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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

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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

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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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Aunty Sara’s World Famous Pea & Bacon Bit Soup Recipe

The Klutz in the Kitchen with his shredding guitar

The Klutz in the Kitchen with his shredding guitar

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

Listening to new album just received, music to cook up a storm by – Mitchel Forman’s new album Puzzle

What is the buzz in the food world?

So you’ve always wanted to be a restaurant reviewer, here’s you chance. Klutz in the Kitchen approved from EatOut – New Best Everyday Eateries awards announced, with winners chosen by you : http://www.eatout.co.za/article/new-best-everyday-eateries-awards-announced-winners-chosen/

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MEDIA RELEASE

Rick Stein to headline Durban Good Food & Wine Show & is joined by fellow celebrity chefs Jenny Morris and MasterChef Australia’s Brent Owens

Jenny Morris- Chef

Jenny Morris- Chef

Everyone’s favourite chef Rick Stein will headline the Celebrity Chef’s Theatre at this year’s Good Food & Wine Show in Durban which will take place from October 30 to November 1 at the Durban Exhibition Centre.

Stein will join MasterChef Australia 2014 winner Brent Owens along with Giggling Gourmet Jenny Morris, both of them hits at the Johannesburg show last month.

Says Owens: “The GF&WS is so much fun! I loved my first visit earlier this year and am delighted to be coming to Durban – I’ve heard all about the mix of food and cultures as well as KZN hospitality and cannot wait to be coming to the city. I’ve been practising shisa nyama, chakalaka and pap since my visit to Johannesburg. Now I want to experience an authentic Durban curry. I also look forward to meeting the legendary Rick Stein.”

Says Good Food & Wine Show GM, Heidi Warricker: “I could not be more delighted to have someone of the calibre of Rick Stein headline our Durban show. He is one of my all time favourite chefs, so I am really looking forward to meeting him and watching him in action.”

The Good Food & Wine Show Durban – Friday October 30 to Sunday, November 1

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RECIPE

Ok, this is my all time favourite soup and is my late Aunty Sarah’s recipe, taught to me over her years in the kitchen. It’s simple quick and very easy to make, oh did I say it yummolicious and all that try it will want the recipe.

Aunty Sarah’s World Famous Pea and Hock/Bacon Stoup

Aunty Sarah’s World Famous Pea and Hock/Bacon Stoup

Aunty Sara’s World Famous Pea & Bacon Bit Soup

Recipe by: Aunty Sara Beukes

Serves: 8 to 10

Prep time: 20 mins Cooking time: 45 mins

Ingredients

  • 500 
g 
dried split peas

500 ml chicken stock or 2 chicken stock cubes, crumbled in 500 ml of water

  • 2 
Liters 
water
  • 2 
250g packets of Bacon Bits
  • 65 
ml 
oil
  • 2 
onions, finely chopped
  • 3 
large leeks, washed and finely sliced and chpped
  • 4 
stalks celery, washed and very finely chopped
  • 2 carrots, very finely chopped
  • Freshly ground black pepper and salt to taste

Method

Rinse the peas and cook in the water until soft. Meanwhile, in soup pot add the bacon bits and cook off for until crispy, add onions and cook till translucent and add the chopped leeks carrots and celery until softened. Add the split peas, stock and the extra water and bring to the boil. Once boiling, reduce the heat to a simmer until all of the ingredients have been cooked away (Optional use an immersion blender and blend till smooth), The Klutz prefers to let the sop cook until smooth, add more water to thin when necessary. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve garnished with fresh parsley.

Have a great day and remember it’s fun to cook because it’s a sharing thing. Itumelele dijo

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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

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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The Jazz Rendezvous Radio Pinotage & Coffee Stockvel Club Show

 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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Snap, Crackle & Pop Shrimp Recipe

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Listening to new album just received, music to cook up a storm by – Nduduzo Makhathini Listening To The Ground CD 1 & 2

 Lotsa really crappy weather the past few day’s so what does a down in the blues Klutz in the Kitchen do, yep you got it cook up something and making a huge pot of Aunty Sarah’s World Famous & Totally Yumolicious Split Pea and Smoked Bacon Soup which was done. Then with time on his hands our intrepid Klutz decided he needed to do some more cooking this time deciding to make some right proper Bolognaise Sauce which was a decision brought on by an earlier visit to Woolies where the in-house Chef Clem was serving up some samples of his Bolognaise, naturally using Woolies goodies. It was really very good, so armed with all the necessaries The Klutz started cooking, now those in the know by now realise that our fearless and plucky Kitchen Hero like to go his own way and blow me down he did it his way. What was supposed to a wonderful pot of steaming delicious Bolognaise was not to be. Instead it turned out as a pot of thick savoury mince with nary any tomato’s but a teaspoon or two of tomato puree flavoured with a few dollops of Sriracha for a little more bite a couple of drops of Tabasco, thankfully. After giving the nose in the air hrumpf to the Klutz, which was later withdrawn after the tasting. What a revelation it was, tasty with a decent chilli bite to the tongue, yum. This sauce could be matched with any starch with comfort and ease. Tastes even better 24 hours later. The great sadness in this foody tale is that the blerry Klutz has the memory of a goldfish and has forgotten how he made this divine saucilicious marvel of gastronomic excellence. Sjoe makes one which for corporal punishment be brought back for Klutzes. Oh well, guess I’ll have to savour the little that there is left until our galloping gastropod gets it in his dastardly experimental twisted gastronomic mind to mix up a pot of something.

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Today is;

LEMONADE DAY – CHOCOLATE PECAN PIE DAY

Its also RADIO DAY Each year on August 20th, National Radio Day celebrates the great invention of the radio. In the late 19th century, it became clear that wireless communication was possible.

There were several inventors that had a part in the invention of the radio in the late 1800′s and not just one person can be credited with it’s beginning. To make the radio a reality, it required a number of different inventions and discoveries including both transmission and reception methods as well as technology.

This Month Is;

Goat Cheese Month 

Goat cheese has been made for thousands of years, and was probably one of the earliest made dairy products. Goat milk is often used by those who are young, are ill, or have a low tolerance to cows’ milk. Goat milk is more similar to human milk than that of the cow, although there is large variation among breeds in both animals.

Eat Dessert first month

In Western culture dessert is a course that typically comes at the end of a meal, usually consisting of sweet food. But during the month of August dessert lovers everywhere are given the go ahead to eat our desserts first and not feel bad about doing it. That’s right August celebrates the sweet tooth.

National Sandwich Month / types of sandwiches

We all love them so now lets learn about them. The term sandwich is occasionally used (informally) in reference to open-faced sandwiches; these normally consist of a single slice of bread topped with meat, salad vegetables, and various condiments. These differ from a normal sandwich in that they have a single slice of bread instead of two, with toppings instead of a filling.

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Now onto our Klutz’s recipe for today, we kind of thought that an exotic seafood dish would be something enjoyable so here is Snap, Crackle & Pop Shrimp Recipe by Bridget Burns and Photo by Thinkstock. These savoury shellfish bites get their crunch from a (pre-frying pan) dip in Rice Krispies. At Jerry’s restaurant in Winnetka, IL, Chef Burns offers them alongside a wasabi soy dipping sauce.

Now all that needs be said is Thokoleza ukudla!

Snap, Crackle & Pop Prawn Recipe

Luscious Crunchy Shrimp Photo by Thinkstock

Luscious Lekkerlicious Crunchy Shrimp Photo by Thinkstock

Serves: 8 to 10

Prep time: 20 mins

Cooking time: 3 to 5 mins

Ingredients

Prawns:

500g medium prawns, peeled and deveined

½ tsp. salt

½ tsp. ground black pepper

½ tsp. garlic powder

¼ tsp. curry powder

½ cup all-purpose flour

1 cup Mazina cornstarch

2 eggs, beaten

¼ to ½ a cup cold club soda

2 cups Rice Krispies

1 Litre vegetable oil for frying

Dipping sauce:

¼ cup soy sauce

¼ cup rice wine vinegar

2½ tsp. sugar

½ medium scallion, minced

2 tsp. minced fresh ginger

½ tsp. toasted sesame oil

½ tsp. Sriracha or red chili flakes

Method

In a medium bowl, stir together dipping sauce ingredients then set aside.

Add the prawns in a separate bowl and season with salt and pepper. In a third bowl, stir together the flour, ½ cup Mazina, garlic powder, curry powder, eggs, and a little more salt and pepper and whisk together and add club soda until it is the consistency of pancake batter.

Heat the oil in a deep fryer or deep skillet to around190, then toss the prawns into the remaining ½ cup Mazina and then into the batter, and finally into the Rice Krispies to coat. Fry a few at a time until golden brown. This should take no longer than 3-5 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain onto paper towels before serving with dipping sauce and a small side of coleslaw.

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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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Beef & Bacon Meatloaf with Olives and Capers Recipe

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

Listening to Mike del Ferro’s new album The Johannesburg Sessions

Mike del Ferro’s new album The Johannesburg Sessions

Mike del Ferro’s new album The Johannesburg Sessions

Just finished a brunch of a heap of Crispy Bacon, Payn Purdye with Maple Syrup, Grilled Boerewors and some Sriracha for some extra bite, mmm yumolicious I tell you and that cast my mind to thinking what great recipe the Klutz could find to share and with my new found love of Sriracha and the horrible visit to Franky’s Diner last night, see the review on our website, I thought I’d find a well loved American Diner recipe to share. Oh I see some are scratching their heads as to what Payn Purdye is, gotta love ye olde medieval spelling, neh! Simply put it’s French Toast, but I gotta say that a touch of Sriracha makes all the difference.

Ok so what’s it gonna be, let’s see, ok got it how’s about a tasty American style meatloaf with a bit of a twist. Here is our Beef & Bacon Meatloaf with Olives and Capers which come from the PnP website, sounds delish and look very yummolicious, and the recipe takes less than an hour to make and serves 4. Now if like me, I not an olive person, don’t leave then out just leave then on the plate. Now lets get cooking and as is said in modern Greek, Καλή όρεξη! (Kalí óreksi!) Here’s what’s needed to create the dish.

Beef & Bacon Meatloaf with Olives and Capers

Beef & Bacon Meatloaf with Olives and Capers

Main Ingredients

1 onion, diced

1 carrot, diced

2 celery sticks, diced

3 garlic cloves, chopped

1 drizzle olive oil

125 ml grated Parmesan

160 ml fresh breadcrumbs

60 ml pesto

1 extra large egg, beaten

500 grams lean beef mince

1 dash salt and ground black pepper, to taste

250 grams streaky bacon

2 cans chopped tomatoes

125 ml dry white wine

1 handful pitted Calamata olives

45 ml baby capers

1 Punnet of vine tomatoes

1 handful flat-leaf parsley, roughly chopped

Method

Sauté onion, carrot, celery and garlic in oil and allow to cool

Mix with Parmesan, crumbs, pesto, egg and mince and season well

Mould into loaf shape and place in a casserole dish.

Crisscross strips of bacon over meatloaf and pour tomatoes and wine around it. Cook for 30 minutes.

Add olives, capers and vine tomatoes and cook for another 15-20 minutes.

Remove from heat and rest for 10 minutes.

Spoon off excess oil from sauce and add parsley.

Serve with pan sauce and your choice of starch, I’d use fluffy, buttery mashed potatoes, with Hubbard Squash, sautéed carrots, and peas.

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Toasted crusty bread smeared with avocado mash, topped with an over easy egg and Sriracha

The Klutz in the Kitchen with his shredding guitar

The Klutz in the Kitchen with his shredding guitar

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

Currently listening to Estelle Kokot’s The Sound of You, which is collaboration with Chico Freeman and Jan Pulsford.

It has been a while since the last Klutz in the Kitchen’s Recipe Blog so we got out the Chef’s hat, cloche, knives, pots and pans and got up to cooking mischief cluttering and messing up the kitchen. The worst is the cleaning up after the job has been done, but the exercise gave me the inspiration once again to write The Klutz in the Kitchen’s Recipe Blog.

Ah, then there’s nothing better than listening to great jazz and writing a food column, don’t you think? Anyhoo I think so. Now what it with the growing love affair with hot sauce condiments and spicy foods? Personally The Klutz in the Kitchen loves hot spicy foods any time of day or night, Fact is I made a Beef Rogan Josh with loads of chunky potato’s and had it for dinner last night with fluffy Basmati Rice I mean the love affair goes deep ‘cause I’m having a bowl of it for breakfast, yummolicious and in flavourful mouth tingling heaven right now. The secret was to add a goodly touch of what has become the flavour of the past few years that wonderful Thai Chilli Sauce, Sriracha, India and Thailand do mix, very well, the test was in the taste, which I can highly recommend and endorse.

Tabasco range

TABASCO® brand Original Red Sauce was created in the mid to late 1860s by Edmund McIlhenny

TABASCO® brand Original Red Sauce was created in the mid to late 1860s by Edmund McIlhenny

Pre Sriracha’s arrival in South Africa I’d been using and loving Tabasco for so years now. All the meals I’ve cooked have had a spoonful of the flavourful Red Sauce added. Now it’s really interesting to see more flavours being added to the McIlhenny family’s range of excellent products many of which I’ve still to test, taste and enjoy

David Tran

Huy Fong Foods Sririacha founder David Tran

It is the king of hot sauces we’ve come to celebrate, the man who started the craze some 30 years ago in the USA.  arrived in America as a refugee from Vietnam and started making and producing his now famous and leading brand Rooster Sriracha Sauce with his family. The culinary world in America was slow to take the product to heart, however with the proliferation of TV Cooking shows and channels the wonder condiment made inroads on the pallets of American taste buds with many celebratory chefs embracing Sriracha. South Africa has also been slow to catch on, but sadly the granddaddy. Rooster Sauce, is not as yet available, there are some Srirachaother brands now available in some supermarkets, therefor I am testing the Suree Brand from Thailand which I found at The Rosmead Superspar on Rosemead Avenue, I also found the Duck Brand at Woolies Palmyra Junction, which will be the next one to test. I will reserve judgement until the real thing comes along.

In the mean time The Klutz has scoured the www universe for a suitable and perfect breakfast recipe that any Klutz can make with ease using Sriracha, so here is a really simple recipe for Toasted crusty bread smeared with avocado mash, topped with an over easy egg and Sriracha, which if hungry serves one or two if prepared to share.

Avocado Toasts with Eggs & Sriracha3Here’s what’s needed:-

  • 2 slices Italian or French bread, toasted
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 2 eggs
  • coarse salt and pepper
  • Sriracha

Method

Place a non-stick frying pan over medium-low heat and crack the eggs into the pan, season with salt and pepper and cover.

Cook until the whites are cooked through and yolk is still runny.

Meanwhile, mash half of the avocado with a fork and season with salt.

Spread half of the avocado mash onto each slice of toast. Then, place the eggs on top of each slice of toast.

Drizzle each egg with Sriracha to taste and serve.

With that said and done and as my Slovakian friends would say, Dobrú chuť!

To find out more about the worlds love affair with Sriracha at http://www.food24.com/News-and-Guides/Food-in-Focus/Why-is-everybody-hot-for-Sriracha-cock-sauce-20141103

 

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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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FRIDAY
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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Jazz Rendezvous – A Blog Supreme by Eric Alan – Wednesday March 04, 2015

All Jazz Radio Logo Face Book1A BLOG SUPREMEIt’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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Hiromi Uehara “The Trio Project”: CD REVIEW by Carol Martin

Hiromi Uehara “The Trio Project” - Hiromi Alive

Hiromi Uehara “The Trio Project” – Hiromi Alive

Hiromi Uehara “The Trio Project” – Hiromi Alive

One of the most emotion-evoking pianist magnets I know in our jazz era, 35 year old Japanese impresario Hiromi gives us another ranting, rhythmic, and even romantic album on her “Hiromi Live”. If you listen on [good quality] headphones, you will quickly develop a dizzy adrenaline rush, just on her first song, “Alive”. Her left bass hand is heavy, but lilts into softer, kinder melodic ballads. Even the song titles of this album explain Hiromi’s progression on life. “Dreamer” is the most beautiful on the album, spinning the listener into a trance-like meditation. “Seeker” has an easy bluesy swing with a tinge of funk and humour.

But it’s her drummer, Simon Phillips, who fills all the stereophonic spaces with various drum rolls, taps, rumbles, and pulses. Your head reels now. In fact, he makes this album. Drums tend to dominate amongst Hiromi’s piano runs, but stay true to the focus of the album, to be alive!
Hiromi’s right hand runs, although some of the fastest I’ve ever heard, manage to lessen the stress. In “Wanderer” she moves from a walk to a bebop swing. In “Player”, double bassist, Anthony Jackson, comes alive with another bebop saunter, walking along with improvising keys. Likewise, “warrior” hits a nerve of competition and struggle as part of life’s expectation. It’s an energetic piece, again thanks to the drums’ variety of rhythms. We finally start to mellow as life matures in the melodic and soft “Firefly”, and resolves into a beautiful gospel spell in “Spirit”. Its tune lingers with the electric bass soloing, almost mournfully.

After bouncy and lilting refrains, moving towards a spiritual resolution, “Life Goes On” jolts one into an upbeat, funky swing, reminding us that nothing really comes to an end. Life IS a dizzying journey – Hiromi has a style all her own. This is a must-listen-to album if you can hold on long enough. See her video of the “Alive” song on http://www.hiromimusic.com/ taken during the studio recording. Awesome stuff!

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….. and the big winners are – The 2015 Grammy Awards

JAZZ AND RELATED CATEGORIES

BEST TRADITIONAL POP VOCAL ALBUM
 Cheek To Cheek 
Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga
 Label: Streamline/Columbia/RPM/Interscope

BEST CONTEMPORARY INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM
 Bass & Mandolin
 Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer 
Label: Nonesuch

BEST NEW AGE ALBUM 
Winds Of Samsara
 Ricky Kej & Wouter Kellerman
Label: Listen 2 Africa

BEST IMPROVISED JAZZ SOLO
 Fingerprints 
Chick Corea, soloist
 Track from: Trilogy (Chick Corea Trio)
 Label: Concord Jazz

BEST JAZZ VOCAL ALBUM
 Beautiful Life 
Dianne Reeves
Label: Concord Records

BEST JAZZ INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM 
Trilogy
 Chick Corea Trio
 Label: Concord Jazz

BEST LARGE JAZZ ENSEMBLE ALBUM 
Life In The Bubble
 Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band
 Label: Telarc International

BEST LATIN JAZZ ALBUM
 The Offense Of The Drum
 Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra 
Label: Motema

BEST BLUES ALBUM 
Step Back
 Johnny Winter
 Label: Megaforce Records

BEST WORLD MUSIC ALBUM
Eve
 Angelique Kidjo 
Label: 429 Records

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Jazz Rendezvous – A Blog Supreme by Eric Alan – Saturday 6th December 2014

Eskom It's BrokenLoad shedding, power outage call it what you like, its become even worse south Africa can expect all power to be switched off three times today. All of this strife is due to government lack if planning, incompetence, greed and corruption in so many areas of governance. If an election were held today I’m sure the good people of South Africa would show their displeasure at the ballot box. The looming local government election will show this displeasure me thinks.

Eskom It'll get worseIt is going to affect the All Jazz Radio streaming schedule like never before, we can expect to have our power switched off three time for two and a half hours during the day thereby causing major disruptions for all business and homes today. This is expected to continue well into 2015. Eskom the national wholly state-owned utility dominates all power distribution has proven to be totally incompetent due to government deployment and cronyism. Lets have a look at the Mandate, Purpose, Values and Strategic Pillars taken from their website;

Mandate

Eskom’s mandate remains to provide electricity in an efficient and sustainable manner, including the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity, the latter including wholesale and retail sales.

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Eskom is a critical and strategic contributor to the South African government’s goal of ensuring security of electricity supply in the country as well as economic growth and prosperity

Purpose

Eskom’s purpose is to provide sustainable electricity solutions to grow the economy and improve the quality of life of the people in South Africa and the region.

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Eskom CandleThis purpose serves our mandate; it informs our thinking and it helps to guide our choices and decisions towards anchoring our direction

Our Values (ZIISCE)

Zero Harm – Eskom will strive to ensure that zero harm befalls its employees, contractors, the public and the natural environment

Integrity – Honesty of purpose, conduct and discipline in actions, and respect for people

Innovation – Value-adding creativity and results oriented. Lead through excellence in innovation

Sinobuntu – Caring

Customer Satisfaction – A commitment to meet and strive to exceed the needs of the receivers of products and services

Excellence – Acknowledged by all for exceptional standards, performance and professionalism

Eskom’s core strategy is to shift performance and grow sustainability

Three strategic imperatives set objectives for a firm foundation on which a further five strategic directional-and-growth imperatives stand. The foundational imperatives aim to support growth by focusing on our financial health, company transformation and driving a high performance culture.

Eskom snoopyAs can be seen from the above, Eskom has failed completely, what can be done one askes? Use ones given right at the ballot box if the government remains in the state of intransigence and denial spending our money on bribes and filling tendepreneurs deep pockets.

I am pissed off and I hope my fellow South African are too, its time for change. Nuff said, got to calm down, and get myself a cuppa to relax.

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PHOTOS: Jazz Migration Showcase at La Dynamo, Pantin,

Yuko Oshima (left), Eve Risser (right) Donkey Monkey . Photo credit- Nigel Slee

Yuko Oshima (left), Eve Risser (right) Donkey Monkey . Photo credit- Nigel Slee

Sebastian Scotny reports: 

Nigel Slee’s photos capture the three bands who had been selected to play for this year’s annual Jazz Migration showcase, on December 2nd 2014, organized by AJC (Association Jazzé Croisé) description/objectives), as part of its annual meeting at La Dynamo in Pantin in the Paris suburbs.

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I Love Big Bands – Jazzaholic by Don Albert: with thanks to Artslink – 12/04/2014 07:23:21

Don Albert with Wynton Marsalis.

Don Albert with Wynton Marsalis.

Yes I am a big band fan, and for many reasons…

The excitement of a super saxophone section, or a brass section with a master first trumpeter; of course there must be a sympathetic rhythm section that can drive the band to great heights or nudge them into playing pretty ballads as well.

All this led me to go to Kaleidoscope to hear the Rodrick Conolly Big Band filled with young players and steadied by some matured big band veterans.

Conolly counts the band in and eventually seats himself at the piano. Before the coda he takes centre stage to cut the band off.

I like good arrangements and this band has many, for example Sammy Nestico’s “The Heat is On”, Pat Williams’ “In The Still Of The Night” and Billy May’s “Walking My Baby Back Home”.

The band is well rehearsed and it was wonderful to see two of my old friends in the trombone section Roger De Smet and Clive Sharrock. I was surprised by the high note playing of lead trumpeter Jo Kunnuji and the contrasting cool solos from trumpeter Robin Fassie Kock, both were very impressive. Other solos came from alto saxman Joel Benjamin and tenor player Didier Richards plus there were some nice drum fills from Frank Forbay.

Mention must be made of the band’s vocalist Warren Venter, who two years back was singing in a rock band, I’m pleased to say despite his cross over to the big band scene and a new repertoire of standards, he has not surrendered to the clone approach to the Frank Sinatra or Nat “King Cole songbooks. He’s a very good singer who is an asset to the band. No histrionics just a plain big band swing vocalist.

All in all a very pleasant night of evergreens like “I’ve Got You Under My Skin”, “Where or When” as a bossa nova, to “I Could Write A Book” as well as “Our Love Is Here to Stay” and a swinging “On The Street Where You Live” and a funky “Street Life”.

My only disappointment was the audience. Or should I say lack of one? In Johannesburg this band would be a sell-out. Wake up Cape Town. You’ve seen the mountain, spent the day on the beach, drunk the wine and marvelled at the flora in Kirstenbosch, now it’s time to give your ears an opportunity to listen to some terrific music.

Don Albert is a saxophonist and jazz journalist. He spent 12 years with The Star Newspaper on the Tonight! section writing about jazz. Currently he writes jazz CD and book reviews for Financial Mail and is the South African Correspondent for Downbeat (USA) and Jazz Journal International (UK). He has presented radio programmes on jazz and served awards.as judge at prestigious competitions. He has also won numerous awards.

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PREVIEW: Susheela Raman (Turner Sims, Southampton, 5th December)

Susheela Raman. Photo credit- Asopum: Creative Commons

Susheela Raman. Photo credit- Asopum: Creative Commons

Born in London, Susheela Raman‘s work unites and draws strength from her South Indian Tamil roots and the ‘western’ culture that she grew up with after her parents moved to London in the Sixties. She has released a string of critically acclaimed albums since since her Mercury shortlisted 2001 debut ‘Salt Rain’. She is appearing at Turner Sims tonight 5th December.

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Lahore-based Sachal Jazz Ensemble breathes new life into popular jazz standards – Written by Suanshu Khurana | New Delhi | Posted: December 4, 2014 10:41 am

The Sachal Jazz Ensemble

The Sachal Jazz Ensemble

It was the Pakistan of the late 50s. The new nation was grappling with the problems of Partition when Dave Brubeck, the legendary American jazz musician, arrived for a concert. In the days that followed, corner shops and paan stalls played a strangely familiar blues scale, with its lingering quintuple beat. “For us, it was such a lovely composition in raag Dhaani,” says Najeeb Ali about Brubeck’s Take Five, a composition known to be one of the best jazz singles of all times.

At this year’s NH7 Weekender in Delhi, Lahore-based Sachal Jazz Ensemble came together to play this piece on sitar, violins and tabla. Brubeck had called it “the most interesting and different recording of Take Five” he had ever heard.

“The two systems of music are so similar that one can easily improvise. Also, Hindustani music is so complex and the training of this system is so intense that understanding jazz chord progressions isn’t very difficult for us,” says Ali, one of the members of the ensemble, which was on its first trip to India.

The Sachal Jazz Ensemble with Producer Izzat Majeed

The Sachal Jazz Ensemble with Producer Izzat Majeed

Music was an indulgence in Pakistan of the 80s, after General Zia-ul-Haq came down on it hard, calling it “haraam”. This was the time when many musicians in the film industry took up odd jobs. It’s from this group of tea stall owners and vegetable vendors that businessman Izzat Majeed found his musicians. They came together in 2002 as a group to represent Pakistan internationally. Majeed built the Sachal Studio in Lahore with help from Abbey Road Studios in London. Since then, the orchestra, which plays jazz standards and Bossa nova, has travelled around the world, playing at some of the most prestigious venues including The Lincoln Center in New York. “If you notice, one takes a lot of odd notes in jazz while playing those standards. In our case, even the odd notes are used with a lot of care, after due consideration of the ragas. It is this unique quality of Sachal that has made it so special among the western audiences,” says flautist Zakir Abbas. After their India tour, the ensemble will tour Canada and the US.

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Willard Jenkins Named DC Jazz Festival’s Artistic Director – Posted by Michael J. West on Dec. 4, 2014 at 4:22 pm Washington City Paper

Willard Jenkins

Willard Jenkins

Willard Jenkins has long been an important voice in D.C. jazz in the most literal sense—he’s a long-time announcing talent on jazz radio station WPFW. He’s also been a major contributor to jazz journalism and arts presentation, as a consultant to both the Mid Atlantic Jazz Festival and the Smithsonian Institution. (His influence extends beyond the District, too: He’s taught at Kent State University, is the co-author of pianist Randy Weston’s autobiography African Rhythms, and until earlier this year, was also artistic director of the Tri-C JazzFest in Cleveland.)

Add another dimension to Jenkins’ local jazz credentials—he’s been named the new Artistic Director for the DC Jazz Festival beginning with its eleventh iteration in 2015, the DCJF announced today. Jenkins succeeds festival founder Charlie Fishman, who held the artistic directorship for DCJF’s first 10 years.

Obviously, there’s no way to know yet what Jenkins’ vision and direction for the festival will be. (Washington City Paper will speak to him about it once he’s officially installed in the position after the New Year.) But it’s an interesting turning point for the festival—and with the replacement of its founder, a curious one. Fishman leaves quite a legacy to contend with, having turned an event that began as four days in a dozen venues into a week of more than 125 performances at more than 60 venues, attracting audiences from across the world. By any measure, it’s a remarkable accomplishment.

All the same, in this tenth anniversary year, some staleness started to peek through. So, too, did some discontent from local musicians. A recharge was needed—and apparently someone involved with the DCJF thought so too.

So by any objective measure, it’s a big “we’ll see.” But there’s no reason not to be hopeful for the festival’s future.

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Jazz picks: Vijay Iyer, Brad Mehldau with the Bad Plus and more By CHRIS BARTON contact the reporter Los Angeles Times | Comment?

Jazz pianist Vijay Iyer offers two more sides of his musical personality at UCLA this weekend.

Jazz pianist Vijay Iyer offers two more sides of his musical personality at UCLA this weekend.

One of the most inventive and exciting jazz pianists working today, 2013 MacArthur Grant winner Vijay Iyer continues to redraw the boundaries of jazz while incorporating influences that stretch from Billy Strayhorn to L.A. beat alchemist Flying Lotus. A selection of jazz and jazz-adjacent shows coming this weekend.

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Jazz Rendezvous – A Blog Supreme by Eric Alan – Monday 1st December 2014

A BLOG SUPREME2014 ALL JAZZ RADIO VERY SMALL LOGOJeez, the year is all but over, where has the time gone, it seems the older one becomes time just moves so much faster, bit December is always a time for joy, reflection and celebration. Speaking of celebration the second week of December in particular holds a special place on my joy calendar and I’m sure yours once you find out why it is so for me, you see it’s Lager Beer Week, drink it, make it, bath in it, share it. It’s a time to further enjoy the simple lager, icy cold at any time. There I’ve admitted it I’m a proud beer drinker, so raise a pint with me and relax after a hard days toil, no better way to do it, neh.

Fruit CakeDecember is Fruit Cake Month and homage to the much maligned holiday season dessert. This loaf of candied fruit, nuts, and spices is soaked in brandy or liqueur for a sweet, dense cake that is quite unlike anything you’ve tasted! Even if you think you don’t like fruitcake, Happy Holidays

‘Tis the season for a little holiday cheer and being jolly, why because it’s Eggnog Month, that’s why. Eggnog has been a winter tradition for centuries. This frothy beverage of milk, sugar, eggs and a dash of nutmeg can be enjoyed plain or with a shot of brandy or rum to warm the bellies of adults who desire to get into the holiday spirit! Now, seen as we live in the hot part of the world I think we should declare December Artisan Beer and Cap Classic Month. Wait a mo, The Klutz in the Kitchen has just declared that from hence forth the Month of December shall be Artisan Beer and Cap Classic Month, what say you? Why not show your support for what is to become a very important part of December in future, shout it out to the global village on Facebook pages, in the Twittersphere, encourage friends, family, acquaintance’s and work collegues to spread the word of International Artisan Beer and Cap Classic Month.

Cap Classique is the term for making champagne because the pesky French to be snobby and not allow anyone else in the global village, other than they themselves, to call the sparkling fruit of grape juice champagne. Our ingenious wine farmers countered with what is now known Cap Classique made in the Methode Champenoise which is method of making champagne by creating a second fermentation in the bottle. The term Cap Classique has been used in South Africa since 1992.

eat Pie DayIt’s Pie Day, there are thousands of recipes for meat pies, fruit pies, chocolate, peanut butter, pies with meringue, pies with a top crust and pies without crust! If you’re using a pre-made crust, they’re actually quite easy to make, just bake one today!

Akkra Funfun logoIt’s also Fritters Day today so our intrepid Klutz in the Kitchen has found a wonderful health Beninese meatless morsel for one to knock up to snack on today after putting in the time at the office, naturally an icy cold beer or glass of Cap Classique will lift the experience the greater heights, me thinks.

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competiton ChristmasWe at All Jazz Radio would like to know what your 10 favourite Jazz, Blues, Latin and World Jazz albums of 2014 have been. Ok, we know it’s not going to be too easy so here’s an exciting incentive for you. We in association with Jassic’s Africa, distributors of fine jazz recordings to jazz lovers of the global village are offering a hamper of 10 CD’s to the person whose list is drawn at the end of the month of December 2014.

Who wants to winPlease note that this is an email only competition. Send you email list to info@alljazzradio.co.za with Top 10 CD’s in the subject line. Jassics head honcho; Etienne Shardlow will during his first Jazz-E Show in January 2015 announce the lucky winner and will be notified by Skype, Viber and email.

Please include the following details in your email; Full Name, Full Street Address, Phone Number and ID Number.

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Uganda: Freshly Ground Coming to Town –From The Observer, Kampala

By Samson Baranga

Freshly GroundOne of South Africa’s top bands, Freshly Ground, tops the must-watch-live list for any lover of Afro-fusion music.

Just when a group on Facebook was hatching a plan to crowd-source and get the band here, Tusker Malt Lager, the main sponsors of Blankets and Wine-Kampala, made the big announcement. The band will headline the eighth edition of the event, also the last one for 2014.

The event will take place on December 14, at what has become its home in Uganda – Museum gardens. Also taking to the stage will be a carefully-chosen lineup of Ugandan performers to make the right feel of Afro-pop and Afro-fusion acts.

The full story found here

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At 86, A ‘Jazz Child’ Looks Back On A Life Of Sunshine, Sorrow

sheilaMany fans first encountered one of the great voices in jazz as a whisper: Sheila Jordan made a quiet but lasting impression as a guest singer on pianist George Russell’s 1962 arrangement of “You Are My Sunshine.”

Since then, Jordan’s career has taken her all over the world, and in 2012, she received one of the highest honours in jazz: she became an National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master. Her music has soared, but her story starts with pain.

“I was very unhappy as a little kid,” she tells NPR’s Eric Westervelt. “The way I got rid of that was to sing, so I was constantly singing.”

A recent biography called Jazz Child: A Portrait of Sheila Jordan, by Ellen Johnson, describes Jordan’s life, starting with her days growing up dirt poor in Pennsylvania coal country, raised by alcoholic grandparents.

Jordan, now 86, tells Westervelt about that time in her life, as well as falling in love with the music of Charlie “Bird” Parker, struggling to feel confident about her work and experiencing violent racism at the hands of other white people because she hung out with black musicians and artists.

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Mike Love penning his memoirs

Mike Love

Mike Love

Co-founding member of the Beach Boys Mike Love is due to release a book in the summer of 2016. The book is to be called Good Vibrations: My Life As A Beach Boy, and will go into detail about Love’s life as well as providing a detailed history of the Beach Boys from an insider’s perspective.

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8 days of Ethiopian entertainment in Jerusalem

The fifth annual Hullegeb Festival is expected to take place December 4-11 in Jerusalem. It is one of the primary institutionalized vehicles for presenting the artistic skills and creativity of the Ethiopian community to the Israeli public. The festival, initiated by Jerusalem’s Confederation House and its director Effie Benaya, incorporates a wide swath of productions and genres, from contemporary and ethnic music to theater and dance.

This year’s eight-day multidisciplinary bash will open on December 4 with a concert by one of Ethiopia’s biggest commercial music stars, Alemayehu Eshet, also known as “the Ethiopian James Brown.”

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Dave Grohl Knew Nothing About New Orleans Before Filming “Sonic Highways”

Dave GrohlDave Grohl may be a music nerd, but he’s not exactly a historian.

In a new interview with Rolling Stone , the Foo Fighters front man has admitted that he new absolutely nothing about New Orleans or jazz music before stepping foot in the city to film the sixth episode of the HBO series, Sonic Highways.

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Jazz Rendezvous – A Blog Supreme by Eric Alan – Tuesday 25th November 2014

ALL JAZZ RADIO LOGO 2014A BLOG SUPREMEWhere has the year gone, time has flown by December is around the corner and thought turn to the Christmas and New Year’s celebrations, why it just seems like it happen just the other day. Any how, we will be there for you right through the festive period keeping one and all company, sharing the best Jazz, Blues, Latin and World jazz the global village has to offer.

Please encourage all Friends and Followers to subscribe to pour website at www.alljazzradio.co.za and to join our All Jazz Radio – Cape Town, ZA Facebook Group Follow us on Twitter at @AllJazzRadioSA and even go LIKE our All Jazz Radio FB Page too.

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The 16th Cape Town International Jazz Festival first artist line-up announcement

Cape-Town-International-Jazz-Festival16If you are receiving this mail for the second time we sincerely apologise. But, with the Internet being so slow across the country at the moment, and our mail system showing that you haven’t yet received it, we didn’t want you to miss out on the line-up for the 2015 Cape Town International Jazz Festival.

It has been called the ‘popular upstart’ by Canadian radio station CBC. But upstart or not, the Cape Town International Jazz Festival (CTIJF) and ‘Africa’s Grandest Gathering’ is ranked within the top 10 best jazz festivals in the world. While talking numbers, it also turns ‘Sweet Sixteen’ in 2015 and is in the mood to celebrate.

Cape-Town-International-Jazz-Festival1espAfrika, a subsidiary of Sekunjalo Investments Limited and the festival organisers, have sourced another stellar line-up of local and international artists and acts from jazz and jazz-related genres – the first 20 (of 40) announced today – please see below.

This year’s line-up includes:

Amel Larrieux (USA); Basia (Poland/UK); Beatenberg (SA); Bänz Oester and The Rainmakers (SWISS/SA); Claude Cozens Trio (SA); Carlo Mombelli and The Storytellers (SWISS/SA); Courtney Pine presents House Of Legends (UK); Delft Big Band (SA); Dirty Loops (SWEDEN); Gerald Clayton Trio (USA); Melanie Scholtz Presents ‘Our Time’ Ft. Jitsvinger (SA); Madala Kunene (SA); Mahotella Queens 50th Anniversary Celebration With Special Guests (SA); Naima Kay (SA); Sons Of Kemet (UK); Sipho ‘Hotstix’ Mabuse (SA); The Brother Moves On (SA); Purbayan Chatterjee & Talvin Singh (INDIA/UK); Wallace Roney Quintet ft. Lenny White & Buster Williams (USA); Zoe Modiga (SA)

cape-town-international-jazz-festival-2012The event place on the weekend of 27 and 28 March 2015, the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) will once again be transformed into festival central with five stages; one of the largest hospitality villages experienced in South Africa and host more than 38 thousand Festinos.

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All Jazz Radio continues to grow from strength to strength and a vote of thanks goes to our wonderful volunteer broadcasters on five continents and currently in 6 countries, who each week diligently supply us with their radio shows. This makes All Jazz Radio the first truly global online radio station, we think the world’s first Jazz, Blues, Latin and World jazz station streaming daily. We are very proud of this and continue to be the best at what we do.

This leads to us continuing to search the global village for more volunteer presenters; reviewers and writers who would like to become a part of to global AJR Family. Please just email us with a list of 20 artists that would be included in a show. We’d also need all contact details, Skype, Viber and email.

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Klutz in the Kitchen ConfessionsPlease do read the Klutz in the Kitchen Grub Reviews of some of the places he’s recently visited. The Klutz is on a mission to find really good wholesome, affordable, unpretentious, tasty, simple home cooked grub at café’s, pub’s, bistro’s and takeout joints in his and other neighbourhoods. The Klutz does tire of his own cooking from time to time and when that happens he goes on the prowl to find a friendly neighbourhood joint the will hopefully serve up a really good craft beer and a memorable meal. The plated meal must look totally yummolicious, with the main criteria being the taste, quality, freshness, service, overall menu appeal and price. The food must also have home cooked family quality and appeal to a family on a tight budget.

The Klutz will be brutally honest and tells it like it is pulling no punches.

The Klutz in the Kitchen’s Grub Rating System


★ = Really bad, horrible, unpleasant, and abysmal, never visit, ever!!!!!!!!

★★ = Better than bad, still not good enough, waste of time and money. Visit at ones own peril.

★★★ = Middling, tolerable, almost acceptable to adequate, could be still very much better.

★★★★ = Enjoyable, pleasant and satisfactory, worthy of a visit from time to time.

★★★★★ = Magnificent, really fantastic, truly well worth a visit regularly.

If you have an idea of a place that fulfil the Klutzes criteria, just mail the details to us at All Jazz Radio and we will set the Klutz on the venue chosen.

Remember that The Klutz in the Kitchen pays for all food and drink consumed when reviewing any of the café’s, pub’s, bistro’s and takeout joints, All visits are unannounced and never booked at all.

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What has been your favourite album releases over the past year?

Please send us a list of twenty artist and albums that have been added too your own collection, then add another twenty artist and titles albums you wish to add before the year is out. Email or inbox your lists today be they CD or vinyl.

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Jeez, what is it with ESKOM the South African power supplier they just can’t get it right? Load shedding (forced power outages) is to continue till next year. Our government is so inept they still continue with cadre deployment instead of appointing people to managerial positions who have the right qualifications to rum the multi million rand power supplier. It’s time for a change in government and of the inept leadership in our poor beleaguered country. Twenty years and we have become the laughing stock of the world with international business selling up to move to pastures greener. I am sadden by what our liberation has become, the shining beacon of democracy in 1994 has truly become a tarnished shadow of the great promise shown by our founding father, Nelson Mandela. My wasted vote has come to naught; change is now the only alternative before we sink further into the quagmire of further mediocrity as a country. The dream is shattered by the corrupt and politically bankrupt leaders, one can only say, Cry The Beloved Country. Damn just getting frustrations off my chest, don’t know what I can do, but to try to rally right minded citizens to make a difference soonest. Rant over.

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Jazz Rendezvous – A Blog Supreme by Eric Alan – Monday 10th November 2014

ALL JAZZ RADIO LOGO 2014A BLOG SUPREMESummer is back after a slight falter and All Jazz Radio continues to grow from strength to strength. A large vote of thanks must go to our hard working volunteer broadcast team in helping create what has now become, as far as I am aware, the worlds first 24/7 global Jazz, Blues, Latin and World jazz online radio station. We now boast presenters based on 5 continents and from 6 countries. All presenters are passionate music lovers who love sharing their boundless knowledge and music collections with Jazz, Blues, Latin and World jazz music lovers of the world. The All Jazz Radio Broadcast Team has grown to a total of 17 presenters from all corners of the global village. Here is an alphabetical listing of the presenters, the shows they present and the countries in which they broadcast from;

Presenter-Show/s

Brian Currin, Cape Town, SA (Blues)-Vagabond Blues (South Africa)

Eric Alan, Cape Town, SA-Compiles Jazz Rendezvous, Take 5 and then Some, The Eclectic Mix, The No Name Brand Show. The Sundown Show (South Africa)

Etienne Shardlow, Jo’burg, SA (100% SAFRO Jazz)-Jazz-E 100% SAFRO Jazz Show (South Africa)

James Kibby, Cape Town, SA-The Kibby Factor (South Africa)

Jennifer Noble, London, UK (Blues)-Junkin’ Jenn’s Bucket of Blues (USA/Chigago)

Dr. Kolade Arogundade, Cape Town, SA-Friday Faaji (Nigeria)

Ndoxy Hadebe, Cape Town, SA-Midweek Jazz Melange (South Africa)

Peter Slavid, London, UK-EuroJazz Frontier (UK)

Ray Porter, London UK-Now and Then (UK)

Rudy Nadlir-Nir, Cape Town, SA (Latin)-The Latin Side (South Africa)

Sebastian Scotney, London, UK (Jazz Talk)-London Jazz News Blog Chat (UK)

Titilayo Adedokun, Cape Town, SA-The J. B. F Show (USA/Nigeria)

Todd Gordon, Edinburgh, Scotland (Vocal)-Todd’s Turntable (Scotland)

Tony Vasquez, Pittsburgh USA (Latin)-The Latin Perspective (USA)

Wolfgang König, Berlin, Germany-Jazz Around The World (Germany)

Yaacov Harari, Tel Aviv, Israel-Cooking Jazz (Israel)

There is still some airtime available for more broadcasters to become a part of our volunteer team, just contact us to let us know.

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The past month or so has been a wee bit tough, not been to well at all, therefore not been quite keeping up with things here at All Jazz Radio. To top it off, being a one person operation controlling and doing all that needs be done is has not that easy. Things may have slipped but it is my fervent hope that as the old health returns we can gat back to normal running speed in the very near future. Thanks for all of the well wishes and patience. Eric

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Jeez, the shops a fast filing up with Christmas goodies and Boney M fans will be ecstatic and be virtually living in malls and elevators to catch the sounds of their fav band, which ever gets played on any of the radio stations of the world. Give us a break, please. Let’s hear more South African Christmas tunes which reflect the living conditions in the Southern Hemisphere, you summer stuff and no Snow, Chestnuts Roasting, Frosty Snow men, Winter Wonderland. I mean Chops Braaing over an open fire sounds much better, neh!

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Everything was first class by Don Albert

Don Albert

Don Albert

After two weeks in Nice, we took a little 10-day jazz cruise from Monte Carlo to Barcelona on the six-star ship Seabourn.

It was six stars all the way. The food was some of the best I have ever eaten, from the jumbo shrimp to lobster and swordfish to a magnificent beef Filet Mignon rare as ordered. I would go to the restaurant for breakfast, but Chooky would have hers brought to our suite every morning and had it outside on our veranda.

The jazz was supplied by a great trio. I usually avoid the adjective great because it’s used so badly, so when I say great I mean GREAT. Shelley Berg piano, Jeff Hamilton drums and John Clayton bass.  If you enjoy swinging jazz played with taste and emotion this was the bee’s knees. The buzz was even more evident when they accompanied trombonist Wycliffe Gordon who played superbly and sang in his best intimate gravel voice. Anat Cohen is always inventive on clarinet and it spills over into her tenor playing as well. The two front liners were really enjoying themselves and combined beautifully. Trumpeter Randy Brecker played a sculptured duet set with Shelly Berg comprising standards and jazz standards from “Stella by Starlight” to “Blue Bossa”.

Diane Krall was to be the headline act for the last three nights, but she had to cancel because she had pneumonia. Chris Botti (pronounced Boatti) was her replacement. Besides being a superb trumpeter, his act is highly professional and entertaining and his drummer Billy Kilson kicked butt.

Two wonderful hang-out places on the ship were the Observation Bar where John Proulx played a cocktail set and then a late night set in The Club each night. He reminds one of Chet Baker’s intimate approach to singing, but he’s his own man, plus he’s a very fine pianist. His choice of songs from the Great American Songbook is impeccable. What a pleasure it was to listen to him especially while sipping a single malt.

While on the subject of having a drink – when the ship was anchored off Sanary-sur-Mer I was at the pool looking after my tan; within seconds the waiter arrived with a Bloody Mary. I told him I liked mine spicy, he was back in a flash with the perfect spicy Bloody Mary. After a dip I finished it and a minute or two later he arrived with another one. Then he was back again with a pina colada. I thought this is a tough job lying at the pool pouring the odd drink down my throat. I looked up at the sky and thanked my late brother who left me a few bob that helped me pay for this unbelievable trip. I then sauntered over to the Patio Grill for lunch of a crab and avocado cocktail, BBQ beef short ribs and some fresh fruit.

It was sun, excellent food and drinks, and JAZZ.

To top it off we were upgraded to first class on our way home. Thank you, British Airways.

Don Albert is a saxophonist and jazz journalist. He spent 12 years with The Star Newspaper on the Tonight! section writing about jazz. Currently he writes jazz CD and book reviews for Financial Mail and is the South African Correspondent for Downbeat (USA) and Jazz Journal International (UK). He has presented radio programmes on jazz and served awards.as judge at prestigious competitions. He has also won numerous awards.

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 Will Perform Songs from Her New Album at EPIC Bar & Lounge in Sherman Oaks

Cheryl Barnes

Cheryl Barnes

A fresh and powerful new voice from the contemporary jazz scene, Cheryl Barnes (www.CherylDBarnes.com), recently released her full-length album Listen To This which has already made it through the first round of submissions for the 2015 Grammy Awards in multiple categories! The album was produced by Rahn Coleman who has worked with legends such as Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, Barry White, Ray Charles and Tom Jones. Barnes’ show will be under the musical direction of the executive producer of Listen To This, Keyboardist Phillip Cabasso. You can see Cheryl perform songs from her new album on Friday November 28, 2014 at EPIC Bar & Lounge in Sherman Oaks, CA. The show starts at 7:30 PM, but it is highly recommended to call 818-380-3180 and make reservations.

Barnes’ mystical soul-jazz ballad “Come With Me” is already receiving spins on more than 60 terrestrial and internet stations in the smooth jazz format. This includes Music Mix USA with its 5 million potential viewers, as well as Video Diversity, IndieMusic.tv, MoviesOnline.im and more. Not only has her song been nominated for a “Hollywood Music in Media Award (HMMA)” for best jazz song, Cheryl Barnes album, Listen To This, is being considered for the 2015 Grammys including Best Jazz Vocal Album, Best Engineered Album, and Producer of the Year! The Grammy Awards draws top industry elite, press, publicity and a wealth of talent from across the globe. Cheryl will have the opportunity to walk the red carpet alongside celebrities, press, photographers and media outlets that are there to interview artists and help share their story with the world.

Barnes’ multi-format appeal has also earned her significant Triple AAA airplay for her heartfelt, jazzy rendition of Joni Mitchell’s “Come In From The Cold” which climbed to position #79 on MediaBase. This week, her album has picked up more spins, is now chart bound on SmoothJazz.com’s Top 50 Album Chart, and is #170 on MediaBase! You can get a free download of “What’s On Your Mind” at http://www.CherylBBarnes.com.

Barnes worked with award-winning videographer David West for her recent music video for “Come With Me” on YouTube. The video features her singing at many of Southern California’s most iconic locations and is being featured on SmoothJazz.com Global Radio and SmoothTravel Facebook pages and Twitter feeds.

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Selaelo Selota to play at Kenny G SA concert by Debbi de Souza

Selaelo Selota

Selaelo Selota

South African jazz artist Selaelo Selota will be supporting Grammy Award-winning musician Kenny G on 20 November 2014 at the Coca-Cola Dome for one concert only.

This was announced by SA promoter, Canoc Productions in association with Mzansi Magic Music and 702.

“Selota is a wonderfully gifted artist and we believe his style combined with the smooth jazz sounds of Kenny G will give concert-goers a unique entertainment experience,” says local promoter, Phala Letsoalo of Canoc Productions. “To host one of Africa’s finest musicians on the same bill as the world famous Kenny G is a coup for jazz lovers and we encourage fans of both artists to book now to avoid disappointment.”

With a career in music spanning over 20 years, the multi-talented producer and composer Selaelo Selota has recorded and produced six award-winning albums.

Selota has an association with Kenny G through the title track of Judith Sephuma’s debut album – A Cry, A Smile, A Dance which Selota composed and arranged. Judith Sephuma, has received international acclaim after this track on the album by the same name was featured in Kenny G’s album – At Last… The Duets, which is a mix of instrumental Jazz and romantic ballads sung by well-known divas with a few pop songs sprinkled in between.

Delivering scintillating performances every time he takes to the stage, Selota never disappoints his fans. During his career he has shared the stage with international stars like Jonathan Butler, Bob James, Kirk Whalum, Richard Bona, Deborah Cox and Ronny Jordan and, local stars including Oliver Mtukudzi, Lokua Kanza, Diblo Dibala and Judith Sephuma.

As a producer and composer, Selota has composed and arranged both of Judith Sephuma’s two award winning and bestselling albums – A Cry, A Smile, A Dance (which burst the triple Platinum sales status of more than 160 000 units) and Change is Here.

Catch the smooth jazz playing Kenny G and South Africa’s jazz master, Selaelo Selota at the Coca-Cola Dome on 20 November. It’s a not to be missed one concert only date for every jazz lover.

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Jazz capitals unite as Apollo hails Louis Armstrong By Shaun Tandon, AFP

Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong

NEW YORK–New York’s cold November wind felt a world away but the New Orleans jazz musicians marched like they were at home, dancing under umbrellas to brass and banjo.

The jazz band was working its way to a temple to jazz, Harlem’s 80-year-old Apollo Theater, which sought some flavour from the Big Easy as it inducted New Orleans-born musical pioneer Louis Armstrong into a new Hall of Fame.

With fans waving commemorative handkerchiefs, the band played songs including “When The Saints Go Marching In” — a jazz and gospel staple that was popularized globally by Armstrong — and swayed to a New Orleans-style second line dance.

The dedication of the plaque late Friday launched a weekend of performances that aimed to create some of the atmosphere of New Orleans in New York, bringing together two jazz capitals.

Irvin Mayfield, the Grammy Award-winning New Orleans trumpeter, led the musical procession and curated a weekend of performances he hoped would befit Armstrong’s legacy.

“Louis Armstrong is to America what William Shakespeare was to England,” Mayfield told AFP.

Jazz ‘as a party’

Armstrong, born in 1901 into dire poverty in New Orleans, discovered the cornet after he was thrown into a juvenile jail on a minor offense. He gradually refined the sounds he heard on the New Orleans street as he helped construct jazz as a genre.

Amid an exodus of African Americans from the South, Armstrong moved in 1922 to Chicago which was quickly emerging as jazz’s adopted home. Armstrong later moved to New York, where he died in 1971.

Despite his New Orleans roots, Armstrong — whose trumpet evoked the human voice — arguably represented the shift from the New Orleans roots of ensemble-driven jazz to the Northern style that emphasized solos.

New Orleans jazz embraces the tuba and banjo, which have disappeared from much of Northern jazz which favours guitars and tighter composition.

Read part 2 here

 

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Jazz Rendezvous – A Blog Supreme by Eric Alan – FRIDAY 16th October 2014

ALL JAZZ RADIO LOGO 2014A BLOG SUPREMEA perfect day in Cape Town this day after the fickle weather of yesterday, no fears though ‘cause we, as usual, have the weekend ahead of us, best of all is the great Jazz, Blues, Latin and World jazz to share all day and everyday on All Jazz Radio. We are now a true global streaming broadcaster with passionate volunteer presenters currently based on 5 continents and from 6 countries. Soon we’ll have a couple of new presenters joining the All Jazz Radio team, watch this space. Our search for more presenters is on-going and should you wish to become a part of our presenting family, please send us a list of twenty artists and tunes you’d include in a show should you be accepted as an All Jazz Radio presenter. Remember passion and knowledge of Jazz, Blues, Latin, World Jazz is essential. Also tell us about yourself too, where in the world you reside and anything about yourself you’d like to tell us, send your application to info@alljazzradio.co.za with Presenter Application in the Subject Line.

The Jazz Rendezvous Radio, Pinotage & Coffee Stockvel Club starts the streaming day at 10am and goes on to 1pm C.A.T. showcasing the new releases that have crossed our desk over the past week or so and is compiled by Eric Alan.

Peter Slavid

Peter Slavid

1pm see’s London based Peter Slavid behind the mic presenting his weekly show the EuroJazz Frontier. Rudy Nadler-Nir is behind the mic presenting The Latin Side from 2 to 4pm sharing his favourite Latin tunes. Dr. Kolade Arogundade follows to present the Friday Faaji from 4pm C.A.T. showcasing the sounds of Africa for a couple of hours. Join us for the best music out of the African Jazz Capital, Cape Town, all day, everyday.

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It’s Pasta Day!

Pasta Day forkLinguine, fettuccine, spaghetti, tortellini, ziti—the list of pastas is endless! Pasta is typically thought of as an Italian dish, but there is evidence that people living in Asia in 2000 BC made noodles with millet!

Pasta Day pastaPasta can be made dry (pasta secca) or fresh (pasta fresca). There are over 350 varieties of dried pasta in Italy. The highest quality of dried pasta is made with pure durum semolina flour and water. Did you know that a typical Italian person eats over sixty pounds of pasta per year? In comparison, Americans only eat around twenty pounds of pasta per person per year!

Pasta Day garfield copyTo celebrate Pasta Day, enjoy a delightful dish of your favourite type of pasta topped with a scrumptious sauce!

Naturally The Klutz in the Kitchen is hard at work looking for a great pasta recipe to share on his webpage, it’ll be a goody I’m sure.

Pasta Day lasagnaOctober is Breast Cancer Awareness Month & Chili Month & Dessert Month & Pasta Month & Roller Skating Month & Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month & Four Prunes Day & Mulligan Day & Edge Day & Get to Know Your Customers Day

This week is World Rainforest Week

It’s also Spreadsheet Day

Spreadsheet DayA holiday sure to appeal to some people more than others, Spreadsheet Day commemorates the date that VisiCalc, the first spreadsheet program for personal computers, was released – October 17th, 1979. Since its beginnings, Spreadsheet Day has grown to become a day for celebrating both the advantages and the aggravations of working with spreadsheet software.

The celebration of Spreadsheet Day, like the holiday itself, is enjoyed more by certain types of people. It consists mainly of learning about spreadsheets, reading about spreadsheets, posting or downloading new spreadsheet templates and applications, and wishing a happy spreadsheet day to other celebrants. Some accounting and software companies acknowledge the holiday on their websites. Some suggest using it as a reason to leave work early – perhaps the most popular way to celebrate Spreadsheet Day may be best celebrated by learning some useful computer skills while enjoying a piece of cake.

…. And also Wear Something Gaudy Day

Wear Something Gaudy DayEver wish there was more than one day a year where you could take all the conventions of proper dress and throw them out the window? Wish no more! Wear Something Gaudy allows you to let all your best examples of excruciatingly bad taste hang out for the world to see.

History

In the 1970’s the hit TV Comedy “Three’s Company” we were introduced to a character by the name of Larry Dallas. It was from this character that we first were told that Wear Something Gaudy Day was something to be celebrated, and were given a fantastic example of how. Ever since then, people have been celebrating Wear Something Gaudy day with a complete lack of style and fashion!

How to Celebrate Wear Something Gaudy Day

How's this to wear today

How’s this to wear today

Obviously the best way is to choose something that is utterly without taste or fashion to wear, but that isn’t the only way. You can find your way to thrift stores to locate out of date fashions that are rarely seen out and about today, and put together an ensemble designed to shock and appal. Getting a group of friends together for a ‘Wear Something Gaudy Day’ shindig can bring a lot of fun to the day as well.

The point of Wear Something Gaudy day is to stand out, so choose brightly coloured fabrics with intense patterns. Maybe you can haul down your grandmothers drapes for the day and be seen in a shocking paisley brocade, or dig up those purchases you made that you didn’t realize were awful until you got them home. Wear Something Gaudy Day is your opportunity to show off the bright garishness that has passed through the annals of fashion history! Even throwing on a eye-searing boa can be a simple way to celebrate, or you can just wear colours that clash. Everyone has pieces in their wardrobe that just don’t go, so get in there and make peoples eyes waggle!

Check out old shows and cartoons to really find ways to bring out the gaudy in Wear Something Gaudy day. Check out the fashion accessories of yesteryear, like the ever awful ascot, to the large and ostentatious fashions of the Victorian era, or go all out and rent a neon-yellow zoot suit to really bring attention to yourself. Don’t be shy, it’s all about standing out, causing a scene, and snubbing your nose at the rules of fashion!

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ESSENTIAL SOUTH AFRICAN ALBUMS

The following list is based on votes from a survey of various people in the SA Music industry who where asked to name their 10 Essential SA albums.

Format: Title – Artist (No. of Votes) (Year Released)

  1. Rabbitt

    Rabbitt

    A Croak and a Grunt in the Night – Rabbitt (9) (1977)

  2. éVoid – éVoid (8) (1983)
  3. Tananas – Tananas (7) (1989)
  4. Astra – Freedoms Children (5) (1970)
  5. One Came Running – No Friends of Harry (5) (1987)
  6. Wie Is Bernoldus Niemand – Bernoldus Niemand (5) (1984)
  7. African Day – Hawk (4) (1971)
  8. Boys Will Be Boys – Rabbitt (4) (1975)
  9. Galactic Vibes – Freedoms Children (4) (1971)
  10. Lesley Rae Dowling – Lesley Rae Dowling (4) (1981)
  11. Live at Jamesons – Cherry Faced Lurchers (4) (1985)
  12. Universal Men – Juluka (4) (1979)
  13. Ag Pleez Deddy – Jeremy Taylor (3) (1997)
  14. Bakgat – David Kramer (3) (1981)
  15. Burning Soul – Flames (3) (1968)
  16. Every Now And Then – Best of – Bright Blue
    Bright Blue

    Bright Blue

    (3) (2001)

  17. Fight It With Your Mind – Asylum Kids (3) (1981)
  18. Fragile – Saron Gas (3) (2000)
  19. In the Arena – Circus (3) (1977)
  20. Into The Night We Slide – Radio Rats (3) (1978)
  21. Johnny Calls The Chemist – Falling Mirror (3) (1986)
  22. Power – Tribe After Tribe (3) (1985)
  23. Sunny Skies – The Lurchers (3) (1994)
  24. The Road Is Much Longer – Roger Lucey (3) (1979)
  25. The Warrior – Ipi N Tombia (3) (1973)
  26. Voëlvry – Various (3) (1988)
  27. A Naartjie In Our Sosatie – Various (2) (1985)
  28. Africa, She Too Can Cry – Hawk (2) (1972)
  29. African Litany – Juluka (2) (1981)
  30. All Comes Round – Just Jinger (2) (1998)
  31. Ballad of a Working Man – Davey James (2) (1968)
  32. Best Kept Secrets – Dog Detachment (2) (2001)
  33. Born Guilty – Colin Shamley (2) (1980)
  34. Deur Die Donker Vallei – Valiant Swart (2) (1999)
  35. Eet Kreef – Johannes Kerkorrel (2) (1989)
  36. Forces Favourites – Various (2) (?)
  37. Giving A Little Away – Kenny Henson & Harambee (2) (1979)
  38. Goema – Genuines (2) (1987)
  39. Have Beans will travel – Psycho Reptiles (2) (1988)
  40. Long Pig – Squeal (2) (1995)
  41. Low Riding – Van Der Want/Letcher (2) (1999)
  42. Made In SA – James Phillips (2) (1995)
  43. Madiba Bay – Koos Kombuis (2) (1997)
  44. n Suitcase Vol Winter – Piet Botha (2) (1997)

    Piet Botha

    Piet Botha

  45. On Loan for Evolution – Peach (2) (1981)
  46. Poles Apart – Karen Zoid (2) (2001)
  47. Polynation – Electric Petals (2) (1995)
  48. Protskrog – Battery 9 (2) (1995)
  49. Rocking Against The System – Various (2) (2002)
  50. Sand Man Sky – Sugardrive (2) (1997)
  51. Scatterlings – Juluka (2) (1982)
  52. Silence is Golden – Square Set (2) (1967)
  53. Steady On – MoodPhase 5ive (2) (2000)
  54. Surpass The Powers – Springbok Nude Girls (2) (1999)
  55. The Best Of Robin Auld Vol 1 – Robin Auld (2) (1999)
  56. The Best Of SA Pop volume 2 – Various (2) (1995)
  57. The Moon Is A Spoon – Sunways (2) (2001)
  58. The Romantic Lure of Possum Worship – Tweak (2) (2001)
  59. Waiting For The Heave – Syd Kitchen (2) (1987)
  60. Zen Boulders – Falling Mirror (2) (1979)

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Today in History

1821 – Sierra Leone, Gambia and Gold Coast are taken over by British government to form British West Africa, administered from Freetown.

1882 – Petrus Jacobus (Pietie) le Roux, leader of the “Stellenbosch-Boerorkes”, is born in Moorreesburg, Cape Colony

Karen Blixen

Karen Blixen

1885 – Karen Blixen, Danish author of Out of Africa who wrote under the name Isak Dinesen, is born.

1887 – The Star newspaper makes its first appearance in Johannesburg as The Eastern Star. It was founded in Grahamstown under that title on January 6, 1871, and was moved to the Witwatersrand sixteen years later by its owners, brothers Thomas and George Sheffield.

1908 – Belgium annexes the Congo Free State.

1933 – Saxophonist/arranger/composer Benny Carter records “Lonesome Nights” and “Symphony in Riffs.”

1940 – One year before recording that memorable song, Fry Me Cookie, with a Can of Lard, Will Bradley’s orchestra recorded Five O’Clock Whistle, also on Columbia Records.

Ava Gardner and Artie Shaw1945 – Actress Ava Gardner made news. She married bandleader Artie Shaw.

1945 – Graca Machel, widow of Samora Machel and third wife of former president Nelson Mandela, is born in Gaza, Mozambique

1948 – Thirty-one SA pilots participates in the air-lift to provide food and fuel to West Berlin. The operation continued for seven months

1953 – The first concert of contemporary Canadian music presented in the U.S. was performed by conductor Leopold Stokowski at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

1962, In between their lunchtime and night shows at the Cavern Club in Liverpool, The Beatles travelled to Granada TV Centre in Manchester to make their television debut. They appeared live on the local magazine program People and Places performing two songs ‘Some Other Guy’ and ‘Love Me Do’

Manfred Mann

Manfred Mann

1964, Manfred Mann started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Do Wah Diddy Diddy’, possibly the first No.1 with a nonsense song title. Also a No.1 in the UK, the song was first released by the US group The Exciters

1967 – “Gimme a head with hair. Long, beautiful hair…” The rock musical HAIR opened at the New York Shakespeare Festival Public Theater for a limited run. After much trial and error, involving several openings and closings, HAIR eventually opened on Broadway at the Biltmore Theater on April 29, 1968. It closed on July 1, 1972 after 1,742 performances.

1970, The Jackson Five started a five-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘I’ll Be There’. The group’s fourth No.1 of 1970, it made No.4 in the UK. Motown records claimed the group had sold over 10 million records during this year.

1973, The Rolling Stones performed two shows at Foret Nationale, Brussels, Belgium, as part of a tour of the UK and Europe. Opening for the tour’s shows were Billy Preston and American group Kracker, the first band to be signed to Rolling Stones Records. Bobby Keys didn’t show up for the concert, which resulted in him being banned by Mick Jagger from future Rolling Stones tours until

1983 – Actor Anthony Quinn lit up the Great White Way in the revival of the 1968 musical, Zorba, that reunited Quinn with Lila Kedrova, who played Madame Hortense. They both had appeared in the film portrayal, Zorba the Greek, which won Quinn a nomination for Best Actor, and an Oscar for Kedrova as Best Supporting Actress. This was one of the few films that came before the Broadway show, rather than the reverse.

1985 – Intel introduced the 32-bit 80386 microcomputer chip. It was the first Intel/*86 chip to handle 32-bit data sets. It ran at ‘clock speeds’ of up to 33 MHz — blazingly fast in 1985.

1989, with occasional exceptions. According to legend Bobby missed the gig due to him filling a hotel bathtub with Dom Perignon champagne and drinking most of it.

Christopher Cross

Christopher Cross

1981, Christopher Cross started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Arthur’s Theme, (Best That You Can Do)’, his second US No.1. and a No.7 hit in the UK.

1984 – The United Nations Security Council, by fourteen votes to none, with the United States abstaining, passes a resolution reiterating its condemnation of the South African regime’s policy of apartheid and condemning its continued defiance of United Nations resolutions, the continued massacres of the oppressed people and the arbitrary detention and arrest of their leaders.

1987, The Bee Gees became the only group to have a UK No.1 single in each of the three decades, (60’s, 70’s & 80’s), when ‘You Win Again’ went to No.1 on the UK singles chart. The brothers fifth and last No.1.

1991, American singer and television presenter Tennessee Ernie Ford died of liver failure. Had the 1955 US & UK No.1 hit with his version of the Merle Travis song ‘Sixteen Tons’. In the 60’s hosted a daytime talk show, The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show on the ABC television network.

1992, Tasmin Archers debut single ‘Sleeping Satellite’ was at No.1 in the UK, the English singer, songwriters only No.1. Archer wrote the song in the late 1980s about the moon landings in 1969, but it was only when Archer got a record deal that the song saw the light of day.

1995, During an interview with The Observer magazine Noel Gallagher from Oasis said he wished Damon Albarn and Alex Cox of Blur would die from AIDS. He later retracted his statement.

President Mandela1996 – President Mandela vows ‘to leave no stone unturned’ in finding the truth behind the air crash ten years before that killed Mozambican leader Samora Machel. Judge Cecil Margo, who headed the official inquiry at the time, says it would be possible to reopen the investigation but only if new evidence is produced.

1995, Sting’s former accountant Keith Moore was sentenced to six years in jail after being found guilty of embezzling £6 million from the singer’s 108 bank accounts.

1998, UK newspaper the Daily Star ran a story claiming that R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe had admitted that he was gay during an MTV interview shown in the US. Stipe was voicing his disgust at the killing of a young gay student in the US.

1998, The Barenaked Ladies went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘One Week’.

1999, It was reported that Michael Jackson had played a secret gig at a martial arts exhibition in Barnstaple, England. The man who had arrived in the white stretch limo was Navi, a Londoner who claims to be the world’s number one Jako impersonator.

1999, Thomas Durden died aged 79. Wrote the lyrics to ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ one of Elvis Presley’s early hits. Durden had read a newspaper account of a man who had committed suicide, the man had left a note saying, ”I walk a lonely street,” Durden used the phrase as the basis for ‘Heartbreak Hotel.’

2000, A flat in Montague Sq. London, which was once owned during the 60’s by Ringo Starr, went on the market for £575,000. The two bedrooms, two-story property was also home for Jimi Hendrix, John & Yoko and Paul McCartney during the 60’s.

2001, Songwriter and composer Jay Livingston died of pneumonia. Best known for writing hits with Ray Evans for Doris Day, (‘Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera)’ and Nat King Cole, (Mona Lisa).

2002, Derek Bell instrumentalist in the Irish folk group The Chieftains died of cardiac arrest in Phoenix, Arizona. Joined the group in 1975, released the 1981 solo album Derek Bells Plays With Himself, awarded an MBE in the 2000 for services to traditional music.

2004, Michael Jackson’s long-time lawyer, Steve Cochran, left the star’s defence team. Jackson who was fighting child abuse charges, said in a statement that the lawyer had taken a “temporary leave of absence” but would still “collaborate”.

2005, Freddie Mercury’s 1974 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow failed to sell in an eBay auction, having not met its reserve price. It had been listed by his sister, Kashmira Cooke, who had inherited the car from him. The auction had attracted nearly 200 bids and exceeded £60,000 (approximately $93,000). The luxury vehicle had not appeared in public since 2002, when it had been used to transport the Bulsara family to the premiere of the Queen stage musical We Will Rock You. It came with a box of Kleenex Mansize tissues left in the car by Freddie.

Teresa Brewer

Teresa Brewer

2007, US singer Teresa Brewer died aged 76. She was one of the most popular US pop singers of the 1950s scoring hits such as ‘Gonna Get Along Without Ya Now’ and ‘Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall.’ She also sang with Tony Bennett, Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie and Wynton Marsalis.

2008, Four Tops singer Levi Stubbs died at his Detroit home, aged 72. Stubbs had been in ill health since being diagnosed with cancer in 1995 and a stroke and other health problems led him to stop touring in 2000. The group signed with Motown Records in 1963 and produced 20 Top 40 hits over the following 10 years, making music history with other acts in Berry Gordy’s Motown stable.

2008, Madonna and Guy announced that their seven-year marriage was over because they had drifted apart. The press reported that without a pre-nuptial agreement, Ritchie could be looking at up to £50million of Madonna’s £300million fortune.

2009, Johnny Depp presented Keith Richards with the ‘Rock Immortal’ Award at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, California, as part of this years Scream Awards.

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Pork and Bean Stew Recipe

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

Today, October 16 is World Food Day

World Food Day 2014World Food Day is celebrated every year around the world on 16 October in honour of the date of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in 1945. It is also the Food Engineer day.

Since 1981, World Food Day has adopted a different theme each year, in order to highlight areas needed for action and provide a common focus.

Origins

World Food Day (WFD) was established by FAO’s Member Countries at the Organization’s 20th General Conference in November 1979. The Hungarian Delegation, led by the former Hungarian Minister of Agriculture and Food, Dr. Pál Romány has played an active role at the 20th Session of the FAO Conference and suggested the idea of celebrating the WFD worldwide. It has since been observed every year in more than 150 countries, raising awareness of the issues behind poverty and hunger.

The Klutz in the Kitchen is going to pay it forward today by cooking up a large pot of stoup (A thick, rich nutritious combination of a stew and soup) and dish it out to those who are in need of a good meal to celebrate World Food Day today.

In honour of World Food Day here is the recipe he has chosen;

Pork and bean stew

Pork and bean stewPreparation time: 10 min – Cooking time: 20 min – Serves 6

Ingredients

500g good quality, spicy pork sausages

3 cloves of garlic, crushed

1 big onion, chopped

Olive oil

2 tins of beans

1 tin of chopped tomatoes

Fresh thyme and parsley

A glass of red wine

Salt and pepper

1
tsp 
sugar just to cut through acidity of tomato

1 
chili

Fried breadcrumbs or pork crackling

Method

Remove the meat from the casings and shape into tiny little meatballs.

In a casserole pot, heat the olive oil and fry the meatballs until they are golden brown on all sides. Set aside and keep warm.

Into the same pot, sauté the onions and garlic until soft then add more olive oil if you needs be.

Add the tomato, red wine and thyme and allow to cook for about 5 minutes, just to reduce the sauce somewhat.

Add the beans and the meatballs and warm through.

To make the fried bread crumbs:

Heat some olive oil to a pan and add 1-2 cloves of crushed garlic, then add about 1 cup fresh breadcrumbs and toss until it becomes golden in colour and season with a little salt.

Serve with chopped parsley, fried breadcrumbs or crackling if you have.

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Jazz Rendezvous – A Blog Supreme by Eric Alan – THURSDAY 16th October 2014

ALL JAZZ RADIO LOGO 2014A BLOG SUPREMEJeez time is surly flying, don’t know if it’s an age thing, you know the older one gets the faster time flies or is it just an urban myth? The weekend is almost upon us again; didn’t we have one a few says ago? I must give up pondering that thought don’t you think? Time for a Kahlúa Coffee me thinks, and it’s coffee, so never to early to enjoy one to start this day in celebration today is Liqueur Day (See below) Yum!

Today sees the Jazz Rendezvous Radio, Pinotage & Coffee Stockvel Club starting off our streaming day

AJR PresenterTodd Gordon

AJR PresenterTodd Gordon

from 10:00 Central African Time, three hours of the latest releases compiled and produced by Eric Alan. The urbane, debonair Todd Gordon follows with a program of fabulous vocal jazz, Todd’s Turntable. Todd is a jazz vocalist of note, presenting his program from his hometown of Edinburgh in Scotland. At 2pm C.A.T. the irrepressible Etienne Shardlow will present his bi-weekly Jazz-E, 100% South African Jazz Show from Jo’burg. It’s no joke because apart from his passionate love affair with SAFRO Jazz he is also a bit of a comedian. The big, bad blues brother is next on the schedule from 4pm C.A.T. Brian Currin will be showcasing some of the finest Blues the global village has to offer today, so there is no excuse not to listen to The Vagabond Blues with the affable Brian in control of the studio until 18h00. Now there is no excuse not to listen online today and everyday.

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World Food DayWorld Food Day is celebrated every year around the world on 16 October in honour of the date of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in 1945. It is also the Food Engineer day.

Since 1981, World Food Day has adopted a different theme each year, in order to highlight areas needed for action and provide a common focus.

Origins

World Food Day (WFD) was established by FAO’s Member Countries at the Organization’s 20th General Conference in November 1979. The Hungarian Delegation, led by the former Hungarian Minister of Agriculture and Food, Dr. Pál Romány has played an active role at the 20th Session of the FAO Conference and suggested the idea of celebrating the WFD worldwide. It has since been observed every year in more than 150 countries, raising awareness of the issues behind poverty and hunger.

World Food Day 2014The Klutz in the Kitchen is going to pay it forward today by cooking up a large pot of stoup (A thick, rich nutritious combination of a stew and soup) and dish it out to those who are in need of a good meal to celebrate World Food Day today. See what he has chosen to cook today on his page.

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Today, October 16 is also Boss’s Day!

Happy Boss's daySend your boss a gift card to show your appreciation. Boss’s Day recognizes all those in a supervisory role that demonstrate kindness, fairness, and understanding.

Boss’s Day dates back to 1958 when State Farm Insurance employee Patricia Bays Haroski registered the date with the government. Haroski wanted to honour her father (who was also her boss!) for all the advice he gave to her and her siblings throughout their careers. She chose his birthday as the date for this special holiday!

Not sure how to celebrate? Send a free eCard, ask your fellow employees to chip in for a bouquet of flowers, or take your boss to lunch to show your appreciation.

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It’s Liqueur Day Today!

liqueur day compilationA liqueur is a strong alcoholic beverage that has been sweetened with herbs, fruits, nuts, cream, or spices. Liqueurs are traditionally served as after-dinner drinks or mixed with coffee.

Kahlúa CoffeeThe word “liqueur” comes from the Latin word “liquifacere,” which means “to dissolve or melt.” As early as 400 BC, the Egyptians and Greeks distilled wine to produce fortified spirits. They sweetened this concoction with cinnamon and honey—a combination that we still use today to create mead. In the thirteenth century, European monks and alchemists perfected the distillation process used to create liqueur. The liquid was primarily used for medicinal purposes.

Today, there are countless types and flavors of liqueur. Some of the most famous include Kahlúa, Bailey’s Irish Cream, Amarula Cream, Van Der Hum, Limoncello, Sambuca, and Jägermeister. Try one of the more unusual flower liqueurs, nut liqueurs, or herbal liqueurs to celebrate Liqueur Day!

October 16 is Oatmeal Day & Simchat Torah

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

This week is World Rainforest Week

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South African Top 20 Hit Singles of 1975

  1. Bobby Angel

    Bobby Angel

    YOU AIN’T SEEN NOTHING YET – Bachman Turner Overdrive

  2. FOX ON THE RUN – The Sweet
  3. LOVE HURTS – Nazareth
  4. AS SOON AS I HANG UP THE PHONE – Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynn
  5. MILKY WAYS – Colombus
  6. PALOMA BLANCA – George Baker Selection
  7. STAND BY ME – John Lennon
  8. S.O.S. – Abba
  9. BARBADOS – Typically Tropical
  10. PLEASE MR POSTMAN – The Carpenters
  11. YOU ASKED ME TO – Bobby Angel
  12. I DO I DO I DO I DO – Abba
  13. SHE’S A WOMAN – Neil Herbert
  14. LONGFELLOW SERENADE – Neil Diamond
  15. LADY – Styx
  16. LOVE WILL KEEP US TOGETHER – Captain & Tennille
  17. Jonathan Butler

    Jonathan ButlerI LOVE HOW YOU LOVE ME – Jonathan Butler

    I LOVE HOW YOU LOVE ME – Jonathan Butler

  18. IF YOU THINK YOU KNOW HOW TO LOVE ME – Smokie
  19. HEY YOU – Bachman Turner Overdrive
  20. DON’T YOU KNOW – Della Reese

Info from Top 40 magazine, August 1989 and John Samson with help from Kevin Farquharson, September 2000.

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This Day In History

1846 – The painkiller, ether, was demonstrated successfully for the first time — in Boston’s Massachusetts General Hospital. The drug was administered by William T.G. Morton, a ‘dentist’ (he never attended dental or medical school), of Charlestown, MA.

1916 – T. E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) arrives in Cairo with a British fact-finding mission whose purpose is to recommend ways of supporting the Arab revolt against the Ottoman Empire.

Gert van den Bergh, SA actor and first free-lance radio broadcaster

Gert van den Bergh, SA actor and first free-lance radio broadcaster

1920 – Gert van den Bergh, SA actor and first free-lance radio broadcaster who was honoured by the Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns (South African Academy for Science and Art) in 1965, is born in Krugersdorp.

1928 – The frosted electric light bulb was patented. No, it wasn’t the work of Thomas Edison, Westinghouse, General Electric, or any of his army, either. It was one Marvin Pipkin who lit up at receiving this patent.

1939 – Charlotte Makgomo Maxeke, teacher, social worker, politician and founder of the Bantu Women’s League of South Africa, dies in Johannesburg. Even before her death she was honoured as ‘Mother of Black Freedom in South Africa.’

1941 – Fry Me Cookie, with a Can of Lard was recorded by the Will Bradley Orchestra on Columbia. Ray McKinley was featured.

1944 – The Robe, by Lloyd Douglas, was published this day. Nine years later the novel was made into a movie and captured three Oscars. It is seen annually (around the Easter holiday) on TV.

1952 – Albert Luthuli is elected president-general of the ANC.

1964 – South Africa fails to meet an ultimatum by the International Olympic Committee to comply with its demand to renounce racial discrimination in sport and oppose the ban on competition between White and Black athletes.

1972 – John C. Fogerty and Creedence Clearwater Revival called it a career … and the group disbanded. Fogerty would continue in a solo career with big hits including, Centerfield and The Old Man Down the Road.

1975 – Jacques Henry Kallis, SA cricket player, is born.

1976 – Memphis, TN disc jockey Rick Dees and His Cast of Idiots made it all the way to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 with the immortal Disco Duck (Part 1). Dees is still around, but not as a recording artist. He’s a DJ in Los Angeles and is hosting several varieties of the Weekly Top 40 show, syndicated around the world.

1976 – Stevie Wonder’s album, Songs in the Key of Life wound up at number one in the U.S. It turned out to be no fluke. With greats, such as Sir Duke, Isn’t She Lovely and I Wish, the double-album stayed at #1 for 14 weeks. Other tracks: Love’s in Need of Love Today, Have a Talk with God, Village Ghetto Land, Contusion, Knocks Me Off My Feet, Pastime Paradise, Summer Soft, Ordinary Pain, Saturn, Ebony Eyes, Joy Inside My Tears, Black Man, Ngiculela – Es Una Historia/I Am S inging, If It’s Magic, As, Another Star, All Day Sucker, Easy Goin’ Evening (My Mama’s Call).

1984 – Bishop Desmond Tutu, General Secretary of the South African Council of Churches was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for “his role as a unifying leader figure in the campaign to resolve the problem of apartheid in South Africa.”

1986 – Chuck Berry celebrated his 60th birthday with a concert in his home town of St. Louis, Missouri (at the Fox Theatre). The show was organized by Keith Richards (The Rolling Stones) and the concert was used in a documentary titled, Hail! Hail! Rock ’N’ Roll, an overview of Berry’s career.

1988 – The African National Congress agrees to “use its good offices” to facilitate the readmission of South African rugby into international competition if a non-racial controlling board is established. The agreement in Harare follows a meeting between SA Rugby Board president Danie Craven, ANC representatives and members of the SA Rugby Union.

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All Jazz Radio – Music News – WEDNESDAY 15th October 2014

ALL JAZZ RADIO LOGO 2014All Jazz Radio – NewsKenya: Nkulee Dube Jets-in for Dad Lucky Dube’s Anniversary Concert

By Elly Gitau

Nkulee Dube, the daughter of one of Africa’s greatest musicians of all time Lucky Dube, jetted into the country Tuesday evening ahead of her concert slated for Friday night at the Carnivore.

Lucky Dube'sHer show will be a commemoration event marking the seventh anniversary since the demise of her father. The easy-going ethno-soul, jazz, raga and reggae songstress was jovial at his first ever visit to Kenya. She expressed her feelings by taking about ten minutes after her arrival to dance with the Kenyan dancers who were specially waiting for her awaited touch-down at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

“I am so happy to be here. It’s my first time in Kenya but I already feel like home. My dad loved this country and so do I. I’m here to show love; and appreciate all the loving I’ve had from the Kenyan fans. I promise an awesome show on Friday,” she told The Star.

She was with her back-up singers Bongi Mabaso and Mary Khumalo. Nkulee is known for her 2013 hit reggae jam, Africa Awake.

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Joanne Brackeen Receives BNY Mellon Jazz 2014 Living Legacy Award

BrackeenJoanne13LJazz pianist, educator, and composer Joanne Brackeen was honored with the BNY Mellon Jazz 2014 Living Legacy Award in a special ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, October 10, 2014. The Living Legacy Award honors jazz masters from the mid-Atlantic region who have achieved distinction in jazz performance and education.

Guests enjoyed a gala reception in the Kennedy Center Atrium including music by the Blues Alley Youth Orchestra Combo. In honor of the 20th Anniversary of the Living Legacy Jazz Award, previous Legacy winners joined event guests for the evening, including: Kenny Barron, Roy Haynes, Jimmy Heath, Oliver Lake, Rufus Reid, Larry Ridley, and Reggie Workman. Following the Award presentation, guests were treated to 2012 Living Legacy awardee Muhal Richard Abrams and his group in a rare, Washington, D.C. performance in the Terrace Theater.

Previous Living Legacy Award winners (from 2013-1994) include Nathan Davis, Muhal Richard Abrams, Phil Woods, Roy Haynes, Dr. Frank Foster, Kenny Barron, Benny Golson, Oliver Lake, Rufus Reid, Randy Weston, Keter Betts, Jimmy Heath, Joe Kennedy, Jr., Shirley Scott, Reggie Workman, Dr. Donald Byrd, Larry Ridley, Barry Harris, Robert “Boysie” Lowery, and Clark Terry. A Millennium Award was conferred on Dr. Billy Taylor in 2000.

The BNY Mellon Jazz 2014 Living Legacy Award is a program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation and is sponsored by BNY Mellon with additional support from The Reva and David Logan Foundation and Amtrak – The Official Rail Sponsor of the BNY Mellon Jazz 2014 Living Legacy Award.

This program is made possible through a collaboration with the Kennedy Center.

About BNY Mellon

BNY Mellon is a global investments company dedicated to helping its clients manage and service their financial assets throughout the investment lifecycle. Whether providing financial services for institutions, corporations or individual investors, BNY Mellon delivers informed investment management and investment services in 35 countries and more than 100 markets. As of June 30, 2014, BNY Mellon had $28.5 trillion in assets under custody and/or administration, and $1.6 trillion in assets under management. BNY Mellon can act as a single point of contact for clients looking to create, trade, hold, manage, service, distribute or restructure investments. BNY Mellon is the corporate brand of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (NYSE: BK). Additional information is available on www.bnymellon.com or follow us on Twitter @BNYMellon.

About Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation develops partnerships and programs that reinforce artists’ capacity to create and present work, advance access to and participation in the arts, and promote a more sustainable arts ecology. The Foundation was created in 1979 and is a private non-profit organization that isclosely allied with the region’s state arts councils and the National Endowment for the Arts. It combines funding from state and federal resources with private support from corporations, foundations, and individuals to address needs in the arts from a regional perspective. The region includes nine states and jurisdictions: The District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Virginia and West Virginia.

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Femi Kuti speaks up against corruption

Femi KutiLagos – Femi Kuti, a musician and son of legendary Afro beat musician, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, on Monday, urged leaders in the country to shun corruption and implement programs that would develop the country.

Kuti made the call in an interview in Lagos, during the celebration of the 2014 edition of Felabration.

Felabration is a ceremony to celebrate the life and times of Anikulapo-Kuti, which had ‘The Amalgamation of the People of the Niger Area’ as its theme.

Anikulapo-Kuti, who founded the Afro beat genre of music in the late 1960s, achieved worldwide fame with evergreen songs like Shakara, Zombie and Water no get enemy.

Femi Kuti said if corruption was reduced, the nation would stand a good chance to meet its development goals.

”Our leaders should abstain from corruption and have the love of the masses at heart. Corruption is not only carried out by leaders alone, masses also do it. Therefore, both leaders and average citizens should shun corruption and pay attention to national development.’’ he added

On the annual celebration of Felabration, the musician said that it was meant to enlighten the masses and to brainstorm with stakeholders on the need for national development.

Felabration is to impact change on economic development. We want all sectors of the economy to get a boost, such as electricity, roads, tourism and agriculture.’’ he said.

-NAN

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Richard Elliot bring three decades of smooth jazz to weekend Yoshi’s shows

Richard Elliot

Richard Elliot

There’s no end of musical lessons saxophonist Richard Elliot learned in his five years with Tower of Power. That most important, he once told me in an interview, is the need to get your horn heard, even when sharing the stage with an assemblage of top-flight musicians.
”It was a baptism by fire,” Elliot said. ”Tower of Power is such a wall of sound that you either rise to the occasion or get drowned out and you’re history.”
That fate rarely befell Elliot in his time with TOP days and it’s hardly been an issue since he embarked on a solo career. Indeed, the past three decades have seen him emerge as one of contemporary jazz’s most popular acts, a sax man adept at blending the genre’s jazz, pop and R&B sensibilities into a cogent, commercial whole.
Northern California audiences can experience that signature sound for themselves Saturday as Elliot and his band perform two sets at Yoshi’s.
The tour enables Elliot to mark the 30th anniversary of Elliot’s his album, “Initial Approach,” even while featuring music from his latest, “Lip Service.” There have been 20 releases in between, predominantly solo albums (“Take to the Skies,” “Soul Embrace,” “Chill Factor,” “Metro Blue”) but with a few collaborations too (“RnR” with Rick Braun; “Summer Horns” with Dave Koz, Mindi Abair and Gerald Albright).
Raised in Southern California – his first jazz concert was a Dexter Gordon show in Redondo Beach – Elliot’s early influences also included Led Zeppelin and Genesis. By his teen years, he was touring Europe with the likes of Natalie Cole and the Pointer Sisters and backing Smokey Robinson in the studio. Stints with Melissa Manchester and the Yellowjackets preceded his years with Tower of Power.
Through the course of his solo career, Elliot has emphasized the importance of following his instincts rather than any industry or audience expectation.
”You can’t spend your life trying to second-guess (them),” Elliot said. ”I will not do something unless I’m having fun doing it.”

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Angola: State of Angolan Music Considered Positive – Says Proletário

Luanda — The Angolan musician Proletário considered on Tuesday in Luanda satisfactory the quality of the current CD production, fruit of investment by the national creators of releasing to public works whose topics are worked with rigor, thus denoting devotion in the valorization, divulgence and preservation of the Angolan cultural roots.

According to the musician, who was speaking at Angop about the Angolan music, despite it has recorded a progress in terms of quality, it is necessary for a more active participation of all Angolan cultural agents and creators.

To Proletário, the Angolan creators should also invest in the research of the musical roots, of the traditional rhythm, stories and proverbs, so as to valorize further the Angolan cultural origin.

Proletário also considered necessary for the national business people to invest more in the promotion and divulgence of the Angolan cultural identity, aiming for greater development of the national music.

Born in 1957, Proletário started his music career in 1970, but he became famous in 1972/73 in Kaputo ward in Luanda, where he used to perform in Maria das Crequenhas recreational centre.

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Yoshi’s San Francisco changes name

By Jim Harrington, jharrington@bayareanewsgroup.com

Say goodbye to Yoshi’s San Francisco. The venue will soon be known as The Addition.

Yoshi's San Francisco logoThe name change, which was announced Tuesday, will go into effect on Nov. 1. Organizers will then celebrate the new brand on Nov. 21 with a performance by jazz great Roy Ayers.

The 28,000-square-foot facility — located in the Fillmore District/Western Addition neighbourhood — originally opened in 2007, becoming the Bay Area’s second Yoshi’s venue. It was sold earlier this year to the Fillmore Live Entertainment Group, which continued to operate it under the Yoshi’s brand.

The Addition will host a variety of musical acts, ranging from R&B and rock to jazz and world music.

The music programming will be handled by Peter Williams, a long-time industry veteran who worked for years in the same role for Yoshi’s. More recently, Williams booked music at the Napa Valley Opera House.

The new venue’s website is www.theaddition.com, but it doesn’t go live until Oct. 16.

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Chicken Cacciatore Recipe

Catch this food holiday while you can – October 15 is Chicken Cacciatore Day!

chicken.cacciatoreWhile you’re frying up some eggs and bacon, we’re cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today’s food holiday.

There’s something so comforting about eating a bowl of slow-cooked food on any day. If you’re not ready for the richness of red meat, try this Italian classic – cacciatore.

Meaning “to hunt,” cacciatore is an Italian stew traditionally made with rabbit or chicken. Today’s culinary celebration honours the latter, and probably more prevalent.

Cacciatore is relatively easy to make and only requires a few ingredients.

Here’s a quick recipe;

Start by browning floured and seasoned chicken pieces. While dark meat is preferred for flavour and because it holds up better in the braising process, you can use light meat if you prefer. Then, cook a chopped bell pepper and onion in the remaining chicken fat. Deglaze the pan with white wine, add tomatoes in their juice and let the liquid reduce. Return the chicken to the pan and pour in enough chicken stock to cover the meat. Simmer the dish until the chicken is cooked through.

Cacciatore is most often served with a piece of crusty bread, but rice and pasta can also be used to beef it up.

The dish doesn’t vary too much by region – probably the most notable difference is in the type of wine used. Some parts of Italy prefer white wine, while others use red.

Here is a kore complete recipe;

chicken.cacciatore how goodChicken Cacciatore

Preparation time: 20 min – Cooking time: 45 min – Serves 4

Ingredients

30
ml 
olive oil

1 

onion – finely sliced

2 

cloves of garlic – crushed

2 

sticks celery – finely sliced

2 

carrots – peeled and finely chopped

2 

bay leaves

2 

sprigs thyme

8 

skinless chicken pieces

Zest of 1 lemon

1 
cup 
dry white wine

1 
cup 
tomato puree

1 
cup 
chicken stock

250g 
pitted black olives

10 
g 
fresh parsley – chopped

Rissoni (pasta rice) to serve

Method

Heat a little olive oil in a heavy based pot and sauté onions, garlic, celery and carrots for a few minutes or until golden brown.

Add bay leaves, thyme, lemon peel and chicken and brown well.

Pour in wine, tomato puree and chicken stock and allow to simmer, covered, for about 30 minutes or until chicken is cooked and is tender.

Stir in olives and chopped fresh parsley and serve with Rissoni.

Remember too that October 15 is also Roast Pheasant Day and Mushroom Day

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Jazz Rendezvous – A Blog Supreme by Eric Alan– WEDNESDAY 15th October 2014

ALL JAZZ RADIO LOGO 2014A BLOG SUPREMEAnother day another dollar so many say, it’s halfway through the week and I can’t believe I’m going to day it, Christmas is coming, I mean decorations are already up in many supermarkets and if I hear any Bony M or other Christmas music when I visit and I will never set foot in that shop until the Christmas period is over.

Today Jazz Rendezvous starts the broadcast day on All Jazz Radio at 10am which is then followed by The Latin Perspective hosted by Tony Vasquez out of Pittsburgh, Pensylvannia showcasing some of the Ndoxy behind micfinest Latin jazz available today. At 2pm C.A.T. Ndoxy Ndodana Hadebe takes to the air with his show The Midweek Music Mélange where he shares his passion for jazz out of Africa. The Sundown Show rounds out the “live” streaming day and the re-broadcast programming follows until we start the live broadcasts again. All in all another great day to tune in to All Jazz Radio.

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Today October 15 Chicken Cacciatore Day

chicken.cacciatoreDid you know that “cacciatore” means “hunter-style” in Italian? This mouthwatering meal emerged in central Italy during the Renaissance period. It is made with chicken, mushrooms, tomatoes, onions, and herbs served over spaghetti.

Make this delicious dish to celebrate Chicken Cacciatore Day! Serve it with a green salad and a loaf of garlic bread for a scrumptious and hearty meal your family will love!

The Klutz in the Kitchen has found a wonderful Cacciatore recipe for today, check out his page on the AJR site.

Today is also Grouch Day, Dictionary Day, White Cane Safety Day, Poetry Day, Roast Pheasant Day and Mushroom Day

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

This week is World Rainforest Week

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On this Day in ………

Cole Porter

Cole Porter

1964 – An American treasure died. Cole Porter, renowned lyricist and composer, died at age 73. I’ve Got You Under My Skin and hundreds of other classics crossed all musical style and format boundaries throughout his long and rich career.

1971 – Rick Nelson was booed off the stage when he didn’t stick to all oldies at the seventh Annual Rock ’n’ Roll Revival show at Madison Square Garden, New York. He tried to slip in some of his new material and the crowd did not approve. The negative reaction to his performance inspired Nelson to write his last top-40 hit, Garden Party, which hit the top-ten about a year after the Madison Square Garden debacle. Garden Party, ironically, was Nelson’s biggest hit in years, “…If you gotta play at garden parties, I wish you a lotta luck; But if memories were all I sang, I rather drive a truck.”

1988 – Red Red Wine, by UB40, was the first reggae hit to make it to number one in the U.S. From the album Labour of Love, Red Red Wine was #1 for only one week, but turned out to be UB40’s signature song.

1990 – The Separate Amenities Act racially segregating public facilities is repealed by 105 votes to 38 with one abstention in the House of Assembly, and unanimously in the House of Delegates and House of Representatives.

1990 – Mikhail Gorbachev, President of the USSR (1985-1991), won the Nobel Peace Prize. Gorbachev is widely credited for “helping to end the Cold War, change the map of Europe and usher in a new era in world affairs.”

Nelson Mandela1993 – African National Congress leader Nelson (Rolihlahla) Mandela and South African President F.W. (Frederik Willem) de Klerk were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts to usher in reforms that 1) ended South Africa’s era of white minority rule and 2) laid the foundations for democracy.

1994 – REM’s Monster was a monster of an album — #1 in the U.S. The album, featuring What’s the Frequency, Kenneth?, Crush with Eyeliner, King of Comedy, I Don’t Sleep, I Dream, Star 69, Strange Currencies, Tongue, Bang and Blame, I Took Your Name, Let Me In, Circus Envy and You, was number one for two weeks.

1997 – British Royal Air Force pilot Andy Green drove (piloted?) the first land-based vehicle (at Black Rock Desert, NV) to break the sound barrier: a two-way average speed of 763.035 mph – mach 1.020. And, considering he had to use one hand just to hold on to his hat, that is an impressive feat…

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South African Top 20 Hit Singles of 1958

  1. ALL I HAVE TO DO IS DREAM – Everly Brothers
  2. WHO’S SORRY NOW? – Connie Francis
  3. WHEN – Kalin Twins
  4. FANAGALO – Three Petersen Brothers
  5. VOLARE – Domenico Modugno
  6. AT THE HOP – Danny & the Juniors
  7. TWILIGHT TIME – The Platters
  8. TOM DOOLEY – Kingston Trio
  9. CATCH A FALLING STAR – Perry Como
  10. DON’T – Elvis Presley
  11. JAILHOUSE ROCK – Elvis Presley
  12. JAMPOT POLKA – Nico Carstens
  13. TEQUILA – The Champ
  14. THE CHIPMUNK SONG – The Chipmunks/ David Seville
  15. GREAT BALLS OF FIRE – Jerry Lee Lewis
  16. HEAR THEM BELLS – Peter Lotis
  17. STUPID CUPID – Connie Francis
  18. IT’S ONLY MAKE BELIEVE – Conway Twitty
  19. WITCH DOCTOR – David Seville
  20. IT’S ALL IN THE GAME – Tommy Edwards

Info from Top 40 magazine, August 1989 with help from Tertius Louw, February 2001.

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Chilli-&-Ginger Prawns Recipe

Today is Chocolate-Covered Insects Day!

Chocolate Covered Insect GrasshopperChocolate is one of the most popular flavors in the world and people will eat it on anything—strawberries, pretzels, peanuts, even bugs! This holiday honors anyone brave enough to try a bite of chocolate-covered insect.

For this exotic snack, insects are roasted to perfection then coated in chocolate. Crickets and ants are the most popular variety, and most people think they taste like chocolate-covered popcorn. You can find an impressive selection online.

In some countries, like China and Thailand, chocolate-covered insects are a delicacy. In Southern Africa, caterpillars (without the chocolate!) are an important source of protein for the indigenous people.

Test your bravery on Chocolate-Covered Insects Day, invite your friends over for a fear factor party, and sample this unusual treat!

Well, The Klutz in the Kitchen in not too brave, I mean insects, ugh! The closest the Klutz comes to insects is either prawns or crayfish therefore he has found a fabulous recipe for a delightful prawn dish, we hope you’ll enjoy it and have fun in the kitchen.

Chilli-&-Ginger Prawns

Chilli-&-Ginger PrawnsRecipe by: Abigail Donnelly

Serves: 2 – Prep time: 5 minutes – Cooking time: 5 minutes

Suggested Wine cultivar accompaniment: Gewurztraminer

Ingredients:

210 g prawns, cleaned and butterflied

2 T olive oil

Chilli-&-Ginger dressing, mix

1 red chilli, finely chopped

1½cm piece ginger, peeled and grated

2 Table spoons of soya sauce

3 Table spoons of olive oil

3 drops of sesame oil

A squeeze of lemon juice

Method

Fry the prawns in the oil over a high heat for 1 minute a side, or until opaque. Drizzle with the chilli-and-ginger dressing and serve.

 

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Jazz Rendezvous – A Blog Supreme by Eric Alan – TUESDAY 14th October 2014

We would like to invite you to invite your Friends and Followers to become a part of the All Jazz Radio Family today. It’s easy, please Follow our Twitter Page @AllJazzRadioSA and we would also have you Like our All Jazz Radio FB Page and Join the All Jazz Radio – Cape Town, ZA FB Group and join in our daily conversation.

Today, we start the streaming day with the Jazz Rendezvous Radio Show during which we will have a chat to the London Jazz News Blog Editor London Lazz Small Long LogoSebastian Scotney around 11am Central African Time to find our the latest news on the London and European Jazz Scene. At Midday we have The J.B.F Show presented by, currently the only female voice on All Jazz Radio, jazz vocalist Titilayo Adedokun who will take us on a Titilayo Adedokun singing heart outjourney into jazz vocals from Africa and the global village. If it’s Tuesday it’s the first of The Jazz-E Radio Shows this week with Etienne Shardlow broadcasting from the economic hub of South Africa, Jo’burg.

Etienne Shardlow

Etienne Shardlow

Etienne presents his show from 2 to 4pm C.A.T. during which he plays and showcases 100% South African Jazz. After that we have a specially compiled program, The Much, Much, More Music Show featuring a mix of the contemporary smooth sounds from around the world. Remember too that should any of our programs be missed one can catch up and listen to our daily re-broadcast programming. It’s gonna be a good, good day today, oh yeah join us and tune in all day, All Jazz Radio where the music does the talking. J

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Klutz in the Kitchen - Guitar3The Klutz in the Kitchen is hard at work searching for a recipe for today, but thought he’d like to create his own food holiday. He has been pondering what sort of food holiday it should be. Any ideas? Let us know your thought soonest today. Got to say it, food for thought, eh! J email your suggestions to info@alljazzradio.co.za with FOOD HOLIDAY in the subject line.

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October 14 – Chocolate Covered Insect Day

Chocolate Covered Insect GrasshopperWhat is this Holiday for?

Are you ready to try chocolate covered insects for a sweet treat today? Well todays the day to do it if you’ve never tried it before. Go ahead, just close your eyes and bite!

What is this Origin of this Holiday?

Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this holiday. Even though we didn’t, this is still a holiday that is publicized to celebrate. So have fun with it and celebrate it!

One of the most popular flavours in the world!

Chocolate Covered Insect cricketsChocolate has become one of the most popular flavours in the world. Gifts of chocolate molded into different shapes have become traditional on certain holidays: chocolate bunnies and eggs are popular on Easter, chocolate coins on Hanukkah, Santa Claus and other holiday symbols on Christmas, and hearts on Valentine’s Day. Chocolate is also used in cold and hot beverages, to produce chocolate milk and hot chocolate.

Other October 14 Holidays around the world

October 14 is the 287th day of the year (288th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 78 days remaining until the end of the year.

October is Teachers’ Day, or Education Day in Poland, It is also World Standards Day, lowercase day and Bald is Beautiful Day. according to the French Republican Calendar its Navet (Turnip) Day, twenty-third day in the Month of Vendémiaire, Chişinău’s (Moldova’s capital) local holiday (known as “Hramul Oraşului” by locals).

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

This week is World Rainforest Week

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Today in History – October 14

1930 – I Got Rhythm, by Ethel Merman, was a show-stopper in the production of Girl Crazy on Broadway. It was Merman’s debut on the Great White Way as she captivated audiences and launched her stellar career. Girl Crazy went on for 272 performances.

1934 – Folks had clean hands for 21 years beginning this day. The Lux Radio Theater was heard on the NBC Blue radio network. The show was also known as Lux Presents Hollywood and nearly every famous Hollywood star over the next three decades appeared on the program. Lux Radio Theater adapted novels, Broadway plays and Hollywood films into radio’s favorite dramatic series. The show was such a hit, the sponsors literally cleaned up in profits. Besides the title sponsor, Lux soap, Rinso Blue bleach and detergent and Spry shortening were also supportive, especially in the 1950s.

Bob+Crosby+1938 – One of the great songs of the big band era was recorded by Bob Crosby (Bing’s brother) and The Bob Cats. Big Noise from Winnetka on Decca Records featured Bob Haggart and Ray Bauduc. Haggart whistled and played bass, while Bauduc played the skins.

1954 – Talk about screen credits! With a cast of 25,000, the C.B. DeMille epic, The Ten Commandments, starring Charlton Heston, began filming in Egypt. Incidentally, Heston’s name was mentioned waaaaaay at the top in big letters. After the film became a smash, DeMille issued Commandment Eleven: Thou shalt not use 25,000 extras ever again in the making of a major motion picture.

1971 – It was John and Yoko Day on The Dick Cavett Show on ABC. The couple promoted Lennon’s new LP (Imagine) and film (Imagine) and Yoko’s book, two films and a fine arts show.

1973 – Scottish racecar driver Jackie Stewart announced his retirement from auto racing. He also announced his newfound ability to be a race commentator for ABC-TV.

Bing Crosby1977 – Crooner Bing Crosby suffered a fatal heart attack while playing golf at a course near Madrid, Spain. Crosby, 73, had just completed a tour of England that had included a sold-out engagement at the London Palladium.

1996 – Singer/entertainer Madonna gave birth to her daughter, Lourdes Maria, in Los Angeles, California. The father is Carlos Leon, her former fitness-trainer.

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Chart Toppers on October 14

1946

To Each His Own – Eddy Howard

Five Minutes More – Frank Sinatra

South America, Take It Away – Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters

Divorce Me C.O.D. – Merle Travis

1954

Hey There – Rosemary Clooney

I Need You Now – Eddie Fisher

Papa Loves Mambo – Perry Como

I Don’t Hurt Anymore – Hank Snow

1962

Sherry – The 4 Seasons

Monster Mash – Bobby “Boris” Picket

I Remember You – Frank Ifield

Devil Woman – Marty Robbins

1970

Cracklin’ Rosie – Neil Diamond

I’ll Be There – The Jackson 5

All Right Now – Free

Sunday Morning Coming Down – Johnny Cash

1978

Kiss You All Over – Exile

Hot Child in the City – Nick Gilder

Reminiscing – Little River Band

Heartbreaker – Dolly Parton

1986

When I Think of You – Janet Jackson

Don’t Forget Me (When I’m Gone) – Glass Tiger

Two of Hearts – Stacey Q

Both to Each Other (Friends & Lovers) – Eddie Rabbitt & Juice Newton

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Yorkshire Pudding Recipe

Today Yorkshire Pudding Day.

Yorkshire pudding day today2008 saw the launch of British Yorkshire Pudding Day in the U.K. As Sunday Roast Dinners are still the most popular time when people make and eat Yorkshires, it seemed logical that Yorkshire Pudding Day should be on a Sunday, but we thought any day is a good day for a roast and good Yorkshire Pud. It is a recipe which has stood the test of time, a history dating back to the 1700s and its predecessor, Batter Pudding, having been eaten perhaps centuries before that throughout Great Britain. British Yorkshire Pudding Day is not meant to be some sort of serious nationalistic statement with sinister undertones. It is merely a day set aside when everyone, be they British or not, can remember, enjoy and celebrate the joys of an age-old recipe. The Klutz in the Kitchen has found a really easy recipe to be enjoyed on this day, so get the victuals to make a delicious Beef Roast with all the accompanying veggie’s and best of all, Roast Potato’s and Onions. It’s going to be a yummolicious day me thinks J

When is British Yorkshire Pudding Day?

This is a British Holiday and is always the 1st Sunday in February. In America, October 13th is – Yorkshire Pudding Day.

February 2008 marked the launch of British Yorkshire Pudding Day.

As Sunday Roast Dinners are probably still the most popular time when people make and eat Yorkshires, it seemed logical that British Yorkshire Pudding Day should be on a Sunday . . . .

Yummolicious

Yummolicious

Yorkshire Pudding is a recipe which has stood the test of time, a history dating back to the 1700s and its predecessor, Batter Pudding, having been eaten perhaps centuries before that throughout Great Britain.”

British Yorkshire Pudding Day is not meant to be some sort of serious nationalistic statement with  sinister undertones.” “It is merely a day set aside when everyone, be they British or not, can remember, enjoy and celebrate the joys of an age-old recipe.

What is Yorkshire Pudding?

Yorkshire pudding is a dish that originated in Yorkshire but is popular across the whole of the United Kingdom. It is made from batter and most often served with roast beef, chicken, or any meal in which there is gravy, or on its own. Gravy is considered an essential accompaniment by many, and when the pudding is eaten as a starter (see below), onion gravy is usually favoured above other alternatives. It is often claimed that the purpose of the dish was to provide a cheap way to fill the diners – the Yorkshire pudding being much cheaper than the other constituents of the meal – thus stretching a lesser amount of the more expensive ingredients as the Yorkshire pudding was traditionally served first.

Yorkshire pudding is cooked by pouring batter into a preheated greased baking tin containing very hot oil and baking at very high heat until it has risen.

Yorkshire pudding keep calmTraditionally, it is cooked in a large tin underneath a roasting joint of meat in order to catch the dripping fat and then cut appropriately. Yorkshire pudding may also be made in the same pan as the meat, after the meat has been cooked and moved to a serving platter, which also takes advantage of the meat’s fat that is left behind. It is not uncommon to cook them in muffin tins, using 2+ tbs batter per muffin, with 1-2 tsp oil in each tin before preheating pan to very hot. Wrapped tightly, Yorkshire Puddings freeze and reconstitute very well.

Today individual round puddings (baked in bun trays or baking tins like Popovers, or in small skillets) are increasingly prevalent, and can be bought frozen.

The Yorkshire pudding is a staple of the British Sunday dinner and in some cases is eaten as a separate course prior to the main meat dish. This was the traditional method of eating the pudding and is still common in parts of Yorkshire today, having arisen in poorer times to provide a filling portion before the more expensive meat course. “Them ‘at eats t’most pudding gets t’most meat” is the common saying. Because the rich gravy from the roast meat drippings was used up with the first course, the main meat and vegetable course was often served with a parsley or white sauce.

Yorkshire Pudding Recipe

500 to 750ml of milk

6 large tablespoons of flour

3 eggs

1 t-spoon of salt.

Put the flour into a basin with the salt, and stir gradually to this enough milk to make it into a stiff batter. When this is perfectly smooth, and all the lumps are well rubbed down, add the remainder of the milk and the eggs, which should be well beaten. Beat the mixture for a few minutes, and pour it into a shallow tin, which has been previously well rubbed with beef dripping. Put the pudding into the oven, and bake it for an hour; then, for another 1/2 hour, place it under the meat, to catch a little of the gravy that flows from it. Cut the pudding into small square pieces, put them on a hot dish, and serve. If the meat is baked, the pudding may at once be placed under it, resting the former on a small three-cornered stand.

Toad in the Hole

When baked with sausages (within the batter), it is known as toad in the hole. In pub cuisine, Yorkshire puddings may be offered with a multitude of fillings, with the pudding acting as a bowl.

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All Jazz Radio – News – MONDAY 13th October 2014

ALL JAZZ RADIO LOGO 2014News WorldNew Blues Documentary Features Up And Coming Talent

GFO Records has released a full length documentary film, Devil In My Kitchen, featuring blues recording artist, Iron Mike Norton. The film follows Iron Mike on his 2013 and 2014 tours and offers viewers an insight into the world of working blues musicians and the challenges they face. Iron Mike discusses his roots, his relationship with mentor Sonny Landreth, and his controversial take on the modern blues genre and the club scene in the United States.

Also featured in the film are various artists from across the globe including Demian Band, Deak Harp, David Dunavent & Evol Love, and Rose Ridge as well as interviews from blues historian Roger Stolle and blues enthusiast Chuck Ellis.

The film has been released to Youtube and can be viewed for free at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opG4R-YSirA

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The Herald – Zimbabwe: Musicians Unite for Charity

Several popular musicians will descend on Masvingo on Saturday next week for a concert to raise funds to benefit a patient who is due to travel to India for a kidney transplant. The musical gala, being organised by the Zimbabwe Amalgamated Housing Association, will be headlined by dendera musician Suluman Chimbetu and will include gospel musicians Mathias Mhere and Sabatian Magacha.

Other performers to entertain the crowd at the show to be held at the Caravan Park will be veteran sungura singer Somandla Ndebele and gifted dancer Zoey Sifelani.

Speaking at a press conference yesterday, ZAHA director general Killer Zivhu, who is also the Chivi Rural District Council chairman, said they were touched by Mollen Makoni (27)’s plight and roped in the musicians to assist in raising at least $25 000 for the trip to India.

Mollen will be accompanied by her mother Locardia and sister Tendai (20) who will donate a kidney to her.

Mollen and her mother will spend three months in India, while Tendai will be back after a month.

Zivhu through ZAHA, has provided $4300 for tickets to India for the three. Zivhu called on Zimbabweans to come forward to help Mollen regain her health and live her normal life to continue with her studies at Great Zimbabwe University where she is studying for a degree in marketing.

“As Zimbabweans, we need to love and assist each other during difficult times for the betterment of our country,” he said.

“We cannot let the poor die because they do not have money and as a leader I thought I should engage these artists to assist her with money.

“Zimbabweans must always come together in times like these and I am very confident that will be able to save Mollen’s life.”

Zivhu said Zimbabweans must emulate First Lady Dr Grace Mugabe’s philanthropic work that has benefited a lot of the underprivileged in society.

“I admire the First Lady for the good job she is doing for orphans at Mazowe, may the Lord grant the First Family their wishes in life so that they can continue to help the poor people,” he said.

Speaking while nearly shedding tears, Mollen thanked Zivhu and the musicians for coming up with a programme to help save her life.

She said she had stopped attending lessons at Great Zimbabwe University because of the adverse effects of her condition.

“I need to go for dialysis at least twice a week, I vomit each morning and my body is generally weak,” she said. “Sometimes my whole body becomes swollen and I am no longer able to walk for more than 15 minutes.”

Speaking at the press conference, Suluman, Mathias and Sabatian said they were ready to help Mollen out of her difficult situation. They called on other musicians and Zimbabweans in general to spare their time to help the suffering in their communities.

“As artists we are taking this stance on Mollen to show Zimbabweans that we also got a heart for other people,” said Suluman.

“Lets take this programme to other provinces because it will help others to know there are some who care for them.”

The musical show will run under the theme: “A dollar can save life” and under the banner of “Wezhira Ndionewo”, a programme pioneered by Zivhu to encourage those privileged to help their communities.

Those interested in helping Mollen can deposit funds in her Standard Chartered Bank account number 8700271942400 Rusape Branch under the name Mollen Ndanatsei Makoni. Funds can also be deposited into her Ecocash number 0773026314.

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David Bowie Records New Single With Maria Schneider Orchestra

Jazz musicians Donny McCaslin and Ryan Keberle contribute

By Jeff Tamarkin

David Bowie has recorded a new single, called “Sue (or In A Season of Crime),” that is said to be jazz-oriented. The track was recorded this summer in New York with the Maria Schneider Orchestra, with saxophonist Donny McCaslin and trombonist Ryan Kebrle soloing. Schneider also arranged the song and co-wrote it with Bowie. The track will also be released as part of a new album, Nothing Has Changed, on Nov. 14. (The album is a collection of tracks dating as far back as 1964; “Sue” is said to be the only new track on the set.)

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Tanzania Daily News (Dar es Salaam)Tanzania: Indian Fusion Elates Dar Audience

By Iman Mani

New Delhi-based eight-member ‘Soul Samvaad’ leader Murad Ali (third right and partly hidden), joins other members of the group to provide musical sounds as the traditional Kathak dancer, Mahua Shankar, displays some of the ancient dance steps, at the Indian Cultural Centre, along the Oysterbay coastline on Tuesday evening. (Photo by Iman Mani)

LOCAL music lovers were treated to a different blend of Indian Classical Culture on Tuesday evening. The New Delhi-based eight member ‘Soul Samvaad’ band had come with their blend of fusion, which kept on pumping out rhythmic sounds for well over an hour.

From the time they stepped onto the stage their unique blend of sounds, which brought Indian classical genres together with Western rhythms, flowed uninterrupted.

The United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) Representative, Natalia Kanem, told the ‘Daily News’ she loved the show and found the music to be ‘exhilarating’ because of its very “deep seeded in terms of classical culture,” set in a ‘modern’ realm at the same time.

“I could also see a lot of the spirit of international cooperation, especially when the group played a number which they called “Dar es Salaam Blues,” Kanem added. Also present was the local veteran woman activities, who co-founded the Tanzania Media Women Association (TAMWA) and the Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF), Fatma Aloo.

For her the show was ‘amazing.’ Apart from her complimentary words for the music she also noted that the single woman in the group of eight ‘reigned supreme’ for she played a leading directors role while on stage.

In effect the actual leader, Murad Ali, who plays the ‘sarangi,’ told the ‘Daily News’ before the performance, after they had finished sound checking that everybody in the band is the boss. He went on to explain that as the band’s name, Soul Samvaad, implies everybody is the boss.

The simple fact that all members have their own identity on stage, which blends together into forming one musical form, amplifies this for him.

As though to make his point clear, Ali, further explained, “Seeing that Samvaad means dialogue and soul is that inner self, the result is a dialogue of the soul.

Further, he continued this musical dialogue is between Indian and Western classical music. For him it is like experimenting with the goal of blending Indian music with Western.

That is seen and heard in the musical sounds they produce, which echoes sounds of Jazz, Rock and Soul rhythmic styles. Organisers of the concert, which were members of the Indian Culture Centre (ICC), have also reasons to be proud.

They managed to pull between 350 and 400 people to the show, along the Oysterbay peninsula. They even had a bonus seeing that the majority of the spectators were indigenous Tanzanians, who were Hindi students at the centre and their friends. They displayed their appreciation with laud cheers and applause after every number.

The meditative aspect usually associated with Indian music could be clearly heard, especially at the beginning of each song played. These formed a noticeable undercurrent that was ridden by a Jazzy, Funky, Rock rhythm and melody.

Before boarding their flight back to Delhi-India yesterday evening the musicians conducted a twohour workshop at the Department of Fine and Performing Arts Department (FPAD) of the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM).

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Saluting the Jazz Greats at St James Studio

The music of the jazz greats – from Scott Joplin and Benny Goodman to Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock – is celebrated at four special shows this autumn at London’s St James Studio, located in St James Theatre, Palace Street, London W1. Hosted by JBGB Events, the ‘Wonderful Music of the Jazz Greats’ series follows the successful four Jazz Divas concerts presented earlier this year and will feature the music, stories and anecdotes of these jazz legends. The Wonderful Music of Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw is on Saturday 18 October featuring clarinetist Mark Crooks with guitarist Colin Oxley, pianist John Pearce, bassist Dave Chamberlain and drummer Matt Home. Herbie Hancock’s music is honoured on 1 November with pianist Simon Browne’s Beyond Cantaloupe including trumpeter Fredie Gavita, saxophonist Kevin Flanagan, bassist Calum Gourlay and drummer Lewis Wright, while Scott Joplin and the Ragtime Masters is celebrated on 15 November by pianist and ragtime expert Keith Nichols with clarinetist Trevor Whiting and guitarist/banjoist Martin Wheatley. The series finishes with a triple-hit on 29 November when music of Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Cannonball Adderley is in the capable hands of pianist Chris Ingham’s Rebop, including trumpeter Paul Higgs, saxophonists Colin Watling and Kevin Flanagan, bassist Arnie Somogyi and drummer George Double. 

– Jon Newey

For more details visit www.stjamestheatre.co.uk

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Jazz Rendezvous – A Blog Supreme by Eric Alan – MONDAY 13th October 2014

2014 ALL JAZZ RADIO VERY SMALL LOGOA BLOG SUPREMESjoe! Bad week last week with AJR Peeps not well and sadly the news of the passing of two broadcasters, Our sympathy and condolences go to the Family’s of The Late Russell Majiet and Benedict Peters.

Russell Majiet singing

Russell Majiet

Russell who was not a well person when he joined the All Jazz Radio Team and it was his passion for music that led him to take up the challenge of broadcasting. He was a jazz vocalist for many years and was a revered maths educator. Thanks you for being a part of AJR, Rest In Peace Russell.

Benedict Peters

Benedict Peters

Benedict Peters was a man I’ve known for a number of years who I got to know at FMR when he joined the team. He was a fun, passionate man who loved what he did on the radio. Listeners will miss his presence on the radio. RIP Benedict.

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Today Jazz Rendezvous Radio, Pinotage & Coffee Stockvel Club starts the streaming day from 10am C.A.T. Our Latin Jazz connection in

Tony Vasquez

Tony Vasquez

the USA, Tony Vasquez presents his popular show, The Latin Perspective from 12 to 1pm. After which we have our compiled program of the smoother side of jazz, Take 5 and Then Some hits the streaming waves before our Berlin based broadcaster Wolfgang König congasWolfgang König gets behind the mic to present Jazz Around the World during which he will focus on the Electric Bass, good stuff, neh!

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Today Yorkshire Pudding Day.

Yorkshire pudding day today2008 saw the launch of British Yorkshire Pudding Day in the U.K. As Sunday Roast Dinners are still the most popular time when people make and eat Yorkshires, it seemed logical that Yorkshire Pudding Day should be on a Sunday, but we thought any day is a good day for a roast and good Yorkshire Pud. It is a recipe which has stood the test of time, a history dating back to the 1700s and its predecessor, Batter Pudding, having been eaten perhaps centuries before that throughout Great Britain.

Yummolicious

Yummolicious

British Yorkshire Pudding Day is not meant to be some sort of serious nationalistic statement with sinister undertones. It is merely a day set aside when everyone, be they British or not, can remember, enjoy and celebrate the joys of an age-old recipe.

Klutz in the Kitchen - Guitar4The Klutz in the Kitchen has found a really easy recipe to be enjoyed on this day, so get the victuals to make a delicious Beef Roast with all the accompanying veggie’s and best of all, Roast Potato’s and Onions. It’s going to be a yummolicious day me thinks J

October 13, 2014 is also Canadian Thanksgiving & Yorkshire Pudding Day & Skeptics Day & Top Spinning Day & Columbus Day (in the USA)

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

This week is World Rainforest Week

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On This Day

1939 – Harry James and his band recorded On a Little Street in Singapore for Columbia Records. A kid singer named Frank Sinatra was the featured vocalist on what was his seventh recording.

1953 – An ultrasonic (sound with a frequency greater than 20,000 Hz) burglar alarm was patented by New Yorker Samuel Bagno.

Frank Sinatra & Bing Crosby

Frank Sinatra & Bing Crosby

1957 – Two superstars introduced a new car on ABC-TV. Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra joined forces in an hour long special that turned out to be a big ratings hit. Too bad the Edsel, the car that Ford Motor Company was introducing, didn’t fare as well.

1958 – This day was musically memorable as Warren Covington conducted the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra for what would be the last big band tune to climb the pop charts. Tea for Two Cha Cha, made it into the Top 10, peaking at #7. And that was the end of the Big Band Era. Rock ’n’ roll was here to stay.

1963 – Beatlemania hit the London Palladium. The Beatles made their first appearance on a major TV show — for the BBC. Thousands of delirious fans jammed the streets outside the theatre to voice their support of the Fab Four. A few months later, Beatlemania would sweep the U.S. as well. Yeah, yeah, yeah!

1971 – ‘Little’ Donny Osmond received a shiny gold record for his rendition of the Steve Lawrence hit, Go Away Little Girl. He went on to garner million-seller success with Hey Girl and Puppy Love too. Donny was quite popular with the bubblegum set, as well he should have been. Donny was only 13 years old.

1973 – The Rolling Stones’ Goat’s Head Soup was number one album in the U.S. With the exception of Angie, the album’s tracks were only semi-memorable: Dancing With Mr. D, 100 Years Ago, Coming Down Again, Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker), Silver Train, Hide Your Love, Winter, Can You Hear the Music, Star Star.

1979 – Speaking of the teenage set, Michael Jackson went to “#1 … 1 … 1” for the second time with Don’t Stop ’Til You Get Enough. His first number one (Oct. 14, 1972 – age 14) was a ratty little number about Ben.

1994 – Netscape Communications Corporation announced that it was offering its new Netscape Navigator free to users via the Internet. The Internet browser, developed by the six-month-old Silicon Valley company led by Silicon Graphics founder Jim Clark and NCSA Mosaic creator Marc Andreessen, was available for free downloading by “individual, academic and research users.”

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HUMOURSCOPE

Libra (September 22 – October 22)

After what happened last year, it might be wise to review some basic trick-or-treater etiquette. Asking kids what they’re dressed up as: cool. Asking whether they’re having a good Halloween: also cool. Forcing them to listen to you read lovelorn poetry about your ex before handing over the candy: not cool, my friend. Not cool.

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Steamed Coffee & Chocolate Pudding with Truffles

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It’s Dessert Day today

We found reference to Dessert Day listed as October 9th at Greeting Card sites. Could this holiday be a movable holiday, which means the date changes each year?? Or is this just ms-types in the date? We don’t know because we could not find the creator or origin of this holiday- but we do know that this holiday IS IN the month of October.  It is a fact that Dessert Month is the whole month of October!

What is dessert?

It is defined by Wikipedi as…..

Dessert is a course that typically comes at the end of a meal, usually consisting of sweet food but sometimes of a strongly-flavored one, such as some cheeses. The word comes from the Old French desservir, “to clear the table”.

What is the origin of this holiday?

Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. However, we did not find any records or proclamations for this day. Even though we didn’t, this is still a holiday that is publicized to celebrate. So have fun with it and celebrate it!

As is usual The Klutz in the Kitchen will be search for a recipe that will titillate and please the taste buds. He has found a truly decedent, delightful dessert to really enjoy after a hard days work, best of all it goes well with an aged port. Enjoy.

Steamed Coffee & Chocolate Pudding with Truffles

Steamed Coffee & Chocolate Pudding with Truffles

Steamed Coffee & Chocolate Pudding with Truffles

Serves: 6 – Prep time: 10 minutes – Cooking time: 15 minutes

Recipe by: Jacques Erasmus

Ingredients:

120 g dark or milk chocolate

120 g self-raising flour

1 free-range egg

75 g white sugar

½ cup strong black coffee

25 g butter, melted

1 t vanilla extract or ½t vanilla essence

A pinch of salt

6 chocolate truffles, for serving

Cooking instructions:

Melt the chocolate in a double boiler over a low heat or very slowly in a microwave oven, stirring until silky in texture. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well.

Spoon into 6 demitasse cups.

Cover the base of a large pot with water and bring to a boil. Place the puddings inside. Cover and steam for 8 to 10 minutes, until the puddings are cooked on top and well puffed, but soft and liquid at the bottom.

Remove from the heat and serve immediately with a chocolate truffle on top.

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Jazz Rendezvous – A Blog Supreme by Eric Alan– THURSDAY 9th October 2014

2014 ALL JAZZ RADIO VERY SMALL LOGOA BLOG SUPREMEOk, so Mother Nature is not playing nice again today and no I will not break out the winter woollies again but will be brave and face the coldish conditions with t-shirt, shorts, sandals and iced beer to hand. That’ll show the weather gods what I think of then playing around with summer.

Well fear not at All Jazz Radio today we have great shows and music lined up, The streaming starts with The Jazz Rendezvous Radio, Pinotage & Coffee Stockvel Club from 10am, C.A.T. At 1pm the suave debonair Edinburgh based International Jazz Vocalist,

Todd Gordon

Todd Gordon

Todd Gordon will present is show featuring the great jazz vocalists of the world Tune in for Todd’s Turntable fro 1 to 2pm Central African Time. The it’s 100% South African Jazz from 2 to 4pm with host Etienne Shardlow during his Jazz-E Radio Show, only the best jazz out of Africa to be heard. Our Blues Professor Dr Brian will be behind the mic from 4 to 6pm presenting his show The Vagabond Blues showcasing the best the global village has to offer today. A day not to be missed, tune in here right now and you won’t miss a note.

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IT’S IMAGINE DAY

John Winston Lennon — composer; musician; one fourth of the famed rock group, The Beatles; husband of Yoko Ono; father of Julian and Sean — was born on this day in 1940 in Liverpool, England. It’s hard to imagine what the world would be like without his influence on music.

John Winston Lennon --There is hardly a soul anywhere in the world who isn’t familiar with the songs he wrote as half of the team of Lennon and McCartney. When The Beatles were no longer touring, John Lennon collaborated with Yoko Ono in avant-garde works. He then began to express his political views through his music, and in some cases, his actions. Live Peace in Toronto was his first gesture for world peace. And, he returned the coveted Order of the British Empire award (the MBE) to protest British involvement in the Nigerian Civil War. He continued his quest for peace in Give Peace a Chance and with his bed-in for peace at the Amsterdam Hilton following his marriage to Yoko Ono.

His music traced his lifestyles, his views, his childhood, his pain, and jubilation: Cold Turkey, Instant Karma, Mother, Working Class Hero, Jealous Guy, Crippled Inside and How Do You Sleep. Imagine, from the LP of the same title, became his best known work. It also made a statement, paying homage to non-materialism. Then there was the LP, Sometime in New York City, filled with anti-establishment verses. Mind Games and Walls and Bridges followed.

Whatever Gets You Through the Night was cause for celebration. It was his first solo #1 hit in the U.S. Lennon then recorded an LP with Yoko, each alternating songs on Double Fantasy. He celebrated his son Sean with Beautiful Boy, his wife with Woman and his new life with both in Just like Starting Over.

He had barely begun to start over when, on December 8, 1980, John Lennon was shot to death outside his New York City apartment building.

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It’s Dessert Day and Month

Dessert DayWe found reference to Dessert Day listed as October 9th at Greeting Card sites. Could this holiday be a movable holiday, which means the date changes each year?? Or is this just ms-types in the date? We don’t know because we could not find the creator or origin of this holiday- but we do know that this holiday IS IN the month of October.  It is a fact that National Dessert Month is the whole month of October!

Eat DessertWhat is dessert?

It is defined by Wikipedia as…

Dessert is a course that typically comes at the end of a meal, usually consisting of sweet food but sometimes of a strongly flavoured one, such as some cheeses. The word comes from the Old French desservir, “to clear the table”.

What is the origin of this holiday?

Dessert Day stawbs yumOur research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. However, we did not find any records or proclamations for this day. Even though we didn’t, this is still a holiday that is publicized to celebrate. So have fun with it and celebrate it!

Klutz in the Kitchen - Guitar3As is usual The Klutz in the Kitchen will be search for a recipe that will titillate and please the taste buds. It a huge task because there are just so many delightful desserts on the Interweb today, go for it dear Klutz we don’t envy you with this search. His endeavours will be posted on his recipe page later in the day/

BTW, it’s also Fire Prevention Day, World Post Day, Chess Day and wait for it Mouldy Cheese Day

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Jazz Beat: 18th & Vine Jazz and Blues Festival

By Larry Kopitnik

Jazz Beat- 18th & Vine Jazz and Blues FestivalKansas City’s 18th & Vine Jazz and Blues Festival
11 a.m.–12:30 a.m. (Lucky Peterson, 3 p.m.; Roy Hargrove, 5 p.m.) Saturday, October 11, 18th Street and Vine, $25 admission

For a self-proclaimed jazz and blues festival, Saturday’s event at 18th Street and Vine doesn’t feature a preponderance of either musical style (soul and R&B stake near-equal claims). But when the jazz and blues headliners take the main stage, there won’t be doubt in anyone’s mind as to the true loyalties of the fest. Trumpeter Roy Hargrove has won Grammy Awards for an album of Cuban jazz and another with Herbie Hancock; he has covered styles ranging from traditional jazz to hip-hop. Meanwhile, guitarist, organist and singer Lucky Peterson plays a modern groove laid over true, gritty blues and the occasional boogie. Other headliners include Meshell Ndegeocello and Midnight Star. The American Jazz Museum stages an exceptionally well-organized event, with performances in the Gem Theatre, the Blue Room and outdoors. Story from Pitch Music

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This Day in History, October 9

Isaac Singer

Isaac Singer

1855 – The sewing machine motor was patented by Isaac Singer (the Singer sewing machine guy) of New York. Thank you, Isaac for keeping us in stitches lo these many years.

1855 – Another patent was awarded this day — to one Joshua C. Stoddard, for the calliope. The Worcester, MA inventor originally sold the colourful and somewhat noisy instrument (it produces 135 decibels, compared to the 100 decibels of sound produced by a jet plane at take-off) to churches, believe it or not! Sales, however, took off when Stoddard sold the instrument to circuses and steamboat operators (not a bad idea since the calliope is powered by steam).

1872 – The first mail order catalogue was delivered. It was only one page but it worked. No, it wasn’t the Victoria’s Secret catalogue … nor Land’s End, J. Crew or Lillian Vernon. It was sent out by Mr. Aaron Montgomery Ward of the famous Montgomery Ward catalogue and department stores.

Ross Columbo1931 – Russ Columbo’s Prisoner of Love was recorded — on Victor Records.

1946 – The first electric blanket went on sale — for $39.50 — in Petersburg, VA.

1973 – Priscilla Presley was divorced from Elvis — in Santa Monica, CA. ‘Cilla’ got $1.5 million in cash, $4,200 per month in alimony, half interest in a $750,000 home plus about 5% interest in two of Elvis’ publishing companies.

1973 – Speaking of riches, Paul Simon got a gold record this day for his hit, Loves Me like a Rock.

1975 – John Lennon turned 35. To celebrate, Yoko Ono presented John with a new-born son, Sean Ono Lennon.

1979 – Styx released what would become a megahit. Babe hit number one on December 8, 1979.

1985 – A 2½-acre garden memorial was dedicated to John Lennon by his widow Yoko Ono, on this day and was named Strawberry Fields in New York City’s Central Park.

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South Africa: Zhakata, Mhere to Bring Cape Town to Standstill

By Tintswalo Baloyi

Leonard Karikoga ZhakataJohannesburg — ZORA music will meet the long-enduring gospel music when award-winning pioneer of the former, Leonard Karikoga Zhakata, shares the stage with Mathias Mhere, currently the toast of the Bible-inspired music genre, in neighbouring South Africa early next month.

The fact that the pair will both during the tour perform in the coastal city of Cape Town promises a thrilling experience for music lovers.

This will also be Zhakata’s maiden public show in the Mother City.

Read the full story here

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Denver-Bred Ron Miles and Bill Frisell Are Among the Greatest Collaborators in Jazz

By Jon Solomon Wed., Oct. 8 2014 at 5:57 AM

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Bill Frisell, Ron Miles and Brian Blade Photo = Michael McGrath

Two of the best jazz musicians Denver has ever produced, cornetist Ron Miles and guitarist Bill Frisell, are sitting across from each other at a table in the back corner of Dazzle Restaurant and Lounge’s showroom in mid-September. Last night, they both played here with guitarist Dale Bruning, Frisell’s mentor and former teacher, and they’ll play another two sets tonight.

When Frisell speaks about the decades he’s known Miles, he chooses his words thoughtfully, sometimes trailing off before starting again. He tells the story of a cassette tape he got from Miles, delivered by their mutual friend, producer Hans Wendl. Along with his music, Miles included a note asking if Frisell wanted to record with him. The guitarist couldn’t make the time then, but he wrote Miles a postcard (which Miles has since had framed) expressing admiration for his horn playing.

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Malawi: Jazz Star, Steve Bedi, Performs Birthday Song for Gomani V

By Kondwani Magombo

Steve Bedi

Steve Bedi

Lilongwe — Renowned Ghanaian jazz star, Steve Bedi, Saturday evening spared time to perform a birthday song before the Ngoni’s Inkosi ya Makosi Gomani V upon learning that it was the chief’s birthday.

Jovial Bedi, who was key artist at the UNAIDS Protect the Goal Jazz Concert held at the Bingu International Conference centre (BICC) in Lilongwe, kept the audience spell-bound with his saxophone artistry then he came downstage across the dance floor to the first row where the Inkosi was sitting enjoying the music.

Bedi performed before the Chief before the two hugged, exchanged a few sentiments and shook hands. When the Ghanaian sax star went back on stage, he confided in the audience what he had discussed with the Chief.

“I’m very delighted that I have found a new friend: my chief over there, and he has just told me that today is his happiest day because it is his birthday,” disclosed Bedi to the excited audience. “So this one goes to my dear friend, the Chief.”

The African jazz star’s band then launched into an ordinary song which later evolved into the well-known “Happy Birthday to You” lyric.

Then Bedi, leading with his sax, descended down stage again and sang before the Inkosi who stood up, joined by the rest of the audience, and danced to the tune.

Saturday marked the nineteenth birthday for the Inkosi, Mswati Willard Kanjedza Gomani, who officially assumed the highest rank of the Ngoni Chief on August 5, 2012.

Guest of honor at the Saturday UNAIDS fundraising Protect the Goal Jazz Concert was the Vice President, Saulos Chilima, who also ‘jazzed’ the Inkosi’s birthday song.

Bedi is the UNIADS Goodwill Ambassador for Protect the Goal (Ghana) and the Saturday performance was aimed at raising funds for the campaign.

Airtel Malawi donated MK9.1m towards the campaign and the cheque was presented at the show by the mobile service provider’s Director, Heiko Schlittke, to UNAIDS Country Director and Chair of the HIV and AIDS Donor Group, Ama Sande (Ms), in company of the Vice President, Chilima, and Minister of Youth, Sports Development and Culture, Grace Chiumia, among others.

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Songs of Fire and ‘Vice’: Jan Hammer on the Music of ‘Miami Vice’

Jan Hammer on 11/27/83 in Dallas, Tx..  Photo by Paul Natkin

Jan Hammer on 11/27/83 in Dallas, Tx.. Photo by Paul Natkin

From the that moment its the sensory-assaulting opening credit sequence kicked in, Miami Vice brought Eighties TV audiences a weekly dose of South Beach escapism — a world of bikini-clad blondes, speedboat formations, palm trees and pink flamingos. Viewers watching at home on Friday nights probably wouldn’t have guessed that the swaggering, synth-filled theme song playing over the credits, and the rest of the instrumental music that gave the show its moody Miamicentric pulse, was actually made in an upstate New York farmhouse by a balding, one man band from Prague.

Prior to scoring Michael Mann’s ground-breaking show, Jan Hammer was best known as the keyboardist from Mahavishnu Orchestra, John McLaughlin and Billy Cobham’s monumental Seventies jazz fusion project. Post-Mahavishnu, he led the suitably named prog-rock outfit Hammer, and released collaborative albums with Jeff Beck and Neal Schon. But it was Vice that made him a household name when the show’s theme song topped the Hot 100 in 1985 — the last instrumental recording to do so until 2013’s “Harlem Shuffle.” Hammer’s score compositions (including “Crockett’s Theme,” a No. 1 single across Europe) were also packaged with original songs licensed for the show (Phil Collins’ “In The Air Tonight,” Glenn Frey’s “You Belong To The City”) on a soundtrack album that hit No. 1 for an impressive 13 weeks in 1985 and 1986.

The full story will be found here

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Jazz Rendezvous – A Blog Supreme by Eric Alan – WEDNESDAY 8th October 2014

2014 ALL JAZZ RADIO VERY SMALL LOGOA BLOG SUPREMECloudy skies threaten with rain later today, not going anywhere so let the rain come J It was my Mom’s birthday yesterday, shjoe! 88 she is, so on Monday I took her and her 95 year old brother out for lunch on Monday which she and Uncle Jimmy really enjoyed however the reverse must be said when we and 8 of Mom’s friends went to The Ocean Basket at Cavendish Square. Service was not great, typical fast food joint. The food was not must better. I had the Shrimp in Garlic and Lemon Sauce and Fish and Chips together as a main dish. The Shrimp was cold and tough and the Fish was totally over cooked and the less said about the chips the better, all in all an unpleasant meal which reinforced my resolve to never again set foot into any Ocean Basket ever again. Nuff said.

The broadcast day kicks off at 10am C.A.T. with Jazz Rendezvous Radio Show with 3 hours of fabulous new releases, many of which have never before been played on any radio station in Africa today, Tune in and listen to us online for the finest Jazz, Blues, Latin and World Jazz streaming out of Africa today. From1 to 2pm one can here The Latin Perspective, hosted by Latin jazz aficionado Tony Vasquez from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, who present a bold mix of vibrant Latin jazz, join him at 1pm C.A.T. At 2pm Ndoxy Ndodana Hadebe will be behind the mic presenting his show The Midweek Music Melange which features a cross cultural melange of jazz from the Global Village. The Sundown Show follows with a mixed bag of contemporary, smooth jazz to relax to whilst driving home, mind you one must remember to plug in the mobile phone to tune in

to the best and only online jazz radio station streaming all day, everyday from the African Jazz Capital, The Mother City of Cape Town, join us right now. just click to tune in to All Jazz Radio

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Today is Apple Betty Day!

Apple Betty Day ice cream and fork 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.

Apple Betty DayIn honour of Apple Betty Day, bake your own version of this scrumptious dessert and top it with lemon sauce, ice cream, or whip cream. Yum! That can be said again in fact lets kick the Klutz in the Kitchen’s  butt into action to find the best Apple Betty recipe for today, once done it will be posted as usual; on his page

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

This week is Walk Your Dog & World Space & Fire Prevention Week

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Pop-up bar gives Sandton a taste of luxury rum

BY PRISCILLA MALINGA AND DESHNEE SUBRAMANY, OCTOBER 08 2014, 06:41

IMAGINE in the middle of bustling Sandton, an intimate luxurious place with a number of different rooms to promote the basic elegance of an authentic old-town Gautemalan bar, you are in a pop-up bar featuring premium rum brand Ron Zacapa, launched in South Africa late last month.

The bar, which kicked off with invited guests only, is in the Sandton Eye (corner of Rivonia and West streets). Guests are able to avail themselves of different spirits and cocktails. On the launch night, the soothing and enchanting melodies of jazz and soul, performed by the Melo B Jones band and DJ Ken Zero kept the crowds entertained. The bar will disappear on November 28.

Jazz in Johannesburg

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It was on this day October 08 in ……….

1895 – The Berliner Gramophone Company was founded in Philadelphia. Record players were not too far off in the future.

berliner-18961935Wedding bells pealed for a singer and a bandleader who tied the knot, making radio history together. The bandleader was Ozzie Nelson and the singer was Harriet Hilliard. They would make the history pages again on this very day — nine years later.

1941 – The Benny Goodman Orchestra recorded Buckle Down Winsocki, with Tom Dix as featured vocalist, on the Columbia label.

Benny Goodman Orchestra recorded Buckle Down Winsocki1952The Complete Book of Etiquette was first published. Get your elbows off the table!

1956Lawrence “a-one and a-two” Welk was doing so well with “da boys inta bant” on ABC-TV, that, after being on the tube for just one year with The Lawrence Welk Show, Welk originated another popular show called Lawrence Welk’s Top Tunes and New Talent. Mr. Welk wasn’t much on hip show titles, was he?

1980 – During his performance at Pittsburgh’s Stanley Theater, Bob Marley collapses on stage and is rushed to New York’s Sloan-Kettering Hospital for treatment, then flown to Ethiopia for rest. It was to be his last stage performance before losing his battle with cancer in 1981.

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LONDON JAZZ NEWS: City Music Foundation adds three jazz musicians to its young artist roster

The City Music Foundation, a new organisation providing early-stage opportunities and mentoring for young professional musicians has chosen three jazz artists for its 2014 roster.

The three are 

– Composer/ bassist Misha Mullov-Abbado

– Clarinettist/saxophonist and leader of the Kansas Smittys Giacomo Smith

– Drummer Pedro Segundo (photo above).

Pedro Segundo. Photo Credit- B EalovegaThe aim of the Foundation is to “create bespoke projects specifically designed to suit the career aspirations and goals of each artist over a period of two years.”Pedro Segundo. Photo Credit: B Ealovega

LINKS: 

CITY MUSIC FOUNDATION WEBSITE

Interview with Pedro Segundo

Review of Misha Mullov-Abbado at Omnibus Clapham

Review of Giacomo Smith Group at Boisdale Canary Wharf (Apr 2013) 

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Throat Singer’s Performance Goes Viral

Anna-Maria Hefele is the furthest thing from a traditional singer, and now a video of her performance is going viral. Hefele can sing using polyphonic overtone techniques, also known as “throat singing.” She can sing two notes at the same time.

Anna-Maria HefeleThe video has been viewed more than 1.4 million times on YouTube thanks to a nod from Reddit, where users gave it more than 4,105 upvotes. Hefele tries to explain the technique in the video saying, “You can sing the overtone scale on one fundamental. Another fundamental has its own overtone scale, so in order to have more overtones to sing nice melodies, you can use different fundamentals and change them while singing.”

Commenters on the video are mostly baffled at Hefele’s unusual talent, which some are calling “otherworldly.” In other words, we’re not sure if she’s a human or an alien. One commenter suggests Hefele is not an alien but a witch, writing “Burn the witch! Burn! Seriously though, this is witchcraft.”

On her website, Xanmoo.com, she writes that she has been practicing this unique musical technique since 2005. Polyphonic overtone singing started in southwestern Mongolia, where it is known as sygyt. If you’re interested in learning how to sing like Hefele, she is holding a workshop Oct. 25-26 in Austria for 190 euros per person.

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Jazz in Johannesburg – Heather Maxwell – Posted October 5th, 2014

I arrived in Jozi late Tuesday afternoon September 30th, stiff and exhausted from the fifteen-hour flight. But after a good night’s sleep and fresh morning coffee, I was ready to discover the music of the city and, oh how I did. By around 9:00 p.m. that evening I was watching these cats pictured above, mesmerized by their dazzling performance.

Earlier that morning I visited Kaya FM 95.5

to meet Nicky B, the venerable host of the weekly radio program, the World Show.  Nicky and I hung out in her studio sharing stories about African music and favorite artists, and she tuned me in to what’s current in the Johannesburg music scene.

Heather Maxwell

Heather-Maxwell_avatar_1383234421-80x80Heather Maxwell produces and hosts the award winning radio program “Music Time in Africa” and is the African Music Editor for the Voice of America. Heather is an ethnomusicologist with a Ph.D. from Indiana University specializing in African Music. She is also an accomplished jazz and Afrojazz/Afrosoul vocalist and has been working, researching, and performing in Africa and the U.S. since 1987.

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JAZZ: Futshane’s Innocent Victims and Perpetrators

Gwen Ansell micBY GWEN ANSELL of Business Day Live, 08 OCTOBER 2014, 05:46

Lex Futshane Innocent Victims and Perpetrators

Lex Futshane Innocent Victims and Perpetrators

must be one of the hardest-working bassists in Joburg, but his public performances are relatively few. The bulk of his work is as an educator, project director, and performer at private and corporate functions. One of his most interesting recent projects was Bass-ment, an ensemble featuring 12 bass players: six from classical backgrounds and six rooted in jazz.

But backtrack to Futshane’s student days, and he was one of that early generation of graduates from the pioneering Centre for Jazz and Popular Music at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, participating in innovative South African modern jazz recordings such as Counterculture’s 1991 Art Gecko (B&W) with trumpeter Feya Faku.

Now, Futshane has released his debut album as leader, Innocent Victims and Perpetrators (EXido Projects). And for those who enjoyed Art Gecko, it’s worth saying that while the voice of this fresh outing is much more distinctively Futshane’s own — all nine compositions are his — the mood is very much that same one of thoughtful modern jazz with some distinctively Eastern Cape musical flavours.

Read the whole story here

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B.B. King cancels remaining tour dates due to illness

B.B. KingCHICAGO, Oct. 6 (UPI) — Blues performer B.B. King cancelled all of his tour performances Saturday after falling ill during a show at the House of Blues in Chicago.

King has had problems throughout the course of his tour to the point where his reps apologized for a substandard performance in St. Louis. King has had Type II diabetes for two decades. His website issued a statement on the cancelation. Read the full story here

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LONDON JAZZ NEWS: Tom Hewson wins 2014 Nottingham International Jazz Piano Competition

TOM HEWSONTOM HEWSON, from Kent, a graduate of New College, Oxford and Trinity Laban, has won the fourth Nottingham International Jazz Piano Competitition. Hewson has already won another prize this year: he was awarded a Help Musicians Emerging Excellence Award in March. Camjazz are due to release an album by Treehouse next year. (WEBSITE).

The three others who went forward to the Nottingham Grand Final were:

2012 Q & A with the Forge

Tom Hewson on Youtube in a trio with Alam Nathoo and Pete Ibbetson

LONDON JAZZ Read the whole story here

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Africa: Remembering the Late Milton Blake On the 70th Anniversary of His Birth

Norman Otis Richmond Aka Jalali

Norman Otis Richmond Aka Jalali

By Norman Otis Richmond Aka Jalali

The Late Milton Blake

Milton “The Voice” Blake

Blake and this writer created the Black Music Association’s Toronto Chapter in 1984 to plug African-Canadian music makers into the international music market. It was a huge success.

Milton “The Voice” Blake was more than a brother to me. Blake was my comrade and being a comrade is deeper than being a brother. Comradeship is ideological; brotherhood is biological.

The revolutionary ancestor from Guinea-Bissau, Amilcar Cabral, was clear on this issue. Said Cabral: “I call you ‘comrades’ rather than ‘brothers and sisters’ because if we are brothers and sisters it’s not by choice, it’s no commitment, but if you are my comrades I am your comrade too and that’s a commitment and a responsibility.”

The Fort George St.Ann Bay, Jamaica-born Blake would have been 70 years old on September 25th.

When Blake succumbed to colon cancer on October 18th, 2007, I lost a part of myself. It was like losing an arm, a leg or an eye. Blake and I were like political Siamese twins. We engaged in many righteous political battles together. When my wife, Yvonne Kentish, joined the ancestors in December of 1987, Blake gave me his bed. He did not want me to stay in my apartment by myself.

My son, Malik, who was born pre-maturely after only being in his mother’s womb for 27 and a half weeks, was at Women’s College Hospital in an incubator. Blake became Malik’s godfather. To put it mildly, me and the guy with the golden voice were closer than close.

When Blake and this writer created the Black Music Association’s Toronto Chapter in 1984, it was our intention to plug African-Canadian music makers into the international music market. At that time, only jazz pianist, Oscar Peterson, had penetrated the global market.

Most observers of African Canadian Music credit Norman Granz, a Euro-American, and not the Canadian industry with Peterson’s success. Blake and I were well aware of this fact, and sought to correct it. We sat down with Garth White, Diane Liverpool, Francis Omoruyi, Daryl Auwai, Wayne Lawson, P.V. Smith, Xola Lololi and Chris Thomas and formed the Toronto Chapter of the Black Music Association (BMA).

The Toronto arm of the BMA was pan-African from its inception. We were never a “tribal” group. Our leadership was made up of people from Africa, the Caribbean and North America. The BMA in Toronto (along with the New York City Chapter) distinguished itself from many of the other chapters in the BMA by supporting the United Nations-sanctioned cultural boycott of South Africa.

We held a demonstration involving 300 musicians and friends to prove our point. Most members of the African Canadian community supported the cultural boycott, although another Black music group criticized the BMA for its stand.

Our chapter supported the efforts of Kenny Gamble of Philadelphia International Records and co-founder of the BMA, and Dick Griffey, head of Solar Records and the Chairman of the BMA, to have our convention in Nigeria. Not all members of the BMA wanted to visit the Motherland. Many were of the opinion that “I ain’t left nothin’ in Africa.” We in the Toronto Chapter quoted El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (Malcolm X) and reminded them, “You left your mind in Africa.”

One of the milestones for Blake was when he and the BMA/TC forced the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Science (CARAS) to add two Black Music Awards categories into the 1985 Juno Awards. The BMA/TC had called for three new categories to be included in the Junos; CARAS added an R&B and Reggae Awards but failed to add a Calypso category.

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Frappé #1 Golden frappé Recipe

Klutz in the Kitchen - Guitar4Today is Frappe Day!

The name may be French (from the word “frapper,” meaning “to ice”), but history says it’s the Greeks who popularized this icy and sweet concoction during a 1957 international fair.

The frappe is a chilled foam-covered coffee drink that originated in Greece in the 1950s. Today, there are many different variations of this refreshing beverage.

In the United States, frappes are usually made with coffee, milk, ice, vanilla ice cream, and sugar combined in a blender. In other parts of the world fruit frappes are popular.

Some people pronounce it “frap” while others say “frah-pay,” but everyone can agree on the satisfying taste of this cool, creamy coffee treat. Make your own frappe today to celebrate Frappe Day!

The Klutz In the Kitchen has found a couple of really delicious Frappe recipes and he’s also added something lekkerlicious to munch on while enjoying a yummolicios Golden or decadent Vanilla & Caramel Fudge Frappé after the days toil at work. We’ve got the Ultimate toasted cheese sandwich to enjoy your by, Buon Appetito

Frappé #1 Golden frappé

Ingredients

250 ml 
orange juice

25 ml 
lemon juice

250 ml 
port

25 ml 
white sugar

Crushed ice

Method

Pour the orange juice, lemon juice and port into a mixing bowl and add the sugar. Stir until the sugar has dissolved. Place crushed ice in a tall glass and pour the mixture over it. Serves 2.

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Frappé #2 Vanilla & Caramel Fudge Frappé

Vanilla & Caramel Fudge FrappeRecipe by: Abigail Donnelly

Serves: 4 – Prep time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

1 litre Easy Scoop caramel ice cream

2 cups ice

1 cup milk

4 bars Cadbury Flake

Fudge, for serving

Chocolate balls, for serving

Cooking instructions:

Blend together a few scoops of caramel ice cream, the ice and milk until thick and creamy. Pour into tall glasses, insert a Flake into each, top with crumbled fudge and stud with chocolate balls

Substitute the ice cream with more ice if you’d prefer a lighter drink. Add a shot of strong espresso coffee to the milk and ice cream for a grown-up treat

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Ultimate toasted cheese sandwich

Ultimate toasted cheese sandwich

Ultimate toasted cheese sandwich Image by: A Gorgeous Life

Preparation time: 10 min

Cooking time: 10 min

Ingredients

4 slices farm bread or home made bread

Gouda, buffalo mozzarella and soft goats cheese

Crispy bacon, fried and cut in small pieces

Butter

Salt and pepper to taste

Salsa: 


5
baby tomatoes

1 handful 
basil, finely chopped

A splash of balsamic vinegar

A splash of olive oil

1 tsp 
sugar

Salt and pepper to taste

Method

Heat a frying pan on a medium-high heat.

Place the cheeses and bacon on your bread, to make two separate sandwiches.

Butter the outside of the bread, then place in the frying pan. Press down slightly with a spatula. While this side is cooking, combine all the ingredients for the salsa and allow to stand in a bowl at room temperature. Check the sandwiches – the cheese should have started to melt and the bread turn a golden brown. Once browned to your liking, turn the sandwich over and allow the other side to brown.

Remove from the pan once the bread is evenly browned and the cheese has melted. Slice the sandwiches in half, spoon over the salsa and eat immediately.

Recipe reprinted with permission of A Gorgeous Life.

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Jazz Rendezvous – A Blog Supreme by Eric Alan – TUESDAY 7th October 2014

2014 ALL JAZZ RADIO VERY SMALL LOGOA BLOG SUPREMEWheres the summer gone, I sure did tempt the fates when I wrote about the great weather over the past few days, damn. It’s a muggy overcast day worst of all the weather peeps predict rain late in the day. The saving grace is that it’s a warmish morning, so all in all rather pleasant.

forries newlands logo1The very first A.J.R. Great Pub Lunch/Grub Search review is now posted on our website, we tasted the grub of the well known Foresters Arms better known as Forries in Newlands. Remember no matter where you reside in the global village send us a review of your favourite Pubs Lunch/Grub and menu as we search for the best lunch grub.

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The streaming day starts with the Jazz Rendezvous Radio, Pinotage & Coffee Stockvel Club from 10am C.A.T. showcasing some of those wonderful new releases and also our weekly crossing to London to chat to the editor in chief of the award winning London Jazz News Blog, Sebastian Scotney around 11am when we discuss what’s happening in the world of European Jazz.

Titilayo Adedokun singing heart outAt 12pm C.A.T. Titilayo Adedokun is behind the mic to present The J. B. F. Show (Jazz. Blues. Fusion) when she shares her selection on music from the global village. The Jazz E 100% South African Show follows from 2 to 4pm with Etienne Shardlow from Jo’burg hosting whilst wearing his passion on his sleeve. After that our re- broadcast schedule kicks in so one can catch the programmes one may have missed. Joy us all day, every say. Listen here

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Significant October 

OCTOBER FestFlower of the month: The Calendula & Cosmos.

Zodiac Signs:  Libra  / Scorpio

Name for the Moon: October is Hunter’s Moon.

When is the Full Moon in October?

Birthstone: Opal, Tourmaline, Pink Sapphire

Meaning: Hope

Today is Frappe Day!

Frappe dat1The name may be French (from the word “frapper,” meaning “to ice”), but history says it’s the Greeks who popularized this icy and sweet concoction during a 1957 international fair.

The frappe is a chilled foam-covered coffee drink that originated in Greece in the 1950s. Today, there are many different variations of this refreshing beverage.

In the United States, frappes are usually made with coffee, milk, ice, vanilla ice cream, and sugar combined in a blender. In other parts of the world fruit frappes are popular.

FrappeSome people pronounce it “frap” while others say “frah-pay,” but everyone can agree on the satisfying taste of this cool, creamy coffee treat. Make your own frappe today to celebrate Frappe Day!

The Klutz In the Kitchen will find a delicious Frappe recipe to share on his webpage for one to enjoy on arrival home after the hectic day to enjoy after work

It’s also Bathtub Day and World Habitat Day today

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

This week is National Walk Your Dog Week & World Space Week & Fire Prevention Week

A few of today’s none jazz birthdays;

John Cougar Mellencamp, born 1951, age: 63

Toni Braxton, born 1967, age: 47

Yo-Yo Ma, born 1955, age: 59

Simon Cowell, born 1959, age: 55

see Jazz Birthdays on our website.

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Olawale Ojo

Olawale Ojo

Nigeria: Olawale Drops Debut Album

By Yinka Olatunbosun

Olawale Ojo, the winner of the reality show, MTN Project Fame Season 6 has finally dropped his debut album, titled, “Almost Famous,” last week in Lagos.

The sonorous singer-songwriter was in a studio one day with a music producer recording his songs when he suddenly realised that he had not selected a title for the album that he was arranging. He was wearing a t-shirt with the inscription, “Almost Famous” and that struck his manager as a good title. Olawale couldn’t agree more. His debut album is to set him on the mainstream music scene that he had been groomed for at the music academy. Judging by the vocal delivery in the 10-track album, Olawale really learnt well. On the new album are also a couple of collaborations including “Love Me” featuring Tiwa Savage, his mentor; and Follow my Lead that featured Lil Kesh, one of the producers that worked on the album. The album also includes singles like “Jupa” and “Is Notin.”

The young singer revealed to this reporter that the Fuji tilt in his songs could have been influenced by his background. Growing up in Ibadan, Olawale encountered Fuji music in his neighbourhood and was also very keen on listening to the likes of Alicia Keys, Mariah Carey, Bruno Mars, Usher, Beyonce, Jennifer Hudson and many female artistes because of his vocal range. It paid off because Olawale can vary his vocal style to perform almost any genre of music.

In producing the album, Olawale had to deal with the challenge of performing freestyles in the studio being a new culture to him. He had been used to putting down his words but the producers often demanded spontaneity and a very high degree of creativity which he later matched up to.

“Though it was quite stressful for me to put together the songs, at least everything is set now, I am excited and I can’t wait for my fans to listen, for people to just get to hear different things from me, RnB, Fuji, pop all embedded in one great album,” he revealed.

“I am used to writing with piano because I have been playing the piano before I joined Project Fame. I used to write songs as I played the piano and would try to come up with lyrics and melody. But the Nigerian way now, I have to create a beat, or the producer creates the beat to work with or right on the spot you create the beat and melody, which was quite challenging for me,” he confessed. But working with Tiwa Savage was a great experience for Olawale who described it as “a blessing,” adding that the Project Fame platform stood him in a good stead to network with established artistes in Nigerian music industry.

On the producers that helped in arranging his album, he mentioned that he worked with DJ Clem for the first single, “Is Notin”; Spellz on the second single, “Jupa” and DJ Coublon on the third one, “Follow My Lead”. “I worked with Spellz again on the song with Tiwa Savage and I worked with Masterkraft on the song with Skales. I also worked with Kenny Wonder and Philkeyz too,” he said.

It seemed that Olawale saved the best for last in the album with the last track, “Gra Gra.” It is a slow and sexy R&B tune, rendered in pidgin language, that contrasts the literal meaning of its title which, translated in English, means, “intimidation.” Reflecting on his rise to stardom, he remarked that public expectations are always high with the winners of Project Fame and that, in itself, presents a formidable challenge.

“People expect a lot from me as a Project Fame winner. People have to grow and evolve but most people don’t understand that. They just want you to be like Wizkid or Davido overnight and things don’t just happen that way. One has to pay his dues first. I am paying my dues now and I am being very patient. I am not in a hurry to be the next biggest artiste in West Africa. I am not where I used to be and I am definitely working hard and making progress and I am grateful to God,” he said.

“We are just pencils in the hands of the creator. I just found myself doing music; not like I have a musical background.” Managing female fans is no big deal to Olawale because they make up 90% of his fan base and have been supportive. He told this reporter that he was very delighted when all the members of the Project Fame music academy and the judges showed up for the video shoot of his single, Jupa which is currently enjoying airplay.

Olawale takes music as a serious business without neglecting his education. He recalled that it was during the ASUU strike that he auditioned for the show and now he is proudly a final year student of Agronomy at the Ladoke Akintola University where he discovered his talent in singing although he had been playing drums at the church as a young boy.

“Almost Famous” begins with Agogo, a track that says much about the artistic identity of Olawale and is proudly supported by Ultima Limited.

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Jazz Child: A Portrait Of Sheila Jordan Biography By Ellen Johnson Released By Rowman And Littlefield

Jazz Child- A Portrait of Sheila JordanWhen Sheila Jordan dropped a nickel in the jukebox of a Detroit diner in the 1940s and heard “Now’s The Time” by Charlie Parker, she was instantly hooked—and so began a seventy-year jazz journey. With Jordan’s full cooperation, author Ellen Johnson documents the fascinating career of the 85-year-old NEA Jazz Master who stands today as one of the worlds most deeply respected jazz vocalists and educators. Jazz Child: A Portrait of Sheila Jordan published by Rowman and Littlefield is the first complete biography about this remarkable singer’s life with a personal and touching foreword by Don Heckman, former Los Angeles Times Jazz Critic and current editor for The International Review of Music. Read the full story here

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Zimbabwe: Poor Turnout At Tuku Album Launch

Oliver Mtukudzi'Oliver Mtukudzi’s album launch held over the weekend at the Harare International Conference Centre was marred by poor turnout.

It was hardly surprising that only a few of his fans turned up since there was no hype in the build up to the launch of “Mukombe weMvura”, his latest release.

The majority of his fans did not know about the poorly marketed show.

However, the 62-year-old granddad of music whose albums now tally with his age, seemed not bothered by the small crowd that attended. He led his Black Spirits to give fans a foretaste of the album since it was not available at the launch.

“Pane ane nyota here? (Is there anyone who is thirsty)” he asked as he took to the stage before he played a new song from his 10-track album with songs mostly inspired by life lessons he learnt through the years.

“Mukombe weMvura” means a calabash of water and the ninth track – “Munhikwi” – inspired the title of the album.

The lyrics of this song say “Aita munhikwi, mupe mukombe wemvura (He/she who is hiccupping, give him/her a calabash of water).”

His last album, “Sarawoga” meaning to be left alone, inspired by the death of his son in 2010, was released two years ago in celebration of his 60th birthday.

Mtukudzi’s musical work is often centred on his personal life experiences. He is able to produce sounds that people relate to, something that distinguishes his classic tunes from the rest.

The “Todii?” singer had earlier performed at the Zimbabwe International Film Festival opening night that saw the screening of a classy act – “Camarada Presidente” by Mosco Kamwendo – before a sell out crowd.

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The Oshadipe twins

The Oshadipe twins

Nigeria: Taiwo Oshadipe Dead

Taiwo Oshadipe, one of the Oshadipe twins, is dead.

The quiet music star was said to have died this morning, Friday October 3rd, 2014 after a brief illness.

The Oshadipe twins started singing at a very tender and they are known for their hit track “Dide Olorun mi”,

Taiwo was married and just recently gave birth to her first child. The last time she posted an update on her Facebook page was on Oct. 1st, her post reads: HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY

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Zimbabwe: Crisis in Zim Music Industry

By Fred Zindi

South Africa started a vuvuzela culture during World Cup football in 2010. The whole world got to know about it. Zimbabwe’s music fans have started a culture of violence. The word gets around and the world also gets to know about it. We are definitely international.

I saw the interview which was conducted on Jamaican television of a rather distraught Kalado immediately after his performance in Zimbabwe.

In it, the interviewer was asking Kalado to explain why he was pelted with empty beer cans by rowdy Zimbabwean music fans.

His response to the interview pointed at the poor organisation of the show. He blamed the promoters of the show saying: “They just use Jamaican artistes to draw the crowds and after that they have no respect for them.

“Mavado experienced the same thing. I was supposed to be on stage at midnight, but did not go on until well after three in the morning. The promoter had to ask a local artiste to rescue me when the cans of Red Bull started flying onto the stage. That was not fair”, he said.

On being asked whether he would return to Zimbabwe if invited again, his response was, “I would go back, but I would not accept it if they include local artistes to perform before or after me.”

From the interview the impression given is that it was the local artistes who encouraged fans to throw the beer cans onto the stage.

Whether true or not, this culture of violence at Zim dancehall concerts must come to a stop.

In the past, a lot of Jamaican artistes were keen to come to Zimbabwe. Now they do not care about Zimbabwe after reports of violence and disrespectful ghetto youths. Busy Signal has already cancelled his scheduled performance in Zimbabwe. Morgan Heritage has done the same. Are we saying we are smarter than these guys?

We need to instil a sense of discipline among the artistes and youths who misbehave in this way. If this does not stop, very soon all decent people will stop attending Zim dancehall shows. It is also true that there is no fun at a music show if there is no beer on sale. The average music fan’s idea of having fun is by getting high while listening to music. So there is no question of stopping beer sales at such concerts. Perhaps the beer should be sold in paper or light plastic containers, which will not go very far if thrown in the air. Alternatively, all music fans who see others throwing missiles should report them to security who will kick them out of the show. The artistes themselves should discourage such violence by stopping dissing each other.

It is disheartening to note how artistes with talent and the potential to strike it big are fast losing their credibility as they direct their energy towards hate and dirty lyrics. Zim dancehall artistes seem to believe they can quickly rise to stardom by launching verbal attacks at each other or by using dirty lyrics.

If Zim dancehall artistes are not careful, most of them will soon become a thing of the past.

Quite a few youngsters seem to believe that in order to become a rising star in Zim dancehall, one only needs to find piercing vulgar words to sing about and that will sell lots of records. That, is an illusion.

The other day I met Soul Jah Love and he started calling me “Chibaba”. I was not sure whether to take this as a compliment or an insult, but I am suspicious of every Shona noun that is pre-fixed with “Chi” as this often infers something ugly or something which is not nice.

Curiously, I went on to listen to Soul Jah Love’s musical content on one of his songs where he also talks about “Chibaba” and right at the end he finishes the song with unprintable words , “Chibaba Chimha–“. There is no meaning at all behind the use of such words except to be vulgar which Soul Jah Love succeeded in doing. Unless he is angry about something. Several of his fans enjoy this vulgarity because it shocks a lot of well-brought-up people, but sooner or later, they will all be fed up of hearing the same language such as “Life Yemboko” being repeated. The artistes themselves will soon run out of shocking ghetto language.

I do not remember how many times I have heard Lady Squanda singing about ‘Dho- RemaGuava’. That does not shock me anymore. I am sure that has also become boring to a lot of her fans. This cancerous culture which has been adopted from Jamaica and the United States presently stands as a big threat to the fast rising Zim dancehall genre. The question is: When are Zim dancehall artistes going to start singing sensible material? They are busy knocking each other out. Very soon the likes of Killer T, Dadza D, Legend Elly, Shinsoman and Seh Calaz will be a thing of the past as newcomers such as Tocky Vybes and Kinnah take over. Last year, we enjoyed hearing “popopopopo” and “Mawayawaya”, but we are already getting tired of such riffs. They are fashion licks but fashion comes and goes.

The punters, on realising they are running out of steam, now start to diss each other. They are even touching on people like Macheso who are not in their league. Something has got to be done. In the past when Gramma Records and Zimbabwe Music Corporation ruled the roost, they would not record anything which they felt was negative and will bring their stables into disrepute. But today, with home studios such as Afrimune Records, Chill Spot Records, Mad Level and Body Slam Records flourishing everywhere, there is no way of stopping the producers of such negative material from recording it. They will tell you that their artistes are enjoying artistic expression, take it or leave it.

They are producing things like “Tirikupinda Pachiterrorist”. Who in this day and age is proud to be a terrorist? But to some youths, that is something to be proud of.

Some of the artistes, unbeknown to them have got beautiful singing voices. Perhaps they should seek the services of professional song writers who can produce creative lyrical content and start singing instead of dissing one another. That way, real hits may come out of them.

Dancehall is not all about dissing each other. There are great Zim dancehall tunes that have been penned by known artistes and have done well. Tunes such as “Ndini Messi Wereggae”, “Mafira Kureva” and “Love Ye musojah” have done very well and have propelled the artistes to the top. Conscious, educative lyrics will assist in the development of a peaceful and well-cultured Zimbabwe. There are many non-violence and non-misogynistic lyrics which Zim dancehall artistes can come up with.

The negativity in the Zim dancehall genre has put the Zimbabwe music industry in a crisis and we need to resolve it now. This is where the Minister of Sports Arts and Culture should come in as he has been quiet for far too long.

In order to discuss this crisis, a seminar has been organised at Zimbabwe College of Music this week. It will be held on Thursday October 9 from 5:30 pm until 7:30 pm.

Discussants will include Sulumani Chimbetu who will talk about crisis in the sungura genre; Jonathan Banda (Winky D’s manager) who will look at the crisis from a Zim dancehall point of view and Pastor Charles Charamba who will discuss on behalf of gospel musicians, the implications of this crisis.

Entrance is free and there will be an open session where everyone will be given the opportunity to air their views on this crisis. You are all invited.

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Singapore-style Noodles Recipe

The month of October is Pasta Month and today is Noodle Day

Noodle Day longThe Klutz in the Kitchen has found wonderful Asian noodle recipe which is listed below.

Klutz in the Kitchen

Klutz in the Kitchen

What is the difference between Pasta and Noodles you ask? There are two basic forms of pasta – macaroni and noodles. Macaroni products are made from semolina and water. Noodles are made from Durum flour (a more finely ground form of semolina), water and, by Federal regulation, egg solids. So, without the egg solids, a pasta product can’t be identified as a noodle.

What is a Noodle any way?

A noodle is made from unleavened dough that has been shaped into thin flat strips or round cylinders and cooked in a boiling liquid. Depending upon the type, noodles may be dried or refrigerated before cooking. The word noodle derives from the German Nudel (noodle) and may be related to the Latin word nodus (knot). In English, noodle is a generic term for unleavened dough made from many different types of ingredients and includes a variety of shapes.

NoodlesNoodle History

The first written account of noodles is from the East Han Dynasty between AD 25 and 220. In October 2005, the oldest noodles yet discovered were found at the Lajia site (Qijia culture) along the Yellow River in Qinghai, China. The 4,000-year-old noodles appear to have been made from foxtail millet and broomcorn millet.

Types of noodle dishes

Noodle instantBasic noodles: These are cooked in water or broth, then drained. Other foods can be added (for example a pasta sauce )  In general, noodles are soft and absorb flavours.

Chilled noodles: noodles are sometimes served in a salad. In Japan, traditional Japanese noodles such as soba and somen are often served chilled with a dipping sauce. Some western dishes like pasta salads also call for cold noodles.

Fried noodles: dishes made of noodles stir fried with various meats, seafood or vegetables. Typical examples include chow mein, lo mein, mee goreng, hokkien mee, some varieties of pancit, yakisoba and pad thai.

Noodle soup: noodles served in broth. Examples are beef noodle soup, ramen, laksa, saimin and batchoy, and chicken noodle soup.

Singapore-style Noodles Recipe

Singapore-style NoodlesRecipe by: Phillippa Cheifitz

Serves: 4 – Prep time: 15 minutes – Cooking time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

200 g rice vermicelli

Peanut oil

2 free-range eggs, beaten

250 g chicken fillets, skinned and sliced into strips

2 teaspoons ground cumin

1 teaspoon ground coriander

¼ teaspoon turmeric

2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

6 spring onions, finely chopped

About 100g bean sprouts

Salt

230 g small prawns, cooked and shelled

⅔ cup chicken stock

Soy sauce

For garnishing:

1-2 fresh red chilies, finely chopped

1 spring onion, chopped

Method:

Soak the noodles in hot water for 5 minutes, then drain well. Heat a wok over a high heat. Add 1 teaspoon of peanut oil and, when hot, add the eggs to make an omelette.

When set, remove and cool, then roll up and slice thinly. Rub the chicken strips with the spices. Re-heat the wok and add 2 more tablespoons of peanut oil.

When hot, stir in the spiced chicken, garlic, spring onions, bean sprouts and salt to taste. Stir-fry until the chicken is cooked, but moist.

Stir in the prawns, then the chicken stock and drained noodles. Allow to heat through. If necessary, add more stock to loosen the noodles.

To serve, top with omelette strips and sprinkle with chopped chillies and spring onion. Add soy sauce to taste.

Bon Appetito Enjoy the meal

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Jazz Rendezvous – A Blog Supreme by Eric Alan – MONDAY 6th October 2014

2014 ALL JAZZ RADIO VERY SMALL LOGOA BLOG SUPREMEcape town shipwreck robin islandMay be tempting fate, but it’s a gorgeous day in the Mother City of Cape Town today and gonna be a hot one, summer it seems to have finally arrived. There is no City better than Cape Town in the world, no matter the weather but summer it just something special.

The broadcast/streaming schedule for today looks like this:

10:00 – 13:00 Jazz Rendezvous Compiled program

13:00 – 14:00 The Latin Perspective Presented by Tony Vasquez from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

14:00 – 16:00 Take Five and Then Some Compiled program

16:00 – 18:00 Jazz Around The World Presented by Wolfgang König from Berlin, Germany

18-00 – 02:00 Re- Broadcast Programming Sundays Programs

02-00 – 10:00 Re- Broadcast Programming Saturdays Programs

Do you enjoy all styles and genres of Jazz, Blues, Latin or World Jazz? If so how would you like to become a volunteer contributor or presenter on All Jazz Radio? If you reside outside the environs of Cape Town one would need to have facilities to record your program and If living in Cape Town the shows would be presented live from our studio. It’s easy, please send us a list of 20 artists you’d include in a show on All Jazz Radio. We would need you to also include your Full Names, ID/Passport Number, where in the global village you reside, email address, Skype handle and contactable Viber, Mobile and landline contact numbers.

Like the All Jazz Radio Facebook page, Follow us in the Twitterephere at @AllJazzRadioSA and Join our All Jazz Radio Facebook Group best of all it’s easy to listen to us online all day, everyday. Listen on any of your favourite devices, take us with you on your travels through the day.

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Twinsmusic Enterprises Presents The 5th Edition Of Italian Jazz Day

Twinsmusic EnterprisesOn October 13th, thousands of people will be gathered in New York for a special day in music by celebrating Italy’s prolific Jazz musicians. Coinciding with Columbus Day, the Italian Jazz Day commemorates Italy’s finest musicians as they get to preform in five venues in New York including Measure Lounge, Arturo’s, Les Peascadeux, The cutting Room, and Showman’s.

Italian Jazz Day flagWith more than 35, 000 people slated to attend The Columbus Day Parade in New York, it will surely be a spectacle to attend the concerts being held around the city with some of Jazz music’s best musicians. Some of the invitees include pianist Mario Nappi and bassist Corrado Cirillo, who both won the Maastricht Jazz Competition in 2013. Another notable musician is Alessio Busanca, a deft pianist who won at the Orsara Summer Camp of 2014. The list couldn’t be complete without the presence of world renowned saxophone player from Abruzzo, Venanzio Venditti, whose lengthy career has strengthen Jazz music in Italy and across the globe.

In addition to playing in New York, a special concert will be held at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. Lead by critically-acclaimed pianist Antonio Ciacca, there will be also be performances by Rachel Z, Simona, Premazzi, Simona De Rosa, Gabrielle Stravelli, Pat O ‘Leary, Steve Ash, Lucio Ferrara, Scott Robinson, Jerry Weldon and many others.

These are must see shows for a Jazz experience quite unlike any other, so make sure you check the calendar below to attend the shows!

October 8-10 Measure – Langham Place, NYC

Rachel Z

Rachel Z

Rachel Z  Trio

October 11 Measure – Langham Place, NYC

Rachel Z trio featuring Lucio Ferrara

October 12 Measure – Langham Place, NYC

Simona Premazzi solo piano

October 13 Measure – Langham Place, NYC

Simona Premazzi trio

October 13 Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Antonio Ciacca trio plays the Italian American Song Book.

October 14th & 15th Measure – Langham Place, NYC

Pat O’Leary with Scott Robinson feat. Mario Nappi

October 16th Arturo’s, NYC

Pat O’Leary feat. Mario Nappi

October 16th Cutting Room, NYC

Antonio Ciacca Quintet with Simona De Rosa

October 16 Measure – Langham Place, NYC

Lucio Ferrara trio feat. Corrado Cirillo

October 17 & 23 Measure – Langham Place, NYC

Steve Ash Trio feat. Corrado Cirillo

October 18, 20 & 22 Measure – Langham Place, NY

ANTONIO CIACCA

ANTONIO CIACCA

ANTONIO CIACCA trio & guests

October 19 Measure – Langham Place, NYC

MARCO di GENNARO – solo piano

October 19 -Le Pescadeux

Gabrielle Stravelli featuring Mario Nappi

October 21 Measure – Langham Place, NYC

Jerry Weldon trio feat. Alessio Busanca

October 22 -Showman’s, NYC

Jerry Weldon

Jerry Weldon

Jerry Weldon trio feat. Alessio Busanca

October 24 – 25 Measure – Langham Place, NYC

Venanzio Venditti quartet featuring Mike Karn and Jerome Jennings

October 26 Measure – Langham Place, NYC

Alberto Pibiri -solo piano

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The month of October is Pasta Month and today is Noodle Day

Noodle Day longWhat is the difference between Pasta and Noodles you ask? There are two basic forms of pasta – macaroni and noodles. Macaroni products are made from semolina and water. Noodles are made from Durum flour (a more finely ground form of semolina), water and, by Federal regulation, egg solids. So, without the egg solids, a pasta product can’t be identified as a noodle.

The Klutz in the Kitchen has searched for the best noodle recipe, which will be posted on his page on our website later today, what has he found you ask? Well its Singapore-style Noodles that’s what, it’s a recipe by Phillippa Cheifitz and looks delightful, it simple and very quick prepare, tasty Asian flavours to start the week off. Buon Appetite and have fun in the kitchen.

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Rwanda: Kayayi Produces Fine Music From Poor Neighbourhood

By Moses Opobo

As a resident producer at Celebrity Music Studios in Gatsata, Jean-Blaise Kayayi’s typical day revolves around nurturing dreams of up-and-coming musicians. This however, comes with its own share of challenges, he told Moses Opobo.

Do you have a business name just like the artistes you produce?

Yes I do. As a producer, people know me as Jimmy Pro.

When and how did you start Celebrity Music Studio?

We opened it in 2008, in Gatsata, on Gatuna Road.

My uncle, Theoneste Rutayisire bought the studio equipment for me. He is a very experienced musician and I’m actually in studio working on his latest album. He does traditional music. Interestingly, he is not a music producer and up to now, he only sticks to singing.

Why a studio then?

He told me whenever he went to studios he was disappointed either by poor production or bad treatment. One day, he said enough is enough and started looking for information on how he could start a studio of his own. What gave him encouragement was when someone told him that he needed just a computer and software to start a basic studio.

How did you end up a producer?

Just like my uncle, I also liked singing and I’ve actually been singing before I switched to production. Like him, I also faced the problem of poor treatment in the studios that I visited, in that in some studios an upcoming artiste is treated like a child.

When my uncle bought a computer he called me and asked me to help him set up a studio. I went and saw the computer and software, but I knew nothing about music production!

I taught myself by memorizing what I had seen other producers do, and by watching some tutorials on YouTube.

By 2008, I had started doing some productions, but they were of low quality because I was still learning the basics and I did not have the right equipment and software. However, I learnt very fast because I loved it. I wanted something that would help me make my own music.

In production, everyday is an opportunity to learn something new. At Celebrity Music Studio, our mission statement is to help the young talent who do not have money to produce their music.

That is why we decided to build the studio in Gatsata, which is a poor neighbourhood. For such artistes, we try to find ways of helping them; we can record their music at a reduced price, or for those that are very talented, we give them a contract and sign them up.

Who are some of the artistes you’re working with?

Eric Mucyo, Engeneer Kibuza, Umutare Gabi, G-Battallion Crew, Lucky Joe, and Jeff Ataba, to mention but a few.

Any challenges?

The media prefers to focus attention on the big stars -musicians, while they ignore producers who work from behind the scenes to make stars. This makes it difficult for us to prove our abilities.

On the part of musicians, most young artistes face opposition from home regarding their choice of career, so they try to do it in secrecy. Parents have to understand that music is a serious business and a calling.

What’s your production style?

The first advice I give to all artistes who work with me is to not ask for auto-tune in their music, because it only ends in studio. No one can play auto-tune on stage. Auto-tune is not good for musicians because it’s not real. In music you’ve to be real and normal. You have to sing live on stage, in your natural voice.

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Uganda: Joe, Norman Brown Bring the House Down

By Felix Eupal

Nile Gold Jazz Safari 2014For the seventh year running, the  kept its consistency. It was back at the Kampala Serena hotel last Friday. Felix Eupal breaks down how it went on.

Opening:

Saxophonist Michael Kitanda

Saxophonist Michael Kitanda

Saxophonist Michael Kitanda has really had Kampala feeding out of his palm this year, and he was still the man that was chosen to curtain-rise. Together with guitarist Charmant Mashanga, they really warmed up the crowd.

Tizer band:

Assembled by Lao Tizer, these guys, who have travelled and played at various festivals, had many wondering what they had to offer, but they proved why they are sought after.

The band served an eclectic mix with spurred comparisons of a modern twist to the 70s and early 80s heyday fusion. Band leader Loa Tizer provided a soft bed of keyboard melodies on which Cameroonian born Andre Manga just ‘killed’ everyone with his bass guitar possibilities.

Norman Brown

Norman Brown

Norman Brown:

You don’t get nominated for the Grammy in the best guitar category more than five times when you are not a top shot. Brown took the full house to a jazz safari with his guitar.

He had his music director Gail Johnson backing him up on the keyboard. And boy, he was a wonder! For moments he played, the crowd just shook their heads to the sounds. He usually does covers but this time decided to stay to his own songs.

That’s The Way Love Goes got the crowd on its feet. Surely, they needed more as they screamed for him to stay on stage.

Thomas JoeThomas Joe:

He was the reason why the tickets sold out despite being here for the second time. He walked on stage in a black tux to the cheers of mostly the ladies. It was 11:15pm and the party had just started. He opened with Stutter, Don’t Wanna Be A Player, and Ride With You before pausing to thank the fans and share his excitement.

The ladies couldn’t stop screaming as he did If I Was Your Man. He then took us back in time with Paint Your Picture before belting out hit after hit. He turned the heat up by moving into the crowd while doing a rendition of Night Nurse followed by On And On, Love Scene, and All The Things. He closed it with I Wanna Know – as the crowd was beaming with joy.

Glitches:

No show goes flawlessly. At times the sound got messed with lots of feedback. Then there was that moment when Club beer’s Shem Semambo struggled to get on the stage because Joe was taking Nile Gold while performing. Security tried to hold him back, but it was like he was possessed. Semambo please, next time save us; this is was not Unplugged!

Then, to my surprise, Joe wasn’t live. Yes, he tried to disguise by having a half band, but much of the work was done by the DJ. And that time when we had to wait for over 40 minutes as they set up for Joe wasn’t cool at all.

Organisation:

Usually Nile Gold has had a habit of first treating its guests to a cocktail before the event. However, that wasn’t the case this time round. Guests were receiving beer and water coupons, but what shocked everyone was that the bar was closed just after it was opened.

That is not what you expect when you part with Shs 180,000 for ordinary and Shs 300,000 for VIP.

Meanwhile, at the entrance, everyone had to get a wrist band. However, those who arrived late (at about 9:30pm) found they were over and had to wait for over 30 minutes as the organizers secured more wrist bands.

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Mad Hatter Day

Mad Hatter DayCelebrate Mad Hatter Day! The Mad Hatter is a famous character in Lewis Caroll’s book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Today is all about embracing his absurdity.

In 1986, a group of computer technicians in Boulder, Colorado celebrated the first Mad Hatter Day. They designated the holiday as a day of silliness and year after year it has grown in popularity. Mad Hatter Day is celebrated each year on October 6 because the Mad Hatter wears a top hat labeled “In this style 10/6” in the book’s illustrations. It is also six months from April Fools’ Day, the first silly holiday of the year.

Today, recognize the reality that is nonsense and the silliness that is sane. Grab a top hat and celebrate a very merry Mad Hatter Day!

October 6, 2014 is also World Habitat Day & National Noodle Day

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

This week is National Walk Your Dog Week & World Space Week & Fire Prevention Week

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Marshmallow Cream Frosting Recipe

Today is Fluffernutter Day!

Fluffernutter logoWhat is a Fluffernutter you ask?

It is a yummy sandwich made with bread, peanut butter, and marshmallow fluff. It is now a classic American treat enjoyed in school cafeterias, college dorms, and local diners nationwide.

Marshmallow candy can be traced back to ancient Egypt when people first began to harvest the marshmallow plant (Althaea officinalis). During the 19th century, French pharmacists extracted the juice from marshmallow plants and heated it with egg whites and sugar, creating a marshmallow cream.

Then, in 1917, Archibald Query of Somerville, Massachusetts created the special formula for the marshmallow fluff we know and love today. The city of Somerville celebrates with the famous “What the Fluff” festival every year!

How will you celebrate Fluffernutter Day? Eating a Fluffernutter sandwich is a great way to start!

What is Fluffernutter Day for?

To honor and enjoy peanut butter and cream everything!  Let this month be the month you experiment with peanut butter and marshmellow cream. Everybody knows about the popular sandwich that everyone ate as a kid. You know, the peanut butter and jelly… well tss that idea aside and try something just as good. Yep the Fluffernutter sandwich! When’s the last time you ate one? Well on this day go ahead and do it! Make that sandwich! Your whole mouth will tingle at the very first bite of creamy goodiness. Makes for a great dessert sandwich too!

Origin of National Fluffernutter Day:

Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. This holiday is referred to as a “National” day Fluffernutter open sarmieas all food holidays are. However, we did not find any congressional records or presidential proclamations for this day. Even though we didn’t, this is still a holiday to celebrate. We found that this holiday has been celebrated for several years and many websites discuss Fluffernutter Day and “Marshmallow Fluff Recipes”-

Definition of Fluffernutter sandwich

A fluffernutter is a sandwich made with peanut butter and marshmallow crème. Its name comes from the common use of “Marshmallow Fluff” brand marshmallow crème. It is particularly popular in the Northeastern United States States and has been proposed as the official Massachusetts state sandwich. It’s creamy, it’s sweet and it’s become a staple of lunch boxes for generations of New England school children.

Registered Trademark

Fluffernutter Day sarmie“Fluffernutter” is a registered trademark of Durkee-Mower Inc., the maker of “Marshmallow Fluff” brand marshmallow creme. In 2006, Durkee-Mower sued Williams-Sonoma Inc. in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, alleging that Williams-Sonoma was selling a marshmallow and peanut butter chocolate-covered candy under the “Fluffernutter” name.

Variations

Variations of this recipe include the addition of bananas, honey, graham crackers, M&M’s, or any ingredients that are deemed compatible with peanut butter. The traditional method of combining the peanut butter and marshmallow crème is simply spreading one slice of bread with each and combining them into a sandwich; however, some purists contend that mixing equal amounts of both in a bowl and spreading them together results in a superior texture and taste.

Can’t get marshmallow fluff where you live?

Marshmallow Cream Frosting Recipe

Ingredients

1 ½ cups sugar

2 large egg whites, room temperature

⅓ cup water

2 tsp light corn syrup

¼ tsp cream of tartar

1 tsp vanilla extract

Method

Whisk sugar, egg whites, 1/3 cup water, light corn syrup, and cream of tartar in large metal bowl to blend. Set bowl over saucepan of barely simmering water (do not allow bottom of bowl to touch simmering water). Using handheld electric mixer, beat on medium speed until mixture resembles soft marshmallow fluff, about 5-7 minutes.

Increase mixer speed to high and beat until mixture is very smooth and thick, about 3 minutes longer. Remove bowl from over simmering water. Add vanilla extract and continue beating until marshmallow frosting is completely cool, about 5-7 minutes

resource: Wikipedia

Have fun in the kitchen, Bon Appetite

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Jazz Rendezvous – A Blog Supreme by Eric Alan – SUNDAY 5th October 2014

2014 ALL JAZZ RADIO VERY SMALL LOGOA BLOG SUPREMEA few wispy clouds around with muddy blue skies in Cape Town today but that makes no difference because there jazz galore on All Jazz Radio today. Choose your platform to Tune In to All Jazz Radio all day and every day, take us with you on the days journey and enjoy the finest Jazz, Blues, Latin and World jazz online today. We have our first “Live” Sunday Show starting today from Ray Porter hat2pm C.A.T. Jazz buff and Presenter Ray Porter also known as “The Jazz Rep” and former UK/Europe Jazz Radio broadcaster has joined our global broadcast team and will be presenting his show Now and Then every Sunday from 2 to 4pm C,A,T. join him later today.

Either side of Rays program we still compile The Eclectic Mix until we fill the day with a few other new shows, which are in the works. We are very proud the All Jazz Radio has become a truly international online jazz radio station streaming from the City of Cape Town – The African Jazz Capital

We now have expert presenters based on 4 continents and 6 countries on the AJR Team roster making us what we believe to be the first global Jazz, Blues, Latin and World Jazz online radio station. Keep spreading the news go LIKE the All Jazz Radio Facebook page and join the AJR Group, Follow us on Twitter @AllJazzRadioSA and also subscribe to the All Jazz Radio Website

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Today is Fluffernutter Day!

Marshmallow Cream Make your ownWhat is a Fluffernutter you ask? It is a yummy sandwich made with bread, peanut butter, and marshmallow fluff. It is now a classic American treat enjoyed in school cafeterias, college dorms, and local diners nationwide.

Fluffernutter open sarmieMarshmallow candy can be traced back to ancient Egypt when people first began to harvest the marshmallow plant (Althaea officinalis). During the 19th century, French pharmacists extracted the juice from marshmallow plants and heated it with egg whites and sugar, creating a marshmallow cream.

Then, in 1917, Archibald Query of Somerville, Massachusetts created the special formula for the marshmallow fluff we know and love today. The city of Somerville celebrates with the famous “What the Fluff” festival every year!

How will you celebrate Fluffernutter Day? Eating a Fluffernutter sandwich is a great way to start!

Fluffernutter Day sarmieThe Klutz in the Kitchen will be finding a recipe for the sweet treat, remember to have a kook on his page.

October 5 is also International World Teachers’ day, Sukkot and Global James Bond Day

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

This week is World Space Week & Fire Prevention Week

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Today’s None Jazz Birthdays:

Bob Geldof, born 1951, age: 63

Allen Ludden, born 1917, age: 97

Karen Allen, born 1951, age: 63

Donald Pleasence, born 1919, age: 95

Kate Winslet, born 1975, age: 39

Bernie Mac, born 1957, age: 57

Jesse Eisenberg, born 1983, age: 31

For OCTOBER Jazz Birthdays just click here

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Trivia of the day – Love Me Do

The Beatles released “Love Me Do” on this day 1962

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Drink of the day

The Vesper Martini seems like the right way to toast Global James Bond Day

Vesper Martini-

Vesper Martini-

According to Wikipedia, the Vesper or Vesper Martini is a cocktail that was originally made of gin, vodka, and Kina Lillet.

he drink was invented and named by fictional secret agent James Bond in the 1953 novel Casino Royale.

“A dry martini,” [Bond] said. “One. In a deep champagne goblet.”

“Oui, monsieur.”

“Just a moment. Three measures of Gordon’s, one of vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet. Shake it very well until it’s ice-cold, then add a large thin slice of lemon peel. Got it?”

“Certainly, monsieur.” The barman seemed pleased with the idea.

“Gosh, that’s certainly a drink,” said Leiter.

Bond laughed. “When I’m…er…concentrating,” he explained, “I never have more than one drink before dinner. But I do like that one to be large and very strong and very cold and very well-made. I hate small portions of anything, particularly when they taste bad. This drink’s my own invention. I’m going to patent it when I can think of a good name.”

—Ian Fleming, Casino Royale, Chapter 7, “Rouge et Noir’

Fleming continues with Bond telling the barman, after taking a long sip, “Excellent … but if you can get a vodka made with grain instead of potatoes, you will find it still better,” and then adds in an aside, “Mais n’enculons pas des mouches” (English: But let’s not bugger flies—a vulgar French expression meaning “let’s not split hairs”).

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Sean Hagon Named Chair of Professional Music at Berklee

Sean Hagon

Sean Hagon

Berklee has named Sean Hagon chair of the college’s Professional Music Department. Hagon, a Berklee alumnus and an accomplished educator, composer, and conductor with years of experience in the film, television, video game, and advertising industries, succeeds Kenn Brass, who served as chair of the department for 14 years. Hagon most recently served as director of Continuing Education at New England Conservatory from 2009 to 2014, where he taught courses in music technology, introduced online curriculum, and increased enrollment in certificate programs. Prior to his time at NEC, he was director of music at Pingree School in South Hamilton, MA, where he directed jazz and chamber music ensembles, and launched the school’s first music technology lab.

He has composed music for Fox Sports Net New England, PBS, the History Channel, and other major TV networks. He recently scored the German independent film Cibe and is currently writing his next score for the film Luminosity. He also serves as creative director for Sound Advice, a company that produces radio jingles.

Born and raised in Centerville, MA, Hagon plays trumpet, violin, piano, and sings. In the early 90s, he played in the Boston-based rock group Last Cry, whose song “In the Name of Love” charted on Billboard.

Hagon has a degree in professional music from Berklee College of Music, where he focused on music technology, education, and composition. He also received a diploma in media composition from the London School of Creative Studies, where he studied with noted composer and orchestrator Charles Fernandez (Band of Brothers, 101 Dalmatians). He also received a master’s degree in music technology from Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis.

Berklee’s professional music major provides students with the opportunity to blaze their own path, and synthesize a variety of skills ranging from performance and songwriting to production and business. Focusing on the entrepreneurial aspect of a professional music career, students work closely with an advisor to achieve individual goals through intensive curricular planning.

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The New York Klezmer Series

The New York Klezmer Series

The New York Klezmer Series

New York Klezmer Series announces Fall 2014 Lineup! Opening Concert: The Tarras Band – A Klezmer Supergroup, with Pete Sokolow, Michael Winograd, Ben Holmes, Jim Guttman & David Licht. Oct. 7, 2014 7:30pm Concert, 5:30pm workshop, 9pm Jam session. Stephen Wise Free Synagogue 30 W. 68th St., NY NY 10023.

*NY Klezmer Series’ Klezmer Heritage Program is supported in part by New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. The New York Klezmer Series (NYKS) has been presenting Klezmer Music and Yiddish Dance in New York City since 2010. Originally The East Village Klezmer Series, we moved to a new home in the Upper West Side – at the historic Stephen Wise Free Synagogue – beginning in February 2013. We present concerts, music and dance workshops, and open klezmer jam sessions in an intimate and beautiful setting. Founded by Rabbi Greg Wall and Artistic Director Aaron Alexander, and inspired by the week-long Yiddish Culture events, Klez Kamp, and Klez Kanada, the NYKS aspires to present the music in a respectful setting and allow the artists freedom to present their vision. The series consistently presents world class artists in an intimate setting, in addition to providing education and a place for all to come and participate in this wonderful and often neglected part of Jewish and American Culture.

Klezmer music is the instrumental party music of the Jewish People from Eastern Europe – (Ashkenazim). It’s origins are in the 16th century, and it has evolved and assimilated local influences (Russian, Romanian, Ottoman, Hungarian etc.) wherever Ashkenazim have lived since. It is essentially Yiddish music – the instrumental music of people who spoke (and speak) Yiddish. It came to America with the immigration of Jews from Eastern Europe beginning in late 19th century, and has had a wonderful history in America, where it also assimilated American music traditions. Hasidic nigunim (wordless melodies), Yiddish theater music and Yiddish folk song are all related and will be represented at the series.

Tantsheiser (Dance Parties): Once a month we present, along with the Center for Traditional Music and Dance (CTMD), a Tantshoyz – Yiddish dance party, with a Yiddish Dance specialist, and a professional dance band. Past dance leaders have included Michael Alpert, Steve Weintraub, Zev Feldman, Avia Moore, and Deborah Strauss.

We have a Klezmer Instrumental Workshop every Tuesday that we have a concert, often led by the concert artists of the day, or by Artistic Director Aaron Alexander. This workshop has already been running for over three years and has a devoted following. We work on repertoire, style, form, ornamentation, groove and more. Usually the participants have an opportunity to play the current pieces at the jam session after the concert.

The Fall 2014 Series includes: The Tarras Band, Ben Holmes & Patrick Farrell duo, Sy Kushner, Deborah Strauss Trio Figelin, Psoy Korolenko, Binyomin Ginzberg’s Mitzva Tanz, Jordan Hirsch’s Overnight Kugel, dance leaders Steve Weintraub & Avia Moore, Dave Levitt Trio, Montreal’s Shtreiml, and more!

Past concert artists have included: Frank London’s Klezmer Brass All-Stars, Pete Sokolow’s “Klezmer Plus Trio”, Susan Leviton, Isaac Sadigursky, German Goldenshteyn Tribute Band w/Alex Kontorovich, Inna Barmash’s “Hindele”, Brian Glassman’s “Klezmer/Jazz Alliance”, Ichka & Siach HaSadeh from Montreal, Alicia Svigals, Patrick Farrell, Elaine and Susan Hoffman-Watts, Michael Winograd Trio, Levitt Legacy Band, Strauss/Warschauer Duo, Jake Shulman-Ment, Margot Leverett & Klezmer Mountain Boys, Eve Sicular’s “Metropolitan Klezmer”, Christian Dawid, Zev Zions, Arkady Goldenshteyn, Benjy Fox-Rosen, Lisa n Sruli Family Band, Aaron Alexander’s Midrash Mish Mosh, Dmitri Slepovitch’s “Litvakus”, Levitt Legacy Band, Rubin, Rushefsky, Greenman Trio (R2G), Lorin Sklamberg, Klezmerfest with Greg Wall, Ezekiel’s Wheels (from Boston), Yiddish Chanteuse Eleanor Reissa & band, Roger Davidson and Frank London, Mike Cohen Band, Breslev Bar Band, Jake Shulman-Ment, Zev Feldman, Steve Weintraub, and Avia Moore.and many others.

All Concerts & Dance Parties begin at 7:30pm; $15. Jam sessions follow

Klezmer Instrumental Music Workshop 5:30-7pm $25 per class,

*Oct 7th – Opening Night of the Fall Series: The Tarras Band! 4541373

with Pete Sokolow, Michael Winograd, Ben Holmes, Jim Guttman & David Licht – A Klezmer Supergroup

Oct. 14 – The Ben Holmes-Patrick Farrell Duo

*Oct. 21 – Sy Kushner Ensemble, w/Marty Confurius, Jeremy Brown, Aaron Kushner & Aaron Alexander

*Oct. 28 – Deborah Strauss Fiddle Trio: North German and Yiddish Folk Music for Violins and Voices

Nov. 4 – CTMD Tantshoyz – Yiddish Dance Party! Dance leading by Avia Moore, w/music by Franzi Seehausen and Friends

Nov. 11 Mitzva Tanz! with Binyomin Ginzberg, Boris Corchesko, Avi Fox-Rosen & Ari Folman

Nov. 18 – Psoy Korolenko – KlezBard Cabaret

Nov. 25 – Aaron Alexander & Friends

*Dec. 2 The Dave Levitt Trio, featuring Mike Cohen and Christina Crowder

Dec. 9 – CTMD Tantshoyz – Yiddish Dance Party. Dance leading by Steven Weintraub, w/Music led by Jordan Hirsch’s Overnight Kugel

Dec. 16 From Montreal – Shtreiml w/Jason Rosenblatt. Big Khanike Party Blowout!

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Boney James: The Beat Goes On By Belinda Ware from All About Jazz Published: October 4, 2014

Boney James- The Beat Goes On

Boney James- The Beat Goes On

“Music is such a personal thing. When I am making a record, I want to make sure that I am feeling it.”

Saxophonist Boney James is a prolific musician and songwriter gifted with an ear for creating music inspired by artistic expressionism. As an architect of original songs, James is an intellectual man of modest demeanor who has established himself as a musical pioneer in his intuitive discovery of the formula for longevity in his mellifluous career spanning three decades. At the root of his professional success is his meditative passion for exploring uncharted paths as a songwriter and interpreter of songs. As an instrumental artist, James is driven by his personal joy and curiosity to explore and discover new inventive aesthetics to creating sound in the key of jazz.

At the core of his personal perspective, James is a renaissance man motivated by a simple melody or a catchy hook brewing inside his inner being. In the spirit of pure innovation, James manages to keep the saxophone front and center as a veritable lead vocalist of melodic expression in the ever evolving world of contemporary jazz.

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Tacos filled with Savoury Mince

Taco Day celebrateIt’s Taco Day! A taco is a traditional Mexican dish made with chicken, beef, vegetables, or seafood. The filling is folded inside a soft or hard tortilla and garnished with toppings such as cheese, salsa, or guacamole.

Taco Day soldiersIn 1520, the conquistador Hernando Cortez wrote to King Charles V of Spain to describe his experiences in the New World. In his letter he mentioned a delicious meal the Aztec inhabitants prepared with “tlaxcalli” or “tortilla.” It is the first historical reference to tacos!

Today, tacos are enjoyed all over the world. Invite your friends over for make-your-own tacos and celebrate National Taco Day!

Vodka Day Celebrated Annually on October 4th as The Water of Life Day.

Vodka Day nationalThe versatile, once virtually tasteless and odorless tipple accounts for almost 20 to 25 per cent of spirits sold today in North America, making it our most popular libation, a feat that occurred in the 1970s when it outpaced bourbon as America’s favorite spirit. We raise our glass on October 4 to toast Vodka Day!

Why Celebrate October 4th?

Roses are readWhile October 4th seems well documented as Vodka Day, we have not found the origins of why, but it works for us. No harm celebrating responsibly on other days as well. NOSTROVIA!

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

This week is National Walk Your Dog Week & World Space Week

Tacos filled with Savoury mince

Tacos filled with savoury mincePrep time: 5 min Cooking time: 20 min Serves: 10

Try this quick beef chili and serve in tacos or wraps.

Ingredients

1 large onion – finely chopped

1 clove garlic – crushed

1 green chilli – seeded and finely chopped

450 g lean beef mince

700 g minced pork

2 ml
ground cinnamon

A pinch nutmeg

200g tomato purée

125 ml 
chicken stock

Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

10 
Taco shells – or more, depending on size

Grated Cheddar cheese for sprinkling on top

1 

lettuce – shredded

Method

Sauté the onion, garlic and chilli in a little heated oil until soft and fragrant.

Add the mince and stir-fry until cooked but not brown. Reduce the heat and add all the seasonings. Mix well and add the tomato purée and chicken stock.

Simmer until the mixture has thickened and is no longer watery.

Season with salt and pepper. Heat the taco shells for about 3 minutes in the oven and serve with the mince, lettuce and grated cheese.

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