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Artist of the Week – Victor Mhleli Ntoni

by Simon Ndlovu

Victor Mhleli Ntoni was born in 1947 in Langa, Cape Town, he grew up in the townships of Cape Town and first learned to play guitar before switching to double bass. As a teenager, he played with McCoy Mrubata in his band The Uptown sextet. He was self-taught before he received a scholarship to study at the Berklee College of Music in Boston in 1976.

As musical director of the musical Meropa Ntoni went on a European tour in 1975. Through the drummer Nelson Magwaza he met Abdullah Ibrahim, on whose album Peace and other recordings he was involved with between 1971 and 1979. He formed a sextet with Kippie Moeketsi, before going to study at Berklee School of Music, and played with Dudu Pukwana in 1978 (Diamond Express) and in 1979 with Hugh Masekela, also writing compositions including “Nomalizo”. Furthermore, Ntoni worked for Mike Ratau Mkhalemele, Iconoblast and Ezra Ngcukana.

In the late 1980s, Ntoni was the musical director of the Carling Circle of Jazz festival.

Ntoni’s album Heritage (2004) received excellent reviews and was nominated in the category “Best Contemporary Jazz Album” for the South African Music Award (SAMA).

He wrote and arranged the music in The South African Songbook -. SA Folklore Music (National Heritage Council, 2012).

In 2014 Ntoni was awarded the Order of Ikhamanga in silver.[ – wikiArtist

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The Klutz in the Kitchen’s Drinks, Beverage ‘n Cocktails Recipe to enjoy with Friends

The Pinotage, Artisanal Booze, Beer & Spirits, Cocktail, Beverage recipes to enjoy with Friends begged, borrowed, compiled and adapted by AJR’s lovable rascal the Klutz in the Kitchen

Interesting easy and simple beverage, cocktail and drinks recipes found online by The Klutz in the Kitchen. Listen to the Wingerd Griep en Ander Stories (Vineyard Flu and Other Stories) future which is also known as The Wrath of the Grape, this segment covers Beverages, Cocktail ‘n Drinks Recipes, debunking many of the myths of enjoying and drinking Wine, Spirits and Beer with a special focus on Artisanal products. We talk informally about and tasting Cape wines in an informal and somewhat down to earth irreverent manner with no pretention at all.

All Jazz Radio proud winner of the 2018/19 Mzantsi Jazz Award as the Best Radio Station Playing Jazz in South Africa

On Wednesday last week we had Steve Erlank in the studio talking and tasting their award winning gins that he produces at the Deep South Distillery which is located at 53 Heron Park, Wildevoelvlei Rd, Kommetjie, Cape Town, they do tastings and distillery tours by appointment and one can buy their gins directly from them. Currently they have two products available, they are the Cape Dry Gin and Ruby Gin, which the Klutz and I agree that both are superb and we rate 4⅔stars out of 5 on the great product klutzometer.

Check out their website for all details at Deep South Distillery website

Deep South Distillery website

Email The Deep South Distiller

Or phone them at 021 783 0129

We have included a Simple Syrup Recipe below this recipe

Deep Southside Gin Mojito – The Klutz decided to rename it the Deep Southside Ginito

Deep Southside Ginito (Gin Mojito)

Serves 1

Prep and Create time a few minutes

Bits and pieces to concoct it

50ml Cape Dry gin

20ml fresh squeezed lime

20ml fresh squeezed lemon

25ml sugar syrup,

6-8 fresh mint leaves

Sparkling water/soda

Procedures to rustle it up 

Pour the gin, fresh lime/lemon juice; sugar syrup and the mint leaves into a glass with a few cubes of ice then muddle enough to bruise the mint. Add ice, and top up with sparkling water/soda to taste, stirring slightly to mix. Steve likes it slightly cloudy with the mint and lime still in it. Garnish with sprig of mint.

Variations:  

Also can be served without ice in a chilled martini glass if you shake the ingredients and strain. Garnish with a round slice or two of lime, or cucumber or kiwi fruit.

Basic Simple Syrup Recipe:

Stuff to make it:

3 cups of Cold Water
1 Cup of Granulated Sugar

Note: Decide which type of Simple Syrup (thin, medium, or thick) you want to make to determine how much water and sugar you need to use.  See Types of Simple Syrup above.

Process to rustle it up 

In a high-sided saucepan over medium-high heat, bring cold water and sugar to a boil.

Turn the heat to low and stir constantly until the sugar dissolves completely and the mixture becomes clear, this should take approximately 3 to 5 minutes.  Remember, the longer you boil it, the thicker the syrup will be when cooled.

To test if the sugar is completely dissolved, use a spoon, (warning don’t use your fingers at all), scoop up a small amount of the syrup. You should not be able to see any sugars crystals in the liquid.  If you do, boil a little longer.

Optional: At this point you can add flavourings (see below for ideas).

After boiling, let the syrup cool to room temperature, then pour into a tightly sealed, clean glass jar and store in the refrigerator  (Any clean and sealable container can be used).

Storing Simple Syrup:  Sugar is a natural preservative, so Simple Syrup keeps for a while in the refrigerator.  Eventually mold will begin to grow if stored too long.  You can also stir in 1 tablespoon corn syrup to help ensure the syrup stays smooth.

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Feeling Really Pekkish Munchie Recipe

Recipe begged, borrowed, compiled and adapted by The Klutz in the Kitchen

All Jazz Radio proud winner of the 2018/19 Mzantsi Jazz Award as the Best Radio Station Playing Jazz in South Africa

Reason to Celebrate because it’s Burger Day today, and is a great excuse to either head out to the local burger joint or if feeling adventurous then get out the cast iron pan or perhaps fire up the braai (barbecue) I mean, what’s not to like about a fat, juicy burger?

The only drawback – the high risk of food poisoning if not cooked properly!

Quite simply, the best way to ensure the burger is safe is to make sure it is cooked properly!  This means there should be no pink visible in the middle of the patty, and juices should run clear. But don’t rely on the colour alone – always use a meat thermometer to test the core temperature of the burger

Recommended cooking temperatures:

Beef burgers:cook to a core temperature of 71°C (160°F)

Chicken burgers:cook to a core temperature of 74°C (165°F)

Happy Burger Day, let’s be smart and safe, and cook those burgers properly. Even if you’re dining in a restaurant, make sure to specify the same!

Some Burger Day History

Burger Day is a day of appreciation for hamburgers with friends and family. The term hamburger is derived from the city of Hamburg, Germany, where beef from Hamburg cows was minced and formed into patties to make Hamburg steaks.
The origin of the hamburger in the United States remains long debated, although most claim that the hamburger originated between 1880 and 1900. Since then, this beef patty in a bun has become a global staple of the fast-food diet and the backyard cookout. In recent years, these traditional beef patties have been transformed to include other meat and vegetarian options such as, bison, ostrich, deer, chicken, turkey, veggies, tofu and bean patties.

Burger Day Facts & Quotes

Louis Lassen is believed to have invented the hamburger, according to New York Magazine.

One of the most expensive burgers in the world is The Biggest Damn Burger in the World, made by Juicy Foods in Corvallis, Oregon. With a price tag of $5,000, the burger includes 777 pounds of meat and toppings.

Why not try making burgers with alternative toppings such as Mac & Cheese, Crispy Bacon & Avocado, Peanut Butter & Banana, or Shrimp & Styve Pap (Firm Grits),

For a healthier and nutritious take on the traditional burger, try a veggie burger. It’s sacrilegious to my and the Kluzes way of thinking, but if mince is not your thing then try a Lentil and barley patty made from lentils, barley, breadcrumbs and spices including cumin, oregano, chili powder, black pepper and d ry garlic powder. Some options include replacing burger toppings with broccoli and cheese, and replacing potato fries with baked sweet potatoes or replacing the bun with lettuce.

BTW, Just thought you’d like to know, it’s alsoBanana Lovers Day.

The Klutz thought it would be a good call to use this Woolies recipe so one does not have to make the patties from scratch

Woolies Double beef burger with smoked cheddar and sriracha mayo

Double beef burger with smoked cheddar and sriracha mayo

Recipe by Abigail Donnelly

Preparation time: 20 min

Cooking time: 20 min

Serves: 4

Stuff to throw it together

8 Woolies thick beef burgers

1 Tablespoon of butter

1 Tablespoon of canola oil

½ a cup Woolies Clarke’s Kitchen hot sticky plum sauce

8 slices Woolies smoked Cheddar

4 burger rolls, halved and toasted

Sriracha mayonnaise, for spreading

2 Tablespoon of good-quality mayonnaise

1 Tablespoon of creamed horseradish

Lettuce, chopped, for serving

2 tomatoes, sliced

4 Teaspoons of Woollies basil pesto

1 red onion, sliced

4 gherkins, sliced

How To Cook It Up

Preheat the oven to 180°C

Break up the patties and reshape into 4 large patties

Heat the butter and oil in a large ovenproof pan and cook the patties for 5 minutes on each side, or until cooked through. Pour in the plum sauce, transfer to the oven and roast for 10 minutes, or until done to your liking

Top each patty with 2 slices of cheese

Spread the sriracha mayo onto the bottom halves of the rolls. Mix the mayonnaise and horseradish and spread onto the top halves of the rolls

Place a patty on the bottom halves of the rolls, then add the lettuce, tomato, pesto, onion and gherkins and the top halves of the rolls

Cook’s note: The perfect burger is all about the balance between a juicy patty, the perfect texture, crunch and flavour

Buon Appetito

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The Jazz Rendezvous Pinotage, Artisanal Booze, Beer, Cocktail, Coffee, Grub & Stockvel Radio Show 

by Eric Alan – Monday 20thAugust

All Jazz Radio proud winner of the 2018/19 Mzantsi Jazz Award as the Best Radio Station Playing Jazz in South Africa

The musings, ranting’s and mutterings about some tittle-tattle, chit-chatter of this, that and the next thing and maybe some other interesting blather about the World of Jazz, Blues, Latin and World Jazz and a few other things compiled by presenter, compiler, producer, reviewer, webitor, MC, All Jazz Radio Supremo and er, um, ah, ok then creative mastermind Eric Alan


Something new to appear on the All Jazz Radio Website

We are introducing a new page on the All Jazz Radio Website and would like your help with it. The page will be a weekly introduction to any Jazz, Blues, Latin or World Jazz musician from the global village randomly chosen by you, our listeners, please let us know whose biography you’d like to see featured, please send us your choice to us at Musician Of The Week with Musician of the Week in the subject line. Please note that only email suggestions will be accepted and that AJR peeps and will also be making their choices from time to time.


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“People complain about the music industry, but this is a great time to be a musician.” – Walter Beasley

 

 


Many may be aware of my penchant for enjoying a good bottle of Pinotage with friends when sharing lunch, dinner and even at a braai from time to time, though, to my way of thinking I prefer good craft beer at braais or watching Formula 1, Rugby and Cricket. I also thought it a sound idea to share the results of the 22nd annual Absa Top 10 Pinotage competition which have just been announced, congratulations to the winners and they are as follows:

Allée Bleue Black Series Old Vine 2016
Beyerskloof Diesel 2015
Diemersdal Reserve 2017
Fairview Primo 2016
Flagstone Writer’s Block 2016
Kaapzicht Steytler 2015
Kanonkop 2013
Lyngrove Platinum 2016
Môreson The Widow Maker 2015
Rijk’s Reserve 2014

The museum class winner (for wines at least 10 years old):

Kanonkop 2006

Neethlingshof Lord Neethling 2003

Rijk’s Private Cellar 2008

I’d like to wish my Fellow Swiggers and Imbibers of the Squished Berries of the Vine Society a very Happy Tasting


This week In Conversation with ……. Eric Alan chatting with guests of interest on The Jazz Rendezvous Jazz, Blues, Latin, World Jazz and Cabaret, Music & Musicians, Entertainers, Artisanal Booze & Beer, Cocktails, Pinotage, Coffee, Grub & Stockvel Radio Show next week.

Please note that all of our interviews/chats take place from 3 to 4 pm Central African Time.

Tuesday 21 August – Singer, actor, producer, Cabaret, MC, Solo and Musical Entertainer oh! What the heck all round showman known as Mr Showbiz, Alvon Collison, who is now 77 this year, despite major health issues continues to bring joy to people of all ages by living to his creed, the show must go on. Alvon is a flamboyant and expressive person who loves life to the fullest and is known for his huge heart and generosity. He has been in show business for some 56 years and has done and fulfilled most of his dreams to date. Alvon and his partner of 26 years Faried Swartz will be joining me, live in the studio for a chat about life, loves, experiences what is currently being planed and what the coming years of good fortune may bring.

Wednesday 22 AugustSteve Erlank will be paying us a visit to chat about his new venture Deep South Distillery that was established in September 2017 and is the most southerly craft distillery In Cape Town. The distillery specialises in making small batch, handcrafted spirits their main currently products being Gin, Rum and Vodka. How lucky are we’ll mean we’ll be doing a live on air tasting of the distillery’s products and Steve will also be mixing up some cocktails as well.

Thursday 23 August– We speak to Kevin Naidoo a partner in the premier jazz club, the Orbit in Jo’burg, who are facing some major challenges and we’ll discuss those and try to assist in finding some solutions to those challenges

Friday 24 August Vocalist, activist, bandleader Vicky Sampson, I remember seeing her years ago on the TV talent show Follow That Star and from the outset knew she was going to be a huge star, and to this day I still believe she should have won. However not winning did not deter herset her on the [ath to the success she has reached today. We’ll find out more about this very talented woman, what drives her and what she still aims to achieve.


Herb Alpert

Nogga (Another) Quote

“Instrumental music can spread the international language.” – Herb Alpert


Laugh of the week

Question– How many sax players does it take to change a light bulb?

Answer – Five. One to change the bulb and four to contemplate how David Sanborn would have done it.


Reasons to Celebrate – Monday August 20th, 2018

Today Lemonade, Bacon Lover’s and Chocolate Pecan Pie Day, damn what a day to make choices of which to highlight, huh! Sjoe, jinna, man ok blerry hell, I’m going with bacon so here are some fun facts about Bacon. `The meaty morsel is one of the oldest processed meats in history. You see the Chinese began salting pork bellies as early as 1500 B.C. More than half of all homes keep bacon on hand at all times. Pregnant women should eat bacon as it is said to contain Choline, which is found in bacon, helps foetal brain development.

As a baconmaniac I love this one because bacon is said to cure hangovers, don’t care where it’s true or not. Bacon has been said to be the duct tape of food world because you can wrap it around just about anything, and immediately all problems of the day solved.

Another food fact is that Harry Brearly of Thomas Firth & Sons discovered how to make ‘the steel that doesn’t rust’ by accident and was first cast in Sheffield, Englan on this day in 1913

Ok lets see what lemonade day is all about, because we’ve go some space available to do so.

Lemonade originated in the Mediterranean region in the 13th century, and the recipe eventually made its way to Europe. From here, it arrived in America. The beverage was made and sold as an everyday refreshment and as a tonic, used to treat colds and other ailments. In France, you could purchase a glass from street vendors known as “lemoadiers.”

To celebrate Lemonade Day, it is really quite simple make your own homemade lemonade which can be shared friends and family. Dissolve 2 cups of sugar in 1 cup of hot water. Then stir in 2 cups of freshly squeezed lemon juice and 4 Litres of cold water. Pour into glasses filled with ice and garnish with a lemon slice and a sprig of mint.

Just thought I’d add this pic for fun.

Enjoy!


And Finally

“Listening is more important than anything because that’s what music is. Somebody is playing something & you’re receiving it.” – Carla Bley


Have a great week, stay tuned, more coming your way

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Feeling Really Pekkish Munchie Recipe

Recipe begged, borrowed, compiled and adapted by The Klutz in the Kitchen

Today August 15th – International Lemon Meringue Pie Day

Tomorrow, Thursday August 16th it’s International Rum Day and Bratwurst Day

The Klutz in the Kitchen not being a particulary good baker has decide not to bake a Lemon Meringue Pie therefore he has decided on ………………

COTTAGE PIE as todays recipe

According to Wikipedia the recipe can vary widely. The defining ingredients are minced meat (commonly beef when named cottage pie or lamb when named shepherd’s pie), typically its cooked in a gravy with chopped or sliced onions and sometimes other vegetables, such as peas, celery or carrots, and topped with mashed potato. The pie is sometimes also topped with grated cheese.

The term cottage pie was in use by 1791, when the potato was being introduced as an edible crop affordable for the poor (cottage, meaning a modest dwelling for rural workers). The term shepherd’s pie did not appear until 1854, and was used synonymously with cottage pie, regardless of whether the meat was beef or mutton. In the United Kingdom, the term shepherd’s pie is now commonly used when the meat is lamb.

I’m really partial to Cottage or Shepherds Pie so our grumpy Klutz searched far and wide to find this very simple, easy yet tasty recipe using all shortcuts to create a meal all will enjoy, also thanks to Royco®

Preparation time: 15 min

Cooking time: 35 min

Serves: 4

Stuff to throw it together

Royco® Savoury Gravy

650g Beef Mince

50g Tomato Paste

1 Medium Onion thinly sliced

4 cloves of garlic finely chopped

2 cups frozen mixed veg, defrosted

4 potatoes, cooked and mashed

¼ cup milk

Klutz inspired optional extra stuff

2 chilli’s seeded and finely chopped (must be added to step 3)

1 large cup grated cheese (to be spread evenly over the top of the mash)

How to cook it up

  1. Prepare the Royco® gravy according to packet instructions.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  3. In a pan brown the onions add the garlic half way through the browning process once done set aside on a plate.
  4. In the same pan brown the mince when done, add the browned onions and garlic, tomato paste, 1 cup beef stock or water and prepared Royco® sauce, simmer for 10 minutes, stir through the mixed veg.
  5. Mix together mashed potato and milk, season with salt and pepper.
  6. Place mince in an ovenproof dish and top with mash.
  7. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until golden and bubbling.

Buon Appetito

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Jazz Rendezvous Blog Supreme

by Eric Alan – Monday 13 August 2018

The musings, ranting’s and mutterings about some tittle-tattle, chit-chatter of this, that and the next thing and maybe some other interesting blather about the World of Jazz, Blues, Latin and World Jazz and a few other things compiled by presenter, compiler, producer, reviewer, webitor, MC, and er, um, ah, ok then creative mastermind of Eric Alan


All Jazz Radio named the Radio category winner at the 2nd Mzantsi Jazz Awards last night in Johannesburg

When I found out that All Jazz Radio had been nominated as one of the six finalists in the 2nd Mzantsi Jazz Awards in the newly added category, The Best Radio Station Playing Jazz it came as a completely unexpected surprise. As it is a public vote category we then followed the instructions issued by the organisers and started calling for votes from our listeners and followers on our social media pages, website and during our shows. Looking at our fellow nominees in the category, Alex FM, CCFM 107.5. Kaya FM, Metro FM, and Veterans Voice Radio we knew it was going to be difficult, undaunted we continued our campaign.

The event, which took place on Saturday night in Jo’burg and we could sadly not attend the event, as we had no resources to do so being a total volunteer operated online radio station. We did not know the results until the organisers emailed us on Sunday afternoon letting us know that A.J.R. had won The Best Radio Station Playing Jazz category. I was completely taken by surprise, more so than when we found out of our nomination. I was gobsmacked and at a totally loss for words. I was expecting either Kaya FM or Metro FM to be the winners, I mean who would have thought that an online volunteer broadcaster would be the winner.

We are humbled by this accolade however it validates what we have always believed, that a radio station playing Jazz, Blues, Latin and World Jazz and promoting South African and Jazz from Africa could work on a daily basis. Though many hurdles remain for us, we can face them with renewed vigour and determination firm in our belief that we are on the right path.

I am reminded of Gary David Goldberg’s quote. ”It takes a lot of people to make a winning team. Everybody’s contribution is important.” Therefore I would like to thank all of our listeners and supporters who cast their vote for us and I must also offer a colossal vote of thanks to our team of local and international volunteer presenters, Brian Currin, James Kibby, Clifford Graham, Wolfgang König in Berlin, Andy Hardy in New Zealand, Rhys Phillips in France, Todd Gordon in Scotland and husband and wife team Jeff Williams and Kari Gaffney in the USA without whose on-going commitment and passion for what we will continue doing, supporting and promoting the wide genre mixes of Jazz, Blues, Latin and World Jazz from South Africa, Africa and the rest of the global village. Also a considerable thanks to our “webiter” as I like to call her but in reality she is our reporter, writer, columnist, reviewer, critic and commentator Carol Martin and to Karen Jordi for her invaluable assistance with the technicalities and changes to our website.

An immense vote of thanks must also go to Chris Grant and his NetDynamix team for and putting up with me as well as keeping us streaming all day, everyday because without them there would be no A.J.R.

I would also like to proffer a massive thank you to all of the independent musicians and the jazz radio promoter’s worldwide who make sure we receive the latest releases by many incredible talented artists many of whom have never been heard on the airwaves of our continent before for inclusion on our playlists.

Sjoe! Still trying to wrap my head around what has happened and what it means to us…….

See the full list of winner below.


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I was lucky enough to grow up in an era when radio was less formatted. It was really special. You could hear a jazz song then a pop song then a show tune then some jazz. Basically, whatever the DJ felt like playing, he would play. He was educating you and exposing you to things you would never hear otherwise. Todd Rundgren


Whats happening on Jazz Rendezvous this week

Very excited to have four big live interviews/chats coming up this week on All Jazz Radio during my show Jazz Rendezvous.

Please note that all of our interviews/chats take place from 3 to 4 pm Central African Time.

Tomorrow, Tuesday 14 August we’ll have Don Vino in studio from three to four pm Central African Time and we’ll be chatting about his debut album release All The Way

Wednesday 15 AugustI have Gaby Le Rouxlive in the studio. Gaby is one of the founders and motivators of TUMSA Trade Union for Musicians of South Africa, which states on their FB Page “We have formed a TRADE UNION to represent ALL Musicians of South Africa. We are 100% Focused on bringing the SA Music Economy under Majority Mzansi Control”

Thursday 16 August Dave Reynolds Steel-pan, acoustic guitarist, composer and bandleader will join us for a chat about his life as a working musician in Africa today.

Friday 17 August Saxophonist Dan Shout has a new album that has just been released internationally we’ll find out about the album and listen to a track or two.

Tune in to All Jazz Radio on any of the following:

http://alljazzradio.ndstream.net/flashplayer.htm

http://onlineradiobox.com/za/alljazzra/?cs=za.alljazzra

https://tunein.com/radio/All-Jazz-Radio-s185300/

http://streema.com/radios/play/88609


2nd Mzantsi Jazz Awards all of the winners Sunday 12 August 2018

The Mzantsi Jazz Awards Company is excited to announce the winners for the 2nd Mzantsi Jazz Awards ceremony that took place Saturday night 11 August 2018 in Sandton.

The Jury evaluated the following categories and the following were announced as winners: 

Best Contemporary Jazz Album
Zoe Modiga – Yellow The Novel

Best Traditional Jazz Album
Tune Recreation Committee – Voices of Our Vision

Best Male Artist
Nduduzo Makhathini

Best Female Artist
Thandi Ntuli

Best International Collaboration Album or Song
Aaron Rimbui – Kwetu

 

Best Newcomer in Jazz
Zoe Modiga

The other 5 categories were public vote categories and the following were announced as the winners:

Best Jazz Album
Sy Ntuli – Ibuya

Best Jazz Song
Zoe Modiga – Yaweh

Best Foreign Jazz Album/Artist
Cecile McLorin Salvant – Dreams and Daggers

Best radio station playing Jazz
All Jazz Radio

Best Jazz Venue/Club
The Orbit

Every year the Mzantsi Jazz awards also recognizes lifetime contribution to the Jazz genre and the following four awardees were named:

  • Mme Dorothy Masuka
  • Ntate Mabe Thobejane
  • uBaba Madala Kunene
  • Mr Pops Mohamed

More than the awards, the event showcased a rich tapestry of South African jazz landscape with great performances from Billy Monama, Mpumi Dlamini, Sibusiso Lerole, Bonginkosi Madonsela quartet, Sibusiso “Mash” Mashiloane, Cameron Ward, Sy Ntuli and Vocalist Nia Mo.

“Jazz is alive and well- and we are here to continue to showcase and celebrate the best of South African Jazz” said Dr Mongezi Makhalima, the chairman and founder of the MJA.


Nogga (Another) Quote

The great jazz radio stations have a duty to continue evolving their format just as audiences ask the musicians to evolve. How do you do that with a form of music that has 100 years of recorded history? How do you also keep it contemporary so you don’t isolate your listeners? These are major questions. Jason Moran


Laugh of the week

St. Peter in Heaven is checking ID’s. He asks a man, “What did you do on Earth?”
The man says, “I was a doctor.”
St. Peter says, “Okay, go right through those pearly gates. Next! What did you do on Earth?”
“I was a school teacher.”
“Go right through those pearly gates. Next! And what did you do on Earth?”
“I was a musician.”
“Go around the side, up the freight elevator, through the kitchen…..”


Reasons to Celebrate – Monday August 13, 2018 is Left-Handers’ Day 

Every year on August 13, we celebrate the 10% of the population that is left-handed. This day is also an opportunity to raise awareness about the needs of left-handed children.

If you are left-handed, you know that living in a world designed for right-handed people can be quite difficult. Opening doors, writing in spiral notebooks, and using a computer mouse can be awkward and frustrating. Studies have shown that left-handedness is often associated with intellectual creativity. Famous left-handers include Michelangelo, Mozart, Jimi Hendrix and Jim Henson!

There are several ways you can celebrate Left-Handers’ Day. If you’re left-handed, declare a “lefty zone” around your personal space, where everything must be done left-handed. If you’re a righty, do something nice for your lefty friends. Buy them a left-handed pen or can-opener to make their lives a little easier!

Today is also Filet Mignon Day, The Klutz in the Kitchen si somewhat pissed off because we did not lead with this celebration

This week is Elvis Week


SUPPORT JAZZ, BLUES, LATIN & WORLD JAZZ MUSICIANS

Go buy their music – Don’t Pirate – Go to their Live Gigs

We are mobile, so you can take us with you wherever you may go and enjoy the best Jazz, Blues, Latin and World Jazz music from the South Africa, Africa and the rest of the Global Village any day, all day.


Listen to All Jazz Radio on any of the following:

http://alljazzradio.ndstream.net/flashplayer.htm

http://onlineradiobox.com/za/alljazzra/?cs=za.alljazzra

https://tunein.com/radio/All-Jazz-Radio-s185300/

http://streema.com/radios/play/88609


Have a great week, stay tuned, more coming your way

You can be part of the discussion by making your live comments on the AJR FB Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/alljazzradio/

SUPPORT JAZZ, BLUES, LATIN & WORLD JAZZ MUSICIANS

Go buy their music – Don’t Pirate – Go to their Live Gigs

We are mobile, so you can take us with you wherever you may go and enjoy the best Jazz, Blues, Latin and World Jazz music from the South Africa, Africa and the rest of the Global Village any day, all day.


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All Jazz Radio 2018/19 winner in the Radio category at the Mzantsi Jazz Awards

12 August 2018

The Mzantsi Jazz Awards Company is excited to announce the winners for the 2nd Mzantsi Jazz Awards ceremony that took place Saturday night 11 August 2018 in Sandton.

The following categories were evaluated by Jury and the following were announced as winners: 

Best Contemporary Jazz Album
Zoe Modiga – Yellow The Novel

Best Traditional Jazz Album
Tune Recreation Committee – Voices of Our Vision

Best Male Artist
Nduduzo Makhathini

Best Female Artist
Thandi Ntuli

Best International Collaboration Album or Song
Aaron Rimbui – Kwetu

Best Newcomer in Jazz
Zoe Modiga

The other 5 categories were public vote categories and the following were announced as the winners:

Best Jazz Album
Sy Ntuli – Ibuya

Best Jazz Song
Zoe Modiga – Yaweh

Best Foreign Jazz Album/Artist
Cecile McLorin Salvant – Dreams and Daggers

Best radio station playing Jazz
All Jazz Radio

Best Jazz Venue/Club
The Orbit

Every year the Mzantsi Jazz awards also recognizes lifetime contribution to the Jazz genre and the following four awardees were named:

  • Mme Dorothy Masuka
  •  Ntate Mabe Thobejane
  •  uBaba Madala Kunene
  • Mr Pops Mohamed

More than the awards, the event showcased a rich tapestry of South African jazz landscape with great performances from Billy Monama, Mpumi Dlamini, Sibusiso Lerole, Bonginkosi Madonsela quartet, Sibusiso “Mash” Mashiloane, Cameron Ward, Sy Ntuli and Vocalist Nia Mo.

“Jazz is alive and well- and we are here to continue to showcase and celebrate the best of South African Jazz” said Dr Mongezi Makhalima, the chairman and founder of the MJA.

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by Eric Alan Monday 06 August 2018

The musings, ranting’s and mutterings about some tittle-tattle, chit-chatter of this, that and the next thing and maybe some other interesting blather about the World of Jazz, Blues, Latin and World Jazz and a few other things compiled by presenter, compiler, producer, reviewer, webitor, MC, and er, um, ah, ok then creative mastermind of Eric Alan


South Africa commemorates Women’s Month in August as a tribute to the more than 20 000 women who marched to the Union Buildings in 1956 in protest against the extension of Pass Laws to women. The Government of South Africa declared August women’s month and 9thAugust is celebrated annually as Women’s Day.


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…it bugs me when people try to analyse jazz as an intellectual theorem. It’s not. Its feeling. Genius Guide to Jazz


The Late Shakier Roberts

Damn really a sad bad news week this has been firstly learning of the passing of Polish trumpeter, bandleader, composer Tomasz Stańko from John Kelmans post early Monday evening, then to hear the news as the week drew on from Billy Kerker of Dr. Brian Nhlanhla Thusi passing on Wednesday 1 August. I had a long chat with him on the telephone some weeks ago. Further the passing of the legendary Winston Ntshona, bassist Mandla Zikala, and the young trombonist, taken too soon Shakier Roberts. Thank the gods that the past terrible week is done. Condolences to all who morn the loss of these talented contributers to the arts and culture scene.


New Jazz, Blues, Latin and World Jazz releases are happening on a daily basis around the global village, and it is difficult to keep up. Yet the record labels say that these formats are only a tiny percentage of worldwide CD sales. Is that a true reflection? What are your thoughts?

I believe this is not the case as it is only a tiny percentage that these major labels release. Multitudes of Jazz, Blues, Latin and World Jazz musicians are releasing their albums independently thereby controlling their own destiny. Just look at the list of albums sent to us, and that’s only a tiny number, there is so much more coming from the global village today. Check out the list we’ve received so far this year and make some exciting new discoveries.

Discover new and exciting music and musicians album releases


Barmy beats of Afro-Balkan ‘beasts’ bring joy to Johannesburg By STRUAN DOUGLAS Article from the BusinessDay 17 JULY 2018 – 05:05

Bombshelter Beast, a 14-piece acoustic-only orchestra, meld a range of genres, including gypsy rhythm and kwaito, to produce wild music. Picture: Supplied

From comical to quirky and weird to wonderful, Bombshelter Beast’s Afro-Balkan sound combines the fast pace of Joburg ubuntu with the craziness of Eastern Europe.

The idea to make a comic film about a buffoonish Joburg soccer team with a Serbian coach, starring Kagiso Lediga and Trevor Noah, propelled jazz trumpeter Marcus Wyatt into a carnivalesque musical space.

Wyatt felt his soundtrack from the resulting Taka Takata movie was a great foundation from which to form an inclusive 14-piece orchestra called Bombshelter Beast.

Read the full story here


What’s Behind the New Jazz Resurgence?

Kamasi Washington Masterclass at CTIJF 2017

From Kamasi Washington’s rise to the effects of #MeToo and Trump, critic Nate Chinen discusses the key players and themes featured in his up-to-the-minute new jazz history ‘Playing Changes’’ By EVAN HAGA

Read the full Rolling Stone story


Elio Villafranca Launches Cinque World Tour! Australia to Mexico 2018 DownBeat Winner Rising Star – Keyboard 4.5-star Review – Cinque! Read the full story


John Scofield

Multiple Grammy Award Winning Jazz Guitar God John Scofield Returns With New Album “Combo 66” Innovative guitarist, visionary band leader, and singular composer John Scofield has been on a serious roll of late. Scofield’s 2015 release, Past Present, earned the New York native not one, but two Grammy Awards for Best Jazz Instrumental Album and Best Improvised Jazz Solo.  Read the whole story


PLEASE VOTE for All Jazz Radio in the Mzantsi Jazz Awards. VOTE NOW for and VOTE LOTSA TIMES.

Please SHARE this post with all Acquaintances, Friends, Jazz Lovers, Followers and Fans Please CAST your VOTE and SHARE this post with all Acquaintances, Friends, Jazz Lovers, Followers and Fans

I’m going the become a bit of posting pest over the next few weeks by posting a few friendly, encouraging reminders to share a NEWS FLASH with all of your Friends, Followers and Fans, so please understand and don’t get too pissed.

ALL JAZZ RADIO has been nominated for The 2ndMZANTZI JAZZ AWARDS 2018 in THE BEST RADIO STATION PLAYING JAZZ CATEGORY.

The VOTINGis now open so PLEASE cast your SMS (TEXT) vote to the number 40439 in the TO line and add the unique code for All Jazz Radio, then in the message body fin the following manor add ZaJazz BR2, please remember there must be a space between ZaJazz and BR2 then hit the send button.

The winners will be announced on 11 August 2018 at The World of Yamaha, in Sandton, Marlboro.

Now we really need your assistance and request that you please encourage all Acquaintances, Friends, Jazz Lovers, Followers and Fans in the strongest most respectful and friendliest terms to vote for All Jazz Radio.The cost of the SMS is R2.00 and closing date for your voters is 11thAugust 2018 at 19:30.

Once again please cast as many votes for AJR as possible, now let your fingers do the talking. Go to The Mzantzi Jazz Awards 2018 Website at https://www.facebook.com/ZaJAzzAwards/

The Mzantzi Jazz Awards 2018 handles are as follows:

Twitter: @ZaJazzAwards

Facebook: Mzantsi Jazz Awards

Instagram: zajazzawards

Hashtag: #MJA2

Should you have an queries about the Mzantzi Jazz Awards 2018 call Peter Mashabane on the mobile number +27(0) 82 393 0026 or on the landline +27 (0) 12 751 7608.


Nogga (Another) Quote

A jazz musician is a juggler who uses harmonies instead of oranges. Bill Dobbins


Laugh of the week

Two musicians who haven’t seen each other for some time meet late one night in a jazz club. “Hey, man,” says one, “I hear you recorded a CD.”
“Yeah, that’s right, man,” replies the other. “I released it a few months ago.”
“How much have you sold?” asks the first.
“Ohh…just the house and the car.”


Reasons to Celebrate

August 06, 2018 is Cool Drink Float Day

Between the creamy vanilla ice cream and the frothy cool drink foam, how can anyone resist this sweet refreshment? Today we celebrate this tasty treat.

At the end of the 19th century, a man named Frank Wisner invented the first float. This early version was also known as a “black cow” ‘cause of the colour of the soda used to make one of these delicious beverages, just add a scoop of vanilla ice cream to a tall glass of sparkling soda. (Note: If you reverse the directions and add the cola to the ice cream you’ll end up with a big mess!)

Today, enjoy this delicious tradition and make your own float for Cool Drink Float Day!

August 06, 2018 is also Assistance Dog Day, Wiggle Your Toes Day, Garfiled’s dog friend Odie’s Birthday, Hiroshima Day also known as No Nukes Day. Hiroshima Day marks the anniversary of the day the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the city…


SUPPORT JAZZ, BLUES, LATIN & WORLD JAZZ MUSICIANS

Go buy their music – Don’t Pirate – Go to their Live Gigs

We are mobile, so you can take us with you wherever you may go and enjoy the best Jazz, Blues, Latin and World Jazz music from the South Africa, Africa and the rest of the Global Village any day, all day.


Listen to All Jazz Radio on any of the following:

http://alljazzradio.ndstream.net/flashplayer.htm

http://onlineradiobox.com/za/alljazzra/?cs=za.alljazzra

https://tunein.com/radio/All-Jazz-Radio-s185300/

http://streema.com/radios/play/88609


Have a great week, stay tuned, more coming your way

You can be part of the discussion by making your live comments on the AJR FB Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/alljazzradio/

SUPPORT JAZZ, BLUES, LATIN & WORLD JAZZ MUSICIANS

Go buy their music – Don’t Pirate – Go to their Live Gigs

We are mobile, so you can take us with you wherever you may go and enjoy the best Jazz, Blues, Latin and World Jazz music from the South Africa, Africa and the rest of the Global Village any day, all day.


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Dan Shout – In With a Shout Secret Weapons released by Pathway Records (UK) (2018)

Dan Shout blowing up a storm

By Eric Alan

For me its always an exciting occasion to be contacted by a South African Jazz, Blues, Latin or World Jazz musician from all of the subcategories of our genre mix and told of their forthcoming brand new album release. Rarely does that happen, usually I’m always keeping an eye out to see and find out who’s doing what and when. The social media has been a great help discovering those new albums and those that are often debutants.

Dan Shout is someone who doesn’t let the grass grow under him and makes contact when things are about to happen. As a musician he is one of those rare species who takes his career very seriously. He is an astute business minded musician who conducts himself in a highly professional manner. He has created an environment, which is conducive to success in the music industry; no make that the jazz music business of today, something of which I admire totally.

Secret Weapons is Dan’s fourth album and second under the moniker In With A Shout which is described on his website as a contemporary, African jazz-fusion project led by saxophonist Dan Shout, I must add that he is also a bandleader, composer, arranger and teacher.

The first track grab hold of me from the opening bars, after things just kinda flowed from there. I was caught up in the musical magic coming form the speakers. The recording itself is quite outstanding, well done to the recording engineers. The album cover is a gem too, it reflects the albums title in a kind of steampunk fashion, whoever the designer was, cudo’s.

As with his earlier albums each relflects his journey as a jazz musician in Africa with each CD (Book) release. The story told though Secret Weapons continues the earlier albums narrative with each track telling the listener of his passage to the here and now. I look forward to grander accomplishments with the subsequent CDs. He found his own unique voice in the cutthroat and fickle world of jazz in Africa a long time ago and continues to grow with each album release. Don’t wait another 4 years to release the next one Dan. This is an album that is a must have for any self respecting jazz afficianado and will stand the test of repeated listening.

Secret Weapons will be available for purchase from Friday 3 August 2018 at https://danshout.bandcamp.com  and other social media or go to Dan’s website at http://www.danshout.co.za/in-with-a-shout

Track Listing:

  1. Bennie’s Farm (Soloists: Dan Shout, Justin Bellairs, Michael Bester, Kevin Gibson)
  2. Jou Lekker Ding (Soloists: Marc de Kock, Michael Bester, Kevin Gibson)
  3. Challenge Accepted (Soloists: Andrew Ford, Justin Bellairs, Benjamin Jephta)
  4. Beer Jersey Boogaloo (Soloists: Dan Shout, Michael Bester)
  5. Betrayal (Soloists: Benjamin Jeptha, Justin Bellairs)
  6. Lough Easky (Soloists: Gordon Vernick)
  7. Ready & Waiting (Soloists: Dan Shout)

Personnel:

Dan Shout – Tenor Saxophone, Clarinet (Composer/Arranger)

Marc de Kock – Tenor Saxophone, Flute

Justin Bellairs – Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone

Michael Bester – Electric Guitar

Andrew Ford – Piano

Benjamin Jeptha – Electric Bass

Kevin Gibson – Drum Kit

Gavin Minter – Percussion (Tracks 2, 4, 6)

Gordon Vernick – Trumpet (Track 6)

Ndumiso Manana – Vocals (Track 7)

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Andrew Ford at the Nuthouse Studios, Newlands, Cape Town, April/May 2018.

Discography

In With a Shout – SMC003 (2014)
Serenading Ghosts – SHOUT, SMC002 (2012)
Greetings & Salutations – Dan Shout, SMC001 (2010)


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Jazz Rendezvous Blog Supreme

by Eric Alan Monday 30th July 2018

The musings, ranting’s and mutterings about some tittle-tattle, chit-chatter of this, that and the next thing and maybe some other interesting blather about the World of Jazz, Blues, Latin and World Jazz and a few other things by presenter, compiler, producer, reviewer, webitor, MC, and creative mastermind- Eric Alan

Please feel free to Share and Read the latest news and info from the edited and curated by our fearless volunteers.

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“Blues is to jazz what yeast is to bread–without it, it’s flat”. – Carmen McRae

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Change is very much in the air even here at All Jazz Radio. There is a lot happening with our website and I must thank Carol Martin and Karen Jordi for assisting to make the very necessary changes and for motivating me to continue the forward motion. As volunteers they are showing unbridled passion for what has thus far been achieved. There is still much more to be done given our total lack of any sort of resources. We still need more help to lend us a hand and if you believe you can assist, please contact me or Carol with you offer of assistance and boy would we like it, please email her at seawave@iafrica.com

The name of this blog has also changed and hence forward will be known as Jazz Rendezvous Blog Supreme and we have taken out a few items which will now have their own post categories and will be found in the More Articleson the right hand side of the All Jazz Radio Home pages making it simpler to access the stories. Would you also please check out the All Jazz Radio Website and let us know your thoughts and if there is anything Jazz, Blues, Latin and World Jazz information related you think we should consider including, email us at info@alljazzradio.co.zawith the word websitein the subject line.

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Many are by now aware of the my vision issues, my drivers licence was not renewed due to the problem and am in need of an operation on both of my eyes in order to get back to healthy vision again. There have been a number of ads on FB for a benefit concert arranged to assist with the huge expenses, I would like to thank AJR presenter, long time broadcaster and long standing friend Clifford Graham for putting together the concert at the renowned Barleycorn Music Club on Monday 6thAugustat the Saggy Stone Bar and Restaurant, Villagers Rugby Club, 11 Imam Haron Road Claremont Cape Town. Also, in advance of the event I must thank the following musicians for agreeing to be part of the evening

Tina Schouw is a friend who has been a part of my life in a number of ways throughout my broadcast career, songwriter, musician, vocalist, poet and and all round wonderful person.

High End Blues, a band that celebrates the blues like no other, who recently released their debut album. The line-up of the band consists of Beshara Ornellas (vocals), AJR presenter James Kibby (guitar and vocals), Mark Buchanan (guitars), Ian Buchanan (bass guitar), Mark McDonald (drums) and Lance Allam (fiddle. mandolin, harmonica and vocals).

Another musician who has also played a great roll during my broadcasting raison d’être is musician, prolific composer, bandleader, recording artist, and part of a legendary musical dynasty Hilton Schilder.

Hilton, like Tina were some of the first artists that I played during my show way back in 1994 when my presenting career started at Peace Radio, sjoe, 24 years ago when Neil Johnson and Martin Baillie gave me the chance to be part of broadcast history during that important period on our road to democracy, sjoe, now I really feel part of the Tribe of Eld. Thank you once again to all of the musicians giving their time and effort to help me throughout my broadcast career for without hem there would be no Jazz, Blues, Latin and World Jazz to share with listeners. I look forward to you being there and seeing you there.

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As a critic, reviewer, presenter, writer it is important to keep an open mind when undertaking any of those tasks. There is also an obligation for the reviewer to be honest, truthful, and unbiased when undertaking the task at hand. Much of the media today lives in a good news world, other that when it comes to politics and disaster, but when it comes to the art of reviewing of live shows, theatre, movies, music, albums, books, restaurants and the arts as a whole the rules are just thrown out of the window. I mean how often do you see a review of any sort where the reviewer pulls no punches and tells it like it is without fear or favour?

Is it fair that only the good reviews are published? Is it being fair-minded to the artists/musicians concerned? Most of the unfavourable/bad reviews/critiques are never published at all. Why not? Well, with most commercial media operations it’s the bottom line and shareholders that they are more concerned with, most of all they don’t want to lose any advertising spend. This was something that was told to me by the editors when I reviewed for a few publications a number of years ago; even then I knew it was being dishonest.

I have asked our AJR presenters, reviewers, writers and critic’s to give us their honest and unbiased opinions, pulling no punches when they are asked to write and review any CD’s, live events, restaurants and interviews. Am I right in asking them to do so? I believe I am, because those artists who are being reviewed deserve to know the honest truth about their efforts, not so?. Though that truth the good, the bad and the ugly may sting for a short while, when their mind returns to logical thought they will then understand and will make adjustments to make sure that the mistakes made won’t occur again. It should been seen a constructive criticism and truth to power thereby making for a better project next time. What do you think?

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PLEASE VOTE for All Jazz Radio in the Mzantsi Jazz Awards. VOTE NOW forandVOTE LOTSA TIMES.

Please SHARE this post with all Acquaintances, Friends, Jazz Lovers, Followers and Fans Please CAST your VOTE and SHARE this post with all Acquaintances, Friends, Jazz Lovers, Followers and Fans

I’m going the become a bit of posting pest over the next few weeks by posting a few friendly, encouraging reminders to share a NEWS FLASH with all of your Friends, Followers and Fans, so please understand and don’t get too pissed.

ALL JAZZ RADIO has been nominated for The 2ndMZANTZI JAZZ AWARDS 2018 in THE BEST RADIO STATION PLAYING JAZZ CATEGORY.

The VOTINGis now open soPLEASEcast your SMS (TEXT) vote to the number40439 in theTO line and add the unique code for All Jazz Radio, then in the message body fin the following manor addZaJazz BR2, please remember there must be a space between ZaJazz and BR2 then hit the send button.

The winners will be announced on 11 August 2018atThe World of Yamaha, in Sandton, Marlboro.

Now we really need your assistance and request that you please encourage all Acquaintances, Friends, Jazz Lovers, Followers and Fans in the strongest most respectful and friendliest terms to vote for All Jazz Radio. The cost of the SMS is R2.00 and closing date for your voters is 11thAugust 2018 at 19:30.

Once again please cast as many votes for AJR as possible, now let your fingers do the talking. Go to The Mzantzi Jazz Awards 2018 Website at https://www.facebook.com/ZaJAzzAwards/

The Mzantzi Jazz Awards 2018 handles are as follows:

Twitter: @ZaJazzAwards

Facebook: Mzantsi Jazz Awards

Instagram: zajazzawards

Hashtag: #MJA2

Should you have an queries about the Mzantzi Jazz Awards 2018 call Peter Mashabane on the mobile number +27(0) 82 393 0026 or on the landline +27 (0) 12 751 7608.

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Nogga (Another) Quote

…don’t think of yourself as a jazz musician. Think of yourself as a human being who plays music. – Charlie Haden

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Laugh of the week

One night, the front man said to his drummer, “When the band starts to swing, I want you to play more on the ride cymbal.” The drummer replied, “When the band starts to swing, will you please raise your hand?”

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Reasons to Celebrate July 30, 2018

Today is Cheesecake Day! Yep, you got it, all day.

Cheesecake is a rich, decadent dessert made with cream cheese, eggs, sugar, and vanilla. Add a crumbly graham cracker crust and a fruit topping for the ultimate cheesecake experience!

There are dozens of different cheesecake varieties. Some of the most popular flavours are strawberry, key lime, and peanut butter cup. There are also many styles of cheesecake. Different countries (and even cities) have their own version of this classic dessert.

To celebrate Cheesecake Day, grab a slice of your favourite cheesecake from your local bakery!

Remember to keep an eye out for special cheesecake deals and giveaways in honour of the occasion.

July 30, 2018 is also Day of Friendship & National Father-in-law Day

Julyis Grilling Month, Ice Cream of any Flavour Month and Hot Dog Month

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SUPPORT JAZZ, BLUES, LATIN & WORLD JAZZ MUSICIANS

Go buy their music – Don’t Pirate – Go to their Live Gigs

We are mobile, so you can take us with you wherever you may go and enjoy the best Jazz, Blues, Latin and World Jazz music from the South Africa, Africa and the rest of the Global Village any day, all day.

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Listen to All Jazz Radio on any of the following:

http://alljazzradio.ndstream.net/flashplayer.htm

http://onlineradiobox.com/za/alljazzra/?cs=za.alljazzra

https://tunein.com/radio/All-Jazz-Radio-s185300/

http://streema.com/radios/play/88609

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Have a great week, stay tuned to All Jazz Radio, more coming your way

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Dongfeng Liu Releases China Caribe on the Zoho Music label

Sjoe! is all I could say when this album arrived a few weeks ago and as I was adding it to our playlist I thought who in the world is Dongfeng Liu a totally new name to me and kinda gave little thought to it, it was on our playlist and continued add all the other new release’s to the playlist. You see it is not that often that I get the chance to listen to a full album in one sitting other than when I choose to write an album review.

Like all of our presenters here at All Jazz Radio most of my listening happens when I program all of the shows that I compile on a daily basis. Who said running a small independent online Jazz, Blues, Latin and World Jazz radio station from little ol’ Cape Town was easy. As the sole fulltime volunteer with absolutely no resources whatsoever, I can tell you it ain’t, nuff of those sentiments.

Usually I look for the new and unusual stuff to listen to, however, this one was finally noticed when I played the track Arcadia during my show. It’s not that often that something say’s jinne and captures me totally as this track did. Sadly it’s taken me a few weeks to “discover” the full album and to actually set time aside to sit down and really listen China Caribe.

At first I did not know how or where to categorise what I was hearing out of the speakers, but what I heard was an intriguing fusion from China, Cuban and Mongolian roots and instrumentation. I was immediately hooked from the opening refrains of the first track In The Clouds and knew that I had found something very special in China Caribe. I knew too that I was going to be listening to and introduce to friends, family and our fans for a long time. Each track offers an enjoyable listening experience with the journey being extremely enticing. The amalgamation of ChiMongCu and is a synthesis that just works so well. I love it and I think many will too.

L to R: Roberto Quintero, Dongfeng Liu, John Benitez, Francis Benitez. Photo: Melanie Futorian.

It’s a little early however; I look forward to what Dongfeng Lui will surprise us with next. Sjoe! I’ve got to have a friendly word with the powers that be from the Cape Town International Jazz Festival to include him and this band on the Rosies Stage at the 2019 Festival

Track Listing:

  1. In The Clouds
  2. Mirror Image
  3. Colorful Clouds Chasing the Moon
  4. I Know You
  5. Arcadia
  6. Coltrane’s Tune
  7. Fisherman’s Song at Dusk
  8. Moophy.

Personnel: Dongfeng Liu Piano; John Benitez Electric bass, Acoustic bass; Roberto Quintero Percussion # 1 – 5, 7; Francis Benitez Drums; Min Xiaofen Ruan # 1, Pipa # 3, 5; Feifei Yang Erhu # 7.

Special Guests:Hanggai Band Mongolian horsehead fiddle, Mongolian throat singing # 1.

Release Date: June 8, 2017.

Produced byJohn Benitez, Kabir Sehgal and Doug Davis.

Recorded on October 24, 2017 at Teaneck Sound, Teaneck, NJ. Recorded, Mixed & Mastered by Brian Chirlo.

Art direction and Package Design by Jack Frisch. Photography: Melanie Futorian. Liner notes: Kabir Sehgal. Executive producer: Joachim “Jochen” Becker.

Read more about Dongfeng Liu – China Caribe at https://www.zohomusic.com/cds_detail.php?cds_id=187

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Please feel free to Share and Read the latest news and info from the edited and curated by our fearless volunteers. Just go to the All Jazz Radio website, click on either of the links below.

http://www.alljazzradio.co.za

http://www.alljazzradio.co.za/category/all-jazz-radio-blog/ajr-a-blog-supreme/

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EDITORIAL SNIPPETS

It has been quite overwhelming, it must be stated the global village is totally awash with new jazz recordings by independent artists, exciting and defiantly learning about new, brave young jazz talent stepping forward and releasing incredibly albums to the world at large. We are lucky to be able to share that talent ocean with you all. Mind you it must also be said that there are thousands around the world who are sharing with radio stations such as our wee baby based here in Cape Town. We share a list of what we have received since the beginning of 2018.

We enthusiastically recommend that you go on a journey of discovery through the list and see how many you can find and listen to on the interweb, maybe adding to your collection as well. Do let us know what you likes and dislikes are. By the way we have played most of the track from all of the albums thus far and hope to have played them all by the end of this year. We believe what we have been privileged to receive this year and is just a tiny number that has so far release throughout the global village. Good Hunting.

We had a great chat with the founder of the Mzantsi Jazz Award, Dr. Mongezi Makhalima during The Jazz Rendezvous Radio Pinotage, Coffee & Stockvel Show on Thursday, the hour was interesting and illuminating. What we caught a glimpse of a highly motivated and extremely passionate man with a deep abiding love for jazz as a whole. He was extremely open and honest to a fault, acknowledging and accepting all faults and criticisms on the chin in an engaging positive manner. We wish him and his small team well with this endeavour as it is the first steps to paying homage to who share the same passion for the music, musicians, writers, critics, reviewers and radio presenters who are helping bring jazz back to the forefront of aficionados once again. South African Jazz really deserves it rightful place in the sun.

Many jazz lovers and followers of our social media pages, groups and mails are by now aware that All Jazz Radiohas been nominated for an Mzantsi Jazz Award 2018 which came totally unexpected. No thinking too much about it and promptly forgot that we had submitted ourselves in the new radio category. It was much to my surprise when we received the notification of our nomination. This is the second such time that I have been nominated for an award of any kind the first being for the best weekend show for Jazz Rendezvous when still on Radio 2000 years ago.

Here is the list of the nominees in the Best Radio Station Playing Jazz Category apart from ourselves included in the category are Alex FM, CCFM, Kaya FM, Metro FM and Veterans Voice Radio, an interesting dichotomy neh? We’ll see. Remember category is a in reality a popularity contest be cause we have to encourage you our listeners, fans, family, friends and followers to cast your votes for us

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VOTE FOR ALL JAZZ RADIO IN, VOTE NOW for All Jazz Radio and VOTE LOTSA TIMES.

Please SHARE this post with all Acquaintances, Friends, Jazz Lovers, Followers and Fans Please CAST your VOTE and SHARE this post with all Acquaintances, Friends, Jazz Lovers, Followers and Fans

I’m going the become a bit of posting pest over the next few weeks by posting a few friendly, encouraging reminders to share a NEWS FLASH with all of your Friends, Followers and Fans, so please understand and don’t get too pissed.

ALL JAZZ RADIO has been nominated for The 2nd MZANTZI JAZZ AWARDS 2018 in THE BEST RADIO STATION PLAYING JAZZ CATEGORY.

The VOTING is now open so PLEASE cast your SMS (TEXT) vote to the number 40439 in the TO line and add the unique code for All Jazz Radio, then in the message body fin the following manor add ZaJazz BR2, please remember there must be a space between ZaJazz and BR2 then hit the send button.

The winners will be announced on 11 August 2018atThe World of Yamaha, in Sandton, Marlboro.

Now we really need your assistance and request that you please encourage all Acquaintances, Friends, Jazz Lovers, Followers and Fans in the strongest most respectful and friendliest terms to vote for All Jazz Radio.The cost of the SMS is R2.00 and closing date for your voters is 11thAugust 2018 at 19:30.

Once again please cast as many votes for AJR as possible, now let your fingers do the talking. Go to The Mzantzi Jazz Awards 2018 Website at https://www.facebook.com/ZaJAzzAwards/

The Mzantzi Jazz Awards 2018 handles are as follows:

Twitter: @ZaJazzAwards

Facebook: Mzantsi Jazz Awards

Instagram: zajazzawards

Hashtag: #MJA2

Should you have an queries about the Mzantzi Jazz Awards 2018 call Peter Mashabane on the mobile number +27(0) 82 393 0026 or on the landline +27 (0) 12 751 7608.

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A QUOTE & MAYBE A FEW EXTRA FOR LUCK

Jazz music is to be played sweet, soft, plenty rhythm. Jelly Roll Morton
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THE KLUTZ IN THE KITCHENS RECIPE OF THE WEEK

The Rambling Words, Wisdom & Wit, if any, of a Self-Confessed & totally confused self taught Klutz In The Kitchen and his Recipe of the Week – Begged, borrowed and stolen from recipe web sites around the global village

Boerewors Sliders

Here is the recipe for Boerewors Sliders with Warm Tomato Salsa which the Klutz found on the Pick n Pay website. Ideal for any TV Sports watching party at ant time, have fun in the kitchen.

Serves:Cooking time: Less than 30 mins

Stuff to throw it together

  • 1 -500g pack Boerewors (Farmers Sausage), skins removed
  • 1 -glug olive oil, for frying
  • 1 -can onion and tomato mix, (400g)
  • 1 -tsp ground chili flakes
  • 1 -tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 -dash salt and milled pepper
  • ¼ -iceberg lettuce, shredded
  • 2 -large gherkins, sliced (optional)
  • 1 -packet cocktail burger rolls, (12)

How to cook it up

Shape the sausage meat into 12 small patties

  1. Pan-fryin a glug of oil until golden and cooked through
  2. Drain onto a paper towel
  3. Heattomato mix and spices together in a small saucepan
  4. Season well
  5. Pilelettuce and gherkins onto rolls and top with patties
  6. Spoonover sauce and serve.

Buon Appetito

The Klutz in the Kitchen

Chief Grub Maker, Recipe Initiator, Practised Glühwein Maker and Imbiber, Devoted Coffee Slurpee, and Craft Beer Quaffing Aficionado

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NOGGA (Another) QUOTE

I love jazz music and sad music. I’m a sentimental guy. I’m a romantic guy. Fred Durst

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IT’S 5 ‘O CLOCK SOMEWHERE DRINKS RECIPE

The Bishop cocktail heralds back to the 18th century, but this one is different because it has a South African twist to it.

The African Bishop

Today we serve up the African Bishop,

Serves 4

Prep and Create time 10

Bits and pieces to concoct it

  • 25ml Brandy
  • 35ml Ruby Port, if none is available any port will do
  • 15ml Honey
  • 50ml Hot Water

Procedures to rustle it up

  1. Combine ingredients in a saucepan or pot, stir and heat until at the desired serving temperature.
  2. Pour into mugs or heat-proof glasses.
  3. Caution: Always take care when making and drinking hot cocktails. Make sure to use heat-resistant glassware or mugs, beware of boiling liquids and drink with care!

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LAUGH OF THE WEEK

Q: A horn player and a guitarist travel by taxi to a jazz gig, but which of them is the professional musician?
A: The taxi driver.

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REASONS TO CELEBRATE

International Daiquiri Day Strawberry daiquiri

It’s International Daiquiri Day!

The daiquiri is a rum-based cocktail invented by an American mining engineer named Jennings Cox. It is believed that Cox created the first daiquiri in the early 1900s at a small bar in Santiago, Cuba. After having run out of gin, Cox opted for a rum-based cocktail instead.

The original daiquiri recipe called for white rum, lime juice, and sugar. According to another legend, Ernest Hemingway inspired the creation of the frozen variety at El Floridita in Havana in the 1940s. The bartender’s name was Constantino Ribalaigua, and he is often considered the true creator of the daiquiri. Today, there are many daiquiri flavours and varieties from which to choose, including the popular strawberry daiquiri.

To celebrate International Daiquiri Day, share a round of these delicious cocktails with your friends! Make them at home or look for drink specials at your local bar. Cheers!

July is Oven Grilling Month, Artisanal Ice Cream Month and Gourmet Hot Dog Month

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LONDON JAZZ NEWS

Editor/Publisher Sebastian Scotney, used with permission

Beats & Pieces Big Band celebrated its 10th anniversary with a North American tour and is about to play a birthday gig (and a live album/DVD launch) back where it all began, at Manchester Jazz Festival. Ben Cottrell tells Sebastian all about it: Click on the Link to read the full interview; INTERVIEW: Ben Cottrell (reflections on Beats & Pieces’ North American tour plus new album/DVD launch at mjf)

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AN OPTIONALEXTRA QUOTE FOR THE WEEK

It is jazz music that called me to be a musician and I have always sang the songs that moved me the most. Harry Connick, Jr.

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JAZZ, BLUES, LATIN & WORLD JAZZ NEWS AND VIEWS FROM THE GLOBAL VILLAGE

Diane Rossi

Visit of a lifetime for two UCT Jazz Students by Diane Rossi

Next week an amazing adventure starts for these two talented jazz musicians from UCT – Ofentse Moshwetsi (saxophone) and Brathew van Schalkwyk (piano) who will be studying and performing in ITALY for 2 weeks. It is part of an international cultural exchange project organised by SAJE – South African Association for Jazz Education and Arcevia Jazz Feast – Seminari estivi di improvvisazione. They will be accompanied by Prof Mike Rossi who initiated this project in 2011.

Both these young men were recently chosen (during the Standard Bank National Youth Jazz Festival in Grahamstown) to be part of the Standard Bank National Youth Jazz Band led by Amanda Tiffin.
 Previous winners of this bursary include Vuyo Sotashe and Jazzmatic Charles (2012), Benjamin Jephta and Marlon Clive Witbooi (2013), Amy Campbell and James McClure(2014), Sibusiso Matsimela and Elizabeth Gaylord (2015), Evan Froud and Jarryd West (2016), Sean Sanby and Marco Maritz (2017).

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All the nominees for the 2018 MZANTSi JAZZ AWARDS

Work produced by South African Artist from 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018.

Entries were evaluated by the following criteria:

  1. Creativity
  2. Technical competence
  3. Contribution to the industry with something new
  4. Popularity within segment/fan base
  5. Longevity

Best Jazz Album

  1. 5th Season Trio – 3 out of 4 (BJ1)
  2. Billy Monama – Re-bounce (BJ2)
  3. Bonginkosi Madonsela Quartet – Live At The Yamaha Theatre (BJ3)
  4. Cameron Ward – Live at the Orbit (BJ4)
  5. Kinsmen – Window To The Ashram (BJ5)
  6. Mabuta – Welcome To This World (BJ6)
  7. Mpumi Dhlamini – Note To Self (BJ7)
  8. Nduduzo Makhathini – Ikhambi (BJ8)
  9. Sibusiso Mash Mashiloane – Rotha (BJ9)
  10. Sy Ntuli – Ibuya (BJ10)
  11. Tlale Makhene – Swazi Gold (BJ11)
  12. Zoe Modiga – Yellow The Novel (BJ12)

Best Jazz Song

  1. 5th Season Trio – “Ayumi’s Journey“(BS1)
  2. Billy Monama – “Soweto Highway“(BS2)
  3. Bonginkosi Madonsela Quartet – “Mzwandile“ (BS3)
  4. Cameron Ward – “Sophia Town/ God of The Universe“(BS4)
  5. J.M-Cornetist – “Via Orlando“ (BS5)
  6. Mpumi Dhlamini – “Forever Always’‘ (BS6)
  7. Nduduzo Makhathini – “Amathombo“ (BS7)
  8. Sibusiso Mash Mashiloane – “Niza“ (BS8)
  9. Sihle Zungu – “Monk Robber“ (BS8)
  10. Sy Ntuli – “Ntsika’s Lullaby” & ”Wela“ (BS9)
  11. Tlale Makhene – “Emabhunswini“ (BS10)
  12. Tune Recreation Committee – “Voices of Our Vison“ (BS11)
  13. Zoe Modiga – “Yawe“ (BS12)

Best Contemporary Jazz Album

  1. 5th Season Trio – 3 out of 4
  2. Billy Monama – Rebounce
  3. Cameron Ward – Live At The Orbit
  4. Sy Ntuli – Ibuya
  5. Tune Recreation Committee – Voices of Our Vision
  6. Zoe Modiga – Yellow The Novel

Best Traditional Jazz Album

  1. Sy Ntuli – Ibuya
  2. Tune Recreation Committee – Voices of Our Vision
  3. Zoe Modiga – Yellow The Novel

Best Female Jazz Artist

  1. Thandi Ntuli
  2. Zoe Modiga

Best Male Artist

  1. Nduduzo Makhathini
  2. Ariel Zamonsky
  3. Billy Monama
  4. Nduduzo Makhathini
  5. Sibusiso Mash Mashiloane
  6. Sy Ntuli

Best Newcomer in Jazz

  1. 5th Season Trio
  2. Ariel Zamonsky
  3. Billy Monama
  4. J.M-Cornetist
  5. Kinsmen
  6. Sihle Zungu
  7. Zoe Modiga

Best International Jazz Collaboration  

  1. Aaron Rimbui – Kwetu
  2. Salim Washington – Dogon Revisited
  3. Sankofa – Sankofa

Best Foreign Jazz Album

  1. Aaron Rimbui- Kwetu (BF1)
  2. Salim Washington – Dogon Revisited (BF2)
  3. Cécile McLorin Salvant – Dreams and Daggers (BF3)
  4. Manu Dibango & Moreira Chonguica – M&M (BF4)

Best Radio Station Playing Jazz

  1. Alex FM
  2. All Jazz Radio ZA
  3. CCFM 107.5
  4. Kaya FM
  5. Metro FM
  6. Veterans Voice Radio

Best Club/Venue for Jazz

  1. Badela Jazz Club
  2. Jazzy Rainbow
  3. Metro Restaurant
  4. Soweto Theatre
  5. The Chairman
  6. The Orbit

Life Time Achievement Awards

  1. Mabe Gabriel Thobejane
  2. Madala Kunene
  3. Pops Mohammed
  4. Dorothy Masuka
  5. Selaelo Selota

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The VOTING is now open so PLEASE cast your SMS (TEXT) vote to the number 40439 in the TO line and add the  unique code for All Jazz Radio, then in the message body fin the following manor add ZaJazz BR2, please remember there must be a space between ZaJazz and BR2 then hit the send button.

The winners will be announced on 11 August 2018atThe World of Yamaha, in Sandton, Marlboro.

Once again please cast as many votes for AJR as possible, now let your fingers do the talking.

Go to The Mzantzi Jazz Awards 2018 Website at https://www.facebook.com/ZaJAzzAwards/

Should you have an queries about the Mzantzi Jazz Awards 2018 call Peter Mashabane on the mobile number +27(0) 82 393 0026 or on the landline +27(0)12 751 7608.

The Mzantzi Jazz Awards 2018 handles are as follows:

Twitter: @ZaJazzAwards

Facebook: Mzantsi Jazz Awards

Instagram: zajazzawards

Hashtag: #MJA2

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Universal Music Group set to launch Nigeria division

Artists from the West African countries of Ghana, Nigeria and Gambia will benefit from the launch of a new division of Vivendi’s Universal Music Group (UMG), as the world’s largest music label seeks to expand into Africa’s most populous nation and the wider region.

The music entertainment group said on Tuesday its new strategic division, Universal Music Nigeria, will operate from Nigeria’s commercial capital Lagos.

Nigerian music, much like its Nollywood film industry, is popular across much of Africa. Nigerian music artists have popularised the Afrobeat musical genre and gone on to sign record deals, sell out concerts and work with international artists to increase the global reach of African music.

Music revenue in Nigeria – mostly derived from sales of mobile phone ringtones – grew 9 percent in 2016, year-on-year, to reach $39 million and is expected to rise to $73 million by 2021, auditing firm Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC) said last year.

Focus on Ghana, Nigeria and Gambia

Sipho Dlamini, Managing Director of Universal Music South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa said that the Nigeria division will focus on developing artists and musicians from West Africa countries, particularly Nigeria, Ghana and Gambia.

“Our Nigeria team will support, nurture, and help develop artists, while creating opportunities for new talent from the region to reach the widest possible audience,” said Dlamini.

UMG said the new division will work alongside the label’s existing operations in Ivory Coast and Morocco.

Universal Music Nigeria also plans to open a recording studio in Lagos, which would be the label’s second fully purposed studio in Africa alongside another in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Nigeria’s music industry faces an array of challenges ranging from the lack of proper legal structures, to piracy and difficulties in distributing and monetising content.

The country’s arts, entertainment and recreation sector contributed 0.29 percent to real GDP in the first quarter of this year, the statistics office said.

Courtesy of Reuters

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AND FINALLY A SPARE QUOTE FOR THE WEEK AHEAD JUST FOR LUCK

One of the things I love about jazz music is that intent is first and execution is second. In classical music, execution is first and intent is second, meaning that you must first learn a piece before you can truly add your interpretation to it. Irvin Mayfield

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The deadline for this weeks Blog Supreme has really caught up with me this week so I must apologise to all fans, friends and family to say that I’ll be posting this weeks A Blog Supreme tomorrow morning Saturday 21stJuly here are the HEADLINES for tomorrows edition

Please feel free to Share and Read the latest news and info from the edited and curated by our fearless volunteers online tomorrow morning.

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EDITORIAL SNIPPETS

A QUOTE & MAYBE A FEW EXTRA FOR LUCK

THE KLUTZ IN THE KITCHENS RECIPE OF THE WEEK

  1. Recipe for Boerewors Sliders with Warm Tomato Salsa

NOGGA (Another) QUOTE

IT’S 5 ‘O CLOCK SOMEWHERE DRINKS RECIPE

  1. The Bishop cocktail heralds back to the 18th century, but this one is different because it has a South African twist to it. Today we serve up the African Bishop and no it’s got nothing to do with “The Arch”

LAUGH OF THE WEEK

SIS GWEN JAZZ  BLOG used with the permission of Gwen Ansell

  1. Race and South African jazz teaching – two years later…

REASONS TO CELEBRATE

  1. It’s National Daiquiri Day!

AN OPTIONAL EXTRA QUOTE FOR THE WEEK

LONDON JAZZ NEWS Edited by Sebastian Scotney, used with permission

  1. Beats & Pieces Big Band celebrated its 10th anniversary with a North American tour and is about to play a birthday gig (and a live album/DVD launch) back where it all began, at Manchester Jazz Festival. Ben Cottrell

JAZZ NEWS AND VIEWS FROM THE GLOBAL VILLAGE

  1. All the nominees for the 2018 MZANTSi JAZZ AWARDS Work produced by South African Artist from 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018.
  2. Visit of a life time for two UCT Jazz Students by Diane Rossi
  3. Universal Music Group set to launch Nigeria division

NEW ALBUM RELEASES received this year

  1. Discover new artists from the entire global village in alphabetical order with South African and African releases highlighted

AND FINALLY A SPARE QUOTE FOR THE WEEK AHEAD JUST FOR LUCK

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Diva Jazz Orchestra 25th Anniversary Project (2018)

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When I sit down to write a review, it is without thought like a blank piece of paper, the words then kinda just flow from my mind to my fingers, so much so that I’m in a sort of focused trance, no don’t be silly I’m not on medical marijuana nor am I smoking my socks as some may assume but I feel so lekker (nice) when I hear a truly great jazz big band/orchestra.

I let the music infuse my being with a solid wave of euphoria along with a really delectable Glass (note the big G) and a half of liquid mellowness, better known as Pinotage, that alluring russet coloured liquid nectar of the gods hastens my collective thoughts to the task at hand, which, is writing or should I rather say typing away on the keyboard.

The Diva Jazz Orchestra


This is the first time I’ve received a Diva Jazz Orchestra album, sent to me by Kari Gaffney of Kari-On Productions with whom I’ve had a long working relationship over many years, in fact over more than 24 years of my radio career, sjoe, now I really feel like a member The August Society of Crusty Old People, neh! Kari has always sent us the most amazing new music by some of the finest innovative young jazz talent her company promotes to jazz radio in the USA and the rest of the global village. Another fact is that some years ago I invited her to do a show for us and I’m very grateful that she agreed, and along with her husband Jeff Williams who produces and also presents together with her. Jeff has been producing the show for some while now, and better yet they also supply the show to a number of stations in the US and Canada. Thanks for all the extra hard work you do Kari and Jeff also thanks for the wonderful music and artists Kari. AJR has become known for playing more new jazz musicians few have ever heard before. Jeez, been prattling on haven’t we?, and now onwards and upwards to infinity and beyond. Damn, why did that pop into my head and where does that line come from?

The Late Stanley Kay

The Diva Jazz Orchestra is led from behind the drum kit by Music Director/Drummer Sherrie Maricle and has been since the orchestra’s inception. The album sees a bunch of fresh new music written for this very special album by members of the orchestra as a tribute to the person who started it all those years ago The Late Stanley Kay, who also happened to manage a fellow drummer’s band and used to sit in for maestro, Buddy Rich from time to time.

Stanley Kay was conducting a band which the now music director and drummer for the D.J.O, was playing, so impressed with her talent, he ruminated that there could be other woman who played to the same standard as Sherrie. His views turned to certitude when auditions were held throughout the USA, then in June of 1992 the orchestra became a reality and, that they say dear jazz lovers is history.

I’ve been listening the album throughout the week prior to my next deadline for the publication, and often  listen three to four times a day soaking in the incredible assemblage of jazz talent in the orchestra on this recording. Then I started thinking, damn (*&%$£ expletive expunged), why had I not heard of, yep, now you know, or gotten any of the Diva Jazz Orchestra’s music before. That’s gonna change soon.

The album offers a plush uninhibited big band sound with the new and a whole bunch of future standards especially for big bands. Each tune is a marvellous treat to the ears and soul. I love every minute I listen to the album and recommend that you go get yourself a copy of it wherever you can.

I think I must whisper a word or two into the ears of the Groot (big) Makulu boss of the Cape Town International Jazz Festival, Billy Domingo. What do you think?

Track Titles – Composer – Time

  1. East Coast Andy – Leigh Pilzer – 6:04
  2. Middleground – Janelle Reichman – 6:40
  3. See Saw – Noriko Ueda – 6:59
  4. Jami’s Tune – Barbara Laronga – 6:37
  5. Square One – Alexa Tarantino – 6:19
  6. Darkness of the Matter – Sara Jacovino – 7:40
  7. La Americana – Tomoko Ohno – 5:31
  8. A Quarter Past the Last Minute – Jennifer Krupa – 5:47
  9. Forever in My Heart – – 7:12
  10. The Rhythm Changes – Sherrie Maricle – 5:37

The Diva Jazz Orchestra

Sherrie Maricle – Music Director/drummer

Noriko Ueda – bass

Tomoko Ohno – piano

Leslie Havens – bass trombone

Sara Jacovino – trombone

Jennifer Krupa – trombone

Rachel Therrien – trumpet, flugelhorn

Barbara Laronga – trumpet, flugelhorn

Jami Dauber – trumpet, flugelhorn, manager

Liesl Whitaker – trumpet, flugelhorn

Leigh Pilzer – baritone saxophone, bass clarinet

Erica von Kleist – tenor saxophone

Janelle Reichman – tenor saxophone, clarinet

Mercedes Beckman – alto saxophone, flute, clarinet

Alexa Tarantino – alto saxophone, soprano saxophone

Its  great that we in South Africa have our own brand new big band made upon some highly talented woman who are true masters of their own instruments playing incredible music. I was introduced to them at the recent SAJE Conference held in Cape Town at UCT, needless to say was reservedly blown away by their performance as they at the time, were only together for a couple of weeks.

My greatest hope is that when they record their debut album they will only include original music written and arranged by the very talented members of the band, however should they, gods forbid decide to any record of those ubiquitous covers they learned a collage, forget it rather look the great South African composers works to cover instead.

I know I’m going to be in trouble about what I’m going to say because there is a bit of a caveat about the bands moniker which is The Lady Day Big Band, whilst I am an uninhibited fan of Billie Holiday for me personally its not the right brand, I mean after all we are African and Capetonian to boot, nuff said on the subject for now, neh! I will take it up with the leaders of the project when I have them in the studio soon on my show.

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Tutu Puoane – The Joni Mitchell Project Live (2017)

 Soul Factory Records – Distributor Sonic Rendezvous

I’ve been wanting to review this album for a while now but never got around to doing it, so sorry Tutu however it being Friday 13th July nice cuppa at hand so no more excuses as we enter another dark cold wet winters night. I sit in the dark lounge, the only illumination from the computer screen, utterly engrossed as I listen to the album, over and over, ok 3 times back to back, i simply was lost in the sounds i was hearing and blerry well forget to switch on the lights. No worries ’cause the Klutz in the Kitchen made a lekkerlicious (really tasty and nice) Bobotie (Baked Curried Mince with egg custard on top) Sarmi (sandwich) with a great cuppa char to wash it down. Run out of char so it had to darned instant cawfee, gonna have to do a victual run on the morrow, without any further thought I just continue to let my fingers glide across the keyboard and type the words streaming like tickertape from my psyche.

So moved am I as I keenly listen, totally engrossed to the sounds hailing from my speakers. I thought, jinna Eric why have you not listened to this full live recording masterpiece in all of its glory before. How dumb assed have I been? Don’t answer that. Ok then you don’t have to say it out loud, neh!.

Sjoe! I’ve been playing individual tracks from the album when programming my shows for ages now since its release in August of 2017, how much of an ass have I really been? Don’t answer that either, I got a good lawyer.

Tutu and Ewout

I must add this is one hell of an album with an incredible cast of musicians backing the beautiful voice that Tutu has been blessed with; each track is a bona fide paragon. The album offers an enthralling listening experience; seldom do I offer any praise for live recordings, however this is one of those very few that I do. It took me right into the concert hall, I truly felt part of the audience. With superlative vocals and out of this world arrangements as well as some truly impressive playing by each member of the excellent backing band led so ably from behind the piano by Ewout Pierreux Tutu’s hubby. This is an album worthy of pride of place in all serious jazz lovers collection. Better praise I cannot give for a live recording, well done to all concerned. I highly recommend The Joni Mitchell Project Live if you don’t have it as yet go get quickly.

The entire band is;

Tutu Puoane – voice, Tineke Postma – sax, Ewout Pierreux – piano, Clemens van der Feen – bass, Jasper Van Hulten – drums.

Tracklisting:

1 River

2 The Hissing of Summer Lawns

3 Goodbye Pork Pie Hat

4 God Must Be a Boogieman

5 Both Sides Now

6 Black Crow

7 Hejira

8 I Don’t Know Where I Stand

9 My Old Man

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Jazz from Africa is in a good place, there are more Jazz, Blues, Latin and World Jazz artists releasing their own albums without assistance from record labels. What is most pleasing about this is many of those albums are of original works with fewer and fewer standards being included. Is this a good thing or not?

In my opinion it is indeed a very good thing because musicians are discovering their own voices and creativity without having to rely on “the standards”. These tunes when recorded are just boring copies of their current favourite artists version of those “jazz standards” often with any real thought and preparation to make and arrange exciting fresh versions of those “standards”. Like I said boring and it will be only family and really good friends will offer high praise for what that musician has recorded. Come now be honest, it has happened to you too.

At All Jazz Radio we make no judgment when we receive albums from musicians from the global village and all tracks from the albums we receive go into our playlist system, it is up to the individual presenters to choose and play those tracks during their shows, or not.

The caveat is however when writing a review about any album we expect the reviewer to be brutally honest and truthful with their opinion, whether they like or dislike the album. Most reviewers only write about the albums they like and disregard those they dislike. Publications, Blogs and Websites don’t publish negative reviews. Is it fair the artists hear nothing about their album from the people, radio stations, publications and bloggers they have sent their CD/LP to? Here at All Jazz Radio we tell it like it is, warts and all, no punches pulled. The only allowance we make is that before we publish, we speak frankly to the artist concerned directly either in person or on the phone about what will be published. Do you agree or disagree? Email us your thoughts, should we publish or not?

Our venerable old AJR person in charge, The Commander of The August Society of Crusty, Grumpy, yet very friendly, Folks Society and Founder of The Fraternal Order of Masticators and Connoisseurs of Squished Berry of the Vine Federation Sippers and our tame, friendly Klutz in the Kitchen continues to scour the interweb for a variety of simple quick, easy and tasty recipes that any Klutz can prepare and create surprising friends and family who had no idea of their secret hard learned new skill set. The Klutz in The Kitchenis then instructed to share the recipes from time to time he also invites guest, Chefs, Cooks, Restaurateurs, Home Cooks and cooking goody suppliers into the studio for informal and interesting chats from time to time. The recipes are shared on in the body of A Blog Supreme and The Klutz In The Kitchen on All Jazz Radio Cape Town South Africa Facebook page then from time to time hitting the streaming airwaves during The Jazz Rendezvous Pinotage, Coffee & Stockvel Show.

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A QUOTE & MAYBE A FEW EXTRA FOR LUCK

Jazz stands for freedom. It’s supposed to be the voice of freedom: Get out there and improvise, and take chances, and don’t be a perfectionist – leave that to the classical musicians. Dave Brubeck

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THE KLUTZ IN THE KITCHENS RECIPE OF THE WEEK

 

Roasted Harissa Prawns with Tomatoes and Mushrooms

Here’s a swanky really quick and easy recipe that will stun all lovers, friends and family with your klutz powered cooking skills. Recipe adapted by The Klutz from Mzanzi Style Cuisine

Serves 4

Prep and Cook time 15

Stuff to make it

500g Cleaned jumbo prawns

2 Minced cloves garlic

30 ml Harissa paste

60 ml Salted butter, melted

80 ml Freshly chopped parsley

250 g Large button mushrooms, peeled

250 ml Cherry tomatoes

Salt and ground black pepper, to season

30 ml Olive oil

Juice of a lime

Baby butter lettuce salad

How to make it

Preheat the oven to 230°C
Turn the prawns on their backs and make a vertical incision down the centre of each prawn without cutting all the way through
Place the prawns on a greased roasting pan. Sprinkle the parsley, salt, pepper and garlic over the prawns. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and pour the lime juice over the prawns
Mix the garlic, harissa paste and butter to form a paste
Rub the mushrooms and tomatoes with salt, black pepper and olive oil and roast in the oven for 10 to 15 minutes Remove from the heat once slightly soft
Plate the mushrooms upside down, place the tomatoes on top, then add a layer of prawns and place a dollop of the garlic, harissa and butter mixture on top
Serve with salad leaves (optional)

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NOGGA (Another) QUOTE

All the sounds on the earth are like music. Oscar Hammerstein

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IT’S 5 ‘O CLOCK SOMEWHERE DRINKS RECIPE

I have to thank my fellow Associates of Liquid Refreshment Beverage Potion Concocters and Connoisseurs of Squished Berries of the Vine Federation Sippers for all the great input in finding the formula for our little segment in this missive, so do enjoy the muddling up of this weeks fusion, but beware the is a sting in the tail. You have been warned, any more than two of these can be hazardous of ones wellbeing but by all means enjoy, carefully

iGoli – a really great winter refreshing heart warming beverage

 

Serves 4

Prep and Create time 10

Bits and pieces to concoct It

1 Litre of spring water

4 Rooibos tea teabags

4 Tots of Brandy

5 Teaspoon of brown sugar

2 Whole cloves

1 Stick of cinnamon or 2 t cinnamon powder

2 Chopped apples

Procedures to rustle it up

Make up some the rooibos tea in a pan and add the sugar, chopped apples, cinnamon and cloves.
Just before serving add a tot of brandy to each cup.
Serve warm or let it cool down to serve as an cool beverage with ice.

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LAUGH OF THE WEEK

Two musicians who haven’t seen each other for some time meet late one night in a jazz club. “Hey, man,” says one, “I hear you recorded a CD.”
“Yeah, that’s right, man,” replies the other. “I released it a few months ago.”
“How much have you sold?” asks the first.
“Ohh…just the house and the car.”

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REASONS TO CELEBRATE

FRIDAY July 13, 2018 Today is international French Fries and Slap Chips Day!

French fries are a classic fast food treat and the perfect hamburger pairing. There are dozens of different ways to enjoy french fries. Whether you prefer your fries Cajun-style, sweet potato, crinkle-cut, curly, waffle, or covered in chili and cheese, today is the day to celebrate this world wide favourite.

The exact origin of French fries is unknown, however, one theory suggests that they date back to 17th century Belgium. The inhabitants of this region often cooked small fried fish to accompany their meals. When weather conditions made it too dangerous to go fishing, they cut up potatoes in long, thin strips (to resemble the fish) and fried them!

Today, French fries are a popular snack and side dish across the globe. Whether it’s “pommes frites” in France, “patatas fritas” in Spain, or “chips” in the UK, French fries are a worldwide favorite. Grab an order of fries from your favorite fast food restaurant to celebrate National French Fries Day!

July 13, 2018 is also International Embrace Your Geekness, Barbershop Music Appreciation, Puzzle Collector, Car Appreciation Day

July is International Grilling, Ice Cream and Hot Dog Month

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SIS GWEN JAZZ  BLOG used with the permission of Gwen Ansell

Frank Leepa biography: brutal history, personal beefs and brilliant music

July 10,2018

“Sankomota was a name I’d been playing around with for a while. It came from the stories told by Mathabatha (Sexwale’s) grandmother. Sankomota is a kind of David-and-Goliath figure in Pedi folklore. It seemed appropriate somehow…”

To outsiders, music is a baffling business. Novelists regularly get it wrong, veering wildly between portraying the musician as a crazed monomaniac, and creating a character who’s about something else entirely with the instrument as a mere accessory after the fact – sometimes in the same book. But the practice of music is often equally baffling to those who live with and around musicians. Parents and family patriarchs often don’t see it as a job at all – but if it is one, it’s a disgraceful one. Some find it hard to believe that a band can really break up bitterly over whether a number is best played in A Flat or G, and must invent deeper, darker tensions. Others (who regularly change up their own jobs when career satisfaction diminishes) expect the same group of players to stick together for life, churning out the same repertoire simply to please them. Others again become adoring fans, who elevate their human musical heroes into supernaturally awesome Marvel ones, too good for any of their colleagues, spouses or friends…To outsiders, music is a baffling business. Novelists regularly get it wrong, veering wildly between portraying the musician as a crazed monomaniac, and creating a character who’s about something else entirely with the instrument as a mere accessory after the fact – sometimes in the same book. But the practice of music is often equally baffling to those who live with and around musicians. Parents and family patriarchs often don’t see it as a job at all – but if it is one, it’s a disgraceful one. Some find it hard to believe that a band can really break up bitterly over whether a number is best played in A Flat or G, and must invent deeper, darker tensions. Others (who regularly change up their own jobs when career satisfaction diminishes) expect the same group of players to stick together for life, churning out the same repertoire simply to please them. Others again become adoring fans, who elevate their human musical heroes into supernaturally awesome Marvel ones, too good for any of their colleagues, spouses or friends

Read the rest of the newsletter at https://sisgwenjazz.wordpress.com

A wee bit about Sis Gwen

Gwen Ansell is a freelance writer, researcher and trainer. She writes about jazz (for this blog, The Conversation, the Financial Mail, M&G Friday and more) and reviews books – mainly science fiction & fantasy (these reviews have appeared in the Johannesburg Mail&Guardian and the Chimurenga Chronic, among others). As a Research Associate of the Gordon Institute of Business Science, she has researched and published on jazz and music policy in the creative and cultural industries sector. She trains journalists and academic and organisational writers, and consults on music industry policy, organisational communication and training policies as well as curriculum design.

A former Louis Armstrong Visiting Professor at the Center for Jazz Studies, Columbia University, she is the author of Soweto Blues: Jazz, Politics and Popular Music in South Africa and the textbook Introduction to Journalism,, as well as various book chapters and journal articles. Watch out for her chapter on jazz in Johannesburg in the forthcoming second volume of Sounds and the City.

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JAZZ, BLUES, LATIN & WORLD JAZZ NEWS AND VIEWS FROM THE GLOBAL VILLAGE

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STOP THE PRESS – NEWS FLASH

 ALL JAZZ RADIO HAS BEEN NOMINATED in THE BEST RADIO STATION PLAYING JAZZ CATEGORY.

VOTING IS NOW OPEN FOR THE The 2nd MZANTZI JAZZ AWARDS 2018

Please VOTE and SHARE this post with all Acquaintances, Friends, Jazz Lovers, Followers and Fans

I’m going the become a bit of posting pest over the next few weeks by posting a few friendly, encouraging reminders to share a NEWS FLASH with all of your Friends, Followers and Fans, so please understand and don’t get to pissed. ALL JAZZ RADIO has been nominated for The 2nd MZANTZI JAZZ AWARDS 2018 in THE BEST RADIO STATION PLAYING JAZZ CATEGORY. We are not sure which other radio stations are in the category as there is a problem with opening the link on the Awards website, however we are truly are humbled and tremendously honoured about our nomination which it came as a huge surprise.

Now we really need your assistance and request that you please encourage all Acquaintances, Friends, Jazz Lovers, Followers and Fans in the strongest most respectful and friendliest terms to VOTE FOR ALL JAZZ RADIO IN. VOTE NOW for All Jazz Radio and VOTE LOTSA TIMES.

The VOTING is now open so PLEASE cast your SMS (TEXT) vote to the number 40439 in the To line and add the unique code for All Jazz Radio, then in the message body fin the following manor add ZaJazz BR2, please remember there must be a space between ZaJazz and BR2 then hit the send button.

NB.Please note that if you are casting your votes from outside of South Africa, please remember to use the South African country code before the number – 27 40439

The winners will be announced on 11 August 2018atThe World of Yamaha, in Sandton, Marlboro.

Once again please cast as many votes for AJR as possible, now let your fingers do the talking.

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2019 NEA Jazz Masters Bob Dorough (photo by Garth Woods), Abdullah Ibrahim (photo by Marina Umari), Maria Schneider (photo by Jimmy and Dena Katz), and Stanley Crouch (photo by Frank Stewart, courtesy of Jazz at Lincoln Center).

National Endowment for the Arts Announces Newest Recipients of Nation’s Highest Honor in Jazz

July 11, 2018 Washington, DC

Each year, the National Endowment for the Arts bestows the nation’s highest honour in jazz—the NEA Jazz Masters Fellowships—on individuals who have made significant contributions to the art form. Today, the NEA is announcing the four newest recipients of this lifetime honour – Bob Dorough, Abdullah Ibrahim, Maria Schneider, and Stanley Crouch, who is the recipient of the 2019 A.B. Spellman NEA Jazz Masters Fellowship for Jazz Advocacy (bestowed upon an individual who has contributed significantly to the appreciation, knowledge, and advancement of the art form of jazz).

Read the full story at https://www.arts.gov/news/2018/national-endowment-arts-announces-newest-recipients-nation’s-highest-honor-jazz

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Permission To Be Yourself by Seton Hawkins July 9, 2018

To follow the recordings of Cape Town-based vocalist and composer Nicky Schrire is to watch an artist evolve right in front of your eyes. With her 2012 debut Freedom Flight, Schrire demonstrated a supple soprano vocal technique and a knack for intelligent arrangements of unusual repertoire choices. Following it up the next year with Space and Time, she showed an uncanny ability to pare songs and performances down to their very essence, cutting away to reveal emotional truths in the pieces and singing them with an unvarnished and understated mastery. Additionally, canny listeners hearing each album also noted in Schrire a remarkable composer stepping to the forefront, as her albums began to allot more time to her original works.

By 2014, Schrire had released her third album To the Spring, marking a massive artistic evolution and shift, one that would ultimately find her leaving New York City for her home in Cape Town, transforming her performance style, and embracing a more Folk-driven aesthetic. Nevertheless, throughout these transitions, the core of Schrire’s singing remained. Brandishing a clear, pure sound and a delivery that avoids affectation or overly stylized tactics, Schrire delivers music of astonishing expressive depth.

To read the full story click on the live link to go to All About Jazz All About Jazz

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Bob James To Release New Solo Album
August 31
will see the release of the new album from multiple-Grammy winner Bob James. Titled “Espresso” and released on the Evosound label, the album will be Bob James’s first studio recording in 12 years as leader and following up on his 2006 release Urban Flamingo. The release of this album also see’s Bob James’s return to the trio format he embraced as an up-and-coming artist.
When asked about his motivation for the album and why he choose the trio format he said “I wanted to do this as part of a trio — piano, bass and drums. “With Fourplay and in other larger settings, I loved that I could solo and then kind of disappear into the setting to accompany other soloists. To play in a trio requires a different level of commitment, with the piano being much more prominent. You need perhaps a greater degree of optimism and bravery. That was how I felt when I first got into music. Espresso is my attempt to recapture that.”
Though busy since 2006 an array of projects, ranging from touring and recording with the all-star contemporary jazz ensemble Fourplay to collaborations with David Sanborn, Keiko Matsui and other innovators, James hasn’t felt the need to be in the spotlight as a solo performer – until now.
Bob James is best known as one of the stalwarts of the 1970′s contemporary jazz fusion scene collaborating with Earl Klugh, Grover Washington Jr and David Sanborn to name just a few. While recording his album, Grand Piano Canyon, in 1990, James reunited with longtime friend, drummer Harvey Mason, Jr. It would also be the first time he would work with guitarist Lee Ritenour, and bassist Nathan East. This meeting would be the start of something substantial as these early sessions ignited a spark that would become the band known as Fourplay. This band would be at the center of Bob’s activities until the present.
Inspiration for the Espresso album stems from a week-long engagement with sensational young bassist Michael Palazzolo and the respected veteran drummer Billy Kilson at the Blue Note last October. The musicians felt an immediate chemistry as they tackled standard repertoire as well as new James originals. Audiences sensed it too. “Soon everybody there was encouraging me to have the guts to jump in there and do this,” James recalls.
Two months later, the group reconvened at Bragg Street Studios in Van Nuys, California. In just one day James, Palazzo and Kilson laid down the varied tracks that comprise Espresso. Two covers were on the list: an ear-opening reconfiguration of Fats Waller’s “Ain’t Misbehavin” and an equally fresh perspective on “Mr. Magic” (which James had arranged and conducted on the 1975 Grover Washington session) and a stream of original material.
The rest of the tunes, penned by James, reflect the same inventiveness and musical fluency that persuaded Quincy Jones to become his mentor and champion back in 1963. His expressiveness through both writing and performance permeates the rocking minor-key blues of “Bulgogi,” the definitive cool jazz of “Topside, ” the funk strut of “Submarine, ” the whispered beauty of “Promenade, ” the turbulent, more complex yet supremely listenable “Mojito Ride” and every other moment on Espresso.
“Submarine” the first single to be released, is a great example of James’ classic sound paying tribute to 1974’s “Nautilus”, while perfectly blending in the fresh, complex and rich textures of Espresso

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Al Di Meola Receives Honorary Doctorate at Berklee’s campus in Valencia
Berklee Provost Larry Simpson presented an honorary doctor of music degree today to legendary jazz, fusion, and world music guitarist, composer, bandleader, and producer Al Di Meola during the commencement ceremony for the master’s degree programs at Berklee’s campus in Valencia, Spain. Di Meola also performed as a special guest at the commencement concert at the City of Arts and Sciences on Saturday, which drew thousands of attendees.
Over a career that has spanned more than four decades, Di Meola has recorded more than 30 solo albums, including Land of the Midnight Sun, his 1976 debut; Elegant Gypsy, which hit the Top 5 on Billboard’s jazz albums chart in 1977; and 1978’s Casino. He has also appeared as a guest artist on over 50 recordings. At 19, after attending Berklee, Di Meola joined Chick Corea’s pioneering jazz fusion group Return to Forever. He recorded three albums with them, hitting the Top 40 on Billboard’s pop albums chart. He later collaborated with John McLaughlin and Paco de Lucía. The guitar trio’s live album Friday Night in San Francisco sold 7 million copies.
“Collaborations with other players outside of your realm can ignite a new frontier, ” Di Meola advised the graduates, reflecting on his time with Return to Forever and recording with de Lucía at Electric Lady Studios. He also shared his experience with tango master Astor Piazzolla. “Getting to know him as a friend began a very important chapter of my life as a composer. It was the introduction to his music that I sensed had the right ingredients to touch the heart, and at the same time challenge me intellectually as a player, and a listener. That was, still is, my goal and what I set out to do.”
“As much as music lessons were very important at the beginning, so were the vast amount of concerts and every music category I was fortunate enough to choose from, having had the proximity to New York City during the early seventies. For me, it was the value of being able to express deeper emotions with an instrument than with words. What would life be without music, as well as all the other forms of artistic expression, I often ponder.”
To the graduates, he added, “I commend all of your dedication and the hard work you have spent during your school years, and I can imagine that many of you will go way beyond your comfort zone. In the process you will quite naturally mature as a musician.”
One of the inventors of jazz-rock fusion, Di Meola also explored Mediterranean cultures and acoustic genres like flamenco, getting closer to world music and modern Latin styles, while further expanding his horizons with the electronic side of jazz. The guitar legend has begun a new chapter in his prolific career with the release of his latest album Opus.
At the commencement ceremony, 131 graduates from more than 30 nations received master of music degrees in music production, technology, and innovation; scoring for film, television, and video games; and contemporary performance with a concentration in production; or master of arts degrees in global entertainment and music business.
“You are at the vanguard of contemporary music education, and each one of you has developed a skill set, ” said Simpson, addressing the graduates. “Some of you may be feeling a bit headstrong; some of you might not be quite sure what’s next. Life awaits you and you will have to make choices…Congratulations on your achievement today, we await the magic that you will create.”
Berklee’s honorary doctorate recipients are recognized for their achievements and influences in music, and for their enduring contributions to American and international culture. Past recipients include Duke Ellington (the first, in 1971), Aretha Franklin, Dizzy Gillespie, Quincy Jones, Smokey Robinson, Steven Tyler, Loretta Lynn, Juan Luis Guerra, Annie Lennox, Paco de Lucia, Carole King, Willie Nelson, George Clinton, Rita Moreno, Lionel Richie, and A. R. Rahman. Honorary doctorates have previously been awarded at the Valencia campus to Eddie Gómez (2013), Plácido Domingo (2014), Emilio Aragón (2016) and John McLaughlin (2017).

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Here’s an optional extra Quote of the Week

New Orleans is the only place I know of where you ask a little kid what he wants to be and instead of saying “I want to be a policeman,” or “I want to be a fireman,” he says, I want to be a musician. Alan Jaffe

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BIRTHDAYS OF THE WEEK – 13 to 20 July

13 July

Albert Ayler – Tenor Sax, b.1936 d.1970, Cleveland, OH

Michel DeVillers – Baritone Sax, b.1926 d.1992, Villeneuve-Sur-Lot, France

Earl Grubbs – Tenor Sax, b.1942, Philadelphia, PA

Johnny Hartman

Johnny Hartman – Vocal, b.1923 d.1983, Chicago, IL

Pedro Iturralde – Saxophone, b.1929, Falces, Spain

George Lewis – Clarinet, b.1900 d.1968, New Orleans, LA

Erik Parker – Trumpet, b.1918, Arhus, Denmark

Gyorgy Szabados – Piano/Composer, b.1939, Budapest, Hungary

Leroy Vinnegar – Bass, b.1928 d.1999, Indianapolis, IN

Bengt-Arne Wallin – Trumpet, b.1926, Linkoping, Sweden

14 July

Tony Archer – Bass, b.1939, London, England

Doug Carn – Organ, b.1948, New York, NY

Alan Dawson – Drums, b.1929 d.1996, Marietta, PA

Billy Kyle – Piano, b.1914 d.1966, Philadelphia, PA

George Lewis – Trombone, b.1952, Chicago, IL

Sabu Martinez – Percussion, b.1930 d.1979, New York, NY

Kenny Napper – Bass, b.1933, London, England

Claude Trenier – Vocal, b.1919 d.2003, Mobile, AL

“Rubberlegs” Williams – Vocal/Dancer, b.1907 d.1962, Atlanta, GA

15 July

Sadik Hakim – Piano, b.1919 d.1983, Duluth, MN

Joe Harriott – Alto Sax, b.1928 d.1973, Kingston, Jamaica

Philly Joe Jones – Drums, b.1923 d.1985, Philadelphia, PA

16 July

Vocalist Andrea Vicari

Dee Bell – Vocalist b. July 16 1950

Teddy Buckner – Trumpet, b.1909 d.1994, Sherman, TX

John Chilton
- Trumpet/Writer, b.1932, London, England

Ralph Escudero – Bass, b.1898 d.1970, Manati, Puerto Rico

Eddie Farley
- Trumpet/Vocal, b.1904, Newark, NJ

Nat Pierce
- Piano, b.1925 d.1992, Somerville, MA

Bobby Previte – Drums, b.1957, Niagara Falls, NY

Bola Sete – Guitar, b.1923 d.1987, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Cal Tjader
- Vibes, b.1925 d.1982, St.Louis, MO

Rene Utreger – Piano, b.1934, Paris, France

Andrea Vicari – Piano, b.1965, Miami, FL

Annie Whitehead – Trombone/Vocal, b.1955, Oldham, England

Ray Copeland – trumpet player and teacherb.17 July 1926, Norfolk, Virginia, United Statesd.18 May 1984, Sunderland, Massachusetts, United States

17 July

Danny Bank – Baritone Sax, b.1922, New York, NY

George Barnes – Guitar, b.1921 d.1977, Chicago Heights, IL

Nick Brignola – Baritone Sax, b.1936 d.2002, Troy, NY

Fud Candrix – Tenor Sax, b.1908 d.1974, Tongeren, Belgium

Ray Copeland – Trumpet, b.1926 d.1984, Norfolk, VA

Eddie Doughert – Drums, b.1915, New York, NY

Margie Evans – Vocal, b.1941, Shreveport, LA

Earl Lavon “Chico” Freeman – Tenor saxophonist and trumpeter b. 1949 Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

Vince Guaraldi – Piano, b.1928 d.1976, San Francisco, CA

Abe Laboriel – Bass, b.1947, Mexico City, Mexico

Jerry Lloyd – Trumpet, b.1920, New York, NY

Wilfred Middlebrooks – Bass, b.1933, Chattanooga, TN

Joe Morello – Drums, b.1928, Springfield, MA

Sonny Morgan – Percussion, b.1936, Philadelphia, PA

Mary Osborne – Guitar, b.1921 d.1992, Minot, ND

Benjamin “Ben” Alexander Riley Jr. – Drums b. 1933 d. November 18, 2017, Savannah, GA

Jack Washington – Baritone Sax, b.1910 d.1964, Kansas City, KS

18 July

Brian Auger – Organ, b.1939, London, England

Mtutuzeli Dudu Pukwana

Don Bagley – Bass, b.1927, Salt Lake City, UT

Joe Comfort – Bass, b.1917 d.1988, Alcorn, MS

Wilton Crawley – Clarinet, b.1900 d.1948, Smithfield, VA

Carl Fontana – Trombone, b.1928 d.2003, Monroe, LA

Richie Landrum – Percussion, b.1939, New York, NY

Charlie LaVere Piano, b.1910 d.1983, Salina, KS

Buschi (Johannes) Niebergall – Bass, b.1938, Marburg, Germany

Mtutuzeli Dudu Pukwana – Alto Sax, Pianist, and Composer, b.1938 Port Elizabeth d. 30-June-1990, Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Roger Sellars – Drums, b.1939, Melbourne, Australia

Speed Webb – Drums/Leader, b.1906, Peru, IN

19 July

Bobby Bradford – Cornet, b.1934, Cleveland, MS

Buster Bailey – Clarinet, b.1902 d.1967, Memphis, TN

Carmell Jones – Trumpet, b.1936 d.1996, Kansas City, MO

Charlie Teagarden – Trumpet, 1913 d.1984, Jack’s brother, Vernon, TX

Cliff Jackson – Piano, b.1902 d.1970, Culpepper, VA

Phil Upchurch

David Allyn – Vocal, b.1923, Hartford, CT

Dick Collins – Trumpet, b.1924, Seattle, WA

Didier Levallet – Bass, b.1944, Arcy-sur-Cure, France

Eddie Brunner – Tenor Sax, b.1912 d.1960, Zurich, Switzerland

Ernie Shepard – Bass, b.1916 d.1965, Beaumont, TX

Kenny Graham – Alto Sax, b.1924, London, England

Phil Upchurch – Guitar, b.1941, Chicago, IL

Alan Warren Haig – jazz pianist, best known as one of the pioneers of bebop b.19 July 1922, Newark, New Jersey, United Statesd,16 November 1982, New York City, New York, United States

20 July

Adrian Tilbrook – Drums, b.1948, Durham, England

Arnold Fishkin – Bass, b.1919 d.1999, Bayonne, NJ

Bill Dillard – Trumpet, b.1911 d.1995, Philadelphia, PA

Charles Tyler – Baritone Sax, b.1941, Cadiz, KY

Ernie Wilkins – Saxophonist, Composer/Arranger, b.1922 d.1999, Reeds, St. Louis, MO

Karel Krautgartner

Joachim-Ernst Berendt – Producer/Critic, b.1922, Berlin, Germany

John Almond – Saxophone, b.1946, Enfield, England

Karel Krautgartner – Clarinet, b.1922 d.1982, Mikulov, Czechoslovakia

Peter Ind – Bass, b.1928, Uxbridge, England

Teddy Kleindin – Clarinet, b.1914, Berlin, Germany

James “Plunky” Branch – Saxophone, Composer, music and film producer, b. 1947, USA

Sally Ann Howes -English actress and singer, b.1930

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AN OPTIONAL EXTRA QUOTE FOR THE WEEK

“Writing is a question of finding a certain rhythm. I compare it to the rhythms of jazz. Much of the time life is a sort of rhythmic progression of three characters. If one tells oneself that life is like that, one feels it less arbitrary.”  Francoise Sagan (1935-2004) French playwright, novelist and screenwriter.

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MR Project – Journey (2018)

Mike Rossi’s MRP Album Cover Journey

I’ve known Mike Rossi for quite a number of years now and have played and reviewed his albums over those years. When I received this album and gave a quick run through scan of the all of tracks I knew there was something special about what I was hearing. I decided to can what I had planned and set about without delay, to listen carefully to the entire album with all attention. I listened to the over the next four or so hours and the called Mike to come over for an interview during my show. We arranged a time and the day; I the intervening period I listened to the album back to a number of more times and again was not disappointed. We did the interview and had a great time in the studio chatting.

This is one of the best albums releases this year to my way of thinking, and is intensely personal for Mike, with each track holding a very special place in Mr Rossi’s heart. I believe it reflects a very personal voyage that has brought him this point in his chosen profession. It is like everything has come together, you know, right time and right place with the apposite people to create an enormously beautiful work that will stand the test of time, which is somewhat special and a must have for real jazz lovers.

Track and player listing;

  1. Got a Match?(For Chick Corea) with Marco Maritz, William Haubrich, Andrew Ford, Wesley Rustin and Kevin Gibson. Mike Rossi, tenor sax.
  2. Big Sax(for Rampone & Cazzani) w/ Marco Maritz, William Haubrich, Andrew Ford, Wesley Rustin and Kevin Gibson. M. Rossi, altello sax.
  3. Ciao Roma, Don’t say Lazio!(For Susanna Stivali) w/ Andrew Ford, Wesley Rustin and Kevin Gibson. M. Rossi alto flute & tenor sax.
  4. Star Dust(For Mom; Janet Christina Sansonetti Rossi); with Andrew Ford. M. Rossi, alto sax.
  5. KwaZulu Zam Sam(For Kwazulu-Natal) w/ Marco Maritz, William Haubrich, Andrew Ford, Wesley Rustin and Kevin Gibson. M. Rossi alto sax.
  6. Alpe Camasca, Italy(For Maria Rita Zolla) w/ Marco Maritz, William Haubrich, Andrew Ford, Wesley Rustin and Kevin Gibson. M. Rossi, clarinet, tenor & soprano sax.
  7. Greasy Pan Blues(For those unexpected “food” moments) w/ Marco Maritz, William Haubrich, Andrew Ford, Wesley Rustin and Kevin Gibson. M. Rossi sax.
  8. Land of Make Believe(For Chuck Mangione) w/ Andrew Ford, Wesley Rustin and Kevin Gibson. M. Rossi, flute, alto flute, piccolo.
  9. Shiny Stockings(For Count Basie) w/ Andrew Ford, Wesley Rustin and Kevin Gibson. M. Rossi clarinet.
  • Cucciulitti-Snails of Fermo(fFor Umberto & Maria Bufalini) w/ William Haubrich, Andrew Ford, Wesley Rustin and Kevin Gibson. M. Rossi baritone sax.
  • Hilda(For friends in Norway & “Hildas” everywhere); w/ Andrew Ford. M. Rossi soprano sax.
  • Mra (For South Africa & Diane Rossi) w/ Marco Maritz, William Haubrich, Andrew Ford, Wesley Rustin and Kevin Gibson. M. Rossi tenor sax.

    Mike Rossi

Each track is a bona fide gem and tells the story in a way which even I can understand. As can be seen the musicians featured through this journey have worked with Mike for years and they show the respect they have for him through their playing. Thank you for sharing those personal moments from your life and passion with me as a listener and jazz lover it is truly appreciated. This album is going to take a lot to beat, and BTW I love the album cover, but Mike I don’t envy you the next time you head into the studio.

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Jazz Rendezvous Blog Supreme

All Jazz Radio’s Eric Alan’s musings, ranting’s and mutterings about some tittle-tattle, chit-chatter of this, that and the next thing and maybe some other interesting blather about the World of Jazz, Blues, Latin and World Jazz.

Friday 06thJuly 2018

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Sadly I have had to unpin yesterday’s notification, though we are really very happy and honoured about being nominated in The Best Radio Station Playing Jazz Category of the 2nd Mzantzi Jazz Awards 2018 (https://www.facebook.com/ZaJAzzAwards/). We have had a number of All Jazz Radio Fans, Listeners, Friends and Followers, notifying us that they are experiencing problems with their SMS voting system. The unique code BR2 and number 40439 for voting for AJR is not working, an error message is returned to the sender, and returns an error stating that the message is not formatted correctly. There are other problems with their website as well which I have also notified the powers that be about and am awaiting their reply. As soon as they have sorted the problem out I will once again post all the details, watch this space.

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Quote of the Week or maybe a few extra for luck

If I am playing any music at all it is jazz music. Ginger Baker

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Nog (Another) A Quote

I wanted to keep pushing the musical ideas I had about jazz, music from Africa and the Caribbean. Taj Mahal

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The Klutz In The Kitchen’s Recipe of the Week

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This is a favourite of mine because it’s very quick ‘n easy to make.

Cheesy Potato & Tuna Bake

Cheesy Potato & Tuna Bake

Recipe by Knorr

Serves 4-6 depending on how hungry one is

Prep time 10 minutes

Cook time 20 minutes

Stuff to make it

450 ml Milk

1 x Knorr Creamy Garlic and Herb Potato Bake

1 Pinch Aromat

2 Tomatoes, sliced

4 Potatoes, washed, peeled and thinly sliced

2 Cans of Tuna

1 Cup grated Cheddar cheese

1 small punnet of tiny whole button mushrooms (optional)

How to make it

Preheat oven to 180°C.

Slice and panfry the mushrooms and chopped garlic in a nob of real butter until soft, season with a touch of garlic salt and pepper

Arrange half the sliced potatoes in a greased, ovenproof dish.

Open the tins of tuna and drain the liquid.

Spread the mushrooms and tuna evenly over the first layer of potatoes and top with layers of sliced tomatoes and the remaining potato.

Season with Aromat and pepper

Mix the sachet contents with a little milk to make a paste and stir in the remaining milk.

Pour over the potatoes, sprinkle with cheese and bake at 180°C for 1 hour until the potatoes are soft and the cheese is golden brown.

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Here’s an optional extra Quote of the Week

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We don’t live in a jazz world, unfortunately. I think if I had lived in a jazz world, I would have done OK. I’m not sure I would have done great. I’m a lover of jazz music, so I would have been happy, don’t get me wrong. I go to jazz concerts like the biggest jazz fan in world. The drag is that I don’t play jazz for a living. George Benson

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Wingerd Griep en Ander Stories (Vineyard Flu and Other Stories) sometime known as The Wrath of Grape-Beverage Cocktail ‘n Drinks Recipe of the Week

Here’s a real winter warmer that, me thinks few would pass up on any chilly winters evening, but beware the tail which could have one wagging the dog neh! We decided to exchange the wine requirement from Cabernet to Pinotage so, go ahead enjoy the treat.

Mulled Wine Hot Chocolate collage

Mulled Wine Hot Chocolate

Recipe from Gourmand and Gourmet

Yes, you read that right. Sit down, breath and above all, remain calm. You’re going to need a steady hand to put this bad boy together. So read on and get ready to taste the greatest winter drink that has ever existed. Or if the whole DIY aspect seems a bit hard, head to the Valley’s Waterloo Hotel and treat yo’self.

Bits and pieces to concoct It

5 x pods cardamom (cracked)

4 x star anise

2 x cinnamon sticks

500g 70% dark chocolate

Pinch of cayenne pepper

1 x bottle of good Pinotage

1 x cup of milk

Marshmallows

Procedures to rustle it up

Melt chocolate over double boiler. Add a pinch of cayenne pepper

In a separate pot warm milk

Once chocolate is melted, add to milk and whisk until smooth

In a separate pot heat wine until simmering, do not boil

Crack cardamom and add to wine, add cinnamon and star anise. Simmer for 10 minutes

Combine milk and wine mixtures, stirring gently

Remove cardamom and star anise from mixture before serving in mugs

Serve with toasted marshmallows

We’ve mulled over this recipe for too long and now we can finally share it with you!

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Jazz, Blues, Latin and World Jazz News from the Global Village

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The Kronendal Music Academy of Hout Bay’s jazz band, still needs help,

PLEASE HELP! The KMA Jazz Band is still R300k short for the tour to the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues festival and we leave in 2 weeks. Government funding has not been forthcoming. Flights bought and accommodation arranged, 4 performances in Edinburgh and London confirmed… we won’t let these kids down!
YOU CAN HELP by introducing us to corporates and businesses who want their logo sported on our branded materials.. or by making a donation to our Back-a-buddy campaign today… every cent counts.

https://www.backabuddy.co.za/champion/project/kma-jazz-band-edinburgh-blues-jazz-festi

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^JazzWeek Summit 2018 August 9-10, 2018 Hotel De Anza, San Jose – California Creating Jazz Radio Success in the Digital Era

Media is in a constant and accelerating state of disruption, as digital content changes the way we produce, distribute and consume entertainment and information.

Jazz radio, artists, promoters, and labels can either be left behind or they can acknowledge the changing landscape … and even take advantage of it!

The 2018 JazzWeek Summit will be tightly focused on creating success in this digital era.

To set the stage for our presentations and panels, JazzWeek is sponsoring detailed surveys and research during the spring and early summer of 2018 to gather economic, artistic, and technological data from radio and the recording industry to provide the basis for this year’s panels and to help us determine our next steps.

Our goals for this year’s Summit are to understand where we are now, take stock of the challenges we face, and to chart a course forward.

Attendance is strictly limited to a maximum of 80 people, so register early to reserve your space!

https://jazzweeksummit.com

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Some may remember that Renee Lee performed at the Grahamstown Festival and the then Green Dolphin with Dave Young, Richard Ring and others some years ago.

Vocalist Ranee Lee

Here is a Q&A with Ranee who seeks to honour the ‘Dark Divas’ of jazz who inspired her.She also performed at the Montreal International Jazz Festival this year

Ranee Lee has been an integral part of the Canadian jazz scene since she arrived in Montreal in 1970 from her native Brooklyn, New York.

She was a multi-instrumentalist whose voice seemed to be her most proficient and mellifluous axe. Her albums on Montreal’s Justin Time label are considered classics.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/ranee-lee-jazz-1.4726821

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DownBeat has Announced Winners of the 2018 Int’l Critics Poll here is the complete list of winners listed below.

 

 

Jazz Artist: Vijay Iyer

Jazz Album: Cécile McLorin Salvant, Dreams And Daggers (Mack Avenue)

Hall of Fame: Benny Golson and Marian McPartland

Historical Album: Miles Davis & John Coltrane, The Final Tour: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 6 (Columbia/Legacy)

Jazz Group: Vijay Iyer Sextet

Big Band: Maria Schneider Orchestra

Trumpet: Ambrose Akinmusire

Trombone: Wycliffe Gordon

Soprano Saxophone: Jane Ira Bloom

Alto Saxophone: Rudresh Mahanthappa

Tenor Saxophone: Charles Lloyd

Baritone Saxophone: Gary Smulyan

Clarinet: Anat Cohen

Flute: Nicole Mitchell

Piano: Geri Allen (1957–2017)

Keyboard: Robert Glasper

Organ: Dr. Lonnie Smith

Guitar: Mary Halvorson

Bass: Christian McBride

Electric Bass: Steve Swallow

Violin: Regina Carter

Drums: Jack DeJohnette

Percussion: Hamid Drake

Vibraphone: Stefon Harris

Miscellaneous Instrument: Akua Dixon (cello)

Female Vocalist: Cécile McLorin Salvant

Male Vocalist: Kurt Elling

Composer: Muhal Richard Abrams (1930–2017)

Arranger: Maria Schneider

Record Label: ECM

Producer: Manfred Eicher

Blues Artist or Group: Bettye LaVette

Blues Album: Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’, TajMo (Concord)

Beyond Artist or Group: Kendrick Lamar

Beyond Album: Kendrick Lamar, Damn. (Interscope/Top Dawg Entertainment)

Rising Star Categories

Rising Star–Jazz Artist (TIE): Kris Davis and Julian Lage

Rising Star–Jazz Group: Nicole Mitchell’s Black Earth Ensemble

Rising Star–Big Band: John Beasley’s MONK’estra

Rising Star–Trumpet: Amir ElSaffar

Rising Star–Trombone: Jacob Garchik

Rising Star–Soprano Saxophone: Jimmy Greene

Rising Star–Alto Saxophone: Caroline Davis

Rising Star–Tenor Saxophone: Ingrid Laubrock

Rising Star–Baritone Saxophone: Alex Harding

Rising Star–Clarinet: Matana Roberts

Rising Star–Flute: Rhonda Larson

Rising Star–Piano: Orrin Evans

Rising Star–Keyboard: Elio Villafranca

Rising Star–Organ: Roberta Piket

Rising Star–Guitar: Jakob Bro

Rising Star–Bass: Thomas Morgan

Rising Star–Electric Bass: Mimi Jones

Rising Star–Violin: Scott Tixier

Rising Star–Drums: Johnathan Blake

Rising Star–Percussion: Satoshi Takeishi

Rising Star–Vibraphone: Behn Gillece

Rising Star–Miscellaneous Instrument: Tomeka Reid (cello)

Rising Star–Female Vocalist: Jazzmeia Horn

Rising Star–Male Vocalist: Jamison Ross

Rising Star–Composer: Tyshawn Sorey

Rising Star–Arranger: Amir ElSaffar

Rising Star–Producer: Flying Lotus

http://downbeat.com/news/detail/downbeat-announces-winners-of-2018-critics-poll

The August issue of DownBeat has features on numerous winning artists as well the complete results for each category, listing more than 1,200 artists who received votes in the Critics Poll. To subscribe to DownBeat, visit the website. DB

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sisgwenjazz Blog used with the permission of Gwen Ansell

Nicole Mitchell’s Downbeat award should bring her to South Africa

The Downbeat Critics Awards are out and South Africans can enjoy a slightly smug feeling. We heard the Vijay Iyer sextet before they scored that award for Far From Over, in March at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival. It was a joy – but I suppose it would be repetitive to ask that Iyer be invited back?

Read the whole newsletter at https://sisgwenjazz.wordpress.com

A wee bit about Sis Gwen

Gwen Ansell is a freelance writer, researcher and trainer. She writes about jazz (for this blog, The Conversation, the Financial Mail, M&G Friday and more) and reviews books – mainly science fiction & fantasy (these reviews have appeared in the Johannesburg Mail&Guardian and the Chimurenga Chronic, among others). As a Research Associate of the Gordon Institute of Business Science, she has researched and published on jazz and music policy in the creative and cultural industries sector. She trains journalists and academic and organisational writers, and consults on music industry policy, organisational communication and training policies as well as curriculum design.

A former Louis Armstrong Visiting Professor at the Center for Jazz Studies, Columbia University, she is the author of Soweto Blues: Jazz, Politics and Popular Music in South Africa and the textbook Introduction to Journalism,, as well as various book chapters and journal articles. Watch out for her chapter on jazz in Johannesburg in the forthcoming second volume of Sounds and the City.

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And finally here’s a spare Quote of the Week for good luck

Kenny Burrell that’s the sound I’m looking for. Jimi Hendrix

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The D.A.J.O (Darryl Andrews Jazz Orchestra) album Cape Town (2017)

D.A.J.O (Darryl Andrews Jazz Orchestra) Cape Town (2017) Album Cover

CD Review – By Eric Alan – The D.A.J.O (Darryl Andrews Jazz Orchestra) album Cape Town (2017)

I’ve really been fortunate throughout my broadcast career to meet and interact with so many great musicians from the entire global village, especially those from my own hometown and one such is Guitarist, Teacher, Conductor, Bandleader, Composer and Arranger Darryl Andrews. He is

closing in on retirement from the renowned South African College of Music, UCT’s Jazz Studies Program.

It is very pleasing to be able to write this review of his album, Cape Town by the D.A. Jazz Orchestra, whichhas finally been released. The most exciting aspect of this album is apart from a few of his own compositions it features the music of other equally well known Cape Town composers which include The Late Winston Mankunku Ngozi, The Late Errol Dyers, Professor Mike Campbell, Alvin Dyers and naturally Darryl Andrews too.

Bandleader Guitarist, Composer, Conductor, Producer and Teacher Darryl Andrews

The band includes some of his students and friends and in the woodwind section are alto-saxophone and clarinet players Justin Bellairs and Evan Froud, the tenor saxes are played by Zeke Le Grange and Sisonke Xonti, with baritone saxophonist Georgia Jones, The horn section comprises of: on trumpet and flugelhorn Lorenzo Blignaut and Marcelle Adams with Robin Fassie-Kok, and the trombonists includes Justin Sasman, Ryan van der Rheede, Kelly Bell and Ryan Kierman. The rhythm section includes pianist Andrew Ford with acoustic and electric bassist Stephen De Souza and drummer Lumanyno Unity Mzi.

The really heavy-duty work of conducting, composing, transcribing and arranging falling Darryl’s broad shoulders, whilst guest players include Prof Mike Campbell, and both of the Dyers brothers, as do vibraphonist Bronwen Clacherty and flautist Bridget Rene. Darryl is quoted as saying, “Jazz is always changing, and it evolves as we speak. We identified with it, being from oppressed people. Look what jazz was born out of, one of the greatest human atrocities – slavery.” This can be heard in countless composers works since the birth of jazz.

The album as a whole offers a new perspective to what an African Big Band when arranging and transcribing of the original works by Winston Mankunku Ngozi, Errol Dyers, Mike Campbell and Alvin Dyers. Giving a fresh new look at the iconic pieces chosen for the album. Darryl’s own compositions can certainly take pride of place alongside these classics many of which I’ve not heard before and again gives great pleasure to hear and know that his work will finally be heard by jazz lovers, specifically big band aficionados. More power to composing and recording more original material Mr Andrews don’t let us wait for your next offering too long, no matter the bands configuration.

I must add that I rate this album very highly. 4.8 Stars  out of 5 – This is an album that must be part of any self-respecting jazz lovers collection.

Track Listing

1 Khanya 6:20

2 Blue Natural 8:17

3 A Song For Bra Des Tutu 7:39

4 Hanepoot 4:21

5 Utopian Sunset 7:47

6 Sugar Shake 6:29

7 Imbodlomane 3:16

8 Wesley Street 4:06

9 Sermon 7:15

Please feel free to contact Darryl at either of the following; darryl.andrews@uct.ac.za or darryl.andrews@gmail.com  to get your own copy of this exciting album and when you email in your order be sure to ask him to autograph it for you.

The album is also available from iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/za/album/cape-town/1322945019 and a site I’m not too familiar and is a European based web site named Gobuz check it out at https://www.qobuz.com/ie-en/album/cape-town-darryl-andrews-jazz-orchestra/mjulev7phzkob

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Jazz Rendezvous A Blog Supreme

Saturday 30thJune 2018

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Please feel free to share this Blog Supreme with your Friends, Followers and Group members. Go to the All Jazz Radio websiteat http://www.alljazzradio.co.za/category/all-jazz-radio-blog/ajr-a-blog-supreme/

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A Quote of the Week

“Jazz stands for freedom. It’s supposed to be the voice of freedom: Get out there and improvise, and take chances, and don’t be a perfectionist – leave that to the classical musicians.” Dave Brubeck

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Jazz, Blues, Latin and World Jazz News from the Global Village

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Standard Bank National Youth Jazz Festival 2018 has kicked off and we look forward to an exciting festival. We are please that pianist, vocalist, composer, arranger and educator Amanda Tiffin has taken up the baton to lead The Standard Bank National Youth Jazz Band who will present a selection of the top young jazz musicians in the country between the ages of 19 and 25 years. Amanda is Head of Jazz Singing and Acting Head of Jazz Studies at the University of Cape Town. She performs regularly at national and international jazz festivals and will have five days in Grahamstown to prepare a programme that showcases the talent of today’s youth.

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Great tastes meet good taste at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City, in association with Jazz producer Joe Donofrio, have prepared a full-spectrum Jazz brunch at the hotel’s brand new Hard Rock Cafe for the Jazz brunch series.
Promoting both individual and communal expression, Jazz is a particularly American art form. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City, in association with Jazz producer Joe Donofrio, have prepared a full-spectrum Jazz brunch experience; where contemporary and classic Jazz will mingle with the sounds of culinary satisfaction at the hotel’s brand new Hard Rock Cafe for the Jazz brunch series serving from 11:00AM until 3:00PM every Sunday. The Hard Rock jazz brunch will combine delectable dining with world-class musicianship, delivering a marriage of fine food and stellar Jazz in the backdrop of an upscale and relaxed setting, specifically designed for the enjoyment of live music.
The series presents a global array of some of the best musicians in the jazz world:

  • Composer, arranger, producer and saxophonist Tom Scott, three-time GRAMMY winner and veteran of more than 500 recordings from Aerosmith to Barbra Streisand, appearing with the Howard Paul Quintet.
  • Classically-trained, GRAMMY-nominated, and official Steinway artist, Cuban pianist Elio Villafranca.
  • Multi-GRAMMY nominee pianist John Beasley, keyboardist for Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard and other jazz legends, and Music Director for International Jazz Day celebrations in Paris, Istanbul, Osaka, Washington DC, and Havana.
  • Composer-pianist Ayako Shirasaki, accompanied by composer, bassist, arranger, and bandleader Noriko Ueda, both from Japan, featuring Alejandro Aviles​, part of the GRAMMY-Award Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra (from Cuba).
  • GRAMMY-winning trumpeter Brian Lynch, who claimed the 2017 Trumpeter of the Year and Record of the Year Awards from the Jazz Journalists Association, appearing with the Alex Minasian Quartet.

Hard Rock Café Atlantic City Jazz Brunch Summer Schedule:
July 1: Tom Scott with the Howard Paul Quartet
July 8: Elio Villafranca Quartet
July 15: Alex Minasian Quartet featuring Brian Lynch
July 22: Nat Adderley, Jr. Quartet
July 29: Ayako Shirasaki and Noriko Ueda featuring Alejandro Aviles
August 5: Alex Brown and Victor Provost Quartet
August 12: John Beasley and Friends
August 19: Frank Vignola Quartet with John di Martino Quartet
August 26: Dave Stryker Band
September 2: Hendrik Meurkens and Harry Allen Quintet
September 9: Gabriela Anders Quartet
Through music appreciation and an imaginative environment, Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos deliver products for the varied aspects of life – work, play and personal sanctuary.

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Standard Bank Joy of Jazz celebrates 21 years

By Peter Feldman

Standard Bank Joy of Jazz celebrates its 21st edition with a diverse line-up of all-star talent.
T Musicman, promoters of the annual jazz event, last night announced a stellar line-up for the three nights of music, which takes place on September 27, 28, and 29 at the Sandton Convention Centre.
Five stages will be used where new masters to older jazz giants of music will treat jazz lovers to ground-breaking collaborations and tributes.
The festival kicks off with a megastar one night only set of performances featuring David Sanborn, the iconic American smooth jazz innovator and multi-Grammy award winning saxophonist and composer.
The festivities will then swing into action with a host of diverse performers that include American song-stylist, Cassandra Wilson and The Horn Summit who will honour the memory of Bra Hugh Masekela on the Dinaledi Stage. This musical outfit features such illustrious names as
Feya Faku, Khaya Mahlangu, Mthunzi Mvumbu, Barney Rachabane, Sydney Mavundla, Siphamandla Bhembe and Mandla Mlangeni.
More than 30 musicians representing five continents will be serving up powerhouse music.
A highlight will be the Louis Armstrong All-star band. It features the great trombonist, Wycliffe Gordon, tenor man, Roderick Pauli, trumpeter Nicholas Payton, bassist Reginald Veal, Courtney Bryan on piano, Herlin Riley on drums. Louis Armstrong was the American musical giant who has Bra Hugh his first trumpet.
Phenomenal pianist, Amina Figarova, who is based in Holland and New York, will lead two collaborative projects. First it will be with the Thaba Jabula School Choir, and then with the award-winning South African pianists, Kyle Shepherd and Bokani Dyer on the Dinaledi Stage.
American pianist, Diane Schuur, will share the stage with the reigning Standard Bank Young Artist of the Year for Jazz, Thandi Ntuli and the Standard Bank National Youth Jazz Band on the Diphala Stage.
Grammy nominated singer-songwriter, Buika is set to dazzle jozi jazz junkies with her unique brand of flamenco fusion. The Spanish songstress will perform on the Conga stage. American singer-songwriter, Bilal will lay his retro rooted brand of futuristic soul music on the Mbira Stage.
Continental Africa will get a nod at the Conga and Mbira Stages with acts such as the afro-beat sensation, Femi Koya (Nigeria), Kenya’s Nairobi Horns and the leading voices of Mozambican marrabenta music, Wazimbo and Banda Kakana. Also in the spotlight will be singer songwriter Mbuso Khoza and Zimbabwe’s, Oliver Mutukuzi who will hold the fort along with Gugu Shezi.
Peter Tladi, CEO of T Musicman, spoke about what it meant for him and his company to step into this 21-year milestone. “Twenty-one years ago we began our journey as a jazz festival with world class ambitions. It was a challenge. Today we have the security and confidence of two decades of living up to the promises we make annually to jazz lovers.”
Thulani Sibeko, Standard Bank’s Chief Marketing Officer, said they have a clear sense of the growth of the festival and what still needs to be achieved. “We, as the headline sponsor, are looking forward to providing unparalleled access to the best jazz music in the world through our expertly curated programme and line-up. We are also excited to be able to contribute to the development of our cultural economy. The jobs created annually by the festival, and the education and training opportunities for young people on and off the stage, are all part of one vision that underpins what we mean by Joy, in Standard Bank Joy of Jazz.”
The festival, she added, made a deep social and impact by improving the lives of many young people through training and other opportunities. “We are proud to continue to partner with T-Musicman on a brand that is so proudly African and showcases a wide range of our talent from across the continent, while at the same time welcoming international talent to our shores.”
Ticket Prices (as per on the website)
Opening night: R700 – Day passes: R795 – Week pass: R1 350
http://www.joyofjazz.co.za/home
Twitter: @petersdfeldman_
Facebook: Peter Selwyn David Feldman

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John Coltrane: Lost 1963 recording will be released as album

The full set of material will feature two original songs

A lost recording by saxophonist John Coltrane from 1963 titled Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album is to be released.

The record is a full set of material made by the John Coltrane Quartet one day at New Jersey’s Rudy Van Gelder Studio in March 1963; for years it was put away and lost.

Read the full story written by Ilana Kaplan of the Independent at

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/john-coltrane-both-directions-at-once-lost-album-jazz-saxophonist-recording-a8388681.html

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Nina Simone’s Childhood Home Named National Treasure

The National Trust for Historic Preservation will “seek new protections and evaluate preservation needs” for the North Carolina house by Braudie Blais-Billie Associate Staff Writer at Pitchfork read the full story at https://pitchfork.com/news/nina-simones-childhood-home-named-national-treasure/

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Quincy Jones honoured as Montreux Jazz Festival kicks off

MONTREUX, Switzerland Quincy Jones, the legendary American music producer, was honoured on Friday at the Montreux Jazz Festival, the annual event where he served as co-director in the 1990s and continues to be a regular feature. By Stephanie Nebehay of Reuters, read the full story on the Reuters website at https://www.reuters.com/article/us-music-jazz-montreux/quincy-jones-honored-as-montreux-jazz-festival-kicks-off-idUSKBN1JP2WM

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Gregory Porter On Channelling Nat King Cole: ‘Nat Got Me Through Some Moments’

Jazz singer Gregory Porter and NPR’s Audie Cornish at a live interview at NPR Headquarters in Washington, D.C. Check out the interview at

https://www.npr.org/2018/06/29/624269929/gregory-porter-on-channeling-nat-king-cole-nat-got-me-through-some moments?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=jazz

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CD Review – By Eric Alan

The D.A.J.O (Darryl Andrews Jazz Orchestra) album Cape Town released December 2017.

I’ve really been fortunate throughout my broadcast career to meet and interact with so many great musicians from the entire global village, especially those from my own hometown and one such is Guitarist, Teacher, Conductor, Bandleader, Composer and Arranger Darryl Andrews. He is closing in on retirement from the renowned South African College of Music,UCT’s Jazz Studies Program.

It is very pleaseing to be able to write this review of his album, Cape Town by the D.A. Jazz Orchestra which has finally been released. The most exciting aspect of this album is apart from a few of his own compositions it features the music of other equally well known Cape Town composers which include The Late Winston Mankunku Ngozi, The Late Errol Dyers, Professor Mike Campbell and Alvin Dyers.

The band includes some of his students and friends and in the woodwind section are alto-saxophone and clarinet players Justin Bellairs and Evan Froud, the tenor saxs are played by Zeke Le Grange and Sisonke Xonti, with bariti saxophonist Georgia Jones, The horn section comprises of: on trumpet and flugelhorn Lorenzo Blignaut and Marcelle Adams with Robin Fassie-Kok, and the trombonists includes Justin Sasman, Ryan van der Rheede, Kelly Bell and Ryan Kierman. The rhythm section includes pianist Andrew Ford with acoustic and electric bassist Stephen De Souza and drummer Lumanyno Unity Mzi.

The really heavy-duty work of conducting, composing, transcribing and arranging falling Darryl’s broad shoulders, whilst guest players include Prof Mike Campbell, and both of the Dyers brothers, as do vibraphonist Bronwen Clacherty and flautist Bridget Rene. Darryl is quoted as saying, “Jazz is always changing, and it evolves as we speak. We identified with it, being from oppressed people. Look what jazz was born out of, one of the greatest human atrocities – slavery.” This can be heard in countless composers works since the birth of jazz.

The album as a whole offers a new perspective to what an African Big Band when arranging and transcribing of the original works by Winston Mankunku Ngozi, Errol Dyers, Mike Campbell and Alvin Dyers. Giving a fresh new look at the iconic pieces chosen for the album. Darryl’s own compositions can certainly take pride of place alongside these classics many of which I’ve not heard before and again gives great pleasure to hear and know that his work will finally be heard by jazz lovers, specifically big band aficionados. More power to composing and recording more original material Mr Andrews don’t let us wait for your next offering too long, no matter the bands confiuration.

I must add that I rate this album very highly. 4.8 Stars – This is an album that must be part of any selfrespecting jazz lovers collection.

Track Listing

1 Khanya 6:20

2 Blue Natural 8:17

3 A Song For Bra Des Tutu 7:39

4 Hanepoot 4:21

5 Utopian Sunset 7:47

6 Sugar Shake 6:29

7 Imbodlomane 3:16

8 Wesley Street 4:06

9 Sermon 7:15

Please feel free to contact Darryl at either of the following; darryl.andrews@uct.ac.za or darryl.andrews@gmail.com to get your own copy of this exciting album and when you email in your order be sure to ask him to autograph it for you.

The album is also available from iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/za/album/cape-town/1322945019 and a site I’m not too familiar and is a European based web site named Gobuz check it out at https://www.qobuz.com/ie-en/album/cape-town-darryl-andrews-jazz-orchestra/mjulev7phzkob

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Another Quote of the Week

“Jazz is smooth and cool. Jazz is rage. Jazz flows like water. Jazz never seems to begin or end. Jazz isn’t methodical, but jazz isn’t messy either. Jazz is a conversation, a give and take. Jazz is the connection and communication between musicians. Jazz is abandon.” Nat Wolff

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The Klutz In The Kitchen’s Recipe of the Week n’ Foodie, Grub n’ Cooking News, Interviews & Reviews, maybe some Cocktail ‘n Drinks Recipes and New Stuff as well – 30thJune 2018

As we write in the background we listen to The D.A.J.O (Darryl Andrews Jazz Orchestra) Cape Town released last year.

Another weekend of cold, wet weather, which we don’t mind at all because we need this horrific droughts back broken. What this further does is inspire some simple creativity in the kitchen, not so? Well, this has spurred our intrepid Klutz in the Kitchen to scratch is head and come up with yet another simple quick and easy winters day recipe found on the Interweb to share. As usual using all the shortcuts, resources and tricks the ‘web has to offer. This one has turned out to be one of my favourites and is an ideal winter warmer because we’ve included, wait for it a Pinotage Glühwein recipe to enjoy whilst satisfying the munchies.

Remember have fun in the kitchen; best of all surprise all who doubted you new kitchen confidence and skills,

Buon Appetito

The Klutz & Eric

Here are those recipes

Chicken and Mushroom Pot Pie served with Creamy Mash and Peas

Recipe by:From the Checkers website

Serves:4

Prep time:15

Cooking time:40

Stuff to make it

1 sheet ready-rolled puff pastry
2 cups roast chicken; cooked
1 medium-sized white onion
½ red pepper; diced
½ green pepper; diced

3 sprigs of thyme
1 tbsp. garlic; crushed
25 ml oil for frying
½ punnet white mushrooms; sliced
1 chicken stock pot

500 ml fresh cream
1 egg
Salt and pepper to taste
4 small round bowls

How to make it

Spray bowls with cooking spray, then shred the chicken, place in bowls and set aside, after that heat up oil and cook peppers, onion, thyme and garlic in a saucepan,  until soft.Add mushrooms and cook until soft once done add the cream and stir in the chicken stock pot.Cook until the cream thickens and add salt and pepper to taste.
Let it cool down slightly and remove thyme sprigs then pour cream mixture into prepared bowls and mix through the chicken. Cut out 4 squares and place over the bowls, brush with egg amd bake at 180 °C for 20 min. or until pastry is crisp and brown.

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As a Pinotage Vinoesta and Practised Glühwein Maker and Imbiber the Klutz and I can highly recommended this recipe, Enjoy, but be careful there are side effects. It is suggested the one has a designated drive when using this recipe.

Pinotage Glühwein

Stuff to make it

750ml 
Bottle of Pinotage

60ml 
sugar

15ml Brandy

1 Large 
orange

2 Pieces whole cinnamon

3 whole cloves

A pinch of ground allspice

A pinch of ground mace

How to make it

Slowly heat the red wine, sugar, cinnamon, cloves, allspice and mace in a saucepan, stirring until the sugar has dissolved

Add the brandy and heat to just below boiling point

Using a vegetable peeler cut strips of orange rind and squeeze out the orange

Add the orange rind and juice to the hot wine mixture

Stand for about an hour over very low heat to allow the flavours to develop

Remove the spices and pour the glühwein into a flask. Serve warm

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One Final Quote of the Week

“It’s not exclusive, but inclusive, which is the whole spirit of jazz.” Herbie Hancock
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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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Quote of the Week or maybe a few extra for luck

If I am playing any music at all it is jazz music. Ginger Baker
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CD ReviewBrian Charette Groovin’ With Big G

Review by DAN BILAWSKY of All About Jazz Website July 4, 2018
Groovin’ With Big G was destined to come about. When a young Brian Charette was cutting his teeth on jazz piano gigs in his home state of Connecticut in the early ’90s, he wound up working dates with drummer George Coleman Jr. The two struck up a friendship, and Coleman’s encouragement helped Charette make the leap to New York a few years later. Coleman even let the budding pianist crash in his rehearsal studio for a spell.

Read the full review on All About Jazz

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Another Quote

I wanted to keep pushing the musical ideas I had about jazz, music from Africa and the Caribbean. Taj Mahal

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The Klutz In The Kitchen’s Recipes of the Week

This is a favourite of mine because it’s very quick ‘n easy to make

Cheesy Potato & Tuna Bake

Recipe by Knorr

Serves 4-6 depending on how hungry one is

Prep time 10 minutes

Cook time 20 minutes

Stuff to make it

450 ml Milk

1 x Knorr Creamy Garlic and Herb Potato Bake

1 Pinch Aromat

2 Tomatoes, sliced

4 Potatoes, washed, peeled and thinly sliced

2 Cans of Tuna

1 Cup grated Cheddar cheese

1 small punnet of tiny whole button mushrooms (optional)

How to make it

Preheat oven to 180°C.

Slice and panfry the mushrooms and chopped garlic in a nob of real butter until soft, season with a touch of garlic salt and pepper

Arrange half the sliced potatoes in a greased, ovenproof dish.

Open the tins of tuna and drain the liquid.

Spread the mushrooms and tuna evenly over the first layer of potatoes and top with layers of sliced tomatoes and the remaining potato.

Season with Aromat and pepper

Mix the sachet contents with a little milk to make a paste and stir in the remaining milk.

Pour over the potatoes, sprinkle with cheese and bake at 180°C for 1 hour until the potatoes are soft and the cheese is golden brown.

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Here’s an optional extra Quote of the Week

We don’t live in a jazz world, unfortunately. I think if I had lived in a jazz world, I would have done OK. I’m not sure I would have done great. I’m a lover of jazz music, so I would have been happy, don’t get me wrong. I go to jazz concerts like the biggest jazz fan in world. The drag is that I don’t play jazz for a living. George Benson

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Wingerd Griep en Ander Stories (Vineyard Flu and Other Stories) sometime known as The Wrath of Grape-Beverage Cocktail ‘n Drinks Recipe of the Week

Here’s a real winter warmer that, me thinks few would pass up on any chilly winters evening, but beware the tail which could have one wagging the dog neh! We decided to exchange the wine requirement from Cabernet to Pinotage so, go ahead enjoy the treat. J

Mulled Wine Hot Chocolate

Recipe from Gourmand & Gourmet

Yes, you read that right. Sit down, breath and above all, remain calm. You’re going to need a steady hand to put this bad boy together. So read on and get ready to taste the greatest winter drink that has ever existed. Or if the whole DIY aspect seems a bit hard, head to the Valley’s Waterloo Hotel and treat yo’self.

Bits and pieces to concoct It

5 x pods cardamom (cracked)

4 x star anise

2 x cinnamon sticks

500g 70%dark chocolate

Pinch of cayenne pepper

1 x bottle of Pinotage

1 x cup of milk

Marshmallows

Procedures to rustle it up

Melt chocolate over double boiler. Add a pinch of cayenne pepper

In a separate pot warm milk

Once chocolate is melted, add to milk and whisk until smooth

In a separate pot heat wine until simmering, do not boil

Crack cardamom and add to wine, add cinnamon and star anise. Simmer for 10 minutes

Combine milk and wine mixtures, stirring gently

Remove cardamom and star anise from mixture before serving in mugs

Serve with toasted marshmallows

We’ve mulled over this recipe for too long and now we can finally share it with you!

http://www.gourmandandgourmet.com.au/

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Jazz, Blues, Latin and World Jazz News from the Global Village

  • The Kronendal Music Academy of Hout Bay’s jazz band, still needs help,

PLEASE HELP! The KMA Jazz Band is still R300k short for the tour to the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues festival and we leave in 2 weeks. Government funding has not been forthcoming. Flights bought and accommodation arranged, 4 performances in Edinburgh and London confirmed… we won’t let these kids down!
YOU CAN HELP by introducing us to corporates and businesses who want their logo sported on our branded materials.. or by making a donation to our Back-a-buddy campaign today… every cent counts.

The KMA Big Band Funding Apeal to Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival

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  • JazzWeek Summit 2018 August 9-10, 2018 Hotel De Anza, San Jose – California Creating Jazz Radio Success in the Digital Era

Media is in a constant and accelerating state of disruption, as digital content changes the way we produce, distribute and consume entertainment and information.

Jazz radio, artists, promoters, and labels can either be left behind or they can acknowledge the changing landscape … and even take advantage of it!

The 2018 JazzWeek Summit will be tightly focused on creating success in this digital era.

To set the stage for our presentations and panels, JazzWeek is sponsoring detailed surveys and research during the spring and early summer of 2018 to gather economic, artistic, and technological data from radio and the recording industry to provide the basis for this year’s panels and to help us determine our next steps.

Our goals for this year’s Summit are to understand where we are now, take stock of the challenges we face, and to chart a course forward.

Attendance is strictly limited to a maximum of 80 people, so register earlyto reserve your space!

Find out more about the Jazz Week Summit 2018

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Some may remember that Renee Lee performed at the Grahamstown Festival and the then Green Dolphin with Dave Young, Richard Ring and others some years ago.

Here is a Q&A with Ranee who seeks to honour the ‘Dark Divas’ of jazz who inspired her.She also performed at the Montreal International Jazz Festival this year

Ranee Lee has been an integral part of the Canadian jazz scene since she arrived in Montreal in 1970 from her native Brooklyn, New York.

She was a multi-instrumentalist whose voice seemed to be her most proficient and mellifluous axe. Her albums on Montreal’s Justin Time label are considered classics.

Read the full story on the CBC page

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Must Attend Performance Guide

 

 

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Jazz, Blues, Latin and World Jazz News from the Global Village

Must Attend Performance Guide

And finally a spare Quote of the Week for good luck

Kenny Burrell that’s the sound I’m looking for. Jimi Hendrix

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We are mobile, so you can take us with you wherever you may go and enjoy the best Jazz, Blues, Latin and World Jazz music from the South Africa, Africa and the rest of the Global Village any day, all day.

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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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THE QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“This is what really makes real jazz musicians: people coming out with their own voice.” Roscoe Mitchell

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DON’T MISS THIS SUNDAY’S PERFORMANCE AT THE OLYMPIA Café Kalk Bay

Guy Buttery with Kanada Narahari on the sitar, this Sunday at the Olympia

With a meeting of two very distinct creative minds united by their mutual curiosity in each other’s diverse musical worlds, Guy Buttery and Kanada Narahari bring India even closer to its well established home in South Africa. In production for over 6 months, the fusing of music from both of these rich and varied musical backgrounds is rooted in Guy and Kanada’s progressive exploration of these worlds, bridging the gap, as well as re-imagining the realms existing between Africa and India. These two virtuosi’s will be bringing this collaboration to Cape Town for the first time with concerts in the city centre as well in the outlying regions and on the Peninsula.

Bakery Tickets Slow Life presents Guy Buttery and Kanada Narahari at the Bakery To listen click here

Contact Paul Kanhanovitz of Slow Life South Africafor more info. Check out their twitter page at Love Slow Life

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NOT ABLE TO DO THE SHOW ON THURSDAY

Sadly I’m not able to go Live to do Thursday’s Jazz Rendezvous Radio Pinotage, Coffee & Stockvel show between the hours of 14:00 and 18:00 Central African Time (C.A.T.) I will carry the artist and album list over for Saturdays show, due to circumstances beyond my control. Please would you check out the posted list of artist with their album titles listed below, choose 48 artist names you’d like me to play during Saturdays Jazz Rendezvous Radio Pinotage, Coffee & Stockvel show between the hours of 14:00 and 18:00 Central African Time (C.A.T.). There are 120 names for one to choose from, and due to the small number of South African jazz releases monthly, I have included, randomly chosen SAFRO artists and albums from various years. The list is also made upmostly of January 2018’s new releases in aphetically order, please remember though you may never have of some on the list fear not and enjoy the journey of discovery, most of all have fun making your choices. Let me know those choices on our social media pages or by email info@alljzzradio.co.zaPlease note: that I will be disregarding any and all lists that are less than the minimum number of 48 artists. Please include your full name, where you are from and reside as well as your contact number. I’m looking very much forward to see what you come up with.

THE LIST

Aaron Aranita Segunda Vista (2018)
Acute Inflections The Brave (2018)
Adam Glasser Free At First (2009)
Adam Shulman Sextet Full Tilt (2018)
Alberto Pibiri Jazz Legacy (2018)
Alexandra Jackson Legacy & Alchemy EP (2018)
Alfredo Rodriguez The Little Dream (2018)
Allen Kwela, Sandile Shange & Evan Ziporyn ‎Sunday Blues Transcription (1984)
Andrew Distel It Only Takes Time (2018)
Aphex Twin I Care Because You Do (1995)
As Is (Alan Schulman & Stacey Schulman) Here’s to Life (2018)
Ben Paterson That Old Feeling One Sheet.pdf
Benji Kaplan Chorando Sete Cores (2018)
Black Gardenia Lucky Star (2018)
Blanche Blacke Out to Sea (2018)
Brenda Hopkins Miranda Puentes (2018)
Brenda Navarette Mi Mundo (2018)
Bryon M Tosoff Holding to the Dream (2018)
Bryon M Tosoff Kick Back Just Relax (2018)
Budha Building Purpose EP (2018)
Charles Overton Group Converge (2018)
Chick Corea and Steve Gadd Chinese Butterfly CD 1 & 2 (2018)
Cody Carpenter’s Interdependence (2018)
ȼheap 3nsemble the ȼheap 3nsemble (2018)
Dan Block Block Party (2018)
Dan Siege Origins (2018)
Danny Fox Trio The Great Nostalgist (2018)
Dave Hunt 100 Horses (2018)
Dave Sadler Moondance (2018)
David Ellington Marbles From A Drawer (2018)
Dick Fregulia Trio What Now (2018)
Dr Lonnie Smith All In My Mind (2018)
El Eco (Guillermo Nojechowicz) Puerto de Buenos Aires 1933 (2018)
Elliot Mason Before Now After (2018)
Eric Reed A Light In Darknessm (2018)
Etuk Ubong Tales of Life (2018)
Evan Harris Skylines (2018)
Fila Brasilia Maim That Tune (1995)
Gary Palmer Coast 2 Coast (2018)
GoGo Penguin A Humdrum Star (2018)
Gordon Hyland’s Living Fossil Never Die! (2018)
Harold Jefta and The Charlie Parker Memorial Band Bird Still Lives! Volume 1 (1993)
Heavyweights Brass Band This City (2018)
Herbie Tsoaeli African Time Quartet In Concert CD 1 & 2 (2014)
Hilton Schilder & The Iconoclast Live at the Bird’s Eye (2011)
Hotep Idris Galeta Live at the Tempest Solo Piano  Vol 2 (2000)
Hristo Vitchev Of Light and Shadow (2018)
Hugh Masekela & Herb Alpert Hugh Masekela & Herb Alpert (1997)
Isaiah Katumwa This Is Me (2016)
Ismael GTX Xaba My Life After The 9th of Feb (2001)
It Has To Be Jazz Kudzaishe Gumbo, Phethile Ncube, Sankie Motsei, Sibongile Buda Mother Tongue (2016)
J Easy Weaver Soul Connection(2018)
James Acid Robot Kibby Toys (2018)
James Hall Lattice (2018)
James Scholfield, Arno Krijger and Billy Hart All Stations (2003)
Jason Marsalis and The 21st Cent (2018)
Jason Reolon Outline (2011)
Jazz Epistles Jazz Epistle Vol 1 (1996)
Jeannie Taylore Rough Diamond (2018)
Jim Gelcer Melodies Pure and True Jazz Folk (2018)
Jimmy Dludlu Point Of View (Demo) (1998)
Joanna Wallfisch Blood and Bone (2018)
Jodi Proznick Sun Songs (2018)
Johnny Fourie Once Upon A Time (2014)
Johnny Summers Suite Jubilation (2018)
Joseph Patrick Moore Decade II 2006-2015 (2018)
Judith Sephuma & The Jack van Poll Trio with the Netherlands Metropole Orchestra The G. A. S. Orchestral Album (Unreleased)(1999)
Julian Lage Modern Lore (2018)
Kate McGarry The Subject Tonight Is Love (2018)
Kathy Kosins Uncovered Soul (2018)
Keenan Ahrends Narrative (2017)
Keith O’Rourke Sketches From The Road (2018)
Kent Miller Quartet Minor Step (2918)
Kevin Davidson Breathing Winston, Living John (2011)
Kevin Sun Trio (2018)
Khadja Nin Khadja Nin (1992)
Kippie Moeketsi Scullery Department (1971)
Leslie Pintchik You Eat My Food You Drink My Wine You Steal My Girl (2018)
Lex Futshane Innocent Victims and Perpetrators (2014)
Liberation Music Collective Rebel Portraiture (2018)
Linda Kekana Kodumela (2005)
Lisa B I Get A Kick Cole Porter (2018)
Louis Mhlanga & Eric Van Der Westen  Keeping The Dream (2004)
Lwanda Gogwana Uhadi Synth (2016)
Madeleine & Salomon A Womans Journey (2018)
Makaya Ntshoko (feat. Heinz Sauer, Bob Degen, Isla Eckinger) Makaya & The Tsotsis (2009)
Mario Cruz Finding Common Ground (2018)
Mark McGrain Love Time Divinat (2018)
McCoy Mrubata Live At The Birds Eye CD 1 & 2 (2016)
Nduduzo Makhathini Icilongo (The African Peace Suite) (2016)
Ntshuks Bonga’s Tokolosho Abo Bhayi (2016)
Peter Horsfall Nighthawks (2018)
PJ Perry Quartet Alto Gusto Live at the Yardbird Suite (2018)
Prime Time Big Band Live at the Ironwood (2018)
Robbie Jansen Nomad Jez (2004)
Sam Taylor Along Th eWay With Guest Larry McKenna (2018)
Sathima Bea Benjamin Cape Town Love (2008)
Satoko Fujii Fukushima (2018)
Scott Hamilton Trio Live At Pyatt Hall Featuring Rossano Sportiello (2018)
Shaun Murphy Mighty Gates (2018)
Sibongile Khumalo Live At The Market Theatre (1998)
Sipho Gumede & Pops Mohamed Kalamazoo 2 (1999)
Sisonke Xonti Iyonde (2018)
Siya Makuzeni Out Of This World (2016)
Steve Slagle Alto Manhattan (2018)
Stompin Heat Live At Stummsche Reihalle (2017)
Summer Brothers To Elliot in Remembrance of Wolf (2018)
Sunny Wilkinson Into the Light (2018)
Thandi Ntuli The Offering (2014)
Tina Schouw Bleed (2000)
Tony Cedras Love Letter to Cape Town (2017)
Tony DeSare and Edward Decker One For My Baby (2018)
Tony Schilder Live at The Tempest Solo Piano Vol 3 (2000)
Tutu Puoane iLanga (2014)
Under The Lake Jazz Groove Attiude (2018)
Victor Ntoni Heritage (2003)
Vusi Khumalo Reasons For Seasons CD 1 & 2(2011)
Wild Card Life Stories (2018)
Zim Ngqawana Zimology In Concert CD 1 & 2 (2008)
Zoe Modiga Yellow the Novel CD 1 & 2 (2017)

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SHARKS LOVE JAZZ

Here’s an interesting story sent to us by Gwen Ansell,

Sharks love jazz but are stumped by classical, say scientists and not it’s got nothing to do with the natal rugby team, click and read.

 

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THE TUNE RECREATION COMMITTEE PRESENTS THE FUTURE IS NOW SADC TOUR – MAY 2018

SAMA nominated Jazz Collective, The Tune Recreation Committee’s

(TRC) international debut is in the form of a tour entitled The Future Is Now. This multi-faceted presentation in Swaziland, Mozambique and South Africa will focus on collaboration and musical exchange with other artists. In each territory the TRC will present works in various forms and guises with local musicians and artists accompanied by exhibitions and performances at every stop of the way.

The Future Is Now Tour also presents an amazing opportunity for the TRC to perform for a new ever-growing audience demographic in the SADC region. By bringing the best of what the TRC has to offer, The Tour is a springboard towards building and strengthening intercultural dialogue in the region.

The Album:

The SAMA nominated album Voices Of Our Vision, by the ensemble was the only independent South African album to be ranked as one of top releases of 2017by The New York Times: “…this alliance of young South African musicians delves into the country’s syncretic cultural heritage — then ventures beyond. You hear Balkan folk, American funk, West African high life, and South African free jazz. Most of all, you hear five bristling improvisers dancing together, modelling a kind of thoughtful communion”.

“The T.R.C. (its name is a sidelong reference to the post-apartheid Truth and Reconciliation Commission) avoids the most common pitfalls in South African jazz: It’s not beholden to sunny Cape Town traditionalism, and it doesn’t emulate any specific form of American jazz.” New York Times

The TRC features Clement Benny on drums, Nicholas Williams on bass, Reza Khota on guitar, Mandla Mlangeni on trumpet. The unit has performed to rousing applause at the 18th annual Cape Town International Jazz Festival. The group takes original tunes and reinvents nods from their influences to embracing vibrant underground music scene of drum and bass to Balkanology. Fusing imported sounds and exporting to their own flavour, either going into a Ghoema -tinged feel or just improvising around the melody. TRC founder, Mandla Mlangeni describes the sound as “the playground for the interrogation, assimilation and extended extemporization from the canon of South African jazz heritage

The Tour

Tune Recreation Committee’s The Future Is Now accompanied by workshops is a dissemination of a dialogue that is severely underrepresented in the musical landscape and the broader context of Southern Africa. Specifically relating to several African music art forms within the realm of jazz and indigenous music, which share common traits in all regions.

The focus of the endeavour is one that aims to build a documented heritage resource that challenges notions of colonial bias and seeks to expand a narrative of musicians, composers and artists through their own perspectives.

“Ours is an attempt to create a sustainable platform and network for composers and musicians in a pairing of creative partnerships and collaborations with artists residing within the SADC region”, says Mandla Mlangeni.

TRC’s The Future Is Now : SADC Tour is supported by Concerts SA and the ANT Funding Grant from Pro Helvetia Johannesburg financed by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).

WORKSHOP DATES

Thursday 17 May – Friday 18 May

10:00 – 14:00: South West Gauteng TVET College – Dobsonville Campus

Monday 21 May – Wednesday 23 May

10:00 -14:00: UJ Arts and Culture Centre – Studio

 

PERFORMANCE DATES

Thursday 24 May & Friday 25 May

20:00 – Soweto Theatre, Soweto

Saturday 26 May

18:00 – UJ Arts & Culture UJ Weekend of Jazz, Johannesburg

Sunday 27 May

17:00 – Jazz On The Hill: Four Seasons Hotel, Westcliffe, Johannesburg

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We are mobile, so you can take us with you wherever you may go and enjoy the best Jazz, Blues, Latin and World Jazz music from the South Africa, Africa and the rest of the Global Village any day, all day.

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The Quote of the Week

“Certain jazz musicians just copy what was done 100 years ago. The music won’t grow if nobody takes a risk.” – Trombone Shorty

Sjoe Saturday was my first foray back on the radio again in what must be a year or so. Due to the heavy workload at AJR, being a small volunteer online jazz radio station with no resources at all. BTW should you be so inclined and wish to make a donation to help us with keeping AJR live on the air, please drop me a line, I’d love to hear from you and find out how you can assist us.

Huge thanks must go to our Cape Town based volunteer producers and presenters who give so willingly of their time and effort and so diligently produce their shows live from my small spare bedroom studio and lounge work and storage space. Thanks too, to our international volunteer presenters and producers who send their shows to us each and every week for our streaming broadcast.

There are two presenters who need to be singled out and given all sorts of kudos and accolades for the long hard working service to AJR and they are;

Brian Currin has been involved in the music industry for years and has an encyclopaedic mind filled with knowledge of blues, rock and jazz from around the global village. His speciality is focused on South African blues and rock. He can be found plying his trade and passion at Mabu Vinyl, which is the record, CD, DVD, cassette, book and comic store in Gardens, Cape Town. He presents and produces Vagabond Blues, which is a show of mixed blues and jazz beyond the fringes from Africa & the Global Village and is based in Cape Town

WolfgangKönig is a broadcaster, writer, jazz festival world traveller and frequent visitor to the CTIJF and many other jazz festival and events around the world. He is the presenter and producer of Jazz Around The World, and is based in Berlin, Germany. Wolfgang’s show is a mix of various styles of jazz from around the world but with a focus on the European jazz scene.

Both Brian and Wolfgang were there from the beginning of our first streaming broadcast.

Clifford Graham is an old colleague from the early days of independent community radio broadcasting in Cape Town. He presents the show Take 5 & Then Some. The show is amix of Mainstream, Nostalgic, Vocal & Pop Jazz with a smattering of balmy natter the odd live interview, theatre, movie, music news and reviews weekly.

James Kibby is a full time working musician; producer and music teacher who presents his very interesting and at times some what controversial program, The Kibby Factor which takes one on a musical journey to the outer bound of jazz and beyond.The show is made up of Acid, Avant Garde, Electronic Jazz, and Blues. Doing what and going where most men fear to go, bravely, beyond the realms of whatever comes into his ever inventive and fertile mind.

Andy Hardy vintage vinyl and cd collector, and I might add like me a beer nutter, who scours the world for the music he produces and presents for his program The Groove Merchant. Andy is from Ngongotaha in New Zealand though he travels extensively for work, which also gives him the opportunity to find those rare bits and pieces. The show features Groove, Fusion & Funk Jazz from down the ages.

The husband and wife team of Jeff Williams & Kari Gaffney produce and present Modern Jazz Today from Evans, Georgia in the USA. Modern Jazz Today is a radio show that gives this generation of improvisational music makers, standard’s arrangers and original composers a place to have their music heard by the global village today. Jeff compiles and produces, both he and Kari present the program. Kari is a jazz musician and runs her own company that promotes jazz albums promoter to the jazz radio stations in the US and the world, we have been working together for over 20 years

Well know Jazz Vocalist Todd Gordon produces and presents Todd’s Turntable from Edinburgh in Scotland, it is a vocal jazz show with his choice of music from across the centuries up to today). Todd Gordon is one of the UK’s acclaimed jazz/swing singers and radio presenters.

Rhys Phillips formally compiled, presented & produced A Slice of Jazz from Cardiff, Wales, UK. His new show,Birdland is produced and presented from his new home in France where he has moved to because an of an excellent job offer. The show is an eclectic mix of Jazz, Interviews, New Album Releases, CD Reviews from the UK and Europe.

We must not forget our hard working webiterCarol Martin too. Carol reports and writes reviews on live events and albums for our website which we are currently re-evaluating to see how we can make it better for your enjoyment.

We are mobile, so you can take us with you wherever you may go and enjoy the best Jazz, Blues, Latin and World Jazz music from the South Africa, Africa and the rest of the Global Village any day, all day.

Would you like you to join the AJR Family and become a volunteer radio presenter? Just drop us a line to info@alljazzradio.co.zagive us a list of 20 artists, albums and tracks from those albums you’d include in a program Also you must include a biography of yourself, what your day job is and most importantly your phone number. If you live in Cape Town and environs you’d be expected to come into our studio for a chat. If outside of Cape Town you must in all contact details as well.

Should you wish to make a donation, please contact us as well.

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If you like me really enjoy the only true natural instrument, here’s something you may like to attend in the USA led by Bobby McFerrin and his team of inspiring teachers for a week of improvisational singing in Circlesongs. He will be joined by the original Voicestra members David Worm, Judi Vinar, Rhiannon, and Joey Blake as well as master circlesinger Christiane Karam plus a number of interesting teachers.

Circlesongs: The Full Circle

7-Day Inclusive Workshop

Aug 17 – Aug 24 2018 Rhinebeck, NY

Please call Omega at 877.944.2002 to register

For more info go to https://www.eomega.org/workshops/circlesongs-the-full-circle?source=ePromoPur.JAZZ.ws

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The Klutz in the Kitchenhas become a bit of a nag, ‘cause he’s champing at the bit to make his renowned Mutton Tomato Breedie once again, but he can’t because he made two huge pots of goodies earlier in the week, we’ve got Aunty Sarah’s World Famous Pea and Bacon bits Soup and a Beef ‘n Potato Curry which we’ve not been able to finish as yet, still go loads left over, but finish it we will ‘cause it so lekkerlisious.

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Here’s something that may be of interest sent to us by Jazz Promos Services about the Jazz Record Collectors’ Bashand may be of interest to record collectors who have a more than few bucks to spare and would like to spend a weekend in New York City attending the event on June.

44th Annual Jazz Record
Collectors’ Bash

June 22-23, 2018

78s, LPs, CDs & Memorabilia

Hilton Garden Inn

Edison/Raritan Center

50 Raritan Center Parkway

Edison, New Jersey 08837

Schedule & Events

Rare vintage videos each day:

Admission free with Bash admission or $5 for each film show only.

Friday

8:00pm:Rare film and TV clips by jazz collector and film historian David Weiner.

Music researcher and film historian David Weiner presents two hours of rare film and TV clips, featuring jazz and pop artists from the 1920s to the present. Among the featured performers are soloists Louis Armstrong, Edmond Hall, Coleman Hawkins, Dave Tough, Benny Carter & more; the bands of Eddie Condon, Vince Giordano, Count Basie, Ambrose, Abe Lyman & Gene Krupa; and vocalists Elizabeth Welch, Ella Fitzgerald, Bing Crosby, Evelyn Dall, Bobby Darin, Buck & Bubbles & the Nicholas Brothers. Plus vintage musical cartoons, newsreel clips and Lobo, the Wonder Dog!

Saturday

2:00 to 3:30pm& 4:30 to 6:00pm:

Two separate film presentations: Will Friedwald’s Clip Joint returns and California jazz film archivist and researcher Mark Cantor will make his first appearance at the Bash. Details TBA.

WILL FRIEDWALDwrites about music and popular culture for THE WALL STREET JOURNAL & VANITY FAIR (and reviews current shows for THE OBSERVER and Citiview). He also is the author of eight books including the award-winning A BIOGRAPHICAL GUIDE TO THE GREAT JAZZ AND POP SINGERS, SINATRA: THE SONG IS YOU, STARDUST MELODIES, TONY BENNETT: THE GOOD LIFE, LOONEY TUNES & MERRIE MELODIES, and JAZZ SINGING. He has written over 600 liner notes for compact discs, received ten Grammy nominations, and appears frequently on television and other documentaries. He is also a consultant and curator for Apple Music.

MARK CANTOR

With a vast archive of more than 12,000 filmsand clips, Los Angeles music maven Mark Cantor’sspectacular collection of jazz and blues performances is widely considered one of the world’s premier collections of American popular music on film.

Saturday

8:00pm:RON HUTCHINSONco-founder of theVitaphone Project

This year, in addition to some vintage early talkie shorts and cartoons, Ron will discuss and present the recently restored 1930 Technicolor Paul Whitman feature, KING OF JAZZ. The beautiful restoration features Whiteman, Joe Venuti, Eddie Lang, Frank Trumbauer, Bing Crosby and The Rhythm Boys and pop tunes like HAPPY FEET, A BENCH IN THE PARK, RAGAMUFFIN ROMEO and I LIKE TO DO THINGS FOR YOU.

Admission

General admission:$20.00 covers buyer’s admission for two days (Friday & Saturday).

After 5:00 p.m. Friday (including Saturday re-entry) and all day Saturday admission is $10.00.

Early buyerswill be admitted Thursday evening after 7:30pm for $40.00.

Doors open 8:00am on Friday & Saturday

Hotel Reservations

Special hotel room rate of $119 per night, Thursday through Saturday with other discount rates available for seniors, government employees, and members of AAA, AARP and the military.

For reservations, call hotel before June 7 and mention Jazz Record Collectors: 732-225-0900or toll free 800-774-1500.

Or, to book online, use the following linkfor the special group rate.

Directions

By car:

IMPORTANT:Although the hotel address is on Raritan Center Parkway, it is safer to enter the hotel grounds from King Georges Post Road.  For those approaching the hotel via Raritan Center Parkway, online mapping websites and GPS devices will instruct you to make a U-turn. Ignore those instructions and follow those below.

Via I-95 (NJ Turnpike)to exit 10. Keep right, follow signs for and merge into County Road 514 – Woodbridge Ave. Keep right and in less than ¼ mile take ramp to Raritan Center. Continue on Raritan Center Parkway. At the first traffic light turn left onto King Georges Post Road.  Make first left to hotel.

Via Garden State Parkway south:Take exit 129. Keep right at fork and follow signs for County Road 501. Take CR 501 about 1.5 miles. Entrance to hotel is on right, just before Raritan Center Parkway.

Via Garden State Parkway north:Take exit 127 (Industrial Ave / Riverside Dr). Continue on Riverside Dr approximately 2 miles. Turn right on Clearview Rd and take it to end. Turn left on King Georges Post Rd. Hotel entrance is about ¾ mile on right, just before Raritan Center Parkway.

Via I-287 south:Continue to NJ-440 North and take exit for County Road 514 West – Woodbridge Ave.  Keep right and in less than ¼ mile take ramp to Raritan Center. At the first traffic light turn left onto King Georges Post Road. Make first left to hotel.

From Outerbridge Crossing:

  • Take NJ 440 South to exit for Industrial Ave / Riverside Dr and then follow directions as Garden State Parkway north, above.

OR

  • Take NJ-440 South to I-95 exit toward County Road 514 (Woodbridge Ave) West. Merge into CR 514. Keep right and in less than ¼ mile take ramp to Raritan Center. Continue on Raritan Center Parkway. At the first traffic light turn left onto King Georges Post Road. Make first left to hotel.

By public transportation:

Convenient from Penn Station in New York City, Newark Penn Station, Newark Liberty International Airport and Trenton, NJ. Take NJ Transit to Metuchen station on Northeast Corridor line. From Philadelphia 30th Street Station, take SEPTA to Trenton, NJ and transfer to NJ Transit NEC.

From Metuchen Station:

[or any point within a 3 mile (5km) radius of the hotel]A free shuttle is available to hotel guests and attendees of the Bash. Call the hotel ahead of time for shuttle pickup. From NYC, Metuchen is one stop past Metropark.

Vendors / Dealers

Vendor space:All tables are 6ft x 3ft. Cost in advance is $85.00 per table for 2 days, $55 for Friday only or $35 for Saturday only. A 50% deposit is required. On or after June 20th, cost will be $90.00 per table (for 2 days) on a space available basis.

Dealer Setup:Dealers may set up on Thursday night after 7:30 pm. The room will not be available prior to that hour.

Payment Methods:Payment in advance by check or money order. Cash and checks will be accepted at the door.

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We proudly play more South African Jazz, Blues, Latin and World Jazz never played on any radio station in the global village. Please remember that All Jazz Radio streams live daily for eight hours, from 2pm to 10pm Central African Time (C.A.T.), thereafter all programs are repeated. For instance today’s live broadcasts will be repeated from 10pm C.A.T. on the following day and the previous days programs will be repeated from 6am C.A.T.  Don’t miss a note of the best jazz out of Africa today.

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Philipp Gropper’s Philm Live At Bimhuis by Eric Alan – 12 April 2018

Live At Bimhuis by Philipp Gropper’s Philm

Is jazz dead, I say emphatically no, but the late Frank Zappa said “Jazz isn’t dead. It just smells funny.” To go further “Life is a lot like jazz… it’s best when you improvise.” once said by George Gershwin. Also “If you have to ask what jazz is, you’ll never know.” as said by Louis Armstrong.
The world of jazz is really not as marginal as so many think and believe, yes jazz is also not as irrelevant in the world music as so many major record labels like to say, jazz does not sell. No, jazz is not a trivial voice in the wilderness of today’s music industry; it is a force to be reckoned with. Now here is a question, why are so many jazz musician first call session musicians around the world? Here’s something else to ponder, why are there so many independent jazz record labels releasing so many new jazz albums world wide? I mean so far this year we’ve been sent 484 new and re-issue Jazz, Blues, Latin and World jazz albums of all genres from all quarters of the world. Sjoe can you believe it so may released this year already. Any volunteers want to write some CD reviews? Since I’ve been in the broadcast business I’ve always said jazz sells. More than those “clever” executive flunkies at record labels think.

Wait a mo, you ask yourself where is the review, read on dear friends, it’s coming I promise. J

Jennifer Back contacted me from a German label I’d never heard of and she told me of the recording I’m now listening to titled Live At Bimhuis by Philipp Gropper’s Philm (WPJ041).

The German record label is WhyPlayJazz, naturally my inquisitive nature got the best of me so I had a quick look at their website and boy was I glad I did, suffice to say we will be featuring more from this very interesting lable in our program and on our playlists going forward.

Here is a bit about them I’ve taken from their website; WhyPlayJazz – the independent record label for contemporary jazz with a special focus on the Berlin scene. The record label from Greifswald with a passion for fine sound was called into existence in 2005. Roland Schulz founded his own record label out of fascination for this idiosyncratic music. There was so much to discover! WhyPlayJazz is looking at years of cooperation with musicians like Philipp Gropper, Uli Kempendorff, Benjamin Weidekamp and Wanja Slavin and is enriching the European jazz scene with its 40th release in 2018.

Philipp Gropper’s Philm Philipp Gropper – Robert Landfermann – Oliver Steidle – Elias Stemeseder photo by Frank Schemmann

Now the reason for all the above, though the album has been added to our playlist and I’ve feature tracks in the programming, it’s the first time I’m listening to the album in it’s entirety since receiving the album three weeks ago.

On first impression there is a lot of freedom and huge responsibility given by bandleader Philipp Gropper to his band mates. It has been a very pleasant surprise to listen to as each track takes one into a world of exciting improvisational mastery. It challenges, enthrals and showcases far wider musical influences offering a worldly perspective giving one pause for thought and reflection. It is an album that must be added to ones collection. I can recommend this album highly and look forward to hearing more and sharing music by Philipp Gropper’s Philm and the many other artists on the WhyPlayJazz record label.

The line-up is made up of Philipp Gropper (tenor sax, composition), Elias Stemeseder (piano, synthesizer), Robert Landfermann (bass), Oliver Steidle (drums)

It was recorded July 30th, 2017 by Marc Schots at the famous BIMHUIS, in Amsterdam (Netherlands and was mixed and mastered by Martin Ruch at Control Room Berlin (Germany). Design and artwork by Travassos.

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All Jazz Radio Logo Face Book1An AJR Blog Supreme1Still the winter gods persist with the cold, overcast weather in the African Jazz Capital, but we remain very upbeat despite the drought conditions in our area of paradise. Summer is coming that we are sure of and are really looking forward to. It the exchange rate that is a major problem now, I mean very favourable for visitors to our fair shore and crazy fur us to travel out of the country, so I’d like to welcome all would are planning their vacations to include South Africa, moreover to The City of Cape Town, the Mother City, make your plans today, it’s going to bed a good holiday.

Took Mom and Uncle Jimmy to the country cousins on Sunday, invited for lunch we were twas a prelude to Moms 89th birthday on Wednesday, Pilotage and beer flowing, rugby and foody things discussed around the table lots of fun was had by all. The Kluze in the Kitchen really enjoyed the meal, mainly ‘cause he had a cooking day off, a lekkerlicious salad starter followed by a delicious Venison meatloaf with vegetables and rice and mushroom sauce with a creamy pie for dessert then relaxing on the patio with a cheese platter and finishing off homemade Limoncello. Must say Mom enjoyed very much now the pressure is on to find a suitable place to take her for lunch on Wednesday in the Rondebosch, Claremont, Kenilworth area. Got any suggestions?

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It’s not only is South Africa where journalists screw up the word Jazz, check this headline from The Observer (Kampala) 2 October 2015

Uganda: Karyn White Here to Jazz Up Ugandans

By John Vianney Nsimbe And Felix Eupal

It is the Nile Gold Jazz Safari and it is happening this evening at Kampala Serena hotel’s Victoria hall……….

Read the whole story on the All Africa News Website

Karyn White a jazz artist, huh?

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Here’s some great new and always exciting to here about a new release by a great vocalist.

Giacomo Gates Celebrates The Release of His New CD “Everything is Cool”

Gates approaches jazz singing with a showman’s poise and an aficionado’s zeal. With his deep, cognac baritone and his vintage-hipster lexicon, his phrasing and his bearing, he upholds a distinctly masculine ideal of deceptively easy nonchalance. Gates is known as the modern day heir to Eddie Jefferson, the godfather of vocalese. Here he uses the style sparingly, but to great advantage. never showboating by using the challenging technique. Backed by his go-to pianist, John di Martino and guitarist Tony Lombardozzi leading the rhythm section and Grant Stewart out in front on saxophone, Giacomo sings and swings his way through a dozen tunes – some familiar favourites, some rarely heard gems. He may be soft and subtle or he may be hip and humorous but one thing Giacomo Gates is not, is predictable.

Giacomo Gates Celebrates The Release of His New CD

“Everything is Cool”

Thursday, October 1st

Jazz at Kitano

Shows 8 & 10 pm

Giacomo Gates – vocals

John diMartino – piano

Ed Howard – bass

Jazz At Kitano

66 Park Ave @38th St

NYC

212.885.7119

www.kitano.com

Giacomo Gates – Everything is Cool

Savant Records SCD 2146

Giacomo Gates, vocals

John di Martino, piano

Grant Stewart, saxophone

Tony Lombardozzi, guitar

Ed Howard, bass

Willard Dyson, drums

Tracks: Everything is Cool • If I Were You, Baby, I’d Love Me • When Lovers, They Lose • Social Call • Hazel’s Hips • Almost Blue • Take Five • Who Threw the Glue? • Here Today and Gone Tomorrow • Please Don’t Bug Me • All Alone • Well, You Needn’t / It’s Over Now

TT = 48:23

This story from Nestor Jazz News

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So you’re a Hummus and a beer fan are you? Well now the good news is that you can indulge in both all at one time, in a glasss. An Israeli brewery, the Meadan Craft Brewing is now making Meadan Chickpea Malt Ale. Why you may ask? They wanted to make a kosher-for-Passover gluten-free beer, and did, so now hummus fans can rejoice by raising a glass of the favourite food.

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Today is National Apple Betty Day in America!

Celebrate today, hey any apple pie is good any day, but The Klutz In The Kitchen thinks that the date should be changed to the 7th October, why you ask, it’s the head hocho’s Moms birthday on that day and here name happens to ne Betty see. Any how the Betty is a crustless apple pie seasoned with cinnamon, nutmeg, and sugar. An apple brown betty is a common variation, which includes layers of sweetened breadcrumbs.

This classic American dessert dates back to the colonial period and probably evolved from the traditional English bread pudding. The name “brown betty” first appeared in print in 1864 when it was mentioned in a Yale Literary Magazine article.

In honour of National Apple Betty Day, bake your own version of this scrumptious dessert and top it with lemon sauce, ice cream, or whip cream. Yum!

October 5, 2015 is also Simchat Torah, World Habitat Day

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Chili Month, Dessert Month, Pasta Month, Roller Skating Month, and Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month

This week is Walk Your Dog Week, World Space Week, and Fire Prevention Week

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SCHEDULE

TODAY, MONDAY ON ALL JAZZ RADIO Cape Town, South Africa

Tune into the All Jazz Radio live stream, don’t miss the best jazz out of Africa, today.

10:00 to 13:00- 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)

13:00 to 14:00- The Latin Perspective
Compiled, presented & produced by Tony Vasquez in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
(Afro-Cuban, Latin Jazz)

14:00 to 16:00- Take 5 & Then Some ……
Compiled, produced & presented by Clifford Graham in Cape Town, SA
(A Mix of Mainstream, Vocal, Contemporary and Smooth jazz)

16:00 to 18:00- Jazz Around The World
Compiled, presented & produced by Wolfgang König in Berlin, Germany
(All genre styles of jazz from around the world)

SUNDAY (Repeats)

18:00 – 22:00 The Eclectic Mix

Compiled & produced by AJR Staff in Cape Town, SA

(Mixed Genre Jazz, Blues, Latin and World Jazz)

22:00 – 24:00 The Jazz Rep – Now and Then

Compiled, presented & produced by by Ray Porter in London, UK

(Historic & Nostalgic Jazz)

24:00 – 02:00 The Groove Merchant

Compiled, presented & produced by by Andy Hardy in Ngongotaha, New Zealand

(Groove, Fusion & Funk Jazz)

SATURDAY (Repeats)

02:00 – 0500 Smooth, Fusion and Funk Show

Compiled & produced by AJR Staff in Cape Town, SA

(Mainstream, Vocal, Contemporary Smooth, Fusion, Funk & Soul Jazz)

05:00 – 08:00 No Name Brand Show

Compiled & produced by AJR Staff in Cape Town, SA

(Contemporary, Mainstream, Nostalgic, Pop Jazz)

08:00 – 10:00 The Kibby Factor

Compiled, presented & produced by Guitarist James “Acid Robot” Kibby in Cape Town, SA

(Acid, Avant Garde, Electronic Jazz, Blues)

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 weather gods are really very fickle, gorgeous cloudless sky in the African Jazz Capital, The Mother City of Cape Town, though chilly morning, but a shorts and flip-flops day for sure. At least the washing will get dry too.

The second day of October, sjoe, and is birthday celebration month of my Mom and Late sister Jenny would have be 62 and Mom turns 88 this month. Now starting to plan where we going to celebrate, Last year I took her and her Brother to the Hussar for lunch. Both enjoyed the meal and celebration there. Now, here’s the question do we return there again this year or find a new place to go to. Got any suggestions?

This year has been a really storming year so far, musically speaking, we received so many great new album by a veritable galaxy of Jazz, Blues, Latin and World Jazz stars it’s going to be very difficult to choose my Top 50 album releases of 2015, and there’s still another three months left to make the right choices, but there are still many more to be released.

Jazz Music LogoI must acknowledge the people who have kept us up to date with all those new albums also introducing us the so many new artists and important bio information over the past years. In alphabetical order big thanks go to the following;

Ann Braithwaite, Brian Hurst, Cindy Budd, Dawn De Blaze, Jim Eigo, Joshua Ellman, Kari Gaffney, Kate Smith, Katherine Growdon, Kenny Tlale, Lisa Reedy, Lynda A. Weingartz, Mark Rini, Michael Carlson, Natty Goehring, Richard Anton and Shaunna Machosky, plus all of the independent musicians who have contacted and sent us the albums, both locally and internationally.

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Klutz in the Kitchen

Klutz in the Kitchen

The Klutz In The Kitchen is gearing up to fire up his old slow cooker, which he has finally reclaimed from his Mom, who he discovered has never used it since he loaned it to her 30 or so years ago, been gathering dust in the back of one of her kitchen cupboards, see and saves buying a new one. Now cleaned up and looking like brand new, he is eager to get going, but he is looking for recipes to use and the first is a really good recipe for Lamb Shanks. Now, if you can please help, please send your Slow Cooker recipe to The Klutz In The Kitchen soonest. Looking forward the hearing from you.

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I discovered another ex South African who lives in the UK and am trying to get his CD to put on our play list soon. Here is his bio taken from his website;

Philip Clouts Quartet UmoyaPhilip Clouts was born in South Africa and brought to Britain as a baby. His father, the poet Sydney Clouts, was a great fan of South African music and throughout Philip’s childhood the house resounded to the strains of Hugh Masekela, Miriam Makeba and township jazz. It was the pianists who particularly caught Philip’s ear, especially Abdullah Ibrahim and Chris McGregor, and that’s where it all started.

Philip Clouts is founder member, composer and pianist in Zubop ‘that spirited, hugely enjoyable jazz outfit, which takes the whole world of music as its home territory’ (The Observer). 4 CDs have been released on 33 Records and performances have been in a wide variety of venues and festivals in the UK and Europe, including WOMAD, Glastonbury, Berlin Worldbeat Festival, Brewery Arts Centre, Exeter Phoenix, Frankfurt Sinkkasten, and London Vortex.

Zubop developed into ZubopGambia, collaboration with BBC World Music award winner Juldeh Camara and other West African master musicians, which has done two major UK tours and headlined at festivals. A concert at Ronnie Scott’s, London, where they “managed to raise the roof” (Roots magazine) was released as a live album.

Other work has included playing with virtuoso folk fiddler Chris Haigh in Klezmania, a group playing Klezmer music with elements of jazz improvisation, and touring with singer Gary Howard of the Flying Pickets.

Philip has released a trio CD of his compositions entitled “South “which was praised in Jazz UK as “An enormously enjoyable set of accessible but distinctive originals. Like the compositions, Clouts’ solos are thoughtful and persuasively structured”

Since 2007 the Philip Clouts Quartet has been a major focus of his composing and playing.

The new CD Umoya (titled from the Zulu word for life force), features rising star Samuel Eagles on sax and is one of the first wave of releases on the new jazz imprint from prestigious classical label Odradek Records.

On this album, Clouts’ African inspirations extend beyond Cape jazz to Gnawa music and Afrobeat, and further to pan-European folksong, soul-jazz and even drum ‘n’ bass. Joined by saxophonist Samuel Eagles, bassist Alex Keen and Yamaha Jazz Scholarship-winning drummer Dave Ingamells, he brings his musical journey alive with superb musicianship and infectious vigour.

“Eagles’ phrasing lends itself perfectly to the immediacy of Clouts’ melodic writing, and to the conversational nature of the group as a whole…the end result is one of attractiveness with the added headiness of exotic flavours and joyous, dancing rhythms.”  Rob Adams

The album release will coincide with a tour of England and Scotland including dates at Bridport Arts Centre (23 Oct) the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh (26 Oct), The Blue Lamp, Aberdeen (29 Oct) the Capstone Theatre, Liverpool (30 Oct) and a London album launch at Café Posk on Saturday 17 October.

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Fried Scallops DayFried ScallopsA scallop is a type of marine mollusc in the Pectindae family. Scallops are typically two to five inches in size and can swim by rapidly opening and closing their shells. The muscle used for this activity is the only part of the animal that we eat.

Scallops are a highly prized seafood delicacy, known for their delectable taste and the variety of ways in which they can be prepared. In Japan, for example, scallops are served in soups or prepared as sushi. In Western cultures, scallops are usually breaded, deep-fried, or sautéed in butter.

To celebrate Fried Scallop Day, enjoy some delicious fried scallops from your local seafood restaurant. Bon appétit!

National Diversity DayOctober 2, 2015 is also Diversity Day

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Chili Month, Dessert Month, Pasta Month, Roller Skating Month, Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month

This week is Walk Your Dog Week

Welcome to National Diversity Day. Friday, October 2, 2015, it is the 10th Anniversary of NDD, too! “Embrace Diversity, Embrace Our World!”

NDD Mission: To awaken the world to the wonders of all of our beautiful differences. To spread the awareness that all of us are the same in our desires for a good home, food, safety and the comfort of being accepted regardless of appearance and/or beliefs. With that awareness comes the joy of embracing all that others different from ourselves have to offer us in endless numbers of ways!

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Today’s Streaming Broadcast Schedule on All Jazz Radio

FRIDAY

10:00 – 13:00 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)

13:00 – 14:00 The Eurojazz Frontier

Compiled, presented & produced by Peter Slavid in London, UK

(Euro Jazz – Old & New)

14:00 – 16:00 Jazz Mixed Bag

Compiled, presented & produced by Rudy Nadler-Nir in Cape Town, SA

(As the name implies a veritable cornucopia of jazz, blues Latin and world jazz)

16:00 – 18:00 5th Floor Jazz

Compiled & produced by AJR Staff in Cape Town, SA

(Contemporary, Fusion, Funk Jazz)

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

22:00 – 24:00 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)

24:00 – 02:00 Vagabond Blues
Compiled, presented & produced by Brian Currin Cape Town, SA
(Blues from Africa & the Global Village)

WEDNESDAY (Repeats)

02:00 to 05:00- 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)

05:00 – 06:00 The Latin Perspective
Compiled, presented & produced by Tony Vasquez in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
(Afro-Cuban, Latin Jazz)

06:00 – 08:00 The Midweek Music Melange
Compiled, presented & produced by Ndoxy Hadebe in Cape Town, SA
(Afro Jazz, Afro Soul, World Jazz)

08:00 – 10:00 Jazz Beyond
Compiled, presented & produced by Brian Currin in Cape Town, SA
(Progressive, Contemporary and Avant Garde 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.

Tune into the All Jazz Radio live stream, don’t miss the best jazz out of Africa, today.

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Winter has returned to Cape Town again today, rain and cold = really miserable day, in fact a stoup sarmie day, but the Klutz can’t make any ‘cause he’s already made a huge port of Bolognese Sauce, which is the best he’s ever made totally lekkerlicious and brings a smile to ones face on the first mouthful, he’s promised to make some Gnocchi to have it with, mmmm promising day today and definitely will have a glass and a half of Pinotage to wash it down with, good huh!

Now to the business of the day, in spite of the annoying building operations continuing daily.

Jazz RendezvousWe’ve go a great musical menu lined up for The Jazz Rendezvous Radio, Pinotage, Coffee & Stockvel Show today and must not be missed. Here’s wait is going to be played today;

We kick off with a track from the new album, The New Cool by Bob James and Nathan East who play the classic tune How Deep Is The Ocean, that’s followed by The Chris Gall Trio’s Ocean Boulevard from the album Climbing Up after that we continue with, Lisa Hilton’s Perfect Day from her new album Horizons. The following set has Grammy Winner Wouter Kellerman’s rendition of Shenandoah from his new offering, Love Language, then Martin Lubinov’s Jazzta Prasta’s Memorias Do Porto Alegre from the album Impressions, Jeremy Dannemans Lady Boo Boom from the album of the same title, Without You, the vocal version, is the tune we’ve chosen, by the gorgeous saxtress Paula Atherton from her new album Ear Candy. We continue the set with Bernie Mora’s Antigua from the All That Glitters album and Never Too Much by the Shak’s bassist and real gentleman George Anderson from his latest album recorded here, Cape Town To London. The final set in the first hour of our show starts with Lannie Battistini’s Afincando from the album Nomenclatura then the wonderful Patricia Barbers’ Spring Song from her album Smash and Chris Cortez closes out the hour with the classic Stompin’ At The Savoy from the album Top Secret, lovely stuff, eh! Want to see more, ok stay with us I’ll be posting the next hour’s music a wee bit later, so stay with us at All Jazz Radio today

BTW, please do check out The Klutz in the Kitchen’s Straight Talkin’ No Punches Pulled Restaurant, Bisto, Cafe, Pub, Food Truck, Street Food & Take Away Grub n’ Cooking Maguffta Review of his recent visit to the Italian emporium, Bardelli’s in Kenilworth, just click on the links

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Export to the USA from our fair land has growing by leaps and bounds could this be a precedent to bigger things with more S-Afro “products” heading to the States. Yes South African comedians seem to be the next big thing, a human commodity America can’t do without and at that vanguard it Trevor Noah along with writer David Kibuuka who has joined The Daily Shows writing team, well done and we will watch progress both.

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Today from 13:00 to 14:00 It’s The Latin Perspective with a show of Afro-Cuban, Latin Jazz compiled, presented & produced in Cape Town by a team Latin Jazz nutters, I mean these guy’s really are into the whole thing, they dress the part, bring their own food and drinks. What can one say, I’m there for the Tequila Sunrises.

At 14:00 to 16:00 The Midweek Music Melange hits the AJR steaming wave with a great mix of music for one to enjoy which is compiled, presented & produced by compiled, presented & produced by The Kaapinaars and will be until Ndoxy Hadebe returns to the fold after his intensive training schedule at his place of employment. Afro Jazz, Afro Soul, World Jazz is the mix one can hear weekly.

From16:00 till 18:00 we journey to a place many may have not yet visited with Brian Currin who takes us to Jazz Beyond with an eclectic mix of (Progressive, Contemporary and Avant Garde Jazz music.

All this to enjoy before our unique re-broadcasts click in, below id the schedule for the rest of the day;

TUESDAY (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 – 21:15 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)

21:15 to 22:00- 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)

22:00 – 24:00 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)

24:00 – 02:00 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)

MONDAY (Repeats)

02:00 to 05:00- 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)

05:00 to 06:00- The Latin Perspective
Compiled, presented & produced by Tony Vasquez in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
(Afro-Cuban, Latin Jazz)

06:00 to 08:00- Take 5 & Then Some ……
Compiled, produced & presented by Clifford Graham in Cape Town, SA
(A Mix of Mainstream, Vocal, Contemporary and Smooth jazz)

08:00 to 10:00- Jazz Around The World
Compiled, presented & produced by Wolfgang König in Berlin, Germany
(All genre styles of jazz from around the world)

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.

“Tune in” at www.alljazzradio.co.za

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All Jazz Radio Logo Face Book1An AJR BLOG SUPREME copyIt was a hell of a game, so the Nation is in mourning at the stupendous loss by the Springboks against the Japanese on Saturday and blame is being cast around by one and all. Enough I say, it was the first game of the Rugby World Cup, other big teams have done the same against the so called minnows of the rugby world. Well done to Japan, they had done their homework. Coach Eddie Jones orchestrated his charges into a giant killing machine. The Japanese team played like world-beaters throughout the entire game totally stunning the Bokke. Earlier in the week in discussions about the Rugby World Cup I had said that we should not underestimate the Japanese with, in my estimation, Eddie Jones is one of the most underestimated coaches in World Rugby today. Once again congratulations to Eddie and his team. I do believe that the Japanese must be watched and will bring bigger surprises during the 2015 Rugby World Cup. Does this mean I’m no longer going to support our boy’s in the coming games HELL NO.

The Klutz in the Kitchen is still sulking and looking quite pissed off since the loss, he’s really taken it very badly, so I’ve banished him to the kitchen, again and told him to cook off his disappointment, don’t know what he’s going to come up with today, we’ll see later. Must say the Kramenaatjies he made over the weekend were very yummolicious. At lest he’s also got National Braai Day to preoccupy him too.

Yep, we’ve got National Braai (Barbeque) Day to look forward to on Thursday 24th September, which will sort out all thoughts of rugby doom and gloom, it’s only the start of the campaign.

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PREVIEW/ INTERVIEW: Noel Langley (Edentide at Jazz in the Round, 28th September)

Noel Langley at the Edentide recording sessions Photo credit- Deena Ahmed

Noel Langley at the Edentide recording sessions Photo credit- Deena Ahmed

The phrase ‘first-call trumpeter’ could have been invented for Noel Langley. He is a ubiquitous presence and sound in top-flight bands and ensembles (the list is simply vast) Until now, he has never led a group in a live concert in his own name. The first public performance of his composition “Edentide” at the Cockpit is therefore a big occasion. He explained the background to Sebastian Scotney:

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Thanks to London Jazz News

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Fred Wesley

Fred Wesley

Fred Wesley and the New JBs in SA for three city tour

After a sold-out performance in 2014, world-renowned American trombonist Fred Wesley, along with his band the New JBs, will return to South Africa.

Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg are in for a unique experience with one of the forefathers of funk who has been sampled by multitudes of artists including Janet Jackson and Nas.

Fred Wesley worked with James Brown from 1968-1975 as music director and trombonist. The primary composer for Brown’s backing band the JBs, Wesley contributed the unique elements that define and make up the enduring musical form that is funk. This respected composer, arranger, musicologist, author and educator is a veteran of the Count Basie Orchestra. His impressive list of musicians he has worked with includes heavyweights such as Ray Charles, Pancho Sanchez, Van Morrison, Usher and his close friends Pee Wee Ellis and Maceo Parker.

Fred Wesley and the New JBs’ South Africa tour is hosted by the Cape Town Jazz Orchestra, with the Nu Notes as the supporting band.

Concert Details:

Event: Fred Wesley and the New JBs

Cape Town

Date: 21 November

Venue: Baxter Theatre Concert Hall

Tickets: R150

Durban

Date: 25 November

Venue: Sipho Gumede (Bat Hall) Bat Centre

Tickets: R150

Johannesburg

Date: 26 November

Venue: The Orbit Jazz Club

Tickets: R180

Sinethemba Dywili

JT Communications Solutions

media@jtcomms.co.za

011 788 7632

083 954 6133

Cape Town Jazz Orchestra

www.jtcomms.co.za

Web site: http://www.jtcomms.co.za

Related Venue:

Baxter Theatre Centre, Cape Town Western Cape South Africa

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Today is Pecan Cookie/Biscuit Day – In America they call then cookies while the rest of the world calls them biscuits, whatever one decides to call then they are yummolicious and it’s their day today. Celebrate the day, therefore it’s a good excuse to make a big batch today and share the bounty with all one is in contact with throughout the day.

Pecan CookieThe Klutz In The Kitchen has searched high and low for an easy ‘n quick recipe for one to bake up a batch of great tasting Pecan Cookie/Biscuits.

Quick pecan biscuits

Cooking time: 25 min

Ingredients

125 g 
butter

250 ml 
self-raising flour

125 ml 
chopped pecan nuts, plus extra half pecan nuts to decorate

2 ml 
vanilla essence

50 ml icing sugar

Method

Preheat oven to 160 ºC. Mix all the ingredients together. Shape into balls and place on a greased baking tray. Press down lightly with a fork, decorate with half pecan nuts and bake in the oven for 25 minutes.

Have fun in the kitchen, these can be done before heading to work any day.

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National Heritage:Braai (Barbeque) DayIt’s National Heritage/Braai (Barbeque) Day on Thursday 24th September. A national holiday in South Africa, so get the meat ready, make sure the wood is dry and all braai utensils are at the ready. Oh! Almost forgot make sure the beer is chilled and that there Pinotage enough in stock, it’s gonna be a good one.

Braaiwords Dictionary

Aai a braai in the summer aka – a braai without the br!

Abbraaiviation a very short braai

aBRAAIço I´m from Brasil! the word abraço is HUG in Portuguese! I love South Africa! A big HUG to you all!! So a ABRAAIço to you all!!! A united country is not only stronger but happier!

Abraaimowitz a Jewish braai

agOne of the most useful South African words. Pronounced “ach” like in the German “achtung”, it can be used to buy you time when having to reply to a tricky question, as in: “Ag, I don’t know.” Or a sense of resignation: “Ag OK, I’ll have some more mieliepap then.” It can stand alone too as a signal of irritation.

anti braai tendencies When the weather is bad i.e raining or extreme cold. This should not stop you from being counter-weatherlutionary and still having a braai.

Asskebab If somebody makes an ass of himself/herself at a braai you call them an Asskebab

Aweh various meanings and can be widely used to express something positive e.g. hello, yes, nice, good

Read the rest of the Braaiwords Dictionary at http://braai.com/braai-words/

Also check out the Braai4Heritage website at http://braai.com and http://www.igniteonline.co.za/c11/Braai4Heritage.aspx

More about the braai at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regional_variations_of_barbecue#South_Africa

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we need you to volunteer todayWe can’t do this alone and need your help. We want you to get involved, by becoming an All Jazz Radio Volunteer broadcaster, website scribe, CD and/or live music reviewer. Lets us know how you would like to help.

Do you enjoy eating out, well then The Klutz in the Kitchen would like you to let us know of your experience and become a regular reviewer for The Klutz in the Kitchen’s Straight Talkin’ No Punches Pulled Restaurant, Bisto, Cafe, Pub, Food Truck, Street Food & Take Away Grub n’ Cooking Maguffta Reviews on the All Jazz Radio webpage. Just tell it how it is, straight talking, no punches pulled whether it was a good or bad experience. Email your Grub Review to The Klutz In The Kitchen and send us a sample review to read and maybe publish. All we ask is honesty.

Contribute your favourite simple, easy ‘n quick recipe to The Klutz In The Kitchen Recipe n’ Foody Goodies, Utensils & Titbits News Blog Email your recipe to The Klutz in the Kitchen today.

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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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All Jazz Radio Logo Face Book1An AJR BLOG SUPREME copyTime is flying by, I mean Christmas seem just around the corner once again, I’ve seen stirrings in the shops already, jeez. What is one to say, huh? The thing most are looking forward to is the Rugby World Cup which starts this week and yes All Jazz Radio is staunchly behind our beloved Springboks, and boy is there a mountain to climb as No 3 in the world with the Australians and the New Zealanders to beat it’s not going to be easy. It’s been done before; we got your back boys, good luck we know we can take ‘em.

More banging and big noise today, so the new week starts off once again, The Jazz Rendezvous Radio, Pinotage, Coffee & Stockvel Show will once again showcase more music and there will be less talk, but there will be more interaction on our social media pages join us and login at www.alljazzradio.co.za to hear the best from the world of jazz. All Jazz Radio is the station that plays more new music that many may not have heard on any radio station in the global village before.

Here is what’s coming up today

The Jazz Rendezvous Radio, Pinotage, Coffee & Stockvel Show will kick off with Bokani Dyers’ Reflection from his new album World Music, the we move onto Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Claude Nine + Fumihto Sugawara, Shaun Martin, Steve Gadd Band, Pat Bianchi, Laura Henderson, Lee Ritenour, and Herbie Tsoali finishes off the first hour of the show.

The second hour has Frank Paco’s Art Ensemble staring off with the tune Uncommon Air, then George Anderson, Joe Sample + The NDR Big Band, The Dan Trudell Trio, The Delft Big Band, Barbora Tellenger,

Kevin Eubankf and Stanely Jordan, Lorraine Feather, Cecile McLorin Salvanr, Dominic Egli’s Plurism feat Feya Faku, and Euge groove will take us out of the second hour.

The final hour of The Jazz Rendezvous Radio, Pinotage, Coffee & Stockvel Show starts with Randy Bernsen, Grover Washington Jnr, Gus Poonan,Michael Valernu, The Jeff Benedict Big Band, Rachell Therrien, Kenny Carr, Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet, Brigitte Mitchell, Monde Msutwana, and Katie Thieroux brings the curtain down on todays Jazz Rendezvous Radio, Pinotage, Coffee & Stockvel Show, the good thing is we’ll be back again at the same time tomorrow.

The Latin Perspective with Tony Vasquez has this lined up today:

Edsel Gomez
Bahia
road To Udaipur
Zoho. Steve Pouchie
Picadillo
El Puente
Zoho, Bobby Sanabria
Me Acuerdo De To
Tito Puente master works Live
Jazz Heads Records, Mark Levine
Isla
Isla
Left Coast Clave, Dave Chamberlain’s Band of Bones
Caravan
self-produced, Arturo O’ Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra
Mother Africa
Cuba
Zoho
, Arturo O’ Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra
All of rhe Americas
Cuba
Motema, Arturo O’ Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra
Adagio
Cuba
Motema
Yes, Sammy Fiqueroa  Blue Jay Imaginary world  Savant

Take 5 and Then Some ….. then goes 100% S-AFRO (South African and Jazz From Africa) for 2 hours, check these out, Marcus Wyatt and the Zar Jazz Orchestra, Herbie Tsoaeli, Beateberg, Bongomatik, Frank Paco’s Art ensemble, Winston Mankunku Ngozi, Jimmy Mngwandi, Shannon Mowday, Moses Taiwa Molelekwa and that’s only the first hour.

The second hour showcases Abdullah Ibrahim, Lionel Loueke, Darius Brubeck,Donald Tshomela, Lucas Senyatso, James Scolfeild, The Muisrhead Quartet, High Masekela, Ike Moritz, and Barney Rachebane closes Take 5 and Then Some ….. today

Jazz Around the World has presenter Wolfgang Koenig showcasing the Violin during todays show, heres what you can expect during the show

The first hour has Jean-Luc Ponty; Celtic Steps; The Atacama Experience; Koch – Jean-Luc Ponty; Parisian Thoroughfare; The Atacama Experience; Koch – Jean-Luc Ponty; Back In The 60s; The Atacama Experience; Koch – Nick Aponte; Caliente ; Life In The Big City; CDT Records – Nick Aponte; Viento En Vela; Life In The Big City; CDT Records – Nick Aponte; Reggaelypso; Life In The Big City; CDT Records – Michal Urbaniak; Mountaineers; Urbaniak; Pronit – Michal Urbaniak; Weird Creatures; Urbaniak; Pronit – Florin Nicolescu; Sweet Chorus; Django Tunes; Enja – Florin Nicolescu; Deam Of You; Django Tunes; Enja – Stuff Smith; Perdido; Late Woman Blues; Storyville Records

Here’s what one will hear during the second hour:

Federico Britos; Tomatito & Federico; Voyage; Sunnyside – Federico Britos; Capullito De Aleli; Voyage; Sunnyside – Federico Britos; A Las Cuatro De La Manana; Voyage; Sunnyside – Federico Britos; Micro Suite Cubana; Voyage; Sunnyside – Noel Pointer; Roots Suite; Hold On; Blue Note – Stephane Grappelli; Shine; Live; Warner Bros. – Stephane Grappelli; Pent-Up House; Live; Warner Bros. – Stephane Grappelli; Misty; Live; Warner Bros. – Stephane Grappelli; Sweet Georgia Brown; Live; Warner Bros. – Kristian Jorgensen Quartet; Astor’s Samba; Meeting Monty; Stunt Records – Kristian Jorgensen Quartet; Willow Weep For Me; Meeting Monty; Stunt Records

And that’s all before our unique re-broadcast programming kicks in so one can catch up on what’s been missed.

See program schedule below.

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The Jazz Connect Conference, organized by JazzTimes and the Jazz Forward Coalition, will be held January 14-15, 2016 at Saint Peter’s Church in New York City and will lead into the annual APAP (Association of Performing Arts Presenters) Conference as well as Winter Jazzfest.  Now in its fourth year, the conference will continue to focus on vital issues affecting the jazz community, with a theme of “Fresh Horizons.”  Early Bird Registration is only $95 until September 15, with additional discounts offered to members of various organizations, such as APAP, JJA, JazzWeek, SESAC, ASCAP and CMA.

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AIJF SETS LARRY CORYELL &  KEVIN MAHOGANY AS 2015  HEADLINERS

Jazz guitar pioneer, Larry Coryell, and Kevin Mahogany, a masterful jazz vocalist, are set to headline the 2015 Amelia Island Jazz Festival, it was announced this week by AIJF Artistic Director Les DeMerle. A hugely influential guitar player, Coryell is a major figure in the jazz fusion movement of the 1970s and continues to turn out highly regarded recordings. He will appear on Friday, October 9, at the Omni Resorts Amelia Island Plantation. Veteran recording artist Kevin Mahogany, who will perform on Saturday, October 10 at the Omni, is a wide-ranging, spectacular singer who refines the jazz vocal legacies of Lambert, Hendricks & Ross, Eddie Jefferson and Al Jarreau into the myriad, interwoven dimensions of music – from gutbucket, the Great American Songbook, and gospel, to Charles Mingus to Motown.

Now in its 12th year, the AIJF will take place at various locations in Fernandina Beach, FL from October 4-11, and will kick off with its annual free concert in Amelia Park on Sunday, October 4, with U.S. Navy Band Southeast TGIF.   A new show, Jump Jive & Wail, a tribute to classic dance oriented swing music featuring the Dynamic Les DeMerle Little Big Band and gifted vocalist Bonnie Eisele, has been added to this year’s slate of events for Wednesday, October 7, at Sandy Bottoms.  Latin Jazz Night will take place in its traditional Thursday night slot, October 8, and will showcase the sizzling hot, award winning, and internationally famous Trio Caliente with their inimitable blend of Flamenco, Pop, and Brazilian Jazz, also at Sandy Bottoms.  Additionally, the always entertaining and fun late night Jazz Jams, featuring the AIJF’s 2015 musicians, will follow the headliner sets on October 9 and 10 in the Omni’s Verandah Restaurant at Racquet Park.  The festival is scheduled to end on a swinging note Sunday, October 11, with a Dixie to Swing Jazz Brunch, featuring DeMerle’s Jazztet plus Eisele with Former Ray Charles Saxophonist, Al Waters-Clarinet, Sax and Flute, at David’s Restaurant.

In addition to online, tickets may be purchased at the UPS Store, 1417 Sadler Road, in the Island Shopping Center, or at the AIFBY Chamber Of Commerce, Gateway to Amelia, A1A and Amelia Parkway.  A not for profit 501(c)(3) corporation, the Les DeMerle Amelia Island Jazz Festival, distributes proceeds toward a scholarship program to fund college educations for aspiring jazz musicians.

For more information, please contact the Festival Hotline at (904) 504-4772.

Or visit the website:  www.ameliaislandjazzfestival.com

Email address:  info@ameliaislandjazzfestival.com

2015 AMELIA ISLAND JAZZ FESTIVAL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Sunday, October 4

JAZZ IN THE PARK

Amelia Park. 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Free concert with the U.S. Navy Band Southeast, TGIF

Wednesday, October 7

JUMP, JIVE & WAIL

Swingin’ Dance and Show

Featuring The Dynamic Les DeMerle 8-piece Little Big Band with vocalist Bonnie Eisele

Sandy Bottoms, 7:00 – 10:00 pm

Thursday, October 8

LATIN JAZZ CONCERT AND DANCE

Featuring Trio Caliente, AIJF Debut

Washington D.C. award winning Latin Band Plus Special Guests

Sandy Bottoms, 7:00 – 10:00 pm

Friday, October 9

LARRY CORYELL, JAZZ GUITAR LEGEND IN CONCERT

Plus the Amelia Island Jazz Festival All Stars

Two Shows, 7 pm and 9 pm

Omni Resorts Hotel and Resorts,

Includes admission to Late Night Jam Session

Saturday, October 10

KEVIN MAHOGANY, JAZZ VOCALIST EXTRAORDINAIRE IN CONCERT

Plus the Amelia Island Jazz Festival All Stars

Two Shows, 7 pm and 9 pm

Omni Hotel and Resorts

Includes admission to Late Night Jam Session

Sunday, October 11

NEW ORLEANS STYLE MARDI GRAS JAZZ BRUNCH.

Featuring the Les DeMerle Jazztet with Former Ray Charles Saxophonist, Al Waters-Clarinet, Sax and Flute; Mike Levine-Piano; Dennis Marks-Bass;  Les DeMerle-Drums and Vocals; and Bonnie Eisele-featured vocals.

First Seating: 11:00 AM – 12:30 pm

Second Seating:  1:00 – 2:30 pm

David’s Restaurant

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The rest of the rebroadcast re-programming

SATURDAY (Repeats)

02:00 – 0500 Smooth, Fusion and Funk Show

Compiled & produced by AJR Staff in Cape Town, SA

(Mainstream, Vocal, Contemporary Smooth, Fusion, Funk & Soul Jazz)

05:00 – 08:00 No Name Brand Show

Compiled & produced by AJR Staff in Cape Town, SA

(Contemporary, Mainstream, Nostalgic, Pop Jazz)

08:00 – 10:00 The Kibby Factor

Compiled, presented & produced by Guitarist James “Acid Robot” Kibby in Cape Town, SA

(Acid, Avant Garde, Electronic Jazz, Blues)

SATURDAY (Repeats)

02:00 – 0500 Smooth, Fusion and Funk Show

Compiled & produced by AJR Staff in Cape Town, SA

(Mainstream, Vocal, Contemporary Smooth, Fusion, Funk & Soul Jazz)

05:00 – 08:00 No Name Brand Show

Compiled & produced by AJR Staff in Cape Town, SA

(Contemporary, Mainstream, Nostalgic, Pop Jazz)

08:00 – 10:00 The Kibby Factor

Compiled, presented & produced by Guitarist James “Acid Robot” Kibby in Cape Town, SA

(Acid, Avant Garde, Electronic Jazz, Blues)

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Stay with us at All Jazz Radio for the best jazz from the universe today. Remember 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 and one will not have to miss a note of the music from the African Jazz Capital, the beautiful City of Cape Town.

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An AJR Blog Supreme1NB, BIG WARNING – It’s going to be a really tough few weeks going forward at All Jazz Radio. We have some new owners in our building which is a good thing however a small problem comes with this good news, there will be builders making alterations to the apartment directly above our studio, so there will be lots of noise going on. We have come to agreement that they will keep noise to a limit at certain times of our broadcast day. The builders estimated that the whole renovation will take up to four weeks, in spite of this not all that time will be heavy banging and drilling. So my policy for the Jazz Rendezvous Radio, Pinotage, Coffee & Stockvel Show of less talk, more music will mean even less talk and loads more music will be in played there will be very few live on mic announcements and no interviews either during the building period. All info pertaining to what is being played will be Tweeted and a running commentary will take place on our Facebook pages, so please keep referring to our social medie sites, bear with us over the next four weeks.

Its another day and there is so much more new music that has come into the studios, we just love it ‘cause there is a whole heap of new Jazz, Blues, Latin and World jazz to share with the global village again this day. It’s unbelievable how much fabulous new music that is currently being released by the individual jazz musicians in the global village to date and that excludes all the well-known major record labels of the world. I’ve got to add a personal thanks to all the independent radio promoters and artist owned labels that make sure we get this new music regularly to play on All Jazz Radio.

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Tony Bennett closes Meijer Gardens series by ‘stepping out’ with standards, ‘best American songs ever written’

The legendary, Grammy-winning singer delivered a bevy of classics for a capacity crowd in Meijer Gardens’ 20th anniversary concert at what he called the world’s ‘finest concert hall.

Read the full story here

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LONDON JAZZ NEWS

INTERVIEW with NATHALIE LORIERS by Mary James 

Nathalie Loriers is a well-established Belgian pianist, composer and teacher. She has been the pianist in the Brussels Jazz Orchestra since 2002.  In this interview she describes her emotional connection with music, her use of meditation, and how her current trio with bassist Philip Aerts and saxophonist Tineke Postma was formed. They were performing at the Belgian Jazz Meeting in Bruges (4-6 September 2015), where Mary James interviewed her

Read the full Interview and sign up for the London Jazz News here

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Enjoy great jazz music at Jazz’SAlive

The San Antonio Parks Foundation and the City of San Antonio have come together to present Jazz’SALive.

Jazz’SALive is San Antonio’s official jazz music festival on Saturday, September 19th and Sunday, September 20th at free of charge. There is a parking fee of $10-15 depending on where you park.

The event celebrates 32 years of jazz in the historic and newly renovated Travis Park.

Jazz’SALive features award winning national, regional, and local talent with diverse styles of jazz.

Guests will enjoy live music on two stages, festival food by more than 20 food vendors and wares from local craft vendors.

See and read the full story and line up here

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The Klutz in the Kitchen really loves today’s food celebration because he really like making it for friends and guests and he’s really very good at it. Sadly on his meagre pension he can’t afford to indulge himself more than once every four years or so, having to set a date and save for it. Nuff sorrow and tears for now.

It’s Steak Au Poivre Day, that’s right pan-fried pepper fillet, just salivating at the very thought of it, aren’t you.

Steak Au Poivre is a French dish characterized by a steak, usually nice piece of fillet, coated with crushed peppercorns and then fried in a hot steel pan and it’s normally seared with lots of unsalted butter and sometimes a little oil and served with a yummolicious sauce, made with brandy, cream, butter, shallots, and sometimes Dijon mustard. The Klutz serves his with creamy garlicky mashed potatoes and Green Beans sautéed with bacon bits and fresh French bread to soak up the leftover sauce.

BTW, it’s also I Love Food and Wienerschnitzel day, that’s more about the Klutzes speed on the affordability scale.

Just a friendly reminder that September 29th is a big day for caffeine disciples everywhere, its International Coffee Day An annual holiday which is one of the most popular days on the fun holiday calendar, surprised? Mind you The Klutz believes every day is a celebration to enjoy the beverage whether it’s hot, iced, flavoured, espresso, cappuccino, latte, decaf, ok that’s taking it a bit far the decaf thing as a real coffaholic, I demand that decaf be withdrawn from the list, if not the Klutzes evil twin will be siced upon one and that no one wants to see happen.

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LONDON JAZZ NEWS LIVE MUSIC REVIEW:

Michael Janisch’s Paradigm Shift at the Vortex

Vortex, 3rd September 2015. Review by Sebastian Scotney

I can’t imagine a band which, could give a composer more variety of timbre, pulse, pace, style, than the one Michael Janisch has assembled for this 35-date tour, of which last night was the first. It somehow felt like a huge newly-designed ship was being sent down the slipway and into the water, and as a bystander one got occasional glimpses of its scale.

Read the whole story here

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All Jazz Radio Logo Face Book1A BLOG SUPREMEIt’s another overcast and chilly day in Cape Town but hey guess what we got the jazz, and the will help alleviate the chill along with some heart warming Glühwein don’t you think? Here’s another guess what, our jazz loving friends in the Northern Hemisphere have that to look forward to soon, not laughing promise, just a wry smile knowing we got summer around the corner.

We got your back see, with the best new music from the Jazz, Blues, Latin and World Jazz musicians from the global village to share with ya’all.

Afrika Mkhize at the office

Afrika Mkhize at the office

It’s finally happened, Afrika Mkhize has released his long awaited debut album, Rain Dancer and we wait with baited breath to receive it

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Sax man Phil Woods has ended his illustrious playing career on a high note.

Phil Woods in full flight

Phil Woods in full flight

He has been using oxygen for some while now much like our very own late Robie Jansen. Thanks for the music Mr Woods. Enjoy your retirement.

Read the full Story from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette written by Rick Nowlin

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The Klutz in the Kitchen with his shredding guitar

The Klutz in the Kitchen with his shredding guitar

I know the Klutz in the Kitchen has something interesting for you to add to your arsenal of recipes and yes he will be posting more that just one a week from here on out. All I can say at this stage is got to do with pork fillet, guess you’ll have to wait a little bit for the recipe to be revealed.

The Klutz has another of The Klutz in the Kitchen’s Straight Talkin’ No Punches Pulled Restaurant, Bisto, Cafe, Pub, Food Truck, Street Food & Take Away Grub n’ Cooking Maguffta Reviews which is to be posted later.

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Popular Jazz radio show host killed in Sunday crash

By Eddie Fitzgerald and Sandy Wall

Posted Sep. 7, 2015 at 4:40 PM

Updated at 7:22 PM

Tom “The Jazzman” Mallison R.I.P.

Tom “The Jazzman” Mallison R.I.P.

Tom “The Jazzman” Mallison, a popular Public Radio East personality who hosted a weekly jazz show, was killed Sunday night in a two-vehicle, head-on crash on N.C. 43 in north-western Craven County.

Friends say Mallison, who lived in Greenville, was headed home from PRE’s New Bern studios when the wreck occurred.

They believe Mallison was driving a Volvo. The other vehicle in the wreck has been identified as a Dodge pickup truck.

Read the full story in The Sun Journal, New Bern, North Carolina

On behalf of all at All Jazz Radio, listeners, AJR presenters we give our sincerest condolences to his family. He will be greatly missed

Eric Alan

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Piano1Today is I’m on Top of It Day which is a day giving very busy families time to get on top of at least one organizational job that adds wrinkles to the face, thereby giving extra character on the march through life.

September is also Piano Month, one on my personal fav’s bur ever so sorry that I didn’t pay any attention to my music teachers at school, too many other extra curricular activities’, know what I mean, nudge, nudge, wink, wink, Cricket, Girls, Rugby, Girls, Tennis, Girls, Swimming, Girls, High Board Diving, Girls, when was there time to practice the piano, eh!

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Beantown Jazz Festival1Beantown Jazz Festival Announces 2015 Lineup

On September 26, music lovers of all ages will gather for the 15th annual Beantown Jazz Festival in Boston’s historic South End – home to several legendary clubs during Boston’s jazz heyday. The all-day, free outdoor event will offer contemporary jazz, funk, Latin, pop, and soul acts on three stages. Natixis Global Asset Management, one of the world’s leading asset managers, is the presenting sponsor of the festival for the fifth year in a row and will present a $5, 000 George Wein Jazz Ambassador Scholarship to a high school student musician.

Read more about this historic long running jazz festival in Boston

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All Jazz Radio Logo Face Book1A BLOG SUPREMEThe first part of the past weekend was gorgeous here in the African Jazz Capital, Cape Town and the second half saw the winter gods rebelling against the summer gods, and really fighting it out they have been cold, wet and miserable on this day, damn. Joy it’s going to be a real soup and sarmie or a nice juicy stew n’ rice one. Mmm, the Klutz in the Kitchen has a couple of important choices to make for a couple of recipes this week me thinks.

There has been so much new Jazz, Blues, Latin and World Jazz released over the past few weeks, I’m having trouble in choosing my favourite new albums and new artists. Can you help me, tell me what yours are, drop me a line here on the All Jazz Radio WebsiteAll Jazz Radio FB Page or by Email Info at All Jazz Radio with Fav Albums and Artists in the Subject line.

I’ve been asked to increase the frequency of the Klutz in The Kitchen’s recipe suggestions. How many recipes would you like to see posted to the AJR Website each week, do tell us simply Email The Klutz In The Kitchen

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The Sound of You is must for Joy of Jazz fans – Jazzaholic by

Don Albert

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Don Albert 09/03/2015 08:53:12

Estelle Kokot will be performing at the Joy of Jazz festival in The Sound of You on September 25.

Estelle was born in England and at the age of five her parents decided to emigrate to Zimbabwe (then known as Rhodesia). Eventually she made her way to South Africa and into the music scene. She soon made a name for herself as the vocalist and pianist with the very popular group named Rush Hour.

In 1993 she decided to try her luck in London, where she now has a large following. She also made regular trips back to South Africa, for which she has a strong affiliation.

640x360_estelleA“I am delighted to be invited to perform at this year’s Standard Bank Joy of Jazz Festival. To be a part of this brilliant line up is really an honour for me and I am looking forward to reconnecting with The Sound of You band and sharing our new music with seasoned jazz lovers and new comers.

“Every time I come home (my home in my heart) to South Africa to perform, it is not just about the music. I feel a deep connection with South Africans from all walks of life. There is just such immediacy in the way people respond to music and to each other. Despite the hardships for many and all the other things that makes life a little difficult, South Africa and South Africans fill me with hope and the way we connect as a people is unique.

“Joy of Jazz has come along at the right time for me. I recorded my new album called The Sound of You in Cape Town towards the end of last year.

Estelle Kokot“It would be ideal to launch the album at Joy of Jazz in South Africa, because Chicago-born saxophonist Chico Freeman will be joining me with Herbie Tsoaeli on bass and Kevin Gibson on drums at Joy of Jazz. We will be performing material mostly from the new album. I might throw in a standard and one of my own tunes too. It is also Chico’s first time in South Africa.

“The Sound of You songbook was written and composed mostly by Chico Freeman and the lyrics were written by Jan Pulsford. Chico is the son of jazz great tenor saxophonist Von Freeman, and Jan toured, wrote and produced with pop diva Cyndi Lauper for 12 years. Jan and Chico have been writing songs and composing together for 12 years.

“Herbie has bought his own exquisite musicality to the songs and the arrangements without taking away from the melodies and Kevin is the most instinctive musician I have ever had the pleasure of working with. All these elements combined with Chico’s lyrical playing means that our first gig together at the Joy of Jazz is going to be quite an event for me, and we are all really looking forward to sharing the magic with you too!”

Estelle Kokot will be appearing at Joy of Jazz on the Dinaledi Stage on September 25.  Booking at Computicket.

Don Albert is an ex-saxophonist and jazz journalist. He spent 12 years with The Star Newspaper on the Tonight 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.

Thanks to Don for the story

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2012 Jazz Rendezvous Logo topleftThe day’s live streaming broadcast The Jazz Rendezvous Radio, Pinotage, Coffee & Stockvel Show starts with with Eric Alan in the cold seat, yep cold because he is the first to present his show on the first day of the new week.

Latin Perspective copyAt 13:00 Central African Time our Latin Jazz aficionado Tony Vasquez in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA will present his show The Latin Perspective taking us though the Latin jazz lexicon.

From 14:00 it’s Take 5 and Then Some which one can hear the best of Mainstream, Vocal, Contemporary and Smooth jazz, an eclectic mix as is usual at this time and day of the week.

Jazz Around the WorldWe then had to Berlin, Germany where host Wolfgang König takes us a journey through his program of Jazz Around the World. This day takes us on a trip as Jazz Goes Latin.

We have an interesting couple of hours of new music during our live broadcasts before our unique re-broadcasting schedule starts from 18:00 C.A.T.

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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Today is National Bacon Day in South Africa

Bacon is meal CandyThough celebrated in the USA a couple of days ago we felt we needed our own National Bacon Day because we wanted an extra special day to enjoy this yummyolicious morsel. So today’s lip-smacking holiday is the perfect reason to enjoy this classic breakfast food. A BLT, bacon-wrapped meatloaf, or a simple side of bacon, it’s all mouth-watering.

Bacon is cured, smoked pork and has been around for some centuries. The method of preserving pork began in China around 1500 B.C, with the Greeks and Romans continuing the tradition. Modern-day bacon was first packaged and patented by Oscar Mayer in back in 1924.

Yummolicious good for your.

Yummolicious good for you

Celebrate all things bacon today by having it as a part of your entire day, at any time. Share your favourite bacon recipes with a friends too.

Yes its true BACON RULES, OK.

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All Jazz Radio Logo Face Book1A BLOG SUPREMEIts an unusual day at All Jazz Radio, why you ask, well see our genial host has little to write about today, must be the excitement of the weekend ahead or of have a special studio guest in studio today. It is however a gorgeous day in the Capital of Jazz in the Mother City of Cape Town today with loads of incredible gigs happening at the jazz venues of the country to go see and hear. Do tell us what your plans are, please us Email Info at All Jazz Radio to tell us or why not call us on Skype, alljazzradio, or on Viber and lets have a chat during my show, or make a request, howzat, eh! Should be fun

If you are a food loving fella like you genial host is and as nutty as The Klutz just Email The Klutz In The Kitchen with any queries or recipe suggestions/ most of all have a great weekend and remember to stay online with All Jazz Radio all day, everyday.

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The Jazz Rendezvous Radio, Pinotage, Coffee & Stockvel Show kicks of the start of the weekend festivities today, now I know it’s early and not the end of the day, Friday, What the hell we do it because we can and that’s how we roll at All Jazz Radio. Lets see what is on the steaming schedule today:-

Truth Coffee Logo At 10am Central African Time The Jazz Rendezvous Radio, Pinotage, Coffee & Stockvel Show kicks off with the usual fanfare of an incredible mix of newly released albums from all corners of the global village. Usually your hosts policy of less talk, more music prevails, however today we have an extra special and exciting guest in studio around 11am C.A.T. The Klutz In The Kitchen is totally beside himself with excitement, can’t contain him at all. Coffeeholic, Entrepreneur, Master Coffee Roster, World Renowned Coffee Shop Owner, Truth Coffee Roasting Shop, David Donde will be with us. We’ll find out why the coffee culture has taken root world wide, Is it a fad? Will the momentum and growth continue? Why do so many serve inferior dishwater tasting bitter, scummy coffee and devoid of any flavour? These are just some of the questions to be answered. Join Eric Alan for this exciting chat. After that its back to the best jazz out of the global village today.

David Donde

David Donde

At 13:00 our man in London, Peter Slavid will be presenting his popular program The Euro Jazz Frontier during which Peter showcases the best of Euro Jazz, old and new untill14:00 C.A.T.

Rudy Nadler-Nir will at 14:00 take over the hot seat in the studio to present his popular program, The Jazz Mixed Bag, when anything can happen and usually does. Join Rudy for all the fun that that implies J.

From 16:00 the AJR Staff produced, 5th Floor Jazz program takes us to our unique overnight re-broadcast scheduling where one can catch up with programmes the may have bee missed.

Here is the scheduling overnight.

THURSDAYS SHOWS (Repeats)

18:00 – 21:00 THE JAZZ RENDEZVOUS RADIO PINOTAGE, COFFEE & STOKVEL 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)

21:00 – 22:00 TODD’S TURNTABLE

Compiled, presented & produced by Todd Gordon in Edinburgh, Scotland

(Vocal Jazz from across the centuries up to today)

22:00 – 24:00 TSOANG AFRIKA (Jazz From Africa)

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)

24:00 – 02:00 VAGABOND BLUES

Compiled, presented & produced by Brian Currin Cape Town, SA

(Blues from Africa & the Global Village)

WEDNESDAY (REPEATS)

02:00 to 03:00- THE JAZZ RENDEZVOUS RADIO PINOTAGE, COFFEE & STOKVEL 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)

03:00 – 03:15 LIVE JASSMAN BLOG
(Latest jazz news from Jo’burg surrounds and maybe even further afield by Editor Brian Hough)
Weekly chat with the editor of email newsletter The Jazzman covering the jazz beat in Gauteng and other interesting places in the global village from Jo’burg South Africa

03:15 to 05:00- THE JAZZ RENDEZVOUS RADIO PINOTAGE, COFFEE & STOKVEL 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)

05:00 to 06:00- THE LATIN PERSPECTIVE
Compiled, presented & produced by Tony Vasquez in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
(Afro-Cuban, Latin Jazz)

06:00 – 08:00- THE MIDWEEK JAZZ MELANGE
Compiled, presented & produced by Ndoxy Hadebe in Cape Town, SA
(Afro Jazz, Afro Soul, World Jazz)

08:00 – 10:00- JAZZ, BEYOND
Compiled, presented & produced by Brian Currin in Cape Town, SA
(Progressive, Contemporary and Avant Garde Jazz)

Stay with us at All Jazz Radio for the best jazz in the universe today

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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Today is Chocolate Chip Biscuit/Cookie Day

Chocolate chip Cookies on trayNow we all like a biscuit / cookie and as we chomp into the damn thing bite back no matter ones resolution to only have one, maybe two. After that first bite one wants to eat more and dunk them is some hot beverage. I see you know the feeling huh! The Klutz in the Kitchen embarked an exhaustive Internet research project to discover the history of now famous The Chocolate Chip Cookie, which has invaded the palettes of children of all ages in the global village today. The Klutz would like to thank The Nibble for supplying the story that follows.

The History Of The Chocolate Chip Cookie

Chocolate chip cookie-lovers: Where would we be if it weren’t for Ruth Graves Wakefield (1903-1977), a 1930s-era Massachusetts innkeeper? Without Ruth there would be no chocolate chip cookies and by extension, no peanut butter chip cookies or other flavours of chips, no chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream, no Chipwich. But why dwell on those what-if horrors? Let’s look at the happy history.

Ruth Graves graduated from the Framingham State Normal School Department of Household Arts in 1924. She worked as a dietician and lectured on food.

In 1930, Kenneth and Ruth Wakefield purchased a historic Cape Cod-style inn, the Toll House, on the outskirts of Whitman, Massachusetts, halfway between Boston and New Bedford. Originally constructed in 1709, the house had served as a stop for travellers in Colonial times: they paid their road toll, changed horses and dined. Over 200 years later, the Wakefields opened a lodge on the premises, the Toll House Inn. They served traditional Colonial fare. Ruth did the baking, and her desserts were very popular.

One day in 1937, while preparing a batch of Butter Drop Do cookies, a colonial brown sugar cookie recipe, Ruth found that she did not have the baker’s chocolate required, and instead chopped a bar of Nestlé Semi-Sweet Chocolate into tiny pieces. She added them to the dough, expecting them to melt during baking; instead, the chocolate held its shape and softened to a creamy texture. The new cookies became very popular at the Inn; Ruth’s recipe was published in newspapers throughout New England, and sales of Nestlé’s Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar skyrocketed.

Ruth eventually approached Nestlé and reached an agreement that allowed Nestlé to print what would become known as the Toll House Cookie recipe on the wrapper of the Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar (part of the agreement included supplying Ruth with all of the chocolate she could use for the rest of her life). As the recipe continued to grow in popularity, Nestlé began to score the chocolate bar and packaged it with a special chopper for easy cutting into small morsels. In 1939, they introduced Nestlé Toll House Real Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels. Nestlé claims that the Toll House is the most popular cookie of all time. Who are we to disagree?

And the recipe was originally called Toll House Chocolate Crunch Cookies, as the morsels, or chips, came later.

The After Story

Officially, chocolate chip cookies are the state cookie of Massachusetts, where they were invented, and Pennsylvania, home to Hershey’s, Nestlé’s chief competitor in the chocolate morsel business. Alas, you can’t visit the Toll House Inn today. In 1966, Kenneth and Ruth sold it and retired to Duxbury, Massachusetts. The new owners turned the building into a nightclub. In 1970, it was sold again, to the Saccone family, who restored the original Toll House Inn and Restaurant. Unfortunately, on New Year’s Eve 1984, the old building caught fire and was destroyed.

Now that you know the history of this tasty little morsel, you going to head to your local purveyor of all things you diet instructor warned you against. Go one you know you want that little beastie of a Chocolate Chip Cookie new, so go get some and enjoy. J

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It’s gonna be a good day today, fact is its gonna be a wonderful weekend to be listening to All Jazz Radio online at all times, “tune in” via our website at www.alljazzradio.co.za we’d love you to be with us. Please Join the All Jazz Radio – Cape Town, ZA FB Group and LIKE our All Jazz Radio FB Page and Follow us in the Twittersphere as well.

 

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A beautiful day in the African Jazz Capital – The City of Cape Town, which offers hope of good things to come, Braai’s (barbeques) spring to mind, which has really excited the Klutz in the Kitchen and yours truly. I’ve got to invest in a kettle braai, to install on my apartments balcony, this time I believe it’s the right thing to do, gas braais just don’t cut it at all. It’s the smoke and smell washed down with a great Craft Beer or a glass and a half of Pinotage to hand and the flavourful meat that makes it so worthwhile. The mission is now to find where the best place is to go to buy one at the best price, naturally. Oh I must talk to the body corporate chairperson first to make sure its ok to braai on the balcony.

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Today on All Jazz Radio we will again feature tracks from all of the new album releases that has crossed our desk thus far this week, there are many and some real gems amongst the batch we’ve got. There are some really exciting things to come and discover during The Jazz Rendezvous Radio, Pinotage, Coffee & Stockvel Show from 10:00 C.A.T. today. We will also have Vocalist, Teacher, musician well travelled and real nice person, Nicky Schrire in studio and we’ll chat about what she’s been up to lately.

After that our suave crooner of note from Edinburgh, Scotland Todd Gordon will be taking us Stargazing, which is the theme of his vocal jazz singers program today.

From 14:00 Central African Time we have a compiled program called Tsoang Afrika (Jazz From Africa) Jazz from the African continent, made up of the music by SAFRO and Afro Jazz, Blues and Latin musicians from across all borders)

Can’t get away from the blues, why because its good music and an important part of music and jazz history. Our Blues Professor, Doctor, Expert, don’t know what to call him, so lets call a spade a shovel, he is Brian Currin and is in to present his popular weekly program, Vagabond Blues showcasing the best Blues the global village has to offer. Join us for our live programming on All Jazz Radio today. Don’t forget, should you have missed any of our programs one can catch our unique re-broadcast scheduling so one won’t miss a note of the best Jazz, Blues, Latin and World Jazz from the global village, today. Here is todays re-broadcasting schedule:

WEDNESDAY (REPEATS)

18:00 to 19:00- THE JAZZ RENDEZVOUS RADIO PINOTAGE, COFFEE & STOKVEL 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)

19:00 – 19:15 LIVE JASSMAN BLOG
(Latest jazz news from Jo’burg surrounds and maybe even further afield by Editor Brian Hough)
Weekly chat with the editor of email newsletter The Jazzman covering the jazz beat in Gauteng and other interesting places in the global village from Jo’burg South Africa

19:15 to 21:00- THE JAZZ RENDEZVOUS RADIO PINOTAGE, COFFEE & STOKVEL 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)

21:00 to 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 JAZZ 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)

TUESDAYS SHOWS (Repeats)

02:00 – 06:00 THE JAZZ RENDEZVOUS RADIO PINOTAGE, COFFEE & STOKVEL 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 MZANTZI (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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On Friday around 11am C.A.T. we’ll have David Dondé in the studio to chat about coffee and the growth of the fast growing café society. David is an entrepreneur and founder of Truth Coffee Roasting and owner of the coffee emporium that has been named as the best coffee shop in the global village by The Telegraph in London. The Klutz in the Kitchen is a well known coffee lover but he has found that coffee has become horrible and mostly bitter scummy thing served in many coffee shops of Cape Town and around the country today.

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It seems as if many enjoyed our focus on vocalists during The Jazz Rendezvous Radio Pinotage, Coffee & Stockvel Show yesterday. Four hours of wonderful voices showcasing incredible talented songwriters from the global village, we will do it again for sure.

 

Today on the live broadcast menu, as per usual we start off with The Jazz Rendezvous Radio Pinotage, Coffee & Stockvel Show and today we will play tune from the many albums we have received over the past few day’s, and yes there are quite a few J As is usual too my policy of letting the music do the talking is in play, more music, less talk, but hectic interaction on our social media pages, If you’ve not yet joined our All Jazz Radio – Cape Town, ZA FB Group please would you do so as I do a running commentary throughout the show on the pages including All Jazz Radio FB Page and the AJR Twittersphere. Do remember to check back on the All Jazz Radio Website too.

Coming is on the schedule today at 13:00 Central African Time is The Latin Perspective showcasing the wonderful and vibrant world of Latin Jazz.

From 14:00 C.A.T. we will again highlight some on the brand new music that has arrived at All Jazz Radio over the past few days during The Midweek Jazz Melange. Our regular presenter, Ndoxy Radebe is on a leave of absence due to a major promotion at work and as a result he has to attend a number of courses to qualify, Good Luck Ndoxy we wish you success and look forward to you return to the streaming airwaves of All Jazz Radio.

At 16:00 The Man, Brian Currin will be taking us on a journey to the outer reaches of jazz during his show Jazz Beyond, expect the unexpected and be surprised.

Stay tuned because our unique re-broadcasts kick in so you don’t miss a note of the music anytime.

Here is the repeat streaming broadcast schedule for today;

TUESDAY (REPEATS)

18:00 to 19:00- THE JAZZ RENDEZVOUS RADIO PINOTAGE, COFFEE & STOKVEL 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)

19:00 – 19:15 LONDON JAZZ NEWS 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)

19:15 to 22:00- THE JAZZ RENDEZVOUS RADIO PINOTAGE, COFFEE & STOKVEL 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)

22:00 – 24:00- MZANTZI (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)

24:00 – 02:00- 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)

MONDAY (REPEATS)

02:00 – 05:00- THE JAZZ RENDEZVOUS RADIO PINOTAGE, COFFEE & STOKVEL 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)

03:00 to 04:00- THE LATIN PERSPECTIVE
Compiled, presented & produced by Tony Vasquez in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
(Afro-Cuban, Latin Jazz)

06:00 – 08:00- TAKE 5 & THEN SOME…..
Compiled, produced & presented by Clifford Graham in Cape Town, SA
(A Mix of Mainstream, Vocal, Contemporary and Smooth jazz)

08:00 – 10:00- JAZZ AROUND THE WORLD
Compiled, presented & produced by Wolfgang König in Berlin, Germany
(All genre styles of jazz from around the world)

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 has a great recipe for one to enjoy and show family and friends that one is not really a Klutz when it comes making a meal. The recipe features the versatile and humble pork sausage, so look forward to Bangers & Mash Pie for dinner tomorrow night. Mind you it’s a dish that can be served up at any time of the day or night si is one to retain in ones arsenal of recipes. 🙂

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Later on this week during The Jazz Rendezvous Radio Pinotage, Coffee & Stockvel Show we’ll have the wonderful Cape Town vocalist, no lets call her voice stylist, teacher, musician and all round nice person, Nicky Schrire​ who has re-settled in the African Jazz Capital, The Mother City, City of Cape Town​ after her years of study and performance around the global village. We’ll also be talking coffee at the end of the week with David Dondé​, founder of Truth Coffee Roasting and owner of the coffee emporium that has been named as the best coffee shop in the global village by The Telegraph in London. Now I love coffee, but there are some really blerry awful coffees being served up at the coffee shops that seem to be springing up like rabbits in breeding season. That’s coming up this week on All Jazz Radio.

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The Klutz in the Kitchen is really looking out for anther stunning recipe to share and thinks he has found a winner. Oh! Because he also really likes the main ingredient, besides it’s a quick n’ very easy that any learner Klutz can master it in seconds. Look out for the Bangers & Mash Pie recipe on Tuesday’s edition of The Jazz Rendezvous Radio Pinotage, Coffee & Stockvel Show. The Klutz will have you impressing your dinner guests in not time.

The Klutz is also meeting with a gentleman who has a new toy for him to play with, which will save huge amounts of electricity and naturally money. We will evaluate the Remoska and report back in a week or so and have a representative in studio to tell you about this interesting new kitchen thingy.

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Now on air 11:00 is THE JAZZ RENDEZVOUS RADIO PINOTAGE, COFFEE & STOKVEL SHOW then we chat to LONDON JAZZ NEWS BLOG CHAT the London Jazz News Blog editor Sebastian Scotney) then its back to THE JAZZ RENDEZVOUS RADIO PINOTAGE, COFFEE & STOKVEL SHOW
after which we have MZANTZI (South) AFRICAN JAZZ from 14:00 – 16:00 which is compiled & produced by the 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. At 16:00 we have A SLICE OF JAZZ
Compiled, presented & produced by Rhys Phillips in Cardiff, Wales, UK featuring Interviews, New Album Releases, CD Reviews and an eclectic mix of Jazz. Before our unique rotation of programme repeats thus allowing one to catch programs that may have been missed. Here is the schedule;

MONDAY (REPEATS)

18:00 to 21:00- THE JAZZ RENDEZVOUS RADIO PINOTAGE, COFFEE & STOKVEL 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)

21:00 to 22:00- THE LATIN PERSPECTIVE
Compiled, presented & produced by Tony Vasquez in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
(Afro-Cuban, Latin Jazz)

22:00 – 24:00- TAKE 5 & THEN SOME…..
Compiled, produced & presented by Clifford Graham in Cape Town, SA
(A Mix of Mainstream, Vocal, Contemporary and Smooth jazz)

24:00 – 02:00- JAZZ AROUND THE WORLD
Compiled, presented & produced by Wolfgang König in Berlin, Germany
(All genre styles of jazz from around the world)

SUNDAY (REPEATS)

02:00 – 06:00 THE ECLECTIC MIX

Compiled & produced by AJR Staff in Cape Town, SA

(Mixed Genre Jazz, Blues, Latin and World Jazz)

06:00 – 08:00 THE JAZZ REP – NOW & THEN

Compiled, presented & produced by by Ray Porter in London, UK

(Historic & Nostalgic Jazz)

08:00 – 10:00 THE GROOVE MERCHANT

Compiled, presented & produced by by Andy Hardy in Ngongotaha, New Zealand

(Groove, Fusion & Funk Jazz)

Remember that 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.

Tune in on the All Jazz Radio Website

 

 

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Jazz Rendezvous – A Blog Supreme by Eric Alan – Tuesday 31st August 2015

All Jazz Radio Logo Face Book1A BLOG SUPREMEIt’s supposed to be the start of spring in the Southern Hemisphere today I’m reliably informed told. Get you facts right weather person, it’s still winter in Cape Town, overcast, chilly, wet and miserable, humpf! Forecasters huh! Breakfast on the go today the best steak pie every from Coimbra Bakery, Claremont, beats Woolworths, Pick n Pay, Checkers, Shoprite, Spar, in fact any supermarket bakery anytime of the day.

There I was, hanging around at the computer at home checking things on Facebook, Twitter and the Internet seeing all sorts of interesting things I decided to follow up on a couple. So I went out to try out a new coffee shop in Kenilworth, Bootleggers, now after seeing there Facebook page and the picture of one of their burgers, and as one knows The Klutz in the Kitchen is a real sucker for a really good burger at anytime of the day. I ordered a cup of their coffee, shock and horror a mini cup was served, no not an espresso cup nor a regular cup at all, the waitress noticed my look of disappointment and said, “ don’t like the small cup?” er what do you think young lady I said. At 20bucks that was a total rip off to my way of thinking. Nuff said for now read the full review of the visit to the Bootlegger later when we publish The Klutz in the Kitchen’s Straight Talkin’ No Punches Pulled Restaurant Grub n’ Pub n’ Cooking Stuff n’ Reviews

 

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We will also post The JazzWeek Weekly Top 50 Jazz Radio Airplay Charts today so one can see what’s been played on Jazz Radio in the global village today. Time permitting our webetor will also post A Blog Supreme too. Lots happening at All Jazz Radio today, tune in and listen.

 Today on All Jazz Radio.

A new week at All Jazz Radio with another load of new, unheard music on the menu this week on todays Jazz Rendezvous Radio Pinotage & Coffee Stockvel Show with Eric Alan. Yes indeed exciting, adventurous and never before heard on any radio station in Africa broadcasting from Cape Town, the jazz capital of Africa, join me Eric Alan live from 10:00 online at www.alljazzradio.co.za for the finest jazz the global village has on offer today.

At 13:00 it’s the turn of Tony Vasquez from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania presenting his regular Latin Perspective showcasing the finest Latin jazz today.

Clifford Graham is then behind the mic presenting Take Five and Them Some playing some of his favourite jazz from all corners of the universe.

From Berlin, Germany Wolfgang König then takes us on a journey with Jazz Around The World from16:00 and today it’s Jazz Goes Classics.

Join us for our live broadcasts online today.

Here is what our re-broadcast schedule looks like for the rest of the day until the next live streaming day begins. Stay with us all day.

SUNDAY (Repeats)

18:00 – 22:00 THE ECLECTIC MIX
Compiled & produced by AJR Staff in Cape Town, SA
(Mixed Genre Jazz, Blues, Latin and World Jazz)

22:00 – 24:00- THE JAZZ REP – NOW & THEN
Compiled, presented & produced by Ray Porter in London, UK
(Historic & Nostalgic Jazz)

24:00 – 02:00- THE GROOVE MERCHANT
Compiled, presented & produced by Andy Hardy in Ngongotaha, New Zealand
(Groove, Fusion & Funk Jazz)

SATURDAY (Repeats)

02:00 – 06:00 THE NO NAME BRAND SHOW

Compiled & produced by AJR Staff in Cape Town, SA

(Mainstream, Vocal, Contemporary Smooth, Fusion, Funk & Soul Jazz)

0600 – 08:00 COOKING JAZZ

Compiled & produced by AJR Staff in Cape Town, SA

(Contemporary, Mainstream, Nostalgic, Pop Jazz)

08:00 – 0:00 THE KIBBY FACTOR

Compiled, presented & produced by Guitarist James “Acid Robot” Kibby in Cape Town, SA

(Acid, Avant Garde, Electronic Jazz, Blues)

Remember 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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Jazz Rendezvous – A Blog Supreme by Eric Alan – Thursday 27 August 2015

All Jazz Radio Logo Face Book1A BLOG SUPREMEJeez, many technical fire to put out today exhausting, blerry hell, darn the techno gods and damn the weather gods too, done it again they have, over cast and miserable in the African Jazz Capital today. It’s another Glühwein swigging day today, made with Pinotage naturally neh! The saving grace is we’ve got some hot jazz lined up starting off with the Jazz Rendezvous Radio, Pinotage & Coffee Stockvel Club Show with me, Eric Alan until 13:00 C.A.T. (Central African Time). From 13:00 the debonair and suave crooner Todd Gordon is behind the mic presenting his Todd’s Turntable with the subtitle today of Come Rain or Come Shine. Vocal jazz at it’s best. At 14:00 it’s Jazz out of Africa Tsoang Afrika (Jazz From Africa), 2 hours showcasing some of the best and the latest to come from the highly talented jazz musicians of Africa today. thereafter its blues time, yep the Vagabond Blues takes flight with some rousing and also tender blues by the best bluesmen and women from the global village. No excuses not to d=stay tuned to All Jazz Radio all day today, listening on any of your devices via www.alljazzradio.co.za tune in right away and you won’t miss a note of the music.

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Sis Gwen Ansell

Sis Gwen Ansell

Don’t forget to check out Gwen Ansell’s new sisgwenjazz Blog now on our website, interesting and a really good read

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Klutz in the Kitchen

The Klutz in the Kitchen will be posting to global villages biggest kept secret after years of pleading and cajoling, he has finally broken down and will be sharing Aunty Sarah’s World Famous Incredibly Yummolicious Quick ‘n Easy Pea & Bacon Bits Soup recipe with our loyal and passionate listeners. Be prepared to spend time in the kitchen later to make this lekkerlicious meal. J

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Programming for tomorrow;

FRIDAY

10:00 – 13:00 THE JAZZ RENDEZVOUS RADIO PINOTAGE & COFFEE STOKVEL CLUB 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)

13:00 – 14:00 THE EUROJAZZ FRONTIER

Compiled, presented & produced by Peter Slavid in London, UK

(Euro Jazz – Old & New)

14:00 – 16:00 JAZZ MIXED BAG

Compiled, presented & produced by Rudy Nadler-Nir in Cape Town, SA

(As the name implies a veritable cornucopia of jazz, blues Latin and world jazz)

16:00 – 18:00 5th FLOOR JAZZ

Compiled & produced by AJR Staff in Cape Town, SA

(Contemporary, Fusion, Funk Jazz)

 

THURSDAYS SHOWS (Repeats)

18:00 – 21:00 THE JAZZ RENDEZVOUS RADIO PINOTAGE & COFFEE STOKVEL CLUB 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 TODD’S TURNTABLE

Compiled, presented & produced by Todd Gordon in Edinburgh, Scotland

(Vocal Jazz from across the centuries up to today)

22:00 – 24:00 TSOANG AFRIKA (Jazz From Africa)

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)

24:00 – 02:00 VAGABOND BLUES

Compiled, presented & produced by Brian Currin Cape Town, SA

(Blues from Africa & the Global Village)

 

WEDNESDAY (REPEATS)

02:00 to 03:00- THE JAZZ RENDEZVOUS RADIO PINOTAGE & COFFEE STOKVEL CLUB 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 LIVE JASSMAN BLOG
(Latest jazz news from Jo’burg surrounds and maybe even further afield by Editor Brian Hough)
Weekly chat with the editor of email newsletter The Jazzman covering the jazz beat in Gauteng and other interesting places in the global village from Jo’burg South Africa

03:15 to 05:00- THE JAZZ RENDEZVOUS RADIO PINOTAGE & COFFEE STOKVEL CLUB 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)

05:00 to 06:00- THE LATIN PERSPECTIVE
Compiled, presented & produced by Tony Vasquez in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
(Afro-Cuban, Latin Jazz)

06:00 – 08:00- THE MIDWEEK JAZZ MELANGE
Compiled, presented & produced by Ndoxy Hadebe in Cape Town, SA
(Afro Jazz, Afro Soul, World Jazz)

08:00 – 10:00- JAZZ, BEYOND
Compiled, presented & produced by Brian Currin in Cape Town, SA
(Progressive, Contemporary and Avant Garde 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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Jazz Rendezvous – A Blog Supreme by Eric Alan – Wednesday 26th August 2015

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It bodes well this day in the Jazz Capital of Africa, looks like it’s going to be a beautiful day in the Mother City of Cape Town. I’ve not consulted any of the weather guru’s so I believe it’s gonna be a real goodie. A day to take a walk along the Sea Point Promenade or through the Kirstenbosch Gardens with you smart phone tuned into All Jazz Radio online, taking a tea break all the while enjoying great jazz. Mind you no matter where one finds oneself in the global village the same suggestion applies, nice thought huh, take the time for yourself today.

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The Klutz in the Kitchen is hard at work sorting out his recipe Blog and has decided to release the big secret recipe, yep at last he’s had his arm twisted, he’s going to post Aunty Sarah’s World Famous Incredibly Yummolicious Quick ‘n Easy Pea & Bacon Bits Soup. That Blog will be posted our website on the morrow so you to can make this truly delicious soup. Big Smile points neh!

Aunty Sarah’s World Famous Pea and Hock/Bacon Stoup

Aunty Sarah’s World Famous Pea and Hock/Bacon Stoup

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This week I’ve again been disappointed and lost some more faith in Cape Town musicians. Having arranged an interview with a prominent Cape Town musician on Monday only to be phoned by his “manager” to say he’s too tired to come in after a hectic weekend. I was asked if he could come at the same time the following day, duly arranged and agreed. The appointed time comes and goes, again no show and no phone call at all the time. Am I pissed off, oh yes, its something that happens all too often with Cape Town and South African musicians. What can be done, I don’t know we as radio try to promote their work and these people, “managers” and artists alike are so wrapped up in their own self-importance showing little regard for etiquette, time keeping and respect. It’s just plain rude and indicative of society as a whole, protocols forgotten, word spreads to others and leads to opportunities wasted and pushed to the back of the queue and being declined next time its a real state of affairs in the small world of South African Jazz today.

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Quote of the Day

As far as playing jazz, no other art form, other than conversation, can give the satisfaction of spontaneous interaction.

Stan Getz

Stan Getz

Stan Getz

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 Album of the Day: Torsten Goods Thank You Baby

Torsten Goods Thank You Baby

Torsten Goods Thank You Baby

Line up – Torsten Goods / vocals & guitar
 Roberto Di Gioia / Fender Rhodes & piano
 Tim Lefebvre / Fender Jazz Bass & double bass
 Wolfgang Haffner / drums

This description from the website – Goods’ warm-sounding, fast picking guitar, his flexible phrasing and smooth vocals; Haffner’s uniquely bouncy drums; Di Gioia’s wonderful timing and inspirational, effervescent piano and Fender Rhodes; Lefebvre’s concise bass; all of these merge to form distinctively new, convincing interpretations of spirituals and soul classics.

For more info, Torsten Goods, Thank You Baby

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Here the programming on All Jazz Radio for today;

WEDNESDAY

10:00 to 13:00- THE JAZZ RENDEZVOUS RADIO PINOTAGE & COFFEE STOKVEL CLUB 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)

13:00 – 14:00 THE LATIN PERSPECTIVE
Compiled, presented & produced by Tony Vasquez in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
(Afro-Cuban, Latin Jazz)

14:00 – 16:00 THE MIDWEEK JAZZ MELANGE
Compiled, presented & produced by Ndoxy Hadebe in Cape Town, SA
(Afro Jazz, Afro Soul, World Jazz)

16:00 – 18:00 JAZZ, BEYOND
Compiled, presented & produced by Brian Currin in Cape Town, SA
(Progressive, Contemporary and Avant Garde Jazz)

 

TUESDAY (REPEATS)

18:00 to 19:00- THE JAZZ RENDEZVOUS RADIO PINOTAGE & COFFEE STOKVEL CLUB 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)

19:00 – 19:15 LONDON JAZZ NEWS 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)

19:15 to 22:00- THE JAZZ RENDEZVOUS RADIO PINOTAGE & COFFEE STOKVEL CLUB 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)

22:00 – 24:00- MZANTZI (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)

24:00 – 02:00- 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)

 

MONDAY (REPEATS)

02:00 – 05:00- THE JAZZ RENDEZVOUS RADIO PINOTAGE & COFFEE STOKVEL CLUB 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 to 04:00- THE LATIN PERSPECTIVE
Compiled, presented & produced by Tony Vasquez in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
(Afro-Cuban, Latin Jazz)

06:00 – 08:00- TAKE 5 & THEN SOME…..
Compiled, produced & presented by Clifford Graham in Cape Town, SA
(A Mix of Mainstream, Vocal, Contemporary and Smooth jazz)

08:00 – 10:00- JAZZ AROUND THE WORLD
Compiled, presented & produced by Wolfgang König in Berlin, Germany
(All genre styles of jazz from around the world)

 

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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Jazz Rendezvous – A Blog Supreme by Eric Alan – Tuesday 25th August 2015

All Jazz Radio Logo Face Book1A BLOG SUPREMEHowzit Jazzaholics.

The week is now well underway and here at All Jazz Radio we continue to search for and find the best jazz the global village has to offer so that we can share the music and information with you. I must thank all of our volunteer presenters, producers and writers who contribute their valuable time, efforts and passion to the continuing success of All Jazz Radio. Now claiming to be the worlds largest, finest and only totally volunteer driven global online Jazz, Blues, Latin and World Jazz radio station streaming live daily “down south” in Africa from the Jazz Capital of Africa, The Mother City of Cape Town. Only the best available Jazz, Blues, Latin and World Jazz finds it’s way onto our exclusive playlists and our presenters have total control over the content included in their shows. Become a volunteer, just drop us a line to tell us of your interest, share your passion with the global village today. Listen via our website at www.alljazzradio.co.za

 

Here is our programming for the day;

10:00 to 11:00- THE JAZZ RENDEZVOUS RADIO PINOTAGE & COFFEE STOKVEL CLUB 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

11:00 – 11:15 LONDON JAZZ NEWS 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 – We also take our weekly London Jazz News chat with the Newsletters Editor in Chief, Sebastian Scotney from around 11:00 to 11:15 all the latest news on the European jazz scene
We will also be chatting to Kesivan Naidoo who leaves for a few gigs in Joburg before heading to Boston to do his Masters at the renowned Berklee College of Music.

11:15 to 14:00- THE JAZZ RENDEZVOUS RADIO PINOTAGE & COFFEE STOKVEL CLUB 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

14:00 – 16:00 MZANTZI (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

16:00 – 18:00 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

 

Tomorrows, Wednesday’s Live streaming broadcast schedule looks like this:

10:00 to 13:00- THE JAZZ RENDEZVOUS RADIO PINOTAGE & COFFEE STOKVEL CLUB 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)

13:00 – 14:00 THE LATIN PERSPECTIVE
Compiled, presented & produced by Tony Vasquez in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
(Afro-Cuban, Latin Jazz)

14:00 – 16:00 THE MIDWEEK JAZZ MELANGE
Compiled, presented & produced by Ndoxy Hadebe in Cape Town, SA
(Afro Jazz, Afro Soul, World Jazz)

16:00 – 18:00 JAZZ, BEYOND
Compiled, presented & produced by Brian Currin in Cape Town, SA
(Progressive, Contemporary and Avant Garde Jazz)

 

After that out unique series of repeat programming kick in as follows;

TUESDAY (REPEATS)

18:00 to 19:00- THE JAZZ RENDEZVOUS RADIO PINOTAGE & COFFEE STOKVEL CLUB 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)

19:00 – 19:15 LONDON JAZZ NEWS 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)

19:15 to 22:00- THE JAZZ RENDEZVOUS RADIO PINOTAGE & COFFEE STOKVEL CLUB 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)

22:00 – 24:00- MZANTZI (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)

24:00 – 02:00- 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)

 

MONDAY (REPEATS)

02:00 – 05:00- THE JAZZ RENDEZVOUS RADIO PINOTAGE & COFFEE STOKVEL CLUB 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 to 04:00- THE LATIN PERSPECTIVE
Compiled, presented & produced by Tony Vasquez in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
(Afro-Cuban, Latin Jazz)

06:00 – 08:00- TAKE 5 & THEN SOME…..
Compiled, produced & presented by Clifford Graham in Cape Town, SA
(A Mix of Mainstream, Vocal, Contemporary and Smooth jazz)

08:00 – 10:00- JAZZ AROUND THE WORLD
Compiled, presented & produced by Wolfgang König in Berlin, Germany
(All genre styles of jazz from around the world)

 

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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Robert Glasper visits his favourites while Nduduzo Makhathini sings his own songs – but both pianists have the music covered AUGUST 23, 2015

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Sis Gwen Ansell

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A long time ago – well, around the early 1990s – jazz performances in Joburg often featured more than their fair share of covers. They were usually covers of South African originals: Laukutshon’Ilanga, Nytilo Ntyilo and the like. Nevertheless, it is easy to forget now how dramatic has been the explosion in the past quarter-century of new, original, local repertoire. These days, a stage version of Laukutshon’Ilanga at somewhere like The Orbit is a rarity; to succeed, artists don’t just need their own sound and skill, they need their own music too.

Listening to the Ground

Listening to the Ground

Pianist Nduduzo Makathini is in no danger of failing that test. To his two 2014 albums Mother Tongue and Sketches of Tomorrow, he has now added a 16-track double album, Listening to the Ground (http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/nduduzomakhathini3 ). It is a big collection not only in scope and imagination, but also in sound. Makhathini’s core trio – on this outing comprising Magne Thormodsæter on bass and longtime companion Ayanda Sikade on drums – is augmented by other impressive voices, including reedman Karl-Martin Almqvist, trumpeter Robin Fassie Kock, percussionist el Hadj Ngari Ndong and the voice of Omagugu Makhathini.

Nduduzo Makhathini. Credit: Standard Bank

Nduduzo Makhathini. Credit: Standard Bank

The material ranges widely, from the richly patterned pan-African groove of Lagos Blues and King Fela to the disassembled and reconstructed mbaqanga of From an Old Bag of Mkhumbane, with stops at church, traditional community, avant-garde jazz club and family along the way.

Makhathini is a highly individual composer. While the rolling, sombre introduction to Supreme Light reminds us that the inspirational shadow of Abdullah Ibrahim is never too far from any South African pianist, the rest of the tune goes in a very different, edgier direction. For You is a classic mid-paced ballad that might have been written to get dancers out on the floor. It also shows off nicely the pianist’s virtuosity. As for the Mkhumbane tune, when I heard it live it did get the dancers out for some far more old-school South African revels, and looks set fair to become an audience-request favourite.

Listening to the Ground feels more polished than the 2014 releases – one of the advantages that the resources of the Standard Bank Young Artist for Jazz award brings is time to concentrate on the music. To underline that point, the album revisits an earlier track, Imvunge for two minutes of intense, helter-skelter exploration that distills the essence of that quirky theme. As both player and composer, Makhathini is now a formidable force in new South African music, and this album should be travelling far and wide to announce that fact.

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Robert Glasper's new album Covered (Blue Note)

Robert Glasper’s new album Covered (Blue Note)

While South African players are reveling in the freedom to compose for their own recordings, American pianist Robert Glasper has made his latest release, Covered (Blue Note) the occasion – as its title implies – to visit music from some other people as well as himself. In a straight-up jazz trio format, he works with bassist Vicente Archer and drummer Damion Reid: the players with whom he launched his Blue Note jazz career a decade ago, before he gathered a hip-hop following too.

The dozen-song selection is eclectic (“A mix of new and old songs that I love,” Glasper calls them), from old chestnut Stella by Starlight to I Don’t Even Care from Black Radio 2, from Joni Mitchell to Radiohead, and more. Most beautiful for me was Glasper’s version of Jhene Aiko Chilombo’s The Worst, which you can sample on Glasper’s website at http://www.robertglasper.com More bits of cover material pop up in his own In Case You Forgot, peppered with quotes including Time After Time.

It doesn’t really matter what genre label you hang around Glasper’s neck, he is a sensitive and imaginative player who always follows the most intriguing paths a tune presents. I Don’t Even Care is here a fragile packet of musical surprises; In Case You Forgot, almost a fugue. By contrast Stella has been, in his own words “flipped and re-harmonised to make it more digestible.” It sounds like one of the old masters – maybe Bill Evans? – except…not. It’s definitely Glasper, creating from a 1944 tune something that 2015 audiences can feel.

There are voices on the album too. Glasper treats the gig as if he were in an intimate club, conversing with the audience, taking on board a self-aware rap about survival from elder statesman Harry Belafonte, and orchestrating the conscious, poignant, children’s voices that interlock on I’m Dying of Thirst, the final track: a protest against the racist waste of African-American lives.

Glasper has spoken (http://www.motherjones.com/media/2015/06/robert-glasper-covered-interview ) of the beauty he finds in repetition and simplicity. This album has both: the repetition of groove and intricate patterning, and the simplicity of a gorgeous, un-ornamented piano line that can break your heart.

Robert Glasper

Robert Glasper

“I missed the piano,” Glasper has said. “I feel like people forget I’m a piano player.” They never could, but in some of those more texturally crowded (and essentially collective) hip-hop contexts, our ears had to search for his sound. For those of us who missed those beautiful lines, Covered inspires a heartfelt ‘Welcome back’.

Composing, and interpreting music composed by another, are two different musical skills. Not every player has both in equal measure. Coltrane or Miles Davis could make you hear a simple, silly pop tune in a startlingly fresh way, with a wholly different emotional impact, through interpretation alone (watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bga8gFkDLIg ). So while we revel in the compositional riches that a player such as Makathini can bring us, Glasper’s album is a welcome reminder that we need to cherish our great interpreters too.

 

For more go to www.sisgwenjazz.wordpress.com

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Jazz Rendezvous – A Blog Supreme by Eric Alan – Monday 17th August 2015

All Jazz Radio Logo Face Book1A BLOG SUPREMECurrently listening to pianist Mike del Ferro’s The Johannesburg Sessions.

NOTE From the AJR Big Boss

Thank you for all of your invaluable and ongoing support of All Jazz Radio. I must offer a huge vote of thanks to you all, our world wide volunteer presenters, for your invaluable and unwavering support and assistance in keeping the music playing during these past few months. I am back on air once again and behind the mic after a long lay off and presenting The Jazz Rendezvous Radio, Pinotage & Coffee Stockvel Club daily from 10am Central African Time. I do hope that you’ll listen in an encourage all in your circle to do so daily hence forward.

After a far to long lay off due to a number of health issues over the past few months, a total right proper inconvenience and, literally pain in the butt, it has been, I must add. that I’m also a bit tired of being prodded and pricked having undergone a battery of tests to ascertain the reasons for this horrible bout of ill health. Feeling like a popper pin cushion right now. Still no reasons or results given as of yet, however it seems as the medicines (drugs ) prescribed are doing the job as intended, at last. Also due to these pesky lurgies and other nasty things, I’ve also not been able to get out and about much for a while to see and hear some of the gigs around town, hopefully this will change too. Who said it was an easy thing to run an Internet radio station out of my apartment on one’s own. Crazy, but its being done. eh!

Nuff of the gloomier side, thank the gods for the positive finally happening. It has not been easy and I am fully focused on getting on top of things again, though I may request some assistance and guidance from various quarters going forward. So, with that in mind I’ve a lot of catching up to do, mostly blerry boring AJR admin, which has grown into dictionary of “paper work”, not my most favourite task at all. Best of all are the mounds of new music and artists I need to go though, sjoe! tons of it, but what a fun journey of discovery lay’s ahead for yours truly. Should you wish for me to send you some of the  new albums by South African jazz, blues, Latin and world jazz artists, feel free to let me know and I’ll send it via WeTransfer. There are a number of free radio music download sites that I am a member of, mostly independent music and artists. This has been a boon of incredible discovery of new music and talent. Who said jazz is only 1% or 2% of the world wide music market. If you, in your country find that there is some music by artists in your area, please let me know or send the albums to me for inclusion in our library, gotta love the digital era, eh! Currently I’m listening to Marianne Solivan’s album Spark and will follow that with Nduduzo Makhathini double cd offering, then Jon Irabagon Inaction Is An Action, Fred Hersch’s Solo then Cecile McLorin Salvant’s For One To Love then Rus Nerwich The Wondering Who then Larry Carlton & David T. Walker at Billboard Live, Tokyo then Marcus Wyatt & ZAR Jazz Orchestra One Life In The Sun then Jeff Healey The Best of the Stony Plain Years- Vintage Swing, Jazz and Blues then Ramsey Lewis Taking Another Look then Bokani Dyer World Music to mention but a few but so far so good. Jeez the list just keeps growing and with so many CD reviews to write. Please feel free to write some CD reviews and stories pertaining to jazz from your part of the world so that we can add it under your by line on our website and social media pages, thanks in advance. Just email it to me as an attached word document.

The Klutz in the Kitchen will also get to the task of finding those delicious, simple, quick and easy recipes whereby one will be able cook up a storm in preparation for the hours of happy listening to the great music feature on the unique and unmatched online radio station that is All Jazz Radio.

Our plonk swigging and swilling pirate of beer and wine barrels will also be getting on with his usual hunt for the wondrous treasures from the cellar masters and masters of brewing excellence. The plonkaholic will enlighten, educate and edify all the enjoy the fermented fruit and berries of the earth from time to time, something not to be missed and exclusive to All Jazz Radio. Tune in via our website at www.alljazzradio.co.za or on our Facebook page. Do Follow us in the Twitterspher to @alljazzradio as well

Thanks,

We’re still doing it world wide like no one else,

Eric

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Jazz Rendezvous – A Blog Supreme by Eric Alan – Monday 06 April 2015

All Jazz Radio Logo Face Book1Cape-Town-International-Jazz-Festival16I’m really tired of the jazz police, so called jazz aficionados, narrow minded, blinkered, self appointed, arbitrators of all things jazz who come out of the woodwork around and after jazz festivals. I also must confess I am not, nor will I ever be a member of the jazz police nor be a purist when it comes the music I love and respect. I encourage all jazz lovers to keep open ears when listening to jazz music, there are many forms and sounds to hear.

Call me a grumpy old man or anything else but lets stop accepting half assed uninformed stories. These story writers and commentators make outlandish poorly informed pronouncements about what jazz and jazz festivals are supposed to be, to make matters even worse some ill-informed writers pick up on some of these gripes and write uneducated, unsearched and often stupid stories which get prominence from their editors. A recent story raised my ire completely and occurred after the recent CTIJF.

If one judges the artists performing on the Kiepies stage alone then I can agree totally with the some of the Facebook sentiments as reported in the recent newspaper story, there is little or no jazz at the festival. Sadly many commentators tend focus on Kiepies at the CITJF, which has never been a jazz stage since the start of the Festival 16 years ago. There have been some jazz artists booked to perform on that stage.

I have been involved in the world of Jazz Broadcasting for the past 20 and we know there is little or no jazz on the many terrestrial radio stations of our country. I have further been associated with the CTIJF for the past 16 years having been the host of the media conferences and as an MC on the Rosies stage.

Rosies has been the main Jazz Stage at the festival where over the years we have seen and heard great jazz performers delighting audiences. It is the place where the real jazz lovers congregate each year to listen to those many respected jazz musicians.

This year I was, for the first time, the sole MC on the Rosies stage, on the Friday night where I introduced and experienced performances by Madala Kunene, the only none jazz artist on the stage, but then were entertained by Gerald Clayton, Gavin Minter, Mike Del Ferro with Tony Lakatos who are jazz artists.

On Saturday I introduced Mike Perry who performed a very moving tribute to his late friend, partner and mentor Winston Mankunku Ngozi then came Banz Oester, Victor Masondo with Thembi Mtshali followed with trumpet great Wallace Roney with friends Lenny White and Buster Williams rounded out the evening. The sadness for me is I didn’t see any of the festival detractors and journalists seated in Rosies to listen to the really good jazz being performed.

The second jazz stage is the Molelekwa stage where one will find exciting old and new, up and coming artists, experimental and mainstream jazz performed on the stage. Friday saw rising star vocalist Zoe Modige, Italian teen vocalist and multi instrumentalist, Andrea Motis, the mercurial Melanie Scholtz, Purbayan Chattergee, Talvin Singh and our own Shane Cooper. On Saturday The Claude Cousins Trio, with Kyle Shepherd and Benjamin Jephta, Sons of Kemet, The Brother Moves On and Carlo Mombelli and The Storytellers closed the stage.

Other notable respected jazz musicians included Jason Miles, Courtney Pine as well as The Delft Big Band and The Heathfield High School Band performed on the Basil Manenburg Coetzee Stage. To those who decided not to attend solely because who was on the Kiepies stage, i say  you were shortsighted, uninformed and stupid because there were many wonderful jazz artists who performed to choose from.

I respectfully state those who reported so badly on the state of jazz at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival know little of nothing of jazz, had their heads up their asses, pretending to do their job from the comfort of the journalist hospitality area. There are very few jazz journalists in South Africa, I can count the real jazz/arts journalists on my one hand, therefore any journalist worth their salt would be wise to consult those who know and understand jazz and should go back to school and study arts journalism and at least go read, listen to and find out what jazz is.

I would like to conclude that jazz gets a bad rap when so many do not know or understand what jazz is yet make pronouncements thereby creating a false understanding. Support for jazz is important, get to know and understand jazz. Our jazz musicians deserve respect and support, go buy their CD’s go pay to see them perform and listen to real jazz radio little or none of which is heard on any terrestrial broadcaster in South Africa.

The mediocre state of arts journalistic reviewing and endeavours should really be of concern to editors.

Please note that I am no apologist nor have involvement with the organisers of the festival other than being a volunteer for the tasks I perform each year at the festival.

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Tomorrow’s streaming broadcast schedule on All Jazz Radio Tuesday 07 April 2015

Tuesday

We stream from the 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.

TUESDAY

10:00 to 11:00- THE JAZZ RENDEZVOUS RADIO PINOTAGE & COFFEE STOKVEL CLUB

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)

11:00 – 11:15 LONDON JAZZ NEWS 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)

11:15 – 14:00 THE JAZZ RENDEZVOUS RADIO PINOTAGE & COFFEE STOKVEL CLUB

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)

14:00 – 16:00 MZANTZI (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)

16:00 – 18:00 THE CAPITAL JAZZ CLUB

Compiled, presented & produced by by Jack Ojiambo in Nairobi, Kenya

(Eclectic mix of Acid. Funk, Progressive, Fusion Jazz)

MONDAYS SHOWS (Repeats)

18:00 – 21:00 THE JAZZ RENDEZVOUS RADIO PINOTAGE & COFFEE STOKVEL CLUB

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)

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 TAKE 5 & THEN SOME…..

Compiled, produced & presented by Clifford Graham in Cape Town, SA

(A Mix of Mainstream, Vocal, Contemporary and Smooth jazz)

24:00 – 02:00 JAZZ AROUND THE WORLD

Compiled, presented & produced by Wolfgang König in Berlin, Germany

(All genre styles of jazz from around the world)

SATURDAYS SHOWS (Repeat)

02:00 – 06:00 THE NO NAME BRAND SHOW

Compiled & produced by AJR Staff in Cape Town, SA

(Mainstream, Vocal, Contemporary Smooth, Fusion, Funk & Soul Jazz)

06:00 – 08:00 COOKING JAZZ

Compiled & produced by AJR Staff in Cape Town, SA

(Contemporary, Mainstream, Nostalgic, Pop Jazz)

08:00 – 10:00 THE KIBBY FACTOR

Compiled, presented & produced by Guitarist James “Acid Robot” Kibby in Cape Town, SA

(Acid, Avant Garde, Electronic Jazz, Blues)

Please remember should any of our programs be missed we do repeat our broadcasts, eg. Today’s programs are repeated tomorrow evening from 18:00 and the previous days programs are repeated at 2am the following morning. Please see the daily program schedule on our website. We stream live from the Central African Time Zone, join us daily at 10am C. A. T. daily. Please note too that Central European Time is one hour behind Central African Time and GMT is 2 hours behind.

Please note: 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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Jazz Rendezvous – A Blog Supreme by Eric Alan – Wednesday 11, March 2015

All Jazz Radio Logo Face Book1A BLOG SUPREMEAnother day another Rand, doesn’t read so good that way so we’ll stick the right ways, here, goes another day another dollar, it’s a little muggy in the Jazz Capital of Africa, Cape Town The Mother City. The change of the season can be felt in the air but with the traditional spirit of the peoples of the Mother City continue to enjoy what she has to offer.

Acid Blues and The Blues Town SessionsTomorrow at 20:00 Acid Blues and The Blues Town Sessions at The Mercury Live – CTN in Cape Town, Western Cape with All Jazz radio, Kibby Factor Presenter James “Acid Robot” Kibby leading from the front playing guitar and warbling the night away with his regular band, Acid Blues, of Maurice Paliaga – bass, amps and Richard Pickett – Drums, ohms, dunno what amps and ohms mean, don’t worry though the really make great music, amps, ohms and all.

Guests will include newcomers Radiah Sadan and Nerissa Gill also joining in the fun will be Nic Kaempf and Jono Tait and Kris von Karnaval as well as Maya Elizabeth Spector, Riaan Smokestack Smit, Brian de Goede on drums and Alvin Dyers on guitar and bass. Looks like a good night of Acid Blues, don’t miss it.

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Dee Daniels

Dee Daniels

It’s great to see vocalist Dee Daniels indefatigable spirit remains high, here is what she has to say about her recovery;

Dear Facebook Family…I have begun the 4th week of recovery on a high note! This morning, I took my first shower since February 10th…HALLELUJAH!!! Pardon the language, but it was orgasmic

Yesterday I was told that the chemotherapy treatments (4 over 3 months followed by radiation) would begin on March 26th. I’m good with that, still feeling thoroughly blessed…(please keep your prayers wheels turning as long as you can). The knowledge that I will loose my hair prompted me to make a decision…why not get the jump on that phenomena. So…I have created the ultimate solution…

NO MAKEUP + NO COLOUR + NO HAIR = FREEDOM! Whoohoo J

You remain in our thoughts and I sure of those of our listeners of the prayer persuasion. You are looking great. You go Girl.

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Today’s streaming broadcast schedule on All Jazz Radio;

WEDNESDAY

10:00 – 11:00 THE JAZZ RENDEZVOUS RADIO PINOTAGE & COFFEE STOKVEL CLUB

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)

11:00 – 11:15 LIVE JASSMAN BLOG

(Latest jazz news from Jo’burg surrounds and maybe even further afield by Editor Brian Hough)

Weekly chat with the editor of email newsletter The Jazzman covering the jazz beat in Gauteng and other interesting places in the global village from Jo’burg South Africa

11:15 – 13:00 THE JAZZ RENDEZVOUS RADIO PINOTAGE & COFFEE STOKVEL CLUB

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)

13:00 – 14:00 THE LATIN PERSPECTIVE

Compiled, presented & produced by Tony Vasquez in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

(Afro-Cuban, Latin Jazz)

14:00 – 16:00 THE MIDWEEK JAZZ MELANGE

Compiled, presented & produced by Ndoxy Hadebe in Cape Town, SA

(Afro Jazz, Afro Soul, World Jazz)

16:00 – 18:00 JAZZ, BEYOND

Compiled, presented & produced by Brian Currin in Cape Town, SA

(Progressive, Contemporary and Avant Garde Jazz)

TUESDAYS SHOWS (Repeats)

18:00 – 19:00 THE JAZZ RENDEZVOUS RADIO PINOTAGE & COFFEE STOKVEL CLUB

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)

19:00 – 19:15 LIVE LONDON JAZZ NEWS BLOG

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)

19:15 – 22:00 THE JAZZ RENDEZVOUS RADIO PINOTAGE & COFFEE STOKVEL CLUB

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)

22:00 – 24:00 MZANTZI (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)

24:00 – 02:00 THE CAPITAL JAZZ CLUB

Compiled, presented & produced by Jack Ojiambo in Nairobi, Kenya

(Eclectic mix of Acid. Funk, Progressive, Fusion Jazz)

SUNDAYS SHOWS (Repeats)

02:00 – 06:00 THE ECLECTIC MIX

Compiled & produced by AJR Staff in Cape Town, SA

(Mixed Genre Jazz, Blues, Latin and World Jazz)

06:00 – 08:00 THE JAZZ REP – NOW & THEN

Compiled, presented & produced by Ray Porter in London, UK

(Historic & Nostalgic Jazz)

08:00 – 10:00 THE GROOVE MERCHANT

Compiled, presented & produced by Andy Hardy in Ngongotaha, New Zealand

(Groove, Fusion & Funk Jazz)

We stream from the Central African Time Zone. Please note too that Central European Time is one hour behind Central African Time and GMT is 2 hours behind.

Please note: 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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Jazz Rendezvous – A Blog Supreme by Eric Alan – Monday March 2015

All Jazz Radio Logo Face Book1A BLOG SUPREMEAfter the frenetic activity of last week the new week started off with a look at what’s to come in the week ahead. On seeing what the first day of the new week holds, Jam Sessions at a number of venues around town. Why the Jam session has become synonymous with Monday Nights fails my understanding, can anyone enlighten me at all? It is my simple held view that a good, well-arranged and organised Jam Session can happen any night of the week or time, right? Enough of the editorialising, you see I took the decision to take my sorry old butt to one of these very shindigs.

Dan Shout

Dan Shout

Well-known highly motivated bandleader, teacher, recording artist, promoter and Saxophonist Daniel Shout, Esquire has been running one of these Monday night events very successfully for quite a while now. To my shame, though invited numerous times, I have not yet paid a visit to the Lyra’s in Rondebosh, so by mutual agreement I arranged to meet our Webetor (web site editor) Carol Martin at the venue for an evening of jazz. On arrival meeting the manager who with her smile gave a welcome feeling as a first time visitor to the venue. The Monday Jam Session kicked of the first set with the house band of Andrew Ford, Keys – Romy Brauteseth, Double Bass – Jonno Sweetman, Drums and led so ably by Dan Shout from behind his Tenor Sax.

Lyra's LogoSpecial guest on the night was UK based Alto Sax player and Vocalist AJ Brown. A kickass first set it was too, and AJ had a table of cougars really in the front row the butt shuffle, arm waving chair dance. The management also told me that they had a few regulars who have permanently booked tables every Monday for the Jam Session at Lyra’s, not a bad testament to the nights entertainment. The Jam was efficiently executed and controlled by host Dan keeping the music and musicians flowing with reasonable precision all in all a really enjoyable evening of showcasing the rising and future jazz stars of tomorrow. If one has not visited Lyra’s before make a booking now for next Monday. The Klutz in the Kitchen is writing a review on the meal we had, go read it on the website,

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Tomorrow, Tuesday’s streaming broadcast schedule on All Jazz Radio;

WEDNESDAY

10:00 – 11:00 THE JAZZ RENDEZVOUS RADIO PINOTAGE & COFFEE STOKVEL CLUB

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)

11:00 – 11:15 LIVE JASSMAN BLOG

(Latest jazz news from Jo’burg surrounds and maybe even further afield by Editor Brian Hough)

Weekly chat with the editor of email newsletter The Jazzman covering the jazz beat in Gauteng and other interesting places in the global village from Jo’burg South Africa

11:15 – 13:00 THE JAZZ RENDEZVOUS RADIO PINOTAGE & COFFEE STOKVEL CLUB

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)

13:00 – 14:00 THE LATIN PERSPECTIVE

Compiled, presented & produced by Tony Vasquez in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

(Afro-Cuban, Latin Jazz)

14:00 – 16:00 THE MIDWEEK JAZZ MELANGE

Compiled, presented & produced by Ndoxy Hadebe in Cape Town, SA

(Afro Jazz, Afro Soul, World Jazz)

16:00 – 18:00 JAZZ, BEYOND

Compiled, presented & produced by Brian Currin in Cape Town, SA

(Progressive, Contemporary and Avant Garde Jazz)

TUESDAYS SHOWS (Repeats)

18:00 – 19:00 THE JAZZ RENDEZVOUS RADIO PINOTAGE & COFFEE STOKVEL CLUB

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)

19:00 – 19:15 LIVE LONDON JAZZ NEWS BLOG

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)

19:15 – 22:00 THE JAZZ RENDEZVOUS RADIO PINOTAGE & COFFEE STOKVEL CLUB

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)

22:00 – 24:00 MZANTZI (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)

24:00 – 02:00 THE CAPITAL JAZZ CLUB

Compiled, presented & produced by Jack Ojiambo in Nairobi, Kenya

(Eclectic mix of Acid. Funk, Progressive, Fusion Jazz)

SUNDAYS SHOWS (Repeats)

02:00 – 06:00 THE ECLECTIC MIX

Compiled & produced by AJR Staff in Cape Town, SA

(Mixed Genre Jazz, Blues, Latin and World Jazz)

06:00 – 08:00 THE JAZZ REP – NOW & THEN

Compiled, presented & produced by Ray Porter in London, UK

(Historic & Nostalgic Jazz)

08:00 – 10:00 THE GROOVE MERCHANT

Compiled, presented & produced by Andy Hardy in Ngongotaha, New Zealand

(Groove, Fusion & Funk Jazz)

We stream from the Central African Time Zone. Please note too that Central European Time is one hour behind Central African Time and GMT is 2 hours behind.

Please note: 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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Jazz Rendezvous – A Blog Supreme by Eric Alan – Monday March 2015

All Jazz Radio Logo Face Book1A BLOG SUPREMEStraight no Chaser1What a week last week was, I’ve never been out so much before in quite a while. Not that I’m an old fart or anything like that it’s just I like going to gigs that really compel me to attend, just one of those musical events that speak to me, saying get out from behind the computer lift your fat backside and go listen. It happened twice this past week, on Thursday and again on Friday and nogal to the same place, Straight No Chaser, Cape Town’s only Jazz Club where listening is the only option. First was to hear a rare outing by The Buddy Wells Quintet, which was incredible, awesome compositions by Buddy, It’s high time this man recorded his debut album, sooner than later, I mean he’s been around the block a quite number of times, he’s got a trunkful of material, go to it Buddy, I’ve been nagging you worse than your wife, make it so, ‘saamblief. Please go read our webitor Carol Martin’s review on the event on the reviews page.

Come Friday multi instrumentalists Dave Reynolds and Pops Mohamed along with Congolese bassist Sylvain Baloubeta were in town to do a few gigs and a workshop and that was something I was not about to miss. I mean the steel pans and the kora, together on one stage and the masters of their instruments, sjoe what more could be expected? Well, there was so much more to come guest players were the flavor of the night starting off with a man who knows his way around quite a number of instruments, Tony Cedras, then master drummer joined them on stage and the final guest was guitar wizard Steve Newman. Sjoe! It was a magical evening of incredible jazz, yes jazz it most certainly was improvisation of the highest order also because like the true professionals they are each of the players brought something of themselves to the event, all this with little or no rehearsal. Pops as usual the master story teller along with his mix of incredible traditional musical instruments and Dave with his sawn off 55 gallon drums providing mellifluous sounds and the odd bit of excellent guitar playing really had the full house listening with rapt attention. All together it was a truly fabulous one of a kind musical event that will stay in the minds and ears with those in attendance for a long time.

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Klutz in the Kitchen

Klutz in the Kitchen

So Sunday brings to the end the weekend, so the Klutz in the Kitchen decides on the spur of the moment take mum of to lunch. Now when I visit on Sunday’s I’m personally very tired of the institutionalised meals of the retirement village she resides in. On picking her up her first question was where’re you taking me to, I said can’t talk now I’m driving, the traffic was hell you see, the annual cycle tour was on forcing cars to take alternative routes to the south, anyhoo it was just a defection tactic so that I didn’t have to tell her where I’d planned to take her, wanted it to be a bit surprise, see. Finally arriving at out destination, by now she could see the restaurant she gave a squeal of delighted surprise exclaiming she’d not been here in years, er, um, make that quite a number of years The Barristers façade loomed large and inviting and there I was just waiting for the first icy sip of my beer, ho boy, delicious, refreshing it was too the Windhoek slid down my throat with graceful ease, mum also enjoyed hers too. We decided on the Cesar Salad to share as a starter, not to difficult to stuff up, eh! Everything was perfect except the leaves of the salad, nary a leaf of cos lettuce in sight, they were spinach or some such like, just really blerry awful. It’s one of my favorite salads, having had it a number of times at this venue and they’ve stuffed it up barring once. No more Caesar Salad ever again at Barristers.

I thought ok, the main dish was going to synch again a simple dish, I decided on the Steak, Egg and Chips and mum not being a beef eater chose the Pork Chop Veg and Chips. After ordering another couple of pints, make that half pint for mom the grub arrived, looking good on the plates and being hungry we tucked in. The chips really nice of the hand cut variety not those horrid extruded excuses things that one get at a certain steakhouse chains. Mom enjoyed the accompanying veg, carrots and peas. As to the pork chop, lets just say tough and not easy to cut with the serrated steak knives and very little sauce/gravy to keep the little piece of porker moist. Now to my steak, can only say it wasn’t cooked to my request, medium rare, more medium it was and not an aged piece of steak at all, rather somewhat tough it was too and again too little basting sauce covering it. I’ve been to this venue a few times to catch the jazz on Sunday evening and have yet to have a really good meal experience and as the Klutz in the Kitchen I do have high expectations and have the right to those expectations and when reviewing any venue I tell it how it is and don’t pull any punches at all, nor will I compromise for any reason whatsoever. I had the same dish at the Perseverance Tavern in town before Buddy Wells’ gig on Thursday and boy what a difference it was, a beautiful Steak, Egg And Chips was serve, meat tender and juicy, egg over easy, perfect and the chips total perfection. What further can I say do I give Barristers another chance after four attempts to experience a really good pub lunch at the popular eatery, pray do tell me please.

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Jazz Rendezvous – A Blog Supreme by Eric Alan – Friday 06 March 2015

All Jazz Radio Logo Face Book1A BLOG SUPREMEWhat is it with people today, communicating between each other has become more and more impersonal, off handed and just plain rude, at least that’s what I think and strongly believe.

Call me old fashioned but personal direct communication, talking to one another on the telephone is still the best and quickest method of communication. I get most pissed off with people who when one calls them on their mobile phone has a recorded message which goes something like this, I’m not available, don’t leave a message send an SMS/Text or email and I’ll get back to you. Yeah right! The purpose of the call could be of vital importance. I phoned a number of people yesterday and I’m still waiting for them to get back to me, in fact there I’m still waiting for a few to call back from more than a few weeks ago. It’s a case of you need me more than I need you. What disrespect and a mighty Fuck You, btw, being not one who uses profanity in forums such as this I felt it was one of those few occasion it would best serve this commentary.

I make a call because I have something to say and discuss, I don’t need to wait and send messages back and forth be they email or SMS/Text, something which is frustrating, time wasting and the most unsatisfactory. It is also that I’ve wasted a phone call which costs and then I’ve got waste more time and data on sending an SMS/Text/eMail and then wait and hope that the recipient will call back. Ok, so you say it a small amount of data/call time but add up the amount of time wasted in doing so, sending things back and forth to every person one wants to talk to on a monthly basis.

My time is just as important as is the recipients, but to have the same message repeated throughout the day and night is just showing the middle finger don’t you think?. Come now, one is not all that busy, 24/7, your service ethic sucks, how much business is lost?. I don’t make frivolous phone calls there is always a very good reason for my making the phone call.

My thoughts lead to me believing on receiving a SMS/Text/eMail the recipient won’t call back 9 times out of 10, it further shows these people believe in their own self importance. What do you think?

When I contact local musicians, PR companies and festival organisers

it is because I’d like to interview them on one of our shows, once again the same malady occurs. SMS/eMail/Text is the message and guess what they never get back at all. Tarring all with one brush yes, because so many are affected by the malady.

I have never experienced this when contacting musicians, music pluggers and PR people from overseas who are always pleased to be chatted to no matter the time difference/zone. We use Skype and Viber to chat with musicians around the world to great success. Yet there is a huge reluctance for Cape Town and South African musicians to promote themselves and their music effectively, is it that they fear to compromise their artistic integrity, or is it that they don’t believe in there own ability’s or believe it is beneath them to work hard to promote themselves and their output. Is there an answer to this? What are your thoughts on this matter.

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I was at Straight No Chaser on Thursday night with All Jazz Radio Website editor and reviewer Carol Martin to catch Saxmeister Buddy Wells leading his outfit The Buddy Wells Quintet, a rare occasion to hear his original compositions. The band made up of Nick Williams (bass), Keenan Ahrends (guitar), Jonno Sweetman (drums) and Steven Sokuyeka (trombone). Buddy got the group together in 2013 to perform his compositions which is strongly influenced and rooted in SAFRO Jazz, folk, Cape and African Jazz. I only stayed for the first set and what a set it was an incredibly stunning performance. Thankfully our intrepid reporter Carol decided to stay so expect her review to appear on the All Jazz Radio website a little later today. Suffice it to say, sjoe!, jinna! You weren’t there you really missed something incredible night of music.

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Today’s streaming broadcast schedule on All Jazz Radio;

10:00 – 13:00 THE JAZZ RENDEZVOUS RADIO PINOTAGE & COFFEE STOKVEL CLUB

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)

13:00 – 14:00 THE EUROJAZZ FRONTIER

Compiled, presented & produced by Peter Slavid in London, UK

(Euro Jazz – Old & New)

14:00 – 16:00 THE LATIN SIDE

Compiled, presented & produced by Rudy Nadler-Nir in Cape Town, SA

(Latin & World Jazz)

16:00 – 18:00 FRIDAY FAAJI

Compiled, presented & produced by UCT University professor from Nigeria Dr. Kolade Arogundade from Cape Town, SA

(Afro Jazz, Afro Beat, Afro Fusion)

 

THURSDAYS SHOWS (Repeats)

18:00 – 21:00 THE JAZZ RENDEZVOUS RADIO PINOTAGE & COFFEE STOKVEL CLUB

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)

21:00 – 22:00 TODD’S TURNTABLE

Compiled, presented & produced by Todd Gordon in Edinburgh, Scotland

(Vocal Jazz from across the centuries up to today)

22:00 – 24:00 TSOANG AFRIKA (Jazz From Africa)

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)

 

WEDNESDAYS SHOWS (Repeats)

02:00 – 03:00 THE JAZZ RENDEZVOUS RADIO PINOTAGE & COFFEE STOKVEL CLUB

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)

03:00 – 03:15 LIVE JASSMAN BLOG

(Latest jazz news from Jo’burg surrounds and maybe even further afield by Editor Brian Hough)

Weekly chat with the editor of email newsletter The Jazzman covering the jazz beat in Gauteng and other interesting places in the global village from Jo’burg South Africa

03:15 – 05:00 THE JAZZ RENDEZVOUS RADIO PINOTAGE & COFFEE STOKVEL CLUB

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)

05:00 – 06:00 THE LATIN PERSPECTIVE

Compiled, presented & produced by Tony Vasquez in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

(Afro-Cuban, Latin Jazz)

06:00 – 08:00 THE MIDWEEK JAZZ MELANGE

Compiled, presented & produced by Ndoxy Hadebe in Cape Town, SA

(Afro Jazz, Afro Soul, World Jazz)

08:00 – 10:00 JAZZ, BEYOND

Compiled, presented & produced by Brian Currin in Cape Town, SA

(Progressive Contemporary and Avant Garde Jazz)

 

 

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Jazz Rendezvous – A Blog Supreme by Eric Alan – Wednesday March 04, 2015

It’s been over a week now as the fires continue to burn in the Cape Town’s mountains. The people of our beautiful city have come together to assist the fire fighters with iced drinks and other forms of energy giving sustenance. It has been the biggest fire to my recent knowledge. The 2002 fire was note as big and destructive. The big question remains, was it arson or nature doing her work. I speculate the it was arson due to the time and area where the fire started, which according to news reports was late at night close to a residential area, but we will have to wait for the official investigation to be concluded.

 

Having seen the destructive fires in Australia and the USA, which were huge, but I have never seen or experienced a wild fire of this devastating nature in Cape Town and environs in my lifetime. Whist I am aware the beautiful fynbos needs fire to regenerate, the horrendous death of animals, birds and reptiles was brought home to me in a photograph published on Facebook showing a tortoise frozen in an ashen pose head extended as if to find some fresh air. it reminded me of the frozen human statues of Pompeii. Quite chilling it was.

 

After the heat wave of yesterday, this morning has been somewhat cooler with some rain predicted, which I hope will become a reality. Shower your tears, weather gods, give the relieving embrace of precipitation to assist the brave men and women working so hard under very trying, harsh and difficult conditions.

 

My thoughts are with all who have been affected by the fires and my thanks all of the brave men and women, volunteers and professional, of all fire fighting services working long and hard to combat this dreadful fire.

 

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Today’s streaming broadcast schedule on All Jazz Radio;

 

WEDNESDAY

10:00 – 13:00 THE JAZZ RENDEZVOUS RADIO PINOTAGE & COFFEE STOKVEL CLUB

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)

13:00 – 14:00 THE LATIN PERSPECTIVE

Compiled, presented & produced by Tony Vasquez in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

(Afro-Cuban, Latin Jazz)

14:00 – 16:00 THE MIDWEEK JAZZ MELANGE

Compiled, presented & produced by Ndoxy Hadebe in Cape Town, SA

(Afro Jazz, Afro Soul, World Jazz)

16:00 – 18:00 JAZZ, BEYOND

Compiled, presented & produced by Brian Currin in Cape Town, SA

(Progressive, Contemporary and Avant Garde Jazz)

 

TUESDAYS SHOWS (Repeats)

18:00 – 19:00 THE JAZZ RENDEZVOUS RADIO PINOTAGE & COFFEE STOKVEL CLUB

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)

19:00 – 19:15 LIVE LONDON JAZZ NEWS BLOG

(Latest jazz news from Europe with the influential weekly London Jazz News Blog editor Sebastian Scotney)

Weekly talk segment covering the European jazz scene from London, UK

19:15 – 22:00 THE JAZZ RENDEZVOUS RADIO PINOTAGE & COFFEE STOKVEL CLUB

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)

22:00 – 24:00 MZANTZI (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)

24:00 – 02:00 THE CAPITAL JAZZ CLUB

Compiled, presented & produced by Jack Ojiambo in Nairobi, Kenya

(Eclectic mix of Acid. Funk, Progressive, Fusion Jazz)

 

MONDAYS SHOWS (Repeats)

02:00 – 05:00 THE JAZZ RENDEZVOUS RADIO PINOTAGE & COFFEE STOKVEL CLUB

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)

05:00 – 06:00 THE LATIN PERSPECTIVE

Compiled, presented & produced by Tony Vasquez in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

(Afro-Cuban, Latin Jazz)

06:00 – 08:00 TAKE 5 & THEN SOME..

Compiled, presented & produced by Clifford Graham in Cape Town, SA

(Contemporary Smooth Fusion Funk & Soul Jazz)

08:00 – 10:00 JAZZ AROUND THE WORLD

Compiled, presented & produced by Wolfgang König in Berlin, Germany

(All genre styles of jazz from around the world)

 

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Jazz Rendezvous – A Blog Supreme by Eric Alan – Thursday March 05, 2015

All Jazz Radio Logo Face Book1A BLOG SUPREMEIt’s another hot day in the Mother City today and the concerns remain of the fires, which have caused the fire services of the Cape, professional and volunteer to go beyond the call of duty. It has been wonderful to see the response of the peoples of Cape Town and further afield digging deep and supporting the Cape Talk and KFM initiative which has raised well over 3 million Rands to assist the volunteer fire services of the province in the future. The peoples of the Cape hearts opened even further contributing tons of iced water, cold drinks, snacks and other forms of sustenance to keep the hundreds of fire fighters going. Big thanks must go to all who have given up and taken off time from work to volunteer to assist the city in her time of great need.

There is another huge blow to the hurting Cape Town when the historic Great Westerford Building in Newlands was reported to be on fire early this morning giving the hard-pressed fire services another headache to contend with. No reports as to the cause as of yet. On glancing out of my apartment lounge window towards Newlands I see the smoke has died down thereby indicating to me the fire service has it catastrophe well under control.

For all of the many political detractors of Cape Town and the Province the response of the citizens has shown the true nature of the peoples of the Cape Province, we are one people who care hugely for each other and will go beyond the call of duty to assist on another in times of despair and trouble. Thank you Cape Town.

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Today’s streaming broadcast schedule on All Jazz Radio;

THURSDAY

10:00 – 13:00 THE JAZZ RENDEZVOUS RADIO PINOTAGE & COFFEE STOKVEL CLUB

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)

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 TSOANG AFRIKA (Jazz From Africa)

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)

 

WEDNESDAYS SHOWS (Repeats)

18:00 – 19:00 THE JAZZ RENDEZVOUS RADIO PINOTAGE & COFFEE STOKVEL CLUB

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)

19:00 – 19:15 LIVE JASSMAN BLOG

(Latest jazz news from Jo’burg surrounds and maybe even further afield by Editor Brian Hough)

Weekly chat with the editor of email newsletter The Jazzman covering the jazz beat in Gauteng and other interesting places in the global village from Jo’burg South Africa

19:15 – 21:00 THE JAZZ RENDEZVOUS RADIO PINOTAGE & COFFEE STOKVEL CLUB

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)

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 JAZZ 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)

 

TUESDAYS SHOWS (Repeats)

02:00 – 06:00 THE JAZZ RENDEZVOUS RADIO PINOTAGE & COFFEE STOKVEL CLUB

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)

03:00 – 03:15 LIVE LONDON JAZZ NEWS BLOG

(Latest jazz news from Europe with the influential weekly London Jazz News Blog editor Sebastian Scotney)

Weekly talk segment covering the European jazz scene from London, UK

03:15 – 06:00 THE JAZZ RENDEZVOUS RADIO PINOTAGE & COFFEE STOKVEL CLUB

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)

HOUR 4

06:00 – 08:00 MZANTZI (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 THE CAPITAL JAZZ CLUB

Compiled, presented & produced by Jack Ojiambo in Nairobi, Kenya

(Eclectic mix of Acid. Funk, Progressive, Fusion Jazz)

 

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