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Tales from the far Side 08.09.22 Jazz in the 21st Century Part Two Finding Something in Everything

On this week's edition I bring you further into 21st Century Jazz with Part 2 of my exploration with contribution by Irreversible Entanglements, Luke Stewart, James Brandon Lewis, Moor Mother, Chad Taloy and others. And I pay also tribute to the late great Jamie Branch

Tales from the far Side 01.09.22 A Jazz September Song

Bringing you gently into the month of September with some great Jazz by John Scofield, Sarah Vaughan, Enrico Pieranunzi, Donald Harrison, Dinah Washington, Roy Hargrove, Sidney Bechet, Christof Lauer, Eric Alexander, the Cookers and others ...

Even when the days are getting shorter, there are longer nights for JAZZ .......

Tales from the far Side 18.08.22 Another Kind of Blue, the colour Blue in Jazz


On this edition I reflect about the different shades of the colour BLUE with some different styles of JAZZ, with music by Charles Mingus, Jackie McLean, McCoy Tyner, Linda May Han Oh, Michael Wollny, Cowboys and Frenchmen, Tom Harrell, Pasquale Grasso and others

The Hot Box #085 - Jazz Times’s Top 10

And the Hot Box gets to number 85!

This time, a few samples from the Jazz Times’s Top 10 albums of the 1980s, together with a review of the new Palmetto release by baritone and clarinet star Brian Landrus. And the third and final track, never before heard, of the Louis Stewart/Honor Heffernan acoustic session.

Tales from the far Side 10.08.22 Jazz for a sunny day in the Country Side

On this edition I'ld like to lead you along the Country side on a sunny late summer day with some "Country-themed" Jazz as the soundtrack, with music by the NDR Big Band, Sam Jones, Nat Adderley, Tony Bennett, Bill Charlap, David Larsen, Charnett Moffett, Sonny Rollins and others