Tales from the far Side 14.10.21 Interview with Christine Tobin and Phil Robson

In this edition I talk to Irish Singer Christine Tobin and guitarist Phil Robson about their music, their careers and their devotion to Jazz and I play a handpicked selection of their records and a few tracks of their choice.

Tales from the far Side 07.10.21 Remembering Dr. Lonnie Smith

On this week's edition I say my last Goodbye to "Groove-Doctor" Dr. Lonnie Smith who died a few weeks ago, his music always remembered. And today you can hear a handpicked selection of his music during his very fruitful and colourful Career.

Tales from the far Side 30.09.21 Jazz Guitar -with a touch of Irish

JAZZ GUITAR............"the IRISH TOUCH" where you can hear the "magic strings" of Louis Stewart, Tommy Halferty, Hugh Buckley, John Moriarty, David O'Rourke, Julien Colarossi, Mike Nielsen, Nigel Mooney and Phil Robson.

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.