In this edition I pay tribute to the first "officially" Jazz recording by the Original Dixieland Jazz band in January 1917 and I feature some of the group's compositions interpreted and recorded by other musicians on it's way into a new century of Jazz history. You can hear music by Duke Ellington, Bix Beiderbecke, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Arturo Sandoval, Benny Goodman, Humphrey Lyttelton, Art Pepper and the Hot 8 Brass Band.

TALES FROM THE FAR SIDE is live on air on CRC102.9fm and on 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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