Tales from the far Side 28.03.2019 the Music and Life of Thad Jones

On this edition I remember the legendary trumpeter, composer, arranger and bandleader THAD JONES on what would have been this 96th Birthday and I dip into his most impressive work as the leader of the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Big Band, the Danish Radio Big Band, the Eclipse Project and as a leader of his small groups trying to give you a glimpse into his magnificent work to inspire you to explore his musical legacy.

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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