around the magic Jazz Flute

MAGIC FLUTES IN JAZZ ......

another Jazz-Fairytale, another chapter of my weekly Jazz Show.

And today I explore the music of Herbie Mann, Alberto Socarras, Wayman Carver, James Moody, Eric Dolphy, Charles Lloyd, Yusef Lateef, Nicole Mitchell, Frank Wess, Bobby Jaspar and others.

Tales from the far Side 28.10.21 Hauntingly Beautiful Jazz

HAUNTINGLY BEAUTIFUL JAZZ ........

another chapter of JAZZ-FAIRYTALES....

on this week's edition of TALES FROM THE FAR SIDE

where you can hear some "HALLOWEEN-themed" JAZZ from

Jason Rebello, Roland Rahsaan Kirk, Albert Ayler, Bill Evans, Renee Rosnes, Jackie McLean, Joshua Redman, Andrew Hill and others.

Tales from the far Side 21.10.21 Another imaginary visit at the Village Vanguad

On this week's edition of TALES FROM THE FAR SIDE we once again drop into the legendary Village Vanguard Club and today you can hear some historic recordings by John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Big Band, Fred Hersch, Hank Jones, Wynton Marsalis and Gerry Mulligan's Concert Jazz Band..

The Hot Box #075 - Milestones

The Hot Box number 75!

What’s in it this time? We have tried to be quite noisy in celebration of our 75th edition - a “milestone”.

The celebration starts with the Chuck Owen Jazz Surge with more from Lonnie Smith, Eddie Daniels, The Big Phat Band, and Steve Slagle throughout the show.

Tales from the far Side 14.10.21 Interview with Christine Tobin and Phil Robson

In this edition I talk to Irish Singer Christine Tobin and guitarist Phil Robson about their music, their careers and their devotion to Jazz and I play a handpicked selection of their records and a few tracks of their choice.

AOIFE DOYLE shares new song CLARE SKY from upcoming album INFINITELY CLEAR

Irish singer songwriter Aoife Doyle will release CLARE SKY, the second single from her upcoming album on 13th October. Produced by Michael Buckley, the song is a folk infused lament set in the beautiful west coast of Clare.

“I wrote CLARE SKY after a tragic incident that happened in the community. It's a lament and a tribute to this magical place and the warmth of the people here. I have found great solace and peace on the West Coast of Ireland. With CLARE SKY I've tried to paint a picture of the places I love the most.”

Aoife Doyle is originally from Bray, Co. Wicklow. She moved to Liscannor, Co. Clare in 2014. While she has been performing for many years, it was upon moving to the West Coast of Ireland that she found her songwriting voice.