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On this edition I pay tribute to the late great tenorsaxophonist Michael Brecker on what would have been his 68th Birthday but who sadly lost his fight against cancer 10 years ago, the life and music of one of the leading saxophonists of our time remembered with a selection of his work.

On this edition you can hear the music of Alec Wilder, one of the greatest composers of 20th Century popular music , interpreted by some of the leading Jazz musicians from Roland Hanna to Bob Brookmeyer, from David Liebman to Emilie Conway.

In this edition I pay tribute to the first "officially" Jazz recording by the Original Dixieland Jazz band in January 1917 and I feature some of the group's compositions interpreted and recorded by other musicians on it's way into a new century of Jazz history. You can hear music by Duke Ellington, Bix Beiderbecke, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Arturo Sandoval, Benny Goodman, Humphrey Lyttelton, Art Pepper and the Hot 8 Brass Band.

On this edition you can hear some of the funkiest organ grinders of 1960s Soul Jazz and beyond who ruled and revolutionized the sound of the good old Hammond B 3 Organ, showing that it could be creatively used in a Jazz context. And you can groove along to the music of Jimmy Smith, Big Joe Patton, Babyface Willette, Brother Jack McDuff, Shirley Scott and Dr.Lonnie Smith.

TALES FROM THE FAR SIDE is live on air on CRC102.9fm and on www.crcfm.ie every Thursday 8-9 pm with a repeat on Saturday 9-10 pm. And there is a podcast of the show available on the web site all through the week. The show has established itself over the years with a small but devoted listenership (even beyond Jazz-fans) and since the introduction on internet the listenership extended nationally and internationally.

Tales from the far Side 30.08.18 Hot and Cookin' Jazz

On this edition I serve you a delicious and most tasteful musical 10 course meal of hot and COOKIN' Jazz recordings with some of the genre's master chefs du cuisine offering their virtuosic recipes with music by Miles Davis, Clifford Brown, Horace Silver, Lambert, Hendricks & Ross, Oscar Peterson, Eddioe Lockjaw Davis, Shirley Scott, The Cookers, Chris McGregor's Brotherhood of Breath, Larry Coryell and others.  JUST COOKIN' !!!!!

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