On this edition I give space to a few of the leading Big Bands of modern contemporary Jazz demonstrating that this form of music is going from strength to strength in the 21st Century. Contributions by the DIVA Jazz Orchestra, the Maria Schneider Orchestra, John Beasley's Monk'estra, the WDR Big Band and the Electric Lady Big Band.
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.