A Blog Supreme – All Jazz Radio – Thursday 10th September 2015

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Can you believe it, I can’t, but I did forget to charge both my mobile and landline phones yesterday therefore I owe so many who tried contacting me the whole day yesterday a huge apology. I can only ascribe it to a serious case of Old Timers, sooo sorry peeps. They are now fully charged and I have tied a ribbon to my left hand thumb to remind me to charge the damed things. Hey at my advanced age, I guess I can be forgiven, I hope?

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Once again we face the weekend very soon, time is just so relentless is it not? where does it go. The older I get the faster time seems to fly, do you feel the same?

On with the real job, here’s what’s happening on my show today from 10:00 to 13:00 C.A.T. on The Jazz Rendezvous Pinotage, Coffee & Stockvel Show which is a mixed genre programme showcasing the latest International and S-AFRO, (South African & Jazz From Africa) album releases from the global village today. Today I’ve decided on long tracks of 7 minutes and more overall. Whay you ask, will these are track that seldom get played on the radio shows of the world and the do deserve to be played too, check these out;

Our first hour kicks off with Rus Nerwich’s Woskasoo from his new album The Wandering Who then we hear The Errol Rackipov Group as well as Banz Oester and The Rainmakers, Lazlo Gardony, and finish the hour with the German Sax Quartet, Beep Scrott, playing the classic Dylan tune Blowing In The Wind, be prepared to be surprised.

The second hour starts with the tune Contusion by Yaron Israel from his album The Moment (Live in Boston), then Herbie Taoaeli, Kamasi Washington, Marcus Wyatt + The Zar Jazz Orchestra, Perez, Patitucci and Blade, closes the second hour of The Jazz Rendezvous Pinotage, Coffee & Stockvel Show today.

The final hour of the show we play Nduduzo Makhathini’s Rejoice from his excellent new album Listening to the Ground, we move on with The Fresh Cut Orchestra, The Benjamin Jephta Quintet, Terell Stafford, Chris McGregor + The Brotherhood of Breath, The Maria Schneider Orchestra, Cecile McLorin Salvant, and finish with Bongomatik and an appropriately titled tune Don’t Touch That Button from their album Bongomatik Your Life, enjoyed? Well, stay tunes ther is so much more music to come today on All Jazz Radio.

Here’s the rest of todays schedule;

13:00 – 14:00 Todd’s Turntable
Compiled, presented & produced by Todd Gordon in Edinburgh, Scotland
(Vocal Jazz from across the centuries up to today)

14:00 – 16:00 Mzantsi (South) African Jazz
Compiled & produced by AJR Staff in Cape Town, SA
(Jazz from the African continent, made up of the music by Afro Jazz, Blues and Latin musicians from across all borders)

16:00 – 18:00 Vagabond Blues
Compiled, presented & produced by Brian Currin Cape Town, SA
(Blues from Africa & the Global Village)

WEDNESDAY (Repeats)

18:00 to 21:00- The Jazz Rendezvous Pinotage, Coffee & Stockvel Show

Compiled & produced by Eric Alan in Cape Town, SA

(A mixed genres show of the latest International and SAFRO album releases from the global village)

21:00 – 22:00 The Latin Perspective
Compiled, presented & produced by Tony Vasquez in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
(Afro-Cuban, Latin Jazz)

22:00 – 24:00 The Midweek Music Melange
Compiled, presented & produced by Ndoxy Hadebe in Cape Town, SA
(Afro Jazz, Afro Soul, World Jazz)

24:00 – 02:00 Jazz Beyond
Compiled, presented & produced by Brian Currin in Cape Town, SA
(Progressive, Contemporary and Avant Garde Jazz)

TUESDAY (Repeats)

02:00 to 03:00- The Jazz Rendezvous Pinotage, Coffee & Stockvel Show

Compiled & produced by Eric Alan in Cape Town, SA

(A mixed genres show of the latest International and SAFRO album releases from the global village)

03:00 – 03:15 London Jazz New Blog Chat
Weekly talk segment covering the European jazz scene from London, UK
(Latest jazz news from Europe with the influential weekly London Jazz News Blog editor Sebastian Scotney)

03:15 to 06:00- The Jazz Rendezvous Pinotage, Coffee & Stockvel Show Compiled & produced by AJR Staff in Cape Town, SA
(A mixed genres show of the latest International and SAFRO album releases from the global village)

06:00 – 08:00 Mzantsi (South) African Jazz
Compiled & produced by AJR Staff in Cape Town, SA
(100% South African Jazz recordings made up of any number of SAFRO musicians in the band from all corners of the global village)

08:00 – 10:00 A Slice of Jazz
Compiled, presented & produced by Rhys Phillips in Cardiff, Wales, UK
(Interviews, New Album Releases, CD Reviews and an eclectic mix of Jazz)

All Jazz Radio streams in the C. A. T. (Central African Time Zone). Please note that Central European Time is one hour behind Central African Time and GMT is 2 hours behind.

Note too that all programs are repeated, eg. Today’s programs are repeated tomorrow evening from 18:00 and the previous days programs are repeated at 2am the following morning.

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The Klutz In The Kitchen Recipe n’ Foody Goodies & Titbits News Blog will be posted a little later today, wait for it we’ve go a real great very simple, quick ‘n easy Beef Stroganoff recipe for you today.

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Jazz tones from Three Cohens

09/16/2015 10:00:28

Jazzaholic by Don Albert: The world’s No 1 clarinet player Anat Cohen, has played at Joy of Jazz before, but this time she will be coming out with her two brothers.

They are trumpeter Avishai and soprano saxophonist Yuval, she herself will be playing tenor saxophone and clarinet. Her use of the tenor in the lower register is to fill out the sound. “We‘re going to have great musicians with us, pianist Yonathan Avishai, bassist Matt Penman and drummer Ulysses Owens Jr., who is part of the Christian McBride trio.”

She says the sextet will be playing music from their recent CD titled ‘Family’ as well as some compositions which will be presented a cappella by just the three horns, trumpet, soprano and tenor. It’s like a conversation between us, this way we’re presenting our music in a very intimate way. Our original music includes a nod to Louis Armstrong and other jazz giants such as Charles Mingus.”

She makes no bones about how she feels about her younger brother Avishai. “I think he is the best trumpet player I have ever heard. He can play anything from hard bop to avant-garde and has a beautiful tone, on a recent TV programme he was jamming with Hugh Masekela.” What about Yuval her older brother? “I think he is one of the most original voices (on his instrument.) He had a big influence on Avishai and me. He has an original way in working with changes (chord sequences) and his playing is very melodic orientated. He’s bringing his wife, who was born in South Africa, with him.

“We all have our own bands, so when we meet up we’ve found a way to work together by using a common thread, which is quite easy having grown up with the same music.

“We are very excited about bringing our music to the people of South Africa.”

The Three Cohens will appear at Joy of Jazz on the Diphala Stage on Friday 25 and Saturday 26 September. Booking is at Computicket.

Don Albert is an ex-saxophonist and jazz journalist. He spent 12 years with The Star Newspaper on the Tonight! section writing about jazz. He has presented radio programmes on jazz and was the presenter of the TV series Jazz Studio. He has served on the panel for judges at prestigious competitions. He has also won numerous awards, the latest being A Judges Commendation in the 2013 National Arts Festival Arts Journalist of the Year Awards. Presented by Business and Arts South Africa. It read: For outstanding work as an arts journalist over a sustained period, and for his invaluable contribution to the Jazz Industry through incisive, knowledgeable and passionate reporting.

With thanks to Don Albert and Artslink

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Guy Buttery & Gareth Gale music dining evening

Shweshwe Skies

09/15/2015 13:22:52

Multiple award-winning guitar virtuoso Guy Buttery returns to Jhb with a new one-off show featuring drummer/percussionist extraordinaire Gareth Gale.

With sell-out performances nationally and internationally, Guy Buttery is Africa’s biggest acoustic music export. His recent tour of SA was voted “Top Live Show of the Year” by The Cape Times.

Gareth Gale’s extraordinary work as one of SA’s leading percussionists has taken him to premier arts destinations around the world. He draws inspiration from the African and Indian rhythms that radiate out of his home city, Durban, and is conscious of reflecting these whenever he plays.

This electrifying duo has toured France and the US together but have seldom appeared in concert in SA. After receiving yet another Standard Bank Ovation Award for “Best Live Performance” at last year’s National Arts Festival, Guy and Gareth have continued to push the envelope of what a simple duo is capable of.

Expect high dynamics, deep grooves, delicate African inflections and mind-bending guitar/drum chemistry of a new order.

Moyo Zoo Lake, Johannesburg

Saturday 3 October 2015

18:30 Doors open for dining (a’la carte)

20:00 Show starts

Booking is essential

Tickets are R135 per person and available through www.webtickets.co.za. Click on the following direct link: http://www.webtickets.co.za/event.aspx?itemid=1457966090

For more info and booking details contact Leigh on 083 607 7771 or e-mail: leigh.colombick@gmail.com

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Note too that all programs are repeated, eg. Today’s programs are repeated tomorrow evening from 18:00 and the previous days programs are repeated at 2am the following morning.

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