Friday, February 26, 2010

Andy's Jazz Show #6

I had to put this show together in a hurry but it was pretty easy as I've been listening to most of this stuff in my truck,over the past week. It is therefore 'A' graded road tested quality jazz.The opening and closing tracks are from the album Road Tested - Jimmy McGriff and Hank Crawford.I hope you like it.

Caravan - Hank Crawford & Jimmy McGriff
Whatta Day - Lee Oskar
Stan's Shuffle - Dave Stryker
Burner's Waltz - Erik Alexander
How does it feel? - Benjie Porecki
Blisters - Dave Fathead Newman
The Flintstones - Clark Terry
Deeper in Black - Blue Mitchell
Stella - Norman Connors
Peanuts - Crawford & McGriff


Sunday, February 21, 2010

New Podcast, Jazz A Love Affair 17.

Play list for this weeks show Jazz A Love Affair 17, on my podcast link The 2 hour show is on most days.
part 1,
Cannonball Adderlet Quintet - Hi Fly, 1959 Live In San Francisco.
Eugene Maslov - The Masquerade Is Over, 2002 The Fuse Is Lit.
Charles Tolliver Big Band - Suspicion, 2006 With Love.
John Coltrane/Johnny Hartman - Lush Life, 1963 JC & JH.
Greg Abate Quartet - What Is This Thing, 1991 Live At Birdland.
Greg Abate Quintet - Straight Ahead, 1993 Straight Ahead.
Greg Abate/Richie Cole - Bebop Baby, 1995 Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde.
part 2,
John Dankworth - The Shadow Of Your Smile, 1987 Crossing The Bridge.
John Dankworth/Cleo Laine - Born On A Friday, 1977 Return To Carnegie.
John Dankworth - African Waltz, 1987 Crossing The Bridge.
Alec & John Dankworth Generation Big Band - I Got Rheumatics, 1995.
David Schumacher - Skleena's Dog, 1995 Every Corner.
Stan Tracey Trio - For All We Know, 2006 For All We Know.
Dave Holland Big Band - Triple Dance, 2002 What Goes Around.
Cheers Ray.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Andy's Jazz Show #5

Charles Earland

Plenty of variety once again.A cheery start from Hubert Laws,Jazz Funk from Atmosfear.A nice double from the very talented Jeffrey Smith,the fantastic Aurex All Stars,the Mighty Burner himself,Charles Earland and much more.

Schools out - Hubert Laws
Seven steps - Cassandra Wilson
Dancin in outer space - Atmosfear
Moanin' - Jeffrey Smith
A night in Tunisia - Aurex All Stars
Helen Sung Trio - Black Narcissus
Pop Rock - Pieces Of A Dream
When Johnny comes marching home - Charles Earland
Lush Life - Jeffrey Smith


Thursday, February 18, 2010

Soul Jazz Time!

Here's a great selection of tracks from Stanley Turrentine and Shirley Scott,a very distinctive sound that is hard not to like.Just to clarify this is not the album Blue Flames.

2.Can't Buy Me Love
3.Everybody Loves A Lover
4.Without A Song
5.Dearly Beloved
7.The Hustler
8.Buster Brown
9.The Funky Fox
10. Trouble Pt 2

Soul Jazz

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

New podcast, Jazz, A Love Affair 16.

Here is the new show, Jazz, A Love Affair 16, play list,
Part 1,

Ricky Ford - Encore, 1992.
Julian Joseph - Straight No Chasers, 1995.
Three New Releases,
Eric St Laurent - Flutes, 2010.
Fringe Magnetic - Tiden, 2010.
Daniel Gassin Trio - Freefall, 2010.
Three in a row feature on Arnett Cobb.
Arnett Cobb - Nearness Of You, 1987.
Arnett Cobb - Just A Closer I Walk With Thee, 1987.
Arnett Cobb - Flying Home, 1959.
Part 2,
Stan Getz/Bob Brookmeyer - Love Jumped Out, 1961.
David Friesen - Softly As A Morning Sunrise, 1994.
Joe Williams - Green Dolphin Street, 1973.
George Robert Quartet - Jeanine, 1995.
Ray Bryant - St Louis Blues, 1977.
Jean Toussaint - Willow Weep For Me, 2000.
and here is the link
I hope you enjoy the music.
Cheers Ray.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Jazz passes the test!

No doubt Lucy will tell me if it's a ruff track!
Another day in the studio...............err armchair.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Andy's Jazz Show #4

I hope this is what went out, as work called and I didn't get a chance to listen.Hopefully show #3 rescheduled as show #4.Plenty of funky jazz to enjoy this week.

1. Throw Down - Tom Browne
2. Do it to it - Jimmy Owens
3. Sky Dive - Freddie Hubbard
4. Watch It - Herbie Hancock
5. Ode to Billie Joe - Buddy Rich
6. The vamp - Hank Mobley
7. Senor Blues - David Sanborn

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Monday, February 8, 2010

New Podcast, Jazz A Love Affair 15.

Another "Jazz, A Love Affair" show this one is 15, two shows of about an hour long of the best jazz. link
Part 1,
Tim Garland - Emergence, 2000.
Ronnie Scott - All The Things You Are, 1990.
Tubby Hayes - When My Baby Gets Mad Watch Out, 1966.
The Jazz Couriers - Day In Day Out, 1958.
Simon Spillett - Lifeline, 2007.
Part 2,
Jazztimes Superband - Silverado, 2000.
Lester Young/Teddy Wilson - I Didn't Know What Time It Was, 1956.
Gerry Mulligan - Little Big Horn, 1983.
Barbara Dennerlein - Hot House, 1995.
John Parks - Funny Valentine, 1979.
Lee Morgan - Tom Cat, 1965.
Some great tracks, please enjoy.
The Rep.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Sir John Dankworth, R.I.P.

John Dankworth R.I.P. died 6 th February 2010.
This is very sad news, very sad news. It is not just another great musician dying but what he has done for the british music scene. I first came into contact with John and Cleo when Cleo and her sister ran a small cafe in Hounslow, 4 or 5 miles from London airport. I played in the back garden with Cleo's son Stewart, from a previous relationship. I remember the talk that she was going to audition for John and then the photographs going up on the wall as they became more well known. It was due to this early contact that I followed Johnny Dankworths band and the musicians that past through it, including Ronnie Scott. He was a fan and played with Charlie Parker. In the 1950s he had a band The Dankworth Seven with John on Alto, Jimmy Deuchar played trumpet, Trombone was played by Eddie Harvey, the great Don Rendell on tenor, Bill Le Sage on piano, bass was Eric Dawson and on the drums Tony Kinsey. I think some of the best recordings of Johns bands are those by the Alec & John Generation Big Band. Alec, Johns son, plays the double bass and is much in demand. The story is that on a tour of the USA when Alec was a young boy, he met the comedian Bill Cosby, who gave Alec a double bass and tutor books, he had been trying to learn with. So that is how Alec became a bass player. The work that John and Cleo have done for the young musicians of the UK is beyond calculation and too great to put a value on. They have literally made there home a refuge for young musicians. I think if I was speaking to someone who knew nothing of John as a musician I would direct them to the clarinet solo in Born On A Friday with Cleo Laine, from the live recording at Carnegie Hall 1977. Our best wishes go to John's family and a big thank you to John himself. John Dankworth R.I.P.
The Rep.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

R.I.P Sir John Dankworth

Another great British jazz man has gone to play in the Celestial Jazz Orchestra,I sure Ray will tell you more,but here's what The Times has to say.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Andy's Jazz Show #3

A little bit of confusion this week as Show 5 turned up instead of Show 3! Not sure how that happened but still a great show this week full of Blue Note Jazz.A good spread of jazz from the 60's,70's and 80's. The most recent tracks being the opening pair from Kevin Hays and Bill Stewart.I really like the 3rd track from Duke Pearson,the first 3 tracks are all from tape.There's a nice pair of tracks off vinyl from The Jazz Crusaders that I picked up recently.The final 3 tracks are all from my cd collection Donald Byrd from the Kofi cd,Grant Green from Live at the Lighthouse and Stanley Turrentine from Return of the Prodigal Son,All 3 cd's are widely available and highly recommended.I hope you like a taste of the legendary Blue Note label.


Seventh Sense - Kevin Hays
Fred and Ginger - Bill Stewart
Make it good - Duke Pearson
Reflections/Congolese sermon - The Jazz Crusaders
Fufu - Donald Byrd
A walk in the night - Grant Green
Dr Feelgood - Stanley Turrentine

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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Upcoming Show.....You choose!


Well you have a choice,most comments or e-mail requests wins the day. You have to choose between Vibes Alive! featuring Roy Ayers,Bobby Hutcherson,Dave Pike,Gary Burton and more............................................
or you can choose Hammond Heroes featuring Jimmy Smith,Lonnie Smith,Groove Holmes,Brother Jack McDuff and more.

Comments please!

Monday, February 1, 2010

New podcast, Jazz A Love Affair 14.

Two parts of about one hour, Jazz, A Love Affair parts 1 and 2. This is a show that is part of my UK Jazz Radio broadcast. Here is the link
Part 1.
Randy Weston African Rhythms - Tangier Bay, 1995.
Joe Gaeta/Cengiz Yaltkaya - Jingles, 2008.
Von Freeman - Vonski Speaks, 2009.
Wes Montgomery - Surrey With The Fringe On Top, 1965.
Tim Warfield - Old Country, 2001.
Ronnie Laws - Compared To What, 1997.
Part 2,
Stan Tracey Quartet - Duffy's Circus, 2009.
Stan Tracey Quartet - Stemless, 2009.
Charlie Byrd+Annapolis Brass Quintet - En Memoria De Chano Polo, 1986.
Dick Morrissey - The Way We Were, 1983.
Kunihiko Sugano - Love Is A Many Splendid Thing, 1974.
Andy Sheppard - Adventures In The Rave Trade, parts 1&2, 1990.
A really nice selection of jazz for you to play.
The Rep