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Jazz Mine No. 219 Saturday 3rd. August 2019 incl. Nancy Wilson

On this episode of Jazz Mine you can hear tracks from artists such as Julien & John, Johnny Jake, Jacob Collier, Third World Love, The George Shearing Quintet featuring Nancy Wilson and more..........Saturdays 5PM on dublincityfm.ie

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Tales from the far Side 01.08.2019 Don't be afraid, even Clowns like Jazz

On this edition I sent in the Clowns to entertain you with a colourful selection of high class Jazz, Jazz related to clowns, jokers, jesters, fools and abandoned lovers comforted by the music of Charles Mingus, Carmen McRae, Shirley Horne, Bobo Stenson, Weather Report, Sara Coleman, Geri Allen, Abbey Lincoln, Chucho Valdes and their sidemen/women.

Dublin Guitar Duets - Part 1: Charlie Mooney

This marks the beginning of the Dublin Guitar Duets. Charlie Mooney is one of Dublin’s up and coming Jazz guitarists. As the son of Dublin’s blues and Jazz legend Nigel Mooney Charlie has been around the scene already for quite some time. He established himself as a well-rounded guitarist deeply rooted in the tradition while continuously pushing his playing towards his own unique style. In this Episode Charlie talks about some of his favourite recordings, his approach to music and his lovely Gibson.

Jazz Mine No. 218 Saturday 27th. July 2019 incl. Mongoose & Stan Getz Quartet

On this episode of Jazz Mine you can hear tracks from artists such as The Stan Getz Quartet, Beckett / Howe / Redmond, Bobby Lamb, Mongoose, Ben Sidron and more..........Saturdays 5PM on dublincityfm.ie

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The Hot Box #047 - All Female Vocal

The Hot Box number 47 in which we have wall-to-wall female vocalists………………….

This is the first time Hot Box has gone all-female-vocal, but a really exciting programme results, with several current singers featured both from Ireland and beyond. It seems that there is an explosion of female vocalising today, and it recalls the days when all the big bands had to front with at least one female vocalist - a “canary” as they were pejoratively nicknamed. Most of them fell into obscurity. Nowadays the singer is more likely to have to make a solo career from scratch.Its still a struggle but a different kind of struggle.

Tales from the far Side 21.07.19 American Saxophonists in Europe

On this edition I have a look at some Afro-American Saxophonists who settled and worked in Europe where they left their marks on a new generation of musicians who established Jazz on the European continent. And you can hear the music of Lucky Thompson, Sidney Bechet, Coleman Hawkins, Dexter Gordon, Don Byas, Johnny Griffin and their sidemen.

Dublin Guitar Duets - Part 2: Chris Guilfoyle

Chris Guilfoyle is one of Dublin’s most exiting guitar players. Best known for his work with his own band Umbra as well as for collaborations with his father, Ronan Guilfoyle, and as a Band member of Aleka Potinga’s group. Chris mixes extraordinary technical ability with a deep understanding of the music and forward thinking, modern rhythmic concepts. In this episode Chris talks about playing with jazz greats like Dave Liebman or Eric Ineke as well as his own evolution as a player and educator at DCU.