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Tales from the far Side 05.10.2017 The Best in Jazz

On this edition I stay with the music by artists who play during this year's Galway Jazz Festival and bring their wonderful music to the West. You can hear Simone Graziano, the Haz'art Trio, Simon Nabatov, Mike Nielsen solo and with his Quartet and there is Monk's Misterioso played by Tony Miceli and Thelonious 4.

Jazz Mine No. 126 Saturday 30th. September 2017

On episode 126 of Jazz Mine you can hear from Wayne Shorter, Lalo Schifrin, Johnny Griffin, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Dinah Washington, Grover Washington Jr.and many more ..........A wide range of jazz covering many ages & genres. Saturdays 5PM on dublincityfm.ie.

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Tales from the far Side 28.09.17 Preview of the Galway Jazz Festival 2017

On this edition I have a closer look at the line-up of this year's Galway Jazz Festival with contributions by Meilana Gillard, Ronan Guilfoyle, Neil Yates, Arve Hendriksen, Terje Isungset, Simon Nabatov and Simone Graziano and there is a fine rendition of Thelonious Monk's Green Chimneys by Thelonious 4 featuring Tony Miceli.

Jazz Mine No. 125 Saturday 23rd September 2017 with Fabrice Mourlon guesting.

On episode 125 of Jazz Mine French jazz singer / composer Fabrice Mourlon joins me in the studio. You will hear from artists such as Wayne Shorter, Scott Flanigan, Fabrice Mourlon and many more ..........A wide range of jazz covering many ages & genres. Saturdays 5PM on dublincityfm.ie.

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Tales from the far Side 21.09.17 Kinda Monkish

On this edition I explore the music of Thelonious Monk and its indluence on 21st Century Jazz as an inspiration for new ideas and directions with contributions by Steve Lacy, Sphere, Carmen McRae, EST, John Beasley's Monk-estra, Francesco Bearzatti, Elliott Sharp and of course the man himself.

The Hot Box #019 – A to Z of Jazz Piano Part 7 – The Letter G

In the 19th edition of The Hot Box we revisit the A – Z of Jazz Piano series focusing on the letter G.You will hear from such greats as Benny Green, Erroll Garner, Robert Glasper, Larry Goldings and many more.

Also in The Hot Box #19 we introduce “The Hot Spot” where we feature some new releases hitting the music scene.  We have a track from David Rooney’s debut album “Bound Together” and we will also feature Edel Meade who launches her debut album “Blue Fantasia” on 28th of September just a few days from now in the Bello Bar Dublin.

Tales from the far Side 14.09.17 I've got a pocketful of Jazz-Dreams

On this edition you can hear a selection of dream-related and dream-inspired Jazz tunes, sending you into a musical daydream with compositions like I've got a pocketful of dreams, I had the craziest dream, I've got a date with a dream, a kiss to build a dream on, you stepped out of a dream and many more. Just an invitation for a date to listen and to dream to the sound of great Jazz.