Sunday, May 30, 2010

Jazz A Love Affair 31, the show that explores the more exotic rhythms of jazz, here is the link,

Part 1,

David Murray - Gete, 1998, Creole Project.

Lennie White - Uno Dos Adios, 1995, Primal Blue.

Tania Maria - Chiclete Com Banana, 1981, Happiness.

Essence Allstars - Cubana Chant, 1995, Afro Cubana Chant.

Art Farmer Septet - Mau Mau, 1953, Work Of Art.

Diana Krall - Besama Mucho, 2001, The Look Of Love.

Art Pepper - Mambo Dela Pinta, 1978,

Part 2,

The Jazz Crusaders - Soul Bourgeoisie, 1965, Chile Con Soul.

Terry Seabrooks Cubana Bop - Now Hear This, 2006, Now Hear This.

Mark Murphy - Dream Dancing, 2000, The Latin Porter.

Alan Skidmore - Idada Wah Wah, 2003, Ubizo.

Cannonball Adderley Sextet - Jive Samba, 1963.

Maynard Ferguson Big Bop Nouveau Band - Brazil, 1992, Footpath Cafe.

Cheers Ray.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Changes to Andy's Jazz Show

I am pleased to announce that Andy's Jazz Show is now 2hrs long and is now on Wednesday at 10pm.
I also have a breakfast show on Monday at 7am entitled Lamb Chops and Chups.
Don't forget requests most welcome via this blog or by e-mailing

Times for UK Monday 7am and Wednesday 10pm
Times for NZ Monday 6pm and Thursday 9am
Periodi per Roma il lunedì 8 ed il mercoledì 11 pm
Épocas para Brasília 4am e quarta-feira 7pm
You can check the schedules here. I am not responsible for editing this page.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Argo / Cadet Special Andy's Jazz Show #18

This Wednesday on UK Jazz Radio at 10pm (UK time) a 2 hour special edition of Andy's Jazz Show featuring some great music from the Argo and Cadet labels.A big thanks to Sun Ship for ripping some rare OOP vinyl and supplementing my own vinyl and cd archive.
Check it out!

Just for kicks/Mr Kicks - Eldee Young
Thieves Carnival - Gene Shaw
Trio - Kenny Burrell
I'll remember April/They can't take away from me - Lorez Alexandria
Work Song - Don Patterson
Signifyin'/ Possum Head - Lou Donaldson
Stormy Monday - Marlena Shaw
Black Coffee/You're nobody till somebody loves you - George Kirby
The feeling of jazz - Shirley Scott
Please don't leave me - Sahib Shihab

Part 2

Here 'Tis - Ramsey Lewis
Bag's groove - Ray Bryant
Everybody loves a lover - Shirley Scott
Gin & Orange - Jack McDuff
The Wailer - Sonny Cox
Mas que nada - Odell Brown & The Organ-izers
Paint it Black - The Soulful Strings
Spinning Wheel - Phil Upchurch
Imagine - Harold Land
Karachi - Gene Shaw
Berimbau - Sonny Cox
Mellow Yellow - Odell Brown & The Organ-izers

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Jazz A Love Affair 30.

This is just vinyl, the whole vinyl and nothing but vinyl, amen. What is the collective noun for vinyl, a rack, a pile, a vastness, a shelf, probably a collection. I have a collection of about 1800, not many compared to some on UK Jazz Radio, anyway I have sorted through and chosen some tracks that I thought might interest you. So the whole two hours will be from my vinyl collection and here is the link and this is what I have chosen for you. Some have not made it to CD.
Part 1,
Cannonball Adderley Quintet - Rumpelstiltskin, 1969, In Person.
Clifford Jordan - Senior Blues, 1970, Soul Fountain.
Lee Konitz - Blues For Bird, 1965, Memorial Concert.*****
Lee Konitz Nonet - Without A Song, 1979, Live At Laren.
Illinois Jacquette - Bonita, 1963, Flies Again.
Paul Quinichette - Jive At Five, 1957, For Basie.
Part 2,
Harold Land - Dark Mood, 1981, Xocia's Dance.
Art Pepper - Blues For The Fisherman, 1980, The Milcho Leviev Quartet.
Lanny Morgan - Friends Again, 1981, Its About Time.
Tubby Hayes - Hall Hears The Blues, 1956, After Lights Out.
George Young - Chant, 1985, Chant.
Hope you enjoy the vinyl music.
The Rep.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Andy's Jazz Show #17

Well I am very happy with the way this show turned out,a cracking playlist. I get the chance to play some "new" vinyl after crate digging a great Blue Mitchell album and I play by popular request the fantastic Sara smile featuring a great performance by David Sanborn,this track featured on my Jap Jazz special.Andre Ceccarelli has put out some great albums lately and this one features Joey Defrancesco,check out Andy's Jazz Show on UK Jazz Radio

Everyday I have the blues - Joe Sample with Randy Crawford
Stolen moments - Lee Ritenour
Step lightly / Mamacita - Blue Mitchell
Sara smile - Jun Fukamachi featuring David Sanborn
Nardis - Andre Ceccarelli
Studio j - Toshiko Akiyoshi
The new boogaloo - Marcus Printup

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Hank Jones RIP.

I am sorry to announce that one of the greatest jazz pianists ever, has died. Hank Jones died on sunday night. He was still doing concerts and master classes at the age of 91. Our thoughts are with his family and the jazz community as a whole for this great loss. Thank you Hank for the wonderful music you have left us.


Visit Hank Jones official site Here

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Jazz A Love Affair 29, two hours of great Jazz.

Great new show Jazz A Love Affair 29, link

Here is the play list.
Part 1.
N.Y.J.O. - The Man From Delmonte, 1998, Stepping Stones.
Julian Joseph - Don't Chisel The Shizel, 1991, The Language Of Truth.
Tim Whitehead/Giovanni Mirabassi Quartet - New Day, 2000, Lucky Boys.
Arnold Fabers - Afro Blue/King Kong, 2004, Blue Comedy.
Abigail Rockwell - I Got It Bad, 2009, Union Station.
Mingus Big Band 93 - Mingus Fingers, 1993, Nostalgia In Times Square.
Part 2,
Michel Petrussiani - Chloe Meets Gershwin, 1997, Both Sides.
Peter Fraize - Young One, 2009, Organic Matter.
Cal Tjader - Shoshana, 1984, Good Vibes.
Callie Cardamon - Dream A Little Dream, 2010, Easy Street.
Sax Appeal - Worcester Sorcery, 2005, Flatiron Suite.
Mulgrew Miller - What A Difference A Day Makes, 2004, Live At Yoshi's.
Joe Vanenkhuizen Trio - Good Bait, 1989, Blues Ahead.
Cheers Ray

Friday, May 14, 2010

Andy's Jazz Show #16

Do dat - Grover Washington jr
Freddie the freeloader - James Morrison
Still hard times - David Newman
Houstons blues - Judy Blair
Every day I have the blues - Willie Pooch featuring Tony Monaco
Spasmodic mood - Earth,Wind and Fire
Inside the outside - The Crusaders
Good gravy - Teddy Edwards
Sao Paulo - Toshiyuki Honda
Tangerine - Jerry Weldon

Another great show that I dedicate to Willie Pooch who died earlier this month.Check out his work with Tony Monaco Here

Willie Pooch RIP

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Jazz A Love Affair 28.

A new show on my podcast link

Here is the play list to the new show,
Jazz A Love Affair 28.
Part 1,
Booker Ervin - Eerie Dearie, 1964, The Blues Book.
Toshiko Akiyoshi - I Ain't Gonna Ask No More, 1987, Interlude.
J J Johnson - Mr Clean, 1980, Pinnacles.
Ella Fitzgerald - Cry Me A River, 1961, Round Midnight.
Bill Barron - Blast Off, 1961, The Tenor Styling Of.
Kenny Barron - Rhythm-a-ning, 1990, The Artistry Of.
Part 2,
Steve Turre/David Sanchez - Poente Of Soul, 2001, T.N.T.
Joe Williams - Green Dolphin Street, 1973, Live.
Phil Woods/Class Jazz Orchestra - Here Comes Da Honey Man, 1994, Porgy & Bess.
Red Rodney - 52nd Street Theme, 1973, Bird Lives.
D D Jackson - Showcase Blues, 1999, Anthem.
Eugene Maslov - Django, 2002, The Fuse Is Lit.
Don Patterson/Charles McPherson - Pisces Soul, 1968, Boppin & Burning.
Cheers Ray

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Andy's Jazz Show #15

Aquarius - Ramsey Lewis
Midnight bossa nova - Ingfried Hoffman
Satisfaction - Oscar Peterson & Milt Jackson
Why not - Dave Pike
Mo' Joe - Joe Henderson
Grade A gravy - Chet Baker
Do nothing till you hear from me - Roland Kirk with Al Hibbler
Last call - The Crusaders
Blue Haze - Cal Collins
Milestones - Phil Collins Big Band

Disco Jazz to start this week with legendary ivory tickler Ramsey Lewis.There's a nice couple of partnerships, Peterson/Jackson and Kirk/Hibbler,a track from the very good Hammond Bond album and check out Phil Collins Big Band,the album is well worth buying.
Enjoy it!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

UK Jazz Radio welcomes Tony Brown

Tony Brown

A very welcome addition to the Uk Jazz Radio roster is my old mate,drinking buddy and crate digging wizard Tony Brown. Tony has a (UK Time) breakfast slot and it's sure to be well worth a listen. Check it out.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

A new podcast show from The Rep, two hours of UK jazz.

UK Jazz for UK Jazz Radio.
part 1.
Stan Tracey Octet - Spectrum No 2, 1992, Portraits Plus.
Benet McLean - What You Wanna Hear Pt 1, 2009. The Land Of Oo-Bla-Dee.
Benet McLean - Giant Steps, 2009, The Land Of Oo-Bla-Dee.
Benet McLean - What You Wanna Hear Pt 2, 2009, The Land Of Oo-Bla-Dee.
Tony Kofi Quartet - Gallops Gallop, 2004, Plays Monk.
Tony Kofi - Zambia, 2006, Future Passed.
Tony Kofi Quartet - Bishops Move, 2008, The Silent Truth.
Simon Spillett - Rumpus, 2008, Sienna Red.
part 2,
Tommy Smith/Brian Kellock and Scottish National Jazz Orchestra.
Rhapsody In Blue, 2009.

Cheers Ray.