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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Jazz Scene Saturday 28th. February 2015 on dublincityfm.ie from 5 to 6PM

Play List Jazz Scene Saturday 28th. February 2015 on 103.2 Dublin City FM 5 to 6PM GMT



Jazz Scene No. 78 looking at Avid Group Records recent releases. by Sean Brophy on Mixcloud






1. Jack The Bear ( 3.16 ) - Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra - CD Highlights Of The Great 1940 - 1942 Band
NEW RELEASE PACKAGE



LONG SHOT 1

2. Lovely Lisa ( 7.20 ) - Dexter Gordon - CD Leader & Sideman as part of Three Classic Albums Plus Dexter Gordon
NEW RELEASE PACKAGE



3. Love & Humor ( 6.09 ) - Yusef Lateef - CD Sounds Of Lateef as part of Four Classic Albums Yusef Lateef
NEW RELEASE PACKAGE

4. Concerto Italien En Fa Majeur Plaus Allegro ( 5.34 ) - Jacques Loussier - CD Plays Bach Vol. 3 as part of Four Classic Albums Jacques Loussier
2013 RELEASE PACKAGE

5. Over The Rainbow ( 5.58 ) - Frank Wess - CD Opus In Swing as part of Four Classic Albums Frank Wess
2014 RELEASE PACKAGE

6. Baby It's Cold Outside ( 4.08 ) - Ray Charles & Betty Carter - CD Ray Charles & Betty Carter as part of Four Classic Albums Betty Carter
2014 RELEASE PACKAGE


LONG SHOT 2


7. Winterset ( 7.11 ) - Donald Byrd - CD Byrd's World as part of Four Classic Albums
2014 RELEASE PACKAGE




8. Spanish Guitar Blues ( 2.13 ) - Charlie Byrd - CD Jazz Recital as part of Four Classic Albums
2014 RELEASE PACKAGE



LONG SHOT 3

9. Scrapple From The Apple ( 8.41 ) - Phil Woods - CD Bird's Night : A Memorial Concert Dedicated To The Music Of Charlie Parker as part of Three Classic Albums Plus
2014 RELEASE PACKAGE



LUCKY PETERSON LIVE AT
THE SUGAR CLUB Leeson Street Dublin 2. Thursday 12th. March Doors 7.45 PM Show 8.30PM

"Incredible blues vocals...insanely lively guitar...it’s amazing" -USA Today

Making his debut appearance in Ireland the multi talented and hugely entertaining original “Son of a Bluesman” Lucky Peterson will be playing THE SUGAR CLUB in what promises to be an incredible night of music. Well on his way to becoming the leading Blues performer in the world Lucky Peterson has paid his dues and now he is set to bring his wonderful band to Dublin for one night only.

The multi-instrumentalist Lucky Peterson has garnered a reputation as one of the most riveting and meaningful performers of the modern blues era. A searing lead guitarist, a rich and thoughtful organist, and a first-rate vocalist, Lucky’s musicianship effortlessly translates gospel, rock, and jazz into a 21st century blues presentation.

Lucky's current album, The Son of a Blues Man (Jazzbook Records, 2014) is a
Blues, Gospel, and R&B tour de force, and was released in June 2014. Many reminisce about the bygone days of the Blues, but the flame of Blues music still burns hot in the hands of Lucky Peterson.

Line-up
Lucky Peterson (Guitar, Vocal & Organ)
Timothy Waites (Bass) Raul Valdes (Drums)
Shawn Kellerman (Guitar) Marvin Hollie (Keyboard)


JEFF BALLARD FAIRGROUNDS
Christchurch Cathedral, Dublin 2
Friday 6th March at 8.00pm
Jeff Ballard is one of the standout jazz drummers of his generation, a humming engine of polyrhythm and an ace of earthy texture. He is best known for his work behind leaders like Chick Corea, Pat Metheny, Joshua Redman, and Brad Mehldau. Here he takes a turn as bandmaster with a quartet featuring the talents of Reid Anderson from The Bad Plus, Blue Note legend in the making Lionel Loueke, and the prolific Kevin Hayes.

"...one of the leading modern voices on his instrument" - New York Times on Jeff Ballard

They ride the rides. They take a turn riding all of them. These rides, which make up this amusement park, should be built in places perfect, well studied. It takes a certain strength to build, to manage, and to coordinate.

These and other qualities Mr. Ballard must have thought about, a cultured and refined musician, when he decided to call his latest creation Fairgrounds. Whomever likes can participate, the only requirement is that they are emotionally committed.

Ballard started from there, with friends, colleagues, who would assure him the right chemistry: Lionel Loueke on guitar (Herbie Hancock, Terrance Blanchard), Reid Anderson (whom we know as the bassist of the imaginative trio The Bad Plus; but here he has left the acoustic bass and has devoted himself to weaving electronic sounds and textures with a computer and various controllers), and Kevin Hays (Joe Henderson, Benny Golson, John Scofield) on piano and keyboards.

As a carousel, anyone can climb aboard this band if he so wishes. So the group's roster expands and contracts. An open workshop, creative, constantly evolving. Those who come in don't behave as simply a "guest" but as a full time essential member of the band, bringing all his or her desires, commitment, and knowledge through the gate into the fairgrounds.

Musically diverse, sometimes very bold and unexpected, Jeff Ballard Fairgrounds does not have a fixed or pre-established repertoire, the music mostly comes as sound ideas brought in by Ballard and his companions, taking on different forms as the ideas germinate and expand in context. A group with an unusual timbre from their combined strength. A new reality, which will act as an arena where one can bring ideas and flex the mind. The creativity and commitment of the leader is well documented also by his stylistic choices. The sharp blades of the avant-garde, the obsessions of free jazz, the intrigue of electronics, wide cultural diversity of rhythm, colours, textures of rock, the splendid virtuosity of the individual involved.

All of this is to describe Jeff Ballard Fairgrounds. Just listen to it and you will no longer have any doubt: when the bell sounds announcing the new round of tournament, stay there. Don't miss it.

Line up:
Jeff Ballard (drums)
Kevin Hays (piano)
Lionel Loueke (guitar)
Reid Anderson (electronics)
JEFF BALLARD



Drummer/percussionist Jeff Ballard was born in Southern California in 1963 and grew up in Santa Cruz, CA. He recalls lying in bed listening to the recorded music his father would play on weekends, including Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Oscar Peterson, Sergio Mendez, and Milton Nascimento. Ballard was originally influenced by Joe Morello, Sonny Payne, Mel Lewis, Ed Thigpen, Elvin Jones, and Ed Blackwell. He graduated from high school in 1981 and enrolled at Cabrillo Community College in Santa Cruz, studying music theory with Sue Brown and Lyle Cruz, playing in a big band, and gigging with small groups that played a variety of music. The drummer also attended a Jamey Aebersold band camp.

Moving to San Francisco in 1986, Ballard heard Tony Williams, and it changed the way he approached the drums. It also expanded his circle of heroes to include Max Roach, Art Blakey, Steve Gadd, Eddie Marshall, and Enrique Pla. He was also working with trumpeter Ray Brown (husband of Sue Brown), Smith Dobson, and Harvey Wainapel. At age 25, Ballard began playing with Ray Charles during eight-month stretches for three consecutive years. After that, he moved to New York City in 1990, where he communed with the contemporary neo-bop and progressive players living there. He also collaborated with veterans like Buddy Montgomery, Lou Donaldson, Eddie Harris, and Herman Foster. He joined Chick Corea in 1999 and has continued to play in his various projects.

Ballard is a member of the Sam Yahel and Brad Mehldau trios, the Metheny-Mehldau Quartet, and Joshua Redman's Elastic Band, and is a co-leader of Fly, a collective trio with Mark Turner and Larry Grenadier.

His most recent project, JEFF BALLARD FAIRGROUNDS, is a constantly changing configuration. It is basically an extension of all the kinds of music he loves to play, played with the musicians he loves.

REID ANDERSON



Originally from Minneapolis, Reid Anderson emerged as one of the most promising bassists and composers on the New York jazz scene. He studied classical music at Philadelphia's Curtis Institute of Music, graduating in 1993. Upon arriving in New York in 1994, he began working with like-minded young players such as Mark Turner, Jorge Rossy, Ethan Iverson, Kurt Rosenwinkel, and Bill McHenry. Anderson has released a number of fine albums on the Fresh Sound/New Talent label, and he co-leads an acclaimed trio called the Bad Plus with Iverson and drummer David King. In addition, Anderson also fronts his own rock band, the Sun, for which he sings and plays guitar.
LIONEL LOUEKE

West African guitarist Lionel Loueke was inspired by his brother, who taught him how to play during his late teenage years. Stops at the Ivory Coast's National Institute of Arts, Paris' American School of More Than Music, and Berklee College of Music led Loueke to appearances on a series of high-profile recordings, including Terence Blanchard's Bounce and Flow, Charlie Haden's Land of the Sun, and Herbie Hancock's Possibilities. Apart from his role in the trio Gilfema (with bassist Massimo Biolcati and drummer Ferenc Nemeth), Loueke has recorded on his own, including the live In a Trance and Virgin Forest. He released his first Blue Note album, Karibu, in 2008. In 2009 Loueke guested on Magos Herrera's album Distancia. His second album for Blue Note, Mwaliko, appeared in early 2010. In 2012, Loueke released the trio album Heritage, which was produced by and features contributions from acclaimed jazz pianist Robert Glasper.

KEVIN HAYS



Kevin Hays is internationally recognized as one of the premier jazz pianists of his generation. Many of his 15 recordings as leader have received critical acclaim from publications such as The New York Times, Downbeat Magazine and Jazz Times, as well as a "Coup de Coeur" from the Académie Charles Cros (France). A prolific sideman appearing on over 60 records, Kevin's long list of notable musical associations include records with Chris Potter, Joshua Redman, Nicholas Payton, and Al Foster.

The New Day Trio is Kevin's latest project with bassist Rob Jost (Bjork, Tony Scherr) and drummer Greg Joseph (Steve Kuhn, Art Garfunkel). The trio recorded their first album, New Day, during the summer of 2014.

Mike Nielsen’s Crimo Trio

Sligo-born guitarist Michael Nielsen’s professional debut was at the age of 12. Since returning from Berklee College in 1985 he has been in the forefront of Irish jazz as a performer and educator. His unique technique and interest in many genres of music has led to the development of an original voice. With his diverse musical tastes, Michael has collaborated with classical, flamenco, traditional Irish, Indian and Turkish musicians.

His pioneering work crosses musical boundaries in the area of acoustic, electric, electronic and microtonal guitar music, performing on specially designed microtonal guitars. As a leader and sideman he has performed with many international artists including: Larry Coryell, Kenny Werner, Kenny Wheeler, Dominique Di Piazza, Paul Wertico, Joe Lovano, and Dave Liebman with whom he recorded twice and toured Europe, Australia and New Zealand headlining the Wangaratta Jazz Festival.

An interest in composition has led to many commissions and currently he composes for solo guitar, Mike Nielsen Quartet, and his microtonal group, Crimo Trio who will feature on the night including Ellen Demos on vacals and James Mackin on percussion.

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Christchurch Cathedral, Dublin 2
Friday 6th March at 8.00pm
Tickets: €24 a/v from www.tickets.ie

JEFF BALLARD FAIRGROUNDS
Christchurch Cathedral, Dublin 2
Friday 6th March at 8.00pm
Jeff Ballard is one of the standout jazz drummers of his generation, a humming engine of polyrhythm and an ace of earthy texture. He is best known for his work behind leaders like Chick Corea, Pat Metheny, Joshua Redman, and Brad Mehldau. Here he takes a turn as bandmaster with a quartet featuring the talents of Reid Anderson from The Bad Plus, Blue Note legend in the making Lionel Loueke, and the prolific Kevin Hayes.



Sunday, February 22, 2015

Midweek Music Miscellany Wed. 25th. February 2015 11.30AM to 12.30PM dublincityfm.ie

Play list Midweek Music Miscellany Wednesday 25th. February 2015 from 11.30AM to 12.30PM on 103.2 Dublin City FM



LONG SHOT

1. Tango Marika ( 7.40 ) - Tango Siempre - CD Tangled ARC Records




DOUBLE SHOT - THE DRIFTERS


2. Let The Boogie Woogie Roll ( 2.48 ) - The Drifters - CD The Definitive Drifters Atlantic Records

3. Rat Race ( 2.11 ) - The Drifters - CD The Definitive Drifters Atlantic Records



4. Hal's Blues ( 2.52 ) - The World Saxpohone Quartet - CD Political Blues Justin Time Records

5. Don't Know Why ( 3.06 ) - Norah Jones - CD Blue Note A Story Of Jazz bluenote.com

6. The Swan ( 2.47 ) - Christopher Van Kampen & Pascal Roge - CD Quartet Soundtrack Decca Records

7. Pools ( 3.50 ) - Glass Animals - CD Zaba glassanimals.eu
NEW RELEASE
LIVE DATES for Glass Animals
10.03.2015 SHEPHERDS BUSH EMPIRE LONDON UNITED KINGDOM 11.03.2015 KOMEDIA BATH UNITED KINGDOM 12.03.2015 THE GLOBE CARDIFF UNITED KINGDOM 13.03.2015 THE KAIZMIER LIVERPOOL UNITED KINGDOM 14.03.2015 THE ACADEMY DUBLIN IRELAND


8. I Need A Woman ( 4.04 ) - Blind Willies - CD Every Day A Judgement Day blindwillies.net
NEW RELEASE

9. Things I Want To Say ( 4.11 ) - Ruth Trimble - CD Things I Want To Say ruthtrimble.com
IRISH ARTIST

10. Griotba ( 4.45 ) - Ba Cissoko - CD Electric Griotlanc 3Dfamily.org

11. I Want My Baby Back ( 2.36 ) - Edwin Starr - CD Soul Master cherryred.co.uk
NEW RELEASE PACKAGE

12. Put On My Shoes ( 2.06 ) - Mary Ann Fisher - CD Such A Much! R&B Girls Of The 50's & 60's cherryred.co.uk

13. Cantaloop ( Flip Fantasia ) ( 4.38 ) - US3 - CD US3 bluenote.com

14. Baby Your A Rich Man - The Beatles - CD Magical Mystery Tour Apple Records

15. Hello Goodbye - Bud Shank & Chet Baker - CD Blue Note Plays The Beatles bluenote.com

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Jazz Scene No. 87 Saturday 21st. February 2015 from 5 to 6PM GMT on dublincityfm.ie

Play list Jazz Scene No. 87 Saturday 21st. February 5 to 6PM GMT on 103.2 Dublin City FM


1. Love No 1 ( 6.11 ) - Keith Jarrett - CD Life Between The Exit Signs Vortex Records

2. Joy Juice ( 2.45 ) - Dinah Washington & Gus Chappell's Orchestra - CD Beat Blues & Ballads Planet Records

3. Old Friends ( 4.50 ) - Brian Simpson featuring George Duke - CD South Beach Shanachie Records

4. Lonely City ( 4.26 ) - Allegra Levy - CD Lonely City steeplechase.dk allegralevy.com

5. Rainy Day Jam ( 3.45 ) - Sam Barsh - CD I Forget What You Taught Me razdazrecords.com



LONG SHOT combined with DOUBLE SHOT - MILES DAVIS

6. All Blues ( 11.33 ) - Miles Davis - CD Kind Of Blue Columbia Records

7. Nature Boy ( 6.14 ) - Miles Davis - CD Blue Moods Columbia Records



8. Got To Get You Into My Life ( 5.31 ) - Connie Evingson - CD Let It Be Connie Evingson Sings The Beatles connieevingson.com

9. I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free ( 3.34 ) - Billy Taylor - CD Right Here, Right Now ( 1964 )
Capitol Records

10. South Beach ( 3.25 ) - Brian Simpson - CD South Beach Shanachie Records


"Trio Trio Piano", a two concert jazz piano trio series to take place in the BelloBar in Portobello, Dublin 2 on Friday 20th ( Leopoldo Osio & Cian Boylan lead the respective piano trios ) and Friday 27th February 2015 ( Carole Nelson & Johnny Taylor lead piano trios . Sponsored by Pianos Plus and presented by Jazz on the Terrace with Bello Bar. See jazzontheterrace.com for more details. 8PM both evenings




Note Productions presents
JEFF BALLARD FAIRGROUNDS
Christchurch Cathedral, Dublin 2
Friday 6th March at 8.00pm
Line up:
Jeff Ballard (drums)
Kevin Hays (piano)
Lionel Loueke (guitar)
Reid Anderson (electronics)

Tickets: €24 a/v from www.tickets.ie

Jeff Ballard is one of the standout jazz drummers of his generation, a humming engine of poly-rhythm and an ace of earthy texture. He is best known for his work behind leaders like Chick Corea, Pat Metheny, Joshua Redman, and Brad Mehldau. Here he takes a turn as bandmaster with a quartet featuring the talents of Reid Anderson from The Bad Plus, Blue Note legend in the making Lionel Loueke, and the prolific Kevin Hayes.

"...one of the leading modern voices on his instrument" - New York Times on Jeff Ballard

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Bob Hope - Do you remember him? See below.


Do you remember Bob Hope?.



On his death bed they asked him where he wanted to be buried.
His answer was, "Surprise me."
________________________________________________




I HOPE THIS WILL PUT A SMILE ON YOUR FACE AND IN YOUR HEART.
This is a tribute to a man who DID make a difference.

ON TURNING 70
'I still chase women, but only downhill.'

ON TURNING 80
'That's the time of your life when even your birthday suit needs pressing.'

ON TURNING 90
'You know you're getting old when the candles cost more than the cake.'

ON TURNING 100
'I don't feel old. In fact, I don't feel anything until noon. Then it's time for my nap.'

ON GIVING UP HIS EARLY CAREER, BOXING
'I ruined my hands in the ring. The referee kept stepping on them.'

ON NEVER WINNING AN OSCAR
'Welcome to the Academy Awards, or, as it's called at my home, 'Passover.'

ON GOLF
'Golf is my profession. Show business is just to pay the green fees.'

ON PRESIDENTS
'I have performed for 12 presidents but entertained only six.'

ON WHY HE CHOSE SHOWBIZ FOR
HIS CAREER
'When I was born, the doctor said to my mother,
Congratulations, you have an eight pound ham.'


ON RECEIVING THE
CONGRESSIONAL GOLD MEDAL
'I feel very humble, but I think I have the strength of character to fight it.'

ON HIS FAMILY'S EARLY POVERTY
'Four of us slept in the one bed. When it got cold, mother threw on another brother.'

ON HIS SIX BROTHERS
'That's how I learned to dance. Waiting for the bathroom.'

ON HIS EARLY FAILURES
'I would not have had anything to eat if it wasn't for the stuff the audience threw at me.'

ON GOING TO HEAVEN
'I've done benefits for ALL religions.
I'd hate to blow the hereafter on a technicality.'

Midweek Music Miscellany Wed.18th. February 2015 from 11.30AM to 12.30PM on dublincityfm.ie


Carole Nelson ( Zrazy & Carole Nelson Piano Trio ) guests on MMM by Sean Brophy on Mixcloud









Carole Nelson joined me on Midweek Music Miscellany today Wednesday 18th. February 2015 on 103.2 Dublin City FM

Play list Midweek Music Miscellany Wed. 18th. February 11.30AM to 12.30PM dublincityfm.ie


1. What Is This Thing Called Love ( 4.34 ) - Bill Evans - CD Portrait In Jazz as part of Bill Evans Three Classic Albums Plus 2014 RELEASE

2. You Make Me Happy ( 4.01 ) - Zrazy - SINGLE zrazy.com
IRISH ARTIST - 2014 RELEASE in IRELAND & just released in UK

3. Angel Walking ( 5.51 ) - Zrazy - CD Dream On zrazy.com
IRISH ARTIST

Zrazy Fundraiser for Marriage Equality
Thursday MARCH 12th. 2015
Zrazy Fundraiser for Marriage Equality
Thursday, March 12 at 7:30pm
Gotham South Restaurant eventbrite.ie for tickets.


4. My Old School ( 5.35 ) - Steely Dan - CD Can't Buy A Thrill ( 1972 ) MCA Records

5. Girl Talk ( 3.53 ) - Boylan Buckley Evans - CD Soulful Days Lucca Records
On Feb 20th. at The Bello Baras part of Trio Trio Piano Series - see below
IRISH ARTIST

Boylan Buckley Evans Trio

Fri, Feb 20th at 8.00pm
Venue: The Bello Bar, Portobello

Adm: €10.00

Featuring:
Cian Boylan - Piano
Damian Evans - Double Bass
Hugh Buckley - Guitar


First in the new Trio Trio Piano Series presented by Allen Smyth and Sponsored by Piano Plus.

Francesco Turrisi is a last minute replacement for Cian Boylan on this outing.

Cian Boylan is recognized as one of Ireland’s leading pianists, working across many musical genres including jazz, rock & pop, and film & theatre, and collaborating with established Irish and international artists. An extremely versatile musician, he is equally at home as a jazz and session pianist as he is arranging and composing for orchestra, big band and smaller ensembles.

He has performed and recorded with many leading Irish and International pop and rock artists, including: Van Morrison, Duke Special, Camille O’Sullivan, Imelda May, Declan O’Rourke, Cathy Davey, Jerry Fish, Mary Coughlan, Juliet Turner, Westlife, Aslan, Paddy Casey, Vyvienne Long, RTE Concert Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra, Riccardo Cocciante, Robin Gibb, Sister Sledge, and LeAnn Rimes. As a pianist he has performed in some of the most prestigious venues and concert halls around the world, including Europe, USA, Russia, China, and the Middle East




6. Cry Baby ( 5.15 ) - Zrazy - CD Private Wars zrazy.com
IRISH ARTIST

7. Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home ( 3.20 ) - Earl Hines - CD A Monday Date as part of CD Earl Hines Four Classic Albums Plus avidgroup.co.uk
2015 NEW RELEASE PACKAGE



Lunchtime Vocal Recital St.Ann’s Church, Dawson Street

A programme of Handel,Brahms, Bellini, Poulenc, Fauré,Strauss and many more.

Lorna Breen Shira Brady Accompanied by: Soprano Mezzo-Soprano Catriona McElhinney Grimes

Friday 20th February 2015 1.30 - 2.30 St. Ann’s Church Dawson Street Dublin 2.

Free Admission Donations Welcome




Note Productions presents
JEFF BALLARD FAIRGROUNDS
Christchurch Cathedral, Dublin 2
Friday 6th March 2015 at 8.00pm
Line up:
Jeff Ballard (drums)
Kevin Hays (piano)
Lionel Loueke (guitar)
Reid Anderson (electronics)

Tickets: €24 a/v from www.tickets.ie

Jeff Ballard is one of the standout jazz drummers of his generation, a humming engine of poly-rhythm and an ace of earthy texture. He is best known for his work behind leaders like Chick Corea, Pat Metheny, Joshua Redman, and Brad Mehldau. Here he takes a turn as bandmaster with a quartet featuring the talents of Reid Anderson from The Bad Plus, Blue Note legend in the making Lionel Loueke, and the prolific Kevin Hayes.

"...one of the leading modern voices on his instrument" - New York Times on Jeff Ballard

They ride the rides. They take a turn riding all of them. These rides, which make up this amusement park, should be built in places perfect, well studied. It takes a certain strength to build, to manage, and to coordinate.

These and other qualities Mr. Ballard must have thought about, a cultured and refined musician, when he decided to call his latest creation Fairgrounds. Whomever likes can participate, the only requirement is that they are emotionally committed.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Jazz Scene No. 86 Saturday 14th. February 2015 5 to 6PM GMT on dublincityfm.ie

Jazz Scene No. 86 with jazz pianist / composer Leopoldo Osio guesting.
leopoldoosio.com


CEO Experiment International Bar, Wicklow Street, Dublin 2 9PM Thursday 19th. February

CEO Experiment plus Cian Boylan Piano Trio The Bello Bar, Portobello Harbour, Dublin 2 Friday 20th. February 2015.




Jazz Scene No.86 with guest Leopoldo Osio. by Sean Brophy on Mixcloud








1. I'm Thru With Love ( 2.56 ) - Nat King Cole - CD Here's Nat King Cole with The King Cole Trio Planet Records
50th. Anniversary of the death of Nat King Cole ( Age 47 ) on 15th. February 1965


LONG SHOT 1

2. Einbahnstrasse ( 7.17 ) - Herbie Hancock - CD Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Keith Jarrett, McCoy Tyner
Atlantic Jazz Records


LONG SHOT 2

3. Awakening ( 8.28 ) - Leopoldo Osio - CD Awakening leopoldoosio.com
IRISH BASED ARTIST


4. Like Someone In Love ( 4.45 ) - Leopoldo Osio - CD Awakening leopoldoosio.com ( Free Download of album on website )
IRISH BASED ARTIST

5. The Late Late Show ( 2.32 ) - George Shearing - CD George Shearing Four Classic Albums Plus cherryred.co.uk
2014 RELEASE PACKAGE

6. Choco's Guajira ( 6.46 ) - Ruben Gonzales - CD Chanchullo World Circuit Records

7. ( Get Your Kicks On ) Route 66 ( 2.58 ) - Nat King Cole Trio - CD Here's Nat King Cole with The King Cole Trio Planet Records


Improvised Music Company & The Hugh Lane Gallery
present;
Kaja Draksler

FREE event

"Draksler brings austerity, subtlety and poignancy with her fluid piano playing and rings through in bright, rich textures’" - The Irish Times

Ireland first encountered the young Slovenian pianist/composer Kaja Draksler when she performed a stunning set with her ‘Acropolis Quintet’ at the 12 Points festival in May 2011.
She was subsequently chosen as one of three young European acts supported at festivals and venues
throughout Europe as part of the 12 Points PLUS programme.
Still only 26 years old, Kaja is a exceptional talent, presenting both remarkable classical composition as well as energetic and risky improvisation. Highly respected in the Amsterdam jazz and improvised music scene, last year she released her solo album The Lives Of Many Others, on the renowned label Clean Feed.
Draksler studied jazz piano in Ljubljana and Groningen and in 2009 won the prestigious Deloitte Jazz Award. In New York she studied privately with great musical innovators, Vijay Iyer and Jason Moran. In 2013, she completed a classical composition Masters studies at The Conservatory of Amsterdam.
Kaja Draksler's current projects include Solo, several Duets; with Onno Govaert (Feecho), Matiss!
Čudars, and Susana Santos Silvam, and Trio- BadBooshBand.
Apart from writing for her own ensembles, Draksler has been commissioned to write for Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra, Metropole Orchestra, EMJO, Big Band RTV Slovenia, Italian Instabile Orchestra, amongst others.
A great opportunity to catch this magnetic young musician as part of Improvised Music Company’s Solo Piano Series this Spring at the Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin 1

www.kajadraksler.com
www.improvisedmusic.ie
www.hughlane.ie


Hugh Buckley Group at JJ Smyths Sunday 15th. February 2015 Doors 4.30 PM Music 5PM

Hugh Buckley may be among the more unassuming guitarists on the Irish scene, but his resume of international associations speaks volumes for the esteem in which he's held elsewhere. This engaging and creative soloist has worked with Georgie Fame, Peter Bernstein, Scott Hamilton, Peter Washington and his late and dear friend, pianist James Williams. Soul and gospel nuances are increasingly to the fore and for this outing, he unveils new material and new personnel, performed by a talented quartet with TBC (bass), Domnic Mullan (drums) and Phil Ware (piano).

Doors 4.30pm (Music 5pm) - Adm €10

- See more at: http://www.jjsmyths.com/gigs/sundays/565-hugh-buckley-group26.html#sthash.6KvF7SXy.dpuf

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Midweek Music Miscellany Wednesday 11th. February 2015 11.30AM to 12.30PM dublincityfm.ie

Play List Midweek Music Miscellany Wed. 11th. February 2015 on 103.2 Dublin City FM 11.30AM to 12.30PM GMT



Midweek Music Miscellany Wed. 11th. February 2015. by Sean Brophy on Mixcloud






1. Scarlatti Sonata In E Major K 380 ( 4.45 ) - Trevor Pinnock - CD The Harmonious Blacksmith Part of Virtuoso Series deutschegrammphon.com
NEW RELEASE ( reissue )

2. River Blues ( 5.05 ) - Dick LeMasters - CD One Bird Two Stones dicklemastersmusic.com
NEW RELEASE ( Scheduled March 2nd. 2015 )

Although a generation younger than many of the musicians noted, LeMasters shared many common experiences with them. Some of the coincidences are striking. The Winter family lived in the same neighborhood as the LeMasters family, LeMasters’ father and the Winter Brothers’ father served together in the Army Reserves in Beaumont, and LeMasters’ mother and aunt both taught Edgar and Johnny in junior high school. Dick LeMasters attended high school with The Big Bopper’s son, Jay Richardson.



3. Ramblin' Man ( 4.46 ) - The Allman Brothers Band - CD Reelin' In The Years Vol. 3 Sandstone Records

4. Unwound & Broken ( 5.14 ) - Sian Brown - CD The Girl From Nowhere sianbrown.ie
IRISH ARTIST - NEW RELEASE

5. Love's A Strange Affair ( 3.54 ) - Cookie & The Vaudevilles - CD Rags To Riches
Appearing De Barras Clonakilty Co. Cork Saturday 14th. February & The Crane Lane, Cork City Sunday 15th. February 2015
IRISH ARTIST - NEW RELEASE


6. I Fall To Pieces ( 2.46 ) - Ed Romanoff - LIVE Dublin City FM Performance for After Midnight with Noel Casey edromanoff.com
Ed Romanoff Irish tour in March - more information soon plus live appearance on Midweek Music Misc.

7. Freak ( 3.27 ) - Jimmy Somerville - CD Homage cherryred.co.uk
NEW RELEASE ( Scheduled 6th. March 2015 )




DOUBLE SHOT - Diana Krall

8. California Dreamin' ( 3.09 ) - Diana Krall - CD Wallflower dianakrall.com vervemusicgroup.com
NEW RELEASE

9. You Don't Know Me ( 3.57 ) - Ray Charles & Diana Krall - CD Genius Loves Company 10th. Anniversary Release concordmusicgroup.com
2014 RELEASE


10. Sweet Talkin' Guy - The Chiffons - CD 25 Rock 'N' Roll hits Vol. 1 Tring Records

11. Some Enchanted Evening ( 3.16 ) - Bob Dylan - CD Shadows In The Night Columbia Records
NEW RELEASE

12. O Victorious Leader From Rachmaninov Vespers ( All Night Vigil ) Opus 37.( 1.24 ) - St. Petersburg Chamber Choir -
CD Rachmaninov Vespers All Night Vigil as part of Virtuoso Series Decca Records
NEW RELEASE REISSUE

13. That Noise - Anthony Newley - CD Bowler Hats & Leather Boots Personalities Go Pop Art elerecords.co.uk
2014 RELEASE PACKAGE

14. Valentine's Day ( 3.43 ) - Curtis Stigers - CD Hooray For Love curtisstigers.com concordmusicgroup.com
Curtis Stigers appears National Concert Hall Dublin Sunday 15th. February 2015 nch.ie
2014 RELEASE

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Jazz Scene No. 85 Saturday 7th. February 2015 at 5 to 6PM on 103.2 Dublin City FM

The previous, and inaugural presenter, of Jazz Scene Mick Murray died this week & his funeral took place on Saturday 7th. February 2015. My be rest in peace!



Jazz Scene No. 85 Saturday 7th. February2015 by Sean Brophy on Mixcloud






Play List Jazz Scene No. 85 Saturday 7th. February 2015 in memory of Mick Murray RIP


LONG SHOT 1

1. Jet Song ( 7.48 ) - Oscar Peterson Trio - CD Jazz Impressions West Side Story elrecords.co.uk
NEW RELEASED PACKAGE



LONG SHOT 2

2. Song For Lost Nomads ( 7.01 ) - Phronesis - CD Life To Everything phronesismusic.com
Phronesis are in Whelans Dublin Sunday 8th. February 2015 - doors 20.00hours whelanslive.com


3. The Night We Called It A Day ( 3.23 ) - Bob Dylan - CD Shadows In The Night bobdylan.com Sony Music
NEW RELEASE

4. The Water Is Wide ( 3.44 ) - Zrazy - CD Dream On zrazy.com
IRISH ARTIST

5. Girl Talk ( 3.53 ) - Boylan Buckley Evans - CD Soulful Days
IRISH ARTIST

"Trio Trio Piano", a two concert jazz piano trio series to take place in the BelloBar in Portobello, Dublin on Friday 20th and Friday 27th February 2015. Sponsored by Pianos Plus and presented by Jazz on the Terrace with Bello Bar. Carole Nelson & Cian Boylan are two of the pianists leading trios for these concerts.


6. For Jane ( 3.51 ) - Sara Littlefield Band - CD Toad Soup ebay.com

7. One Step From The Edge ( 2.57 ) - Geoff Eales - CD Invocation geoffeales.com
NEW RELEASE

8. Riff City ( 2.55 ) - Slim Gaillard - CD The Extrovert Slim Gaillard 1945 - 1958 avidgroup.co.uk
2014 RELEASE PACKAGE

9. Rhythm & Blues ( 5.22 ) - Kavorka - CD Culture Shock
IRISH BASED ARTIST

10. If the Stars Were Mine ( 2.50 ) - Melody Gardot - CD My One & Only Thrill Verve Records

11. Four In One ( 6.13 ) - Vance Thompson's Five Plus Six - CD Such Sweet Thunder
NEW RELEASE

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Jazz Scene Standby 2015 from 5 to 6PM GMT on dublincityfm.ie

Emergency play list Jazz Scene for future inclusion on `103.2 Dublin City FM from 5 to 6PM GMT

LONG SHOT 1


1. Flamenco Sketches ( 9.26 ) - Mostly Other People Do The Killing - CD Blue hotcuprecords.com
2014 RELEASE

2. Empty Rooms ( 2.52 ) - Zoe Swarz & Rob Koral - CD Celebration 33jazz.com

3. Yeh Yeh - Diana Krall with Georgie Fame - CD Wallflower dianakrall.com concordmusicgroup.com
NEW RELEASE

4. Bossa Antigua ( 3.51 ) - Kenny G - CD Brazilian Nights kennyg.com concordmusicgroup.com
NEW RELEASE

5. Spring Is Here ( 5.48 ) - Charles McPherson - CD The Journey caprirecords.com
NEW RELEASE

6. Wake Up In Paris ( 4.08 ) - The Hot Sardines - CD The Hot Sardines Decca Records
2014 RELEASE

7. Jet Song - Oscar Peterson Trio - CD Jazz Impressions West Side Story elrecords.co.uk
NEW RELEASE PACKAGE

8. I Feel Pretty - The Dave Brubeck Quartet - CD Jazz Impressions West Side Story elrecords.co.uk
NEW RELEASE PACKAGE


LONG SHOT 2 - PHRONESIS playing Whelans Dublin Sunday 5th.February SEE BELOW

February Music Network presents PHRONESIS plus guest _ Main Venue _ “One of the most exciting bands on the planet today” – JAZZWISE “Phronesis creates music from the heart and soul and makes the world just that little bit better” – ALL ABOUT JAZZ
Doors: 8pm Tickets: €18 / €13



9. Song For Lost Nomads ( 7.01 ) - Phronesis - CD Life Is Everything phronesismusic.com editionrecords.com

Monday, February 2, 2015

Midweek Music Miscellany Wednesday 4th. February 2015 11.30AM to 12.30PM GMT dublincityfm.ie

Play list for Midweek Music Miscellany Wednesday 4th. February 2015 11.30AM to 12.30PM on 103.2 Dublin City FM




Midweek Music Miscellany Wed. 4th. February by Sean Brophy on Mixcloud





1. The St. Louis Blues ( 4.14 ) - Hugh Laurie - CD Didn't It Rain Warner Brothers

2. Private Number ( 2.40 ) - Judy Clay & William Bell - CD Top Of The Stax Vol. 2 Stax Records

3. Baltimore - Jack L. - CD Burn On Dolphin Records
IRISH ARTIST

4. Psychedelic Shack ( 3.42 ) - The Temptations - CD Motown Funk Motown Records

5. Almost Home ( 2.59 ) - Mad Dog McRea - CD Almost Home God Dam Records
NEW RELEASE

6. Green Door ( 2.43 ) - Eskew Reeder - CD Dancing By Myself Lost In Northern Soul cherryred.co.uk
2014 RELEASE PACKAGE

7. Employee Of The Month ( 5.52 ) - Charlie Roth - CD Rogues Of St. Germain charlierothmusic.com




ART OF THE TRIO - LAST WORD OF FIRST commences second & ROCK is first word of third choice

8. Soul Limbo ( 2.20 ) - Booker T. & The MG's - CD Top Of The Stax Vol. 2 Stax Records

9. Limbo Rock - Chubby Checker - CD 25 Rock 'N' Roll Hits Vol. 4 Tring Records

10. Rock With You ( 3.30 ) - Michael Jackson - CD Number Ones michaeljackson.com Sony Music


11. The Boys Of Barr Na Sraide ( 3.53 ) - Clare Horgan - CD The Stolen Child clarehorgan.com
IRISH ARTIST

12. Lights Of The City ( 2.22 ) - Crumb - CD Evenings & Weekends cdbaby.com/crumb
IRISH ARTIST

Dublin trio Crumb sound like several other bands, but the one band whose influence is all over this debut is REM. The jangly guitars and vocal harmonies here recall the American band circa 1984-86. And, lest there be any confusion, this is no bad thing. With Stipe & Co looking like they've exited stage left in creative terms, they could do worse than to cheer themselves up and listen to this to see what their influence has meant.

There are quite a few highlights here – brisk and bright opener 'Lights of the City', the plaintive 'Wrecked Or', the gloriously addictive 'For the Leaving Of...' – but the album is strongest as a whole. There is no grandstanding, just well-crafted songs that complement each other astutely.


13. Behind Closed Doors ( 3.58 ) - Little Milton - CD Top Of The Stax Vol. 2 Stax Records

14. Don't Do This To Me ( 1.55 ) - Cicero Blake - CD Dancing By Myself Lost In Northern Soul cherryred.co.uk
2014 RELEASE PACKAGE

15. Soul Finger ( 2.18 ) - The Bar Keys - CD Top Of The Stax Vol. 2 Stax Records



Sue Rynhart / Dan Bodwell with special guest Greg Felton on Fender Rhodes // Tuesday 4 February 2015 20:00 // kaleidescope @ the Odessa club Dublin 2.


Listen at Wellington premieres at the end of Feb. as per below:
Friday 20th of February at 7pm
The Wellington Baggot St. Dublin 4 ( Baggot Street Bridge )
Featuring:
Fuzzy Logic Ensemble
“Fuzzy Logic now rate among the most daring and original musical ensembles working in Ireland today.” - Cormac Larkin, The Sunday Tribune
Izumi Kimura
Performing works for solo piano by Maurice Ravel and Béla Bartók.
Aideen McBride
Telling the epic tale of Clann Tuireann from Irish mythology.
Clang Sayne
“This is a set of live, organic, no-safety-net performances; there is something exhilarating about this modest yet perverse album and its refusal to conform.” Clive Bell, The Wire
Karen Power and John Godfrey
A rare Dublin performance of their exquisite Sound Art.
Admission €10 / €5 (conc)