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Tales from the far Side 01.04.21 Remembering Ralph Peterson - A tribute to a masterful timekeeper

On this edition I pay tribute to drummer, composer, bandleader, educator and entrepreneur RALPH PETERSON, an extraordinary timekeeper and messenger of Jazz, who sadly passed away early in March at the age of only 58 but who left us some wonderful music.

The Jones Way announces new EP “Self-Portrayed Stories”

On 26th March, the fusion jazz duo The Jones Way releases their debut EP “self-portrayed stories”

This is a small collection that includes covers and the original songs “Apartment 2”“Apartment 2 (Reprise)” and “Girotondo”

“self-portrayed stories” will be available for streaming and purchasing on all digital platforms.

“self-portrayed stories” is a journey to discover who they are and what brought they this far. 

Their story intertwines with other stories and sets the listeners imagination free, is a growth path full of human connections built step by step by Silvia Segatori and Annalia Bruschini

Listen/purchase “self-portrayed stories” via the platform of your choice

Jazz Mine No. 299 Trad Jazz Special Saturday 27th March 2021

On this episode of Jazz Mine from Sean Brophy you can hear tracks from The Dutch Swing College Band, Humphrey Lyttleton, The Fire-House Five Plus Two, Dick Charlesworth, Dougie Richfords London Jazzmen & Nat Gonella ( Trumpet ) and more..........Saturdays 5PM on dublincityfm.ie

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Tales from the far Side 26.03.21 Spring is here! A celebration and exploration of Jazz

On this edition I am welcoming Spring and celebrate the bright side of the year and life with some Spring Jazz straight from shed on foot of the Nephin Mountain in Co.Mayo with a selection of music by Django Reinhardt, John Coltrane, Kenny Dorham, Tito Puente, Tierney Sutton, John Hicks, Christian McBride, Freddie Hubbard and others.

Cory Wong announce a headline show at The Button Factory, Dublin 27th October 2021

Grammy nominated American guitarist, bassist, songwriter Cory Wong has announced he will perform live in Dublin The Button Factory, 27th October 2021. Tickets are available to purchase from Tickets.ie and Ticketmaster.ie €25.00 includes booking fee from Friday 26th March at 10 am.

You instinctually hum a tune in order to get pumped up in the morning, for fuel on the treadmill, to soundtrack your commute, or as the pre-game to a big night out. As much as he treasures his roles as a guitarist, composer, and producer, Cory Wong fashions himself “a hype man, first and foremost. Living up to this classification, he slings a Stratocaster and hurls “dad jokes” from the stage with the same panache, poise, and power.

Upcoming Release 'Navigator' by Karl Clews

The official release date of Karl Clews second album of original material for bass, entitled Navigator, is due out on 2nd April 2021!

As the title suggests, this album sees Karl exploring further the concept of the bass as a solo and lead instrument, with more expansive compositions drawing on a wider range of influences, from African to South American styles, from jazz, funk and fusion to hip-hop, and a wider tonal and textural palette, incorporating piccolo and tenor basses. With the exception of guest spots on a handful of tracks by Galway musicians Bernard Huvé and Adam Daniel on sax, Ciaran Storey on guitar and Richie Dittrich on drums, all the sounds on the album are made by basses, and it provides a demonstration of just how versatile - and misunderstood - the modern electric bass can be.

Jazz Mine No. 298 Saturday 20th March 2021 incl. bassist Karl Clews

On this episode of Jazz Mine from Sean Brophy you can hear tracks from Didier Verna Quartet, Shai Maestro, Prime Trio (Kevin McKenzie Guitar / Pete Johnstone Organ / Doug Hough Drums, Jakob Bro, Zoophyte and more..........Saturdays 5PM on dublincityfm.ie

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