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Tales from the far Side 17.12.20 The Colour Blue in Jazz

On this edition I try to discover the meaning and symbolic the colour BLUE has in Jazz with a selection of "BLUE-JAZZ" from artists like Bobby Watson, Duke Ellington, Kenny Dorham, Mongo Santamaria, Dianne Reeves, Miles Davis and others.

Jazz Mine No. 284 Saturday 12th December 2020 incl. Gediminas Karkauskas interview

On this episode of Jazz Mine from Sean Brophy will interview Gediminas Karkauskas, you can hear tracks from Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Gonzalo Del Val with Dave Liebman & Ronan Guilfoyle, The Jimmy Heath Orchestra, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Ronan Guilfoyle's Lingua Franca and more..........Saturdays 5PM on dublincityfm.ie

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The Fund for Phil

In June 2020, Phil Ware - one of Ireland’s leading jazz pianists - suffered a major stroke. His friends and musical colleagues have come together to form the Fund for Phil, to support him through this most challenging time and to raise money to help his rehabilitation.

Phil Ware is one of Ireland’s leading jazz musicians, a renowned pianist and an inspirational teacher, whose playing credits include some of Ireland’s - and the world’s - greatest musicians including Louis Stewart, Peter Bernstein, Perico Sambeat, Bobbie Wellins and Ian Shaw.

In June 2020, Phil suffered a major stroke due to a ruptured aneurism which has left him severely disabled and facing a long and expensive period of rehabilitation. The Fund for Phil is an official fund-raising campaign, endorsed by Phil’s family and closest friends, set up to support his ongoing recovery and governed by an independent board of trustees.

Tales from the far Side 10.12.20 Jazz Artists who died young

On this edition I feature Jazz legends who tragically died young but who, in the short period of their creativity, left some amazing music behind. You can hear music by Clifford Brown, fats Navarro, Charlie Christian, Bunny Berigan, Lee Morgan, Jaco Pastorius and Charlie Parker. In the second hour I feature McCoy Tyner's Blue Note Classic "The Real McCoy" in its entire length.

Jazz Mine No. 283 Saturday 5th December 2020 incl. Marcin Wasilewski Trio & Joe Lovano

On this episode of Jazz Mine from Sean Brophy you can hear tracks from Keith Jarrett, Stephanie McCourt, Marcin Wasilewski Trio & Joe Lovano, Maria Schneider, Mike Casey with pianist Benito Gonzales, Kurt Leege and more..........Saturdays 5PM on dublincityfm.ie

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Tales from the far Side 03.12.20 The Oud in Jazz

THE OUD IN JAZZ .......... featuring Oud Virtuosi like Rabih Abou-Khalil, Ahmed Abdul-Malik, Amos Hoffman, Tarik Benbrahim, Dhafer Youssef and Anouar Brahem.

New Single Release “Christmas Eve” from hallymusic

hallymusic shares a Yuletide Single unlike any other tune of Christmas past & announces a New Album for 2021

hallymusic has shared his new unexpectedly seasonal single ‘Christmas Eve’ which carries the torch of a long-established tradition, in which ‘Fairytale of New York’ has had the greatest mainstream success, and takes us on a winding tour down Yuletide’s darker alleys. Released on the 4th Dec via ArtHouse Records IE. He has also announced that a new album will be released after a series of bi-monthly single releases in 2021.

‘Christmas Eve’ and the forthcoming album features an array of Ireland's finest improvising musicians. ‘Christmas Eve’ was produced, recorded and mixed by hally over a few days of live sessions with his band ‘The Hymns’ at his studio in Co. Kildare. Everything was recorded onto 2” analog tape and lots of great fun and coffee was had. The song was mastered by Grammy Award winning Engineer and producer Ruadhri Cushnan at Camden Studios in Dublin.