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The Hot Box #064 - The Guitar Files - Part 2

The Hot Box 64th edition:

…in which we check out guitar players filed under the letter B.

The file must run to two editions, so popular is that letter in the array of surnames. The letter B starts to illustrate the diversity and depth of the guitar’s contribution to the jazz music we love.

Tales from the far Side 291020 Cork Jazz Festival Memories

CORK JAZZ MEMORIES Part 1
dreams from the past .....and hope for the future
And in Part 1 I present you a handpicked selection of some of my favourite artists I had the opportunity to see live over the years with music by Renee Rosnes, Bobby Watson's Horizon Quintet, the Dave Holland Quintet, the Mingus Big band, EST and the Paul Booth Quartet. Please tune in and tell me about your favourite gigs during your visits.

Jazz Mine No. 277 Saturday 24th. October 2020 with your host Sean Brophy

On this episode of Jazz Mine from Sean Brophy you can hear tracks from Keith Jarrett, Origin Story, Ella Fitzgerald, Gonzalo Del Val Trio featuring trumpeter Benet Pallet, Susie Blue & The Lonesome Fellows ( Scary Fellas ? ) SINGLE and more..........Saturdays 5PM on dublincityfm.ie

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Tales from the far Side 22.10.20 In Parker's Mood

IN PARKER'S MOOD ....

on this week's edition of TALES FROM THE FAR SIDE with music Anthony Braxton, Babs Gonzales, Kurt Elling, Roy Haynes, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Vincent Herring, Bobby Watson, Gary Bartz and of course "the man himself" featuring Eric Dolphy's masterpiece OUT TO LUNCH in the second hour.

Jazz Mine No. 276 17th October 2020 with your host Sean Brophy

On this episode of Jazz Mine from Sean Brophy you can hear tracks from Ramon Valle Trio, Dennis Rollins, John Coltrane & Donald Byrd with The Red Garland Quartet, Hank Crawford, Ella Fitzgerald with Ernie Hecksher's Big Band, Judith Owen, Etta James and more..........Saturdays 5PM on dublincityfm.ie

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The Hot Box #063

The 63rd edition of Hot Box reminds us of the importance of Charlie Parker as we celebrate his 100th anniversary, we mark the death of one of the greatest of bass players Gary Peacock, we offer a shout-out for Sonny Rollins whose 90th birthday has just passed, and we revel in a massive re-release of long unavailable albums by the self-taught genius of the piano, Errol Garner. In between all of that some exciting new material, including an album featuring Irish guitarist David O’Rourke.

Tales from the far Side 15.10.20 Big Band Bash

Celebrating Big Band Jazz with a "Big Bash" with contributions by the Christian McBride Big Band, Jimmy Smith, Wes Montgomery with Oliver Nelson, The Darcy James Argue Secret Society, John Beasley's Monk'estra, Jazz at Lincoln Center, the WDR Big Band and others.