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Tales from the far Side 16.08.18 Historic Jazz - the Kansas City Connection

For this edition I went back into Jazz History to explore the so called Kansas City connection, the influence the 1920s, 1930s Kansas City Jazz Scene had on the development of Jazz. You can hear classic recordings by Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra, Blues singer Ada Brown, the Coon-Sanders Nighthawks, Walter Page's Blue Devils, early Count Basie, Jay McShann with Charlie Parker, Mary Lou Williams, Ben Webster, Harry Sweets Edison and others.

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.

Werner Lewon
Author: Werner Lewon
Werner Lewon has been presenting Tales from the Far Side for over15 years. It is one of the longest running Jazz-Shows in Ireland, certainly one of the very few from the West. “I am just an ordinary listener and punter who fell in love with jazz somewhere along the way and I love to introduce others to this magic. A day without Jazz is boring!
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