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Tales from the far Side 02.05.2019 Battle of the Trumpets - a May Sunshine Fanfare

On this edition I explore the sound of the trumpet as part of the heartbeat of Jazz-History with ground-breaking contributions by Roy Eldridge, Charlie Shavers, Louis Armstrong, Jabbo Smith, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard and Ambrose Akimusire delivering a "Trumpet Battle" of a different kind, as a summer sunshine fanfare.

The Hot Box #043 - Kinda Blue

The Hot Box 43 aims to set the scene for a major presentation of the pieces from Miles Davis’ extraordinary recording “Kind of Blue” in an orchestral setting at The National Concert Hall at the end of May. This concert will feature the RTE Concert Orchestra, as well as featured soloists all under the direction of Guy Barker one of the leading trumpet players in the world. Whet your appetite over the next hour in the run up to this much anticipated concert.

Jazz Mine No. 205 Saturday 27th. April 2019 incl. Bray Jazz Festival Preview

On this episode of Jazz Mine you will get a preview of the 20th International Bray Jazz Festival with tracks from John Scofield, Meilana Gillard, Kevin Brady, Fred Hersch, Aoife Doyle and more..........Saturdays 5PM on dublincityfm.ie

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Liv Monaghan “Feathers” Video Release

Paris based, Irish vocalist and songwriter, Liv Monaghan, has released a music video for her song, Feathers, from her latest album, Slow Exhale.

The film is a collaboration with Artistic Director, Helen Cusack O’Keeffe and Cinematographer, Kris Tagupa. Following on from Dead Lady’s Cigarettes, this marks her second music video collaboration with Tagupa.

The song, inspired by a real event, takes us on a journey back to childhood, where a tiny fallen bird takes up residence in a little boy’s life.

Jazz Mine No. 204 Saturday 20th. April 2019 with Irish singer Michelle Daly guesting

On this episode of Jazz Mine Sean talks toIrish singer Michelle Daly. You will hear tracks from George Benson, Michelle Daly, Rene Marie, David Murray Infinity Quartet featuring Gregory Porter and more..........Saturdays 5PM on dublincityfm.ie

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Tales from the far Side 18.04.2019 Second glimpse at Bray Jazz Festival

On this edition I have a second glimpse at this year's Bray Jazz Festival with music by Fred Hersch, Scott Flanagan, Meilana Gillard, John Scofield, No Tongues, Lucia Cadotsch, Tommy Halferty and others.

The Hot Box #042 – A to Z of Jazz Piano Part 16 – The Letter P

The Hot Box 42 is overflowing with amazing music. This time around in the A – Z of Jazz Piano we cover the letter P which is one of those files full of historical importance. You can hear from artists such as Bud Powel, one of the founders of modern jazz as well as Oscar Peterson who was a huge presence in jazz for 50 years or so. Then you can hear from the remarkable Michelle Petruciianni and some exciting contemporary players like Aaron Parks and Tommaso Perazzo.

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