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Tales from the far Side 07.03.19 The incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery

On this edition I feature the incredible Jazz Guitar playing of Wes Montgomery on what would have been his 95th Birthday, honouring an extraordinary but far too short career as one of the great innovators of modern Jazz Guitar with music from his early years, his splashes with the Riverside Label and his huge success with Verve.

Jazz Mine No. 197 Saturday 2nd. March 2019 with guest Melanie O'Reilly

All Irish ladies edition of Jazz Mine this time plus guest Melanie O'Reilly. Music from Melanie, Christine Tobin, Aoife Doyle, Emilie Conway & Irish harpist Triona Marshall and more.........Saturdays 5PM on dublincityfm.ie

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Tales from the far Side 28.02.19 The Sound of the Baritone Saxophone

On this edition I explore the magic sound of the Baritone Saxophone in modern contemporary Jazz with contributions by Hamiet Bluiett and his Baritone Nation, James Carter, Gary Smulyan, Claire Daly and Brian Landrus, with Jeru nodding his head and showing his respect from high up.

The Hot Box #039 – Roy Hargrove Retrospective

This Hot Box is a retrospective of music by the late Roy Hargrove, who died on November 2nd 2018 aged just 49.

Roy Hargrove was a hard bop-oriented musician (and acclaimed "Young Lion") who became one of America's premier trumpeters during the late '80s and beyond. A fine, straight-ahead player who spent his childhood years in Texas, Hargrove met trumpet virtuoso Wynton Marsalis in 1987, when the latter musician visited Hargrove's high school in Dallas.

Jake Curran “Staying Put” Single Release

Jake Curran is an Irish guitarist currently based in Los Angeles, California. His first release “Staying Put” is an energetic jazz composition influenced by the sound of drum n’bass grooves and cascading melodies. The tune opens with an uplifting theme followed by improvisations where the quartet take the intensity to another level before going out on a euphoric high. 

Jazz Mine No. 196 Saturday 23rd February 2019 incl. David O'Rourke

In this episode of Jazz Mine you can hear tracks from Irish jazz guitarist David O'Rourke, Billie Holiday, Nick Malcolm, Sarah McCoy, Ella Fitzgerald, Fabrice Mourlon, Gregory Porter, Glen Miller Orchestra, Count Basie Orchestra, Nat King Cole, Illinois Jacquet & Les Paul.and more.........Saturdays 5PM on dublincityfm.ie

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Tales from the far Side 21.02.19 Jazz Waltzes: Fascinating music in 3/4 time and beyond

On this edition I explore the colourful variety of "JAZZ-Waltzes" with artists working and waltzing around in 3/4 Time and beyond, with contributions by the Dave Brubeck Quartet, Billy Evans with his trio and with Tony Bennett, Pat Martino, Ron Carter, Max Roach, Paquito D'Rivera and others.

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