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Tales from the far Side 19.08.21 Jazz Reflections about Life

On this edition I feature a variety of Jazz musicians reflecting about Life and the passage and circle of all life, with contributions by Keith Jarrett's European Quartet, Rabih Abou-Khalil, Geri Allen, Joachim Kuehn, Joshua Redman, Abbey Lincoln, Max Roach and others.

The Hot Box #072 - The Guitar Files - Part 6

The exploration of the Guitar Files reaches the Letter E in the 72nd edition of The Hot Box and although few in number, guitarists in this file are very big in reputation, especially for those of us who like the straight-ahead, post bebop styles.

The next edition of The Hot Box will be posted in about 2 weeks, and the next Guitar File (the letter F) in September.

Ubuntu Music Signs The Kevin Brady Electric Quartet For Album Release

Left to right: Bill Carrothers, Dave Redmond, Seamus Blake, Kevin Brady (Photographer Daragh McDonagh)

Ubuntu Music has announced the signing of The Kevin Brady Electric Quartet for Plan B, their upcoming worldwide album release on 8th October.

Plan B is the latest studio album by acclaimed drummer and composer, Kevin Brady. It features the stellar musical talents of U.S. saxophonist Seamus Blake, Bill Carrothers on Fender Rhodes, and bassist Dave Redmond. Brady’s ambition was to record an album that consisted of new, original compositions that explore improvisation in an electric quartet format. While tipping their collective hat to the music of the 1970s Miles Davis Group, along with the groove and funk based music of Herbie Hancock, many of the musical themes deal with the impact of what is happening in the world as we know it now. The music is hypnotically insistent, all with a lasting story of experience and optimism.

Tales from the far Side 05.08.21 The Music of Carla Bley

On this edition I feature the work of Carla Bley, one of the great Jazz composer, arranger and bandleader of our time and I am looking back at her extraordinary career and work as a devoted fan and admirers, who has discovered her music as a great companion through life.

Jazz Mine 317 Sunday 1st. August 2021 TWO HOUR EDITION

On this episode of Jazz Mine from Sean Brophy you can hear tracks from Alchemy Sound Project, Organics, Rhiannon Giddens & Francesci Turrisi, Anita O'Day, Count Basie and more..........Saturdays 5PM on dublincityfm.ie

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