Tales from the far Side 23.09.21 Kinda Monkish-a Journey into Thelonious Monk's Music

On this edition I celebrate and explore the music of Thelonious Monk interpreted by a variety of artists adding their own imaginations and improvisation to it, artists like Carmen McRae, EST, Sphere, Steve Lacy, John Beasley's Monk'estra, Francisco Bearazotti and Tinissima4Tet, Elliott Sharp and of course the man himself.

Tales from the far Side 16.09.21 Irish jazz Scene

On this edition I celebrate the reopening of possibilities for LIVE JAZZ GIGS and the announcement of reinstalling Jazz Festivals in Ireland, celebrating it with some great Jazz by Paul Dunlea, the Fergus McCreadie Trio, Scott Flanigan, the Kevin Brady Electric Quartet, Kieran Halpin, Linley Hamilton, Adam Nolan and others, hoping to see them performing live soon.

Tales from the far Side 09.09.21 Elvin Jones - a force of nature, a force of Jazz

On this edition I celebrate and explore the magic timekeeping of Elvin Jones, remembering a true master at the drum kit at what would have been his 94th Birthday, from his work with the classic John Coltrane Quartet to his contributions as a sideman and leader of his own groups. Always remembered ELVEEEN

Tales from the far Side 02.09.21 September Song-The Best in Jazz

On this edition I celebrate the month of September with some reflective but uplifting Jazz for this time of the year with contributions by Michel Petrucciani, Sarah Vaughan, Enrico Pieranunzi, Dinah Washington, the Roy Hargrove Big Band, David Lyttle, Michael Buckley and others.

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.