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Jazz Mine No. 304 Saturday 1st May 2021 with your host Sean Brophy

On this episode of Jazz Mine from Sean Brophy you can hear tracks from Nick Bartrsch, Ruben Blades y Roberto Delgado Orquesta, Joni Mitchell, The Hot Sardines, Freddie Roach, Chick Corea, Clark, Claudio Scolari Project and more..........Saturdays 5PM on dublincityfm.ie

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Tales from the far Side 29.04.21 A Serenade to the Cuckoo with "bird-themed" Jazz

On this edition you can listen to "A SERENADE FOR THE CUCKOO"

and an ode to some other feathered companions in Glen Nephin, where I welcome the cuckoo home in her summer residency, welcoming this cheeky and anti-social rambler as a herald of the summer, praising its arrival with some "bird-themed" JAZZ by Claire Daly, the UMO Jazz Orchestra, Quercus, Chris Flegg, Thad Jones, Nnenna Freelon, Kris Davis, Oscar Peterson and others.

The Hot Box #068 - The Guitar Files - Part 4

In this series of glimpses into the world of jazz guitar, Hot Box 68 finds perhaps the most important guitarist of them all - Charlie Christian. He was born in 1916 and sadly died of tuberculosis when just 25 years old, but he’d already established the amplified guitar as a permanent part of the instrumental repertoire of jazz, and gone part of the way in leading jazz out of the Swing Era and into Bebop and modern jazz.

Other prominent players in the “C” file include Larry Coryell, Steve Cardenas and Philip Catherine.

An hour of guitar with a wide range of styles.

Jazz Mine No. 303 Saturday 24th. April 2021 with your host Sean Brophy

On this episode of Jazz Mine from Sean Brophy you can hear tracks from Claudio Scolari Project, Susanna Risberg Trio, Lucien Johnson, Fergus McReadie Trio, Dino Saluzzi, Duo Blanca, Mel Torme and more..........Saturdays 5PM on dublincityfm.ie

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Tales from the far Side 22.04.21 A Jazz Day

On this edition you can hear a selection of Jazz Recordings praising the day from the early Morning Mist to Nightfall with music by Ahmad Jamal, Miroslav Vitous, Dianne Reeves, Chick Corea, One for All, Reid Anderson, Fred Hersch, Charlie Haden, Gonzalo Rubalcaba and others.

Jazz Mine No. 302 Saturday 17th April 2021 with your host Sean Brophy

On this episode of Jazz Mine from Sean Brophy you can hear tracks from Karl Clews, Luke Thomas & The Swing Cats, Joe Lovano Trio Tapestry, Shai Maestro, Prime Trio and more..........Saturdays 5PM on dublincityfm.ie

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Tales from the far Side 15.04.21 Classic Moments of Tenor Madness and Magic

On this edition I'ld like to guide you into some classic moments of Tenor Saxophone Madness and Magic with a selection of lengthy and immortal tracks recorded by some of the greatest Tenor Saxophonists in the history of Jazz with music by Sonny Rollins, John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter, Stan Getz, Dexter Gordon and Joshua Redman.