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

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The Quote of the Week

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Circlesongs: The Full Circle

7-Day Inclusive Workshop

Aug 17 – Aug 24 2018 Rhinebeck, NY

Please call Omega at 877.944.2002 to register

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

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

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

44th Annual Jazz Record
Collectors’ Bash

June 22-23, 2018

78s, LPs, CDs & Memorabilia

Hilton Garden Inn

Edison/Raritan Center

50 Raritan Center Parkway

Edison, New Jersey 08837

Schedule & Events

Rare vintage videos each day:

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

Friday

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

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

Saturday

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

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

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

MARK CANTOR

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

Saturday

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

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

Admission

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

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

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

Doors open 8:00am on Friday & Saturday

Hotel Reservations

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

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

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

Directions

By car:

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

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

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

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

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

From Outerbridge Crossing:

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

OR

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

By public transportation:

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

From Metuchen Station:

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

Vendors / Dealers

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

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

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

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All Jazz Radio presenters are passionate volunteers based on 5 continents and in 7 countries, playing jazz out of Africa and beyond.

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

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

Live At Bimhuis by Philipp Gropper’s Philm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Beverage Recipe – BWA Jam Jar

Here is our lekkerlicious cocktail recipe a really simple thirst quenching dop (drink) that all will enjoy. The BWA Jam Jar will please most who try it for the first time. The caveat, imbiber beware, it’s addictive.

Type of Glass: Mason/Jam Jar

Bits and pieces to concoct it

25ml fresh lemon juice

1 Table spoon smooth apricot jam

25ml Scotch whiskey your brand choice for best results

1 ice-cold beer, any brand of lager

Course of action to rustle it up

Mix first three ingredients (everything but the beer) together with ice, seal lid and shake well.

Remove lid and top with beer

Garnish and serve

Garnish

Dried apricot and lemon wedge

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Beverage Recipe – Melon Ball Punch

Sometimes one get the urge to mix up a large bowl of something that is a real thirst-quencher that can be quaffed by all ages. In other words if is a non-alcoholic drink that all ages will lap up. It’s fresh and totally refreshing and quick and easy to make, that, yep and here it is, that any self-acknowledged klutz can throw together at short notice. Here is the recipe for an enjoyable  –.

Serves: 6

Bits and pieces to concoct it

750 ml Sparkling white grape juice

500 ml any clear lemon-lime flavoured soft drink

250 ml lemonade

1 small ripe watermelon

1 small ripe spanspek also known as a cantaloupe

1 small ripe honeydew melon

2 limes, sliced, plus more for garnish if desired

Fresh mint leaves

Course of action to rustle it up

In a large jug stir together grape juice, soda and lemonade

Place in the fridge to chill

Use a melon baller to scoop out the flesh of the watermelon, spanspek or as is widely known cantaloupe, and honeydew melon

Place melon balls on a cookie sheet lined with foil and freeze

Once frozen add a few cups of melons balls to pitcher along with fresh mint leaves and slices of lime

Stir well

Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavours to blend

Serve cold using additional frozen melon balls as ice cubes

Garnish glasses with lime slice and mint leaf

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Jazz Rendezvous Blog Supreme

 

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

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

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

Uganda: Karyn White Here to Jazz Up Ugandans

By John Vianney Nsimbe And Felix Eupal

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

Read the whole story on the All Africa News Website

Karyn White a jazz artist, huh?

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

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

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

Giacomo Gates Celebrates The Release of His New CD

“Everything is Cool”

Thursday, October 1st

Jazz at Kitano

Shows 8 & 10 pm

Giacomo Gates – vocals

John diMartino – piano

Ed Howard – bass

Jazz At Kitano

66 Park Ave @38th St

NYC

212.885.7119

www.kitano.com

Giacomo Gates – Everything is Cool

Savant Records SCD 2146

Giacomo Gates, vocals

John di Martino, piano

Grant Stewart, saxophone

Tony Lombardozzi, guitar

Ed Howard, bass

Willard Dyson, drums

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

TT = 48:23

This story from Nestor Jazz News

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

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Today is National Apple Betty Day in America!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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SCHEDULE

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

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

10:00 to 13:00- The Jazz Rendezvous Pinotage, Coffee & Stockvel Show

Compiled & produced by Eric Alan in Cape Town, SA

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

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

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

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

SUNDAY (Repeats)

18:00 – 22:00 The Eclectic Mix

Compiled & produced by AJR Staff in Cape Town, SA

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

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

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

(Historic & Nostalgic Jazz)

24:00 – 02:00 The Groove Merchant

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

(Groove, Fusion & Funk Jazz)

SATURDAY (Repeats)

02:00 – 0500 Smooth, Fusion and Funk Show

Compiled & produced by AJR Staff in Cape Town, SA

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

05:00 – 08:00 No Name Brand Show

Compiled & produced by AJR Staff in Cape Town, SA

(Contemporary, Mainstream, Nostalgic, Pop Jazz)

08:00 – 10:00 The Kibby Factor

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

(Acid, Avant Garde, Electronic Jazz, Blues)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Klutz in the Kitchen

Klutz in the Kitchen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

National Diversity DayOctober 2, 2015 is also Diversity Day

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

This week is Walk Your Dog Week

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

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

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Today’s Streaming Broadcast Schedule on All Jazz Radio

FRIDAY

10:00 – 13:00 The Jazz Rendezvous Pinotage, Coffee & Stockvel Show

Compiled & produced by Eric Alan in Cape Town, SA

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

13:00 – 14:00 The Eurojazz Frontier

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

(Euro Jazz – Old & New)

14:00 – 16:00 Jazz Mixed Bag

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

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

16:00 – 18:00 5th Floor Jazz

Compiled & produced by AJR Staff in Cape Town, SA

(Contemporary, Fusion, Funk Jazz)

THURSDAY (Repeats)

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

Compiled & produced by Eric Alan in Cape Town, SA

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

21:00 – 22:00 Todd’s Turntable
Compiled, presented & produced by Todd Gordon in Edinburgh, Scotland
(Vocal Jazz from across the centuries up to today)

22:00 – 24:00 Mzantsi (South) African Jazz
Compiled & produced by AJR Staff in Cape Town, SA
(Jazz from the African continent, made up of the music by Afro Jazz, Blues and Latin musicians from across all borders)

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

WEDNESDAY (Repeats)

02:00 to 05:00- The Jazz Rendezvous Pinotage, Coffee & Stockvel Show

Compiled & produced by Eric Alan in Cape Town, SA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TUESDAY (Repeats)

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

Compiled & produced by Eric Alan in Cape Town, SA

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

21:00 – 21:15 London Jazz New Blog Chat
Weekly talk segment covering the European jazz scene from London, UK
(Latest jazz news from Europe with the influential weekly London Jazz News Blog editor Sebastian Scotney)

21:15 to 22:00- The Jazz Rendezvous Pinotage, Coffee & Stockvel Show Compiled & produced by AJR Staff in Cape Town, SA
(A mixed genres show of the latest International and SAFRO album releases from the global village)

22:00 – 24:00 Mzantsi (South) African Jazz
Compiled & produced by AJR Staff in Cape Town, SA
(100% South African Jazz recordings made up of any number of SAFRO musicians in the band from all corners of the global village)

24:00 – 02:00 A Slice of Jazz
Compiled, presented & produced by Rhys Phillips in Cardiff, Wales, UK
(Interviews, New Album Releases, CD Reviews and an eclectic mix of Jazz)

MONDAY (Repeats)

02:00 to 05:00- The Jazz Rendezvous Pinotage, Coffee & Stockvel Show

Compiled & produced by Eric Alan in Cape Town, SA

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Tune in” at www.alljazzradio.co.za

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Thanks to London Jazz News

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Fred Wesley

Fred Wesley

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

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

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

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

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

Concert Details:

Event: Fred Wesley and the New JBs

Cape Town

Date: 21 November

Venue: Baxter Theatre Concert Hall

Tickets: R150

Durban

Date: 25 November

Venue: Sipho Gumede (Bat Hall) Bat Centre

Tickets: R150

Johannesburg

Date: 26 November

Venue: The Orbit Jazz Club

Tickets: R180

Sinethemba Dywili

JT Communications Solutions

media@jtcomms.co.za

011 788 7632

083 954 6133

Cape Town Jazz Orchestra

www.jtcomms.co.za

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

Related Venue:

Baxter Theatre Centre, Cape Town Western Cape South Africa

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

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

Quick pecan biscuits

Cooking time: 25 min

Ingredients

125 g 
butter

250 ml 
self-raising flour

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

2 ml 
vanilla essence

50 ml icing sugar

Method

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

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

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

Braaiwords Dictionary

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

Abbraaiviation a very short braai

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

Abraaimowitz a Jewish braai

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Here’s the rest of todays schedule;

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

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

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

WEDNESDAY (Repeats)

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

Compiled & produced by Eric Alan in Cape Town, SA

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

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

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

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

TUESDAY (Repeats)

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

Compiled & produced by Eric Alan in Cape Town, SA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Jazz tones from Three Cohens

09/16/2015 10:00:28

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

With thanks to Don Albert and Artslink

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Guy Buttery & Gareth Gale music dining evening

Shweshwe Skies

09/15/2015 13:22:52

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

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

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

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

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

Moyo Zoo Lake, Johannesburg

Saturday 3 October 2015

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

20:00 Show starts

Booking is essential

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

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

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Southwest-Style Fried Chicken Wing recipe

Klutz in the Kitchen

 

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The Klutz in the Kitchens Big Bitch of the Week

Frozen chips should be declared illegal and banned from the kitchens of all restaurants and fast food joints of the world They are cheap, nasty and invariably soggy oil filled junk. The Klutz has now taken a stand and walk out of any restaurant the does not serve hand cut homemade potato chips. He will not set foot into any fast food dive or places that call themselves a restaurant who serve only fresh produce. Nuff of accepting the crap that all of the national fast food dives serve up as good and healthy, ha! who are they trying to kid, huh. Where is the nutrition in frozen potato chips? No wonder the children of our country are being turned into fat slobs with parents gleefully taking the precious little bloated bundles to celebrate birthdays at those monstrous purveyors of unhealthy rubbish fast food. Now then Klutz is no goody two shoes and admittedly carries something extra around the waist, but then again who really trusts a chef who is too thin, eh! J

We all know too much oily and greasy fast food is not good for us but we all have fallen into the traps set for us but the marketing idiots who have these fast food chains encourage kids to nag their hard working parent to take then to the nearest joint so they can get the latest Disney toy or cartoon character on offer with their junk food. Get real parents, lets get back to actual authentic food. What do you say?, write to the klutzinthekitchen@alljazzradio.co.za and tell us of your experience.

The Klutz in the Kitchen supports and encourages one to join the slow food movement; it’s the opposite of fast food where good healthy fresh produce is used and cooked.at mealtimes.

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This Days Recipe

Who doesn’t like wings, I mean they are a big seller at the fried chicken outlets around the country, why not rather make them at home yourself. Quick, easy and tasty and will be a real crowd-pleasing snack to watch TV by when the Rugby World Cup starts. Start practicing now to avoid disappointment when the games start.

The prep time is around 15 mins and cook time is only 10 mins

Southwest-Style Fried Chicken Wings

Southwest-Style Fried Chicken WingsIngredients

1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

2 tsp chili powder

1 tsp ground cumin

1 tsp salt

¼ tsp cayenne pepper

1 cup buttermilk

12 chicken wings

2 cups peanut oil

1 cup prepared Ranch dressing

2 tablespoons buttermilk

2 spring onions, chopped

Method

Wings: In shallow dish, whisk the flour, chili powder, cumin, salt and cayenne pepper together them pour the buttermilk into a medium-size bowl. Dip each wing into the buttermilk, shaking off excess. Roll in the flour mixture and place on a baking sheet fitted with wire rack and refrigerate. Heat the oil 185° C (365° F) in a large lidded heavy-bottom frying. Fry chicken, covered, for about 5 minutes, until browned and crispy. Turn and fry for an additional 5 minutes. If chicken is browning unevenly, move around in skillet with tongs. Transfer chicken to paper towels.

Dip: In a small bowl, mix together the Ranch dressing, buttermilk and, spring onions. Serve with the wings.

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Its Cream Filled Donut Day

Cream Filled DonutWhether you enjoy chocolate, vanilla, lemon or ganache filling in your donut, today is the perfect day to enjoy these sweet treats!

Donuts came got to the United States in the mid-1800s through Dutch settlers that were known for their pastries. The first donut with a hole in the middle is said to be a creation of American Hansen Gregory. Thankfully, someone after Hansen made the brilliant decision to fill that hole with delicious cream filling! These were so well-liked that the Boston Creme Donut, perhaps one of the most popular cream filled donuts, became the official donut of Massachusetts in 2003.

Celebrate Cream Filled Donut Day with a stop at your local bakery for a box of fresh cream filled donuts!

What with Krispy Kreme Donut’s coming to South Africa, maybe the celebration is too soon, but hey it can be celebrated when the donut lands. As is well known the Klutz in The Kitchen has er, pardon the pun, a soft spot for the humble donut, so we’ll have to reserve judgment till they open their first store in Cape Town

It’s also Eat a Hoagie Day today

make hogiesThis well-known sandwich consists of a long roll or Italian or French bread sliced lengthwise and filled with meats, cheeses, vegetables, seasonings, sauces and more.

The hoagie, also known as a sub or grinder, is a sandwich whose name originated in the city of Philadelphia. One story claims that the Italian immigrants who worked at a shipyard called Hog Island during World War I would bring giant sandwiches for lunch. The workers were nicknamed “hoggies” so eventually the name was associated with the large sandwiches but the spelling evolved over time. There are several other stories, but they all give credit to Philly for the hoagie name.

HoagieSo what’s for lunch today? We think it’s a great day to eat a hoagie!

September is National Organic Harvest Month | National Piano Month

This week is Line Dance Week | Fashion Week

Remember that Sept 29th is International Coffee Day so looking forward to that day

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Food Trends

It is very pleasing to see that manufacturers and producers shifting to natural ingredients from artificial colorants and flavours due to health anxieties of many consumers in the country.

Companies are promising to remove artificial ingredients from products. Punters are asking for healthy ingredients and companies are intent on improving the bottom line and are listening. What’s not yet clear is whether the trend can translate to boosts in cereal, candy, and frozen pizza markets, particularly as many of these changes are happening over the next few years. What is clear is that not all problems are easily solved, as different ingredients require different reformulations.

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

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

Here is what’s coming up today

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

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

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

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

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

Edsel Gomez
Bahia
road To Udaipur
Zoho. Steve Pouchie
Picadillo
El Puente
Zoho, Bobby Sanabria
Me Acuerdo De To
Tito Puente master works Live
Jazz Heads Records, Mark Levine
Isla
Isla
Left Coast Clave, Dave Chamberlain’s Band of Bones
Caravan
self-produced, Arturo O’ Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra
Mother Africa
Cuba
Zoho
, Arturo O’ Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra
All of rhe Americas
Cuba
Motema, Arturo O’ Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra
Adagio
Cuba
Motema
Yes, Sammy Fiqueroa  Blue Jay Imaginary world  Savant

Take 5 and Then Some ….. then goes 100% S-AFRO (South African and Jazz From Africa) for 2 hours, check these out, Marcus Wyatt and the Zar Jazz Orchestra, Herbie Tsoaeli, Beateberg, Bongomatik, Frank Paco’s Art ensemble, Winston Mankunku Ngozi, Jimmy Mngwandi, Shannon Mowday, Moses Taiwa Molelekwa and that’s only the first hour.

The second hour showcases Abdullah Ibrahim, Lionel Loueke, Darius Brubeck,Donald Tshomela, Lucas Senyatso, James Scolfeild, The Muisrhead Quartet, High Masekela, Ike Moritz, and Barney Rachebane closes Take 5 and Then Some ….. today

Jazz Around the World has presenter Wolfgang Koenig showcasing the Violin during todays show, heres what you can expect during the show

The first hour has Jean-Luc Ponty; Celtic Steps; The Atacama Experience; Koch – Jean-Luc Ponty; Parisian Thoroughfare; The Atacama Experience; Koch – Jean-Luc Ponty; Back In The 60s; The Atacama Experience; Koch – Nick Aponte; Caliente ; Life In The Big City; CDT Records – Nick Aponte; Viento En Vela; Life In The Big City; CDT Records – Nick Aponte; Reggaelypso; Life In The Big City; CDT Records – Michal Urbaniak; Mountaineers; Urbaniak; Pronit – Michal Urbaniak; Weird Creatures; Urbaniak; Pronit – Florin Nicolescu; Sweet Chorus; Django Tunes; Enja – Florin Nicolescu; Deam Of You; Django Tunes; Enja – Stuff Smith; Perdido; Late Woman Blues; Storyville Records

Here’s what one will hear during the second hour:

Federico Britos; Tomatito & Federico; Voyage; Sunnyside – Federico Britos; Capullito De Aleli; Voyage; Sunnyside – Federico Britos; A Las Cuatro De La Manana; Voyage; Sunnyside – Federico Britos; Micro Suite Cubana; Voyage; Sunnyside – Noel Pointer; Roots Suite; Hold On; Blue Note – Stephane Grappelli; Shine; Live; Warner Bros. – Stephane Grappelli; Pent-Up House; Live; Warner Bros. – Stephane Grappelli; Misty; Live; Warner Bros. – Stephane Grappelli; Sweet Georgia Brown; Live; Warner Bros. – Kristian Jorgensen Quartet; Astor’s Samba; Meeting Monty; Stunt Records – Kristian Jorgensen Quartet; Willow Weep For Me; Meeting Monty; Stunt Records

And that’s all before our unique re-broadcast programming kicks in so one can catch up on what’s been missed.

See program schedule below.

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The Jazz Connect Conference, organized by JazzTimes and the Jazz Forward Coalition, will be held January 14-15, 2016 at Saint Peter’s Church in New York City and will lead into the annual APAP (Association of Performing Arts Presenters) Conference as well as Winter Jazzfest.  Now in its fourth year, the conference will continue to focus on vital issues affecting the jazz community, with a theme of “Fresh Horizons.”  Early Bird Registration is only $95 until September 15, with additional discounts offered to members of various organizations, such as APAP, JJA, JazzWeek, SESAC, ASCAP and CMA.

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AIJF SETS LARRY CORYELL &  KEVIN MAHOGANY AS 2015  HEADLINERS

Jazz guitar pioneer, Larry Coryell, and Kevin Mahogany, a masterful jazz vocalist, are set to headline the 2015 Amelia Island Jazz Festival, it was announced this week by AIJF Artistic Director Les DeMerle. A hugely influential guitar player, Coryell is a major figure in the jazz fusion movement of the 1970s and continues to turn out highly regarded recordings. He will appear on Friday, October 9, at the Omni Resorts Amelia Island Plantation. Veteran recording artist Kevin Mahogany, who will perform on Saturday, October 10 at the Omni, is a wide-ranging, spectacular singer who refines the jazz vocal legacies of Lambert, Hendricks & Ross, Eddie Jefferson and Al Jarreau into the myriad, interwoven dimensions of music – from gutbucket, the Great American Songbook, and gospel, to Charles Mingus to Motown.

Now in its 12th year, the AIJF will take place at various locations in Fernandina Beach, FL from October 4-11, and will kick off with its annual free concert in Amelia Park on Sunday, October 4, with U.S. Navy Band Southeast TGIF.   A new show, Jump Jive & Wail, a tribute to classic dance oriented swing music featuring the Dynamic Les DeMerle Little Big Band and gifted vocalist Bonnie Eisele, has been added to this year’s slate of events for Wednesday, October 7, at Sandy Bottoms.  Latin Jazz Night will take place in its traditional Thursday night slot, October 8, and will showcase the sizzling hot, award winning, and internationally famous Trio Caliente with their inimitable blend of Flamenco, Pop, and Brazilian Jazz, also at Sandy Bottoms.  Additionally, the always entertaining and fun late night Jazz Jams, featuring the AIJF’s 2015 musicians, will follow the headliner sets on October 9 and 10 in the Omni’s Verandah Restaurant at Racquet Park.  The festival is scheduled to end on a swinging note Sunday, October 11, with a Dixie to Swing Jazz Brunch, featuring DeMerle’s Jazztet plus Eisele with Former Ray Charles Saxophonist, Al Waters-Clarinet, Sax and Flute, at David’s Restaurant.

In addition to online, tickets may be purchased at the UPS Store, 1417 Sadler Road, in the Island Shopping Center, or at the AIFBY Chamber Of Commerce, Gateway to Amelia, A1A and Amelia Parkway.  A not for profit 501(c)(3) corporation, the Les DeMerle Amelia Island Jazz Festival, distributes proceeds toward a scholarship program to fund college educations for aspiring jazz musicians.

For more information, please contact the Festival Hotline at (904) 504-4772.

Or visit the website:  www.ameliaislandjazzfestival.com

Email address:  info@ameliaislandjazzfestival.com

2015 AMELIA ISLAND JAZZ FESTIVAL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Sunday, October 4

JAZZ IN THE PARK

Amelia Park. 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Free concert with the U.S. Navy Band Southeast, TGIF

Wednesday, October 7

JUMP, JIVE & WAIL

Swingin’ Dance and Show

Featuring The Dynamic Les DeMerle 8-piece Little Big Band with vocalist Bonnie Eisele

Sandy Bottoms, 7:00 – 10:00 pm

Thursday, October 8

LATIN JAZZ CONCERT AND DANCE

Featuring Trio Caliente, AIJF Debut

Washington D.C. award winning Latin Band Plus Special Guests

Sandy Bottoms, 7:00 – 10:00 pm

Friday, October 9

LARRY CORYELL, JAZZ GUITAR LEGEND IN CONCERT

Plus the Amelia Island Jazz Festival All Stars

Two Shows, 7 pm and 9 pm

Omni Resorts Hotel and Resorts,

Includes admission to Late Night Jam Session

Saturday, October 10

KEVIN MAHOGANY, JAZZ VOCALIST EXTRAORDINAIRE IN CONCERT

Plus the Amelia Island Jazz Festival All Stars

Two Shows, 7 pm and 9 pm

Omni Hotel and Resorts

Includes admission to Late Night Jam Session

Sunday, October 11

NEW ORLEANS STYLE MARDI GRAS JAZZ BRUNCH.

Featuring the Les DeMerle Jazztet with Former Ray Charles Saxophonist, Al Waters-Clarinet, Sax and Flute; Mike Levine-Piano; Dennis Marks-Bass;  Les DeMerle-Drums and Vocals; and Bonnie Eisele-featured vocals.

First Seating: 11:00 AM – 12:30 pm

Second Seating:  1:00 – 2:30 pm

David’s Restaurant

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The rest of the rebroadcast re-programming

SATURDAY (Repeats)

02:00 – 0500 Smooth, Fusion and Funk Show

Compiled & produced by AJR Staff in Cape Town, SA

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

05:00 – 08:00 No Name Brand Show

Compiled & produced by AJR Staff in Cape Town, SA

(Contemporary, Mainstream, Nostalgic, Pop Jazz)

08:00 – 10:00 The Kibby Factor

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

(Acid, Avant Garde, Electronic Jazz, Blues)

SATURDAY (Repeats)

02:00 – 0500 Smooth, Fusion and Funk Show

Compiled & produced by AJR Staff in Cape Town, SA

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

05:00 – 08:00 No Name Brand Show

Compiled & produced by AJR Staff in Cape Town, SA

(Contemporary, Mainstream, Nostalgic, Pop Jazz)

08:00 – 10:00 The Kibby Factor

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

(Acid, Avant Garde, Electronic Jazz, Blues)

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Note too that all programs are repeated, eg. Today’s programs are repeated tomorrow evening from 18:00 and the previous days programs are repeated at 2am the following morning and one will not have to miss a note of the music from the African Jazz Capital, the beautiful City of Cape Town.

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An AJR Blog Supreme1NB, BIG WARNING – It’s going to be a really tough few weeks going forward at All Jazz Radio. We have some new owners in our building which is a good thing however a small problem comes with this good news, there will be builders making alterations to the apartment directly above our studio, so there will be lots of noise going on. We have come to agreement that they will keep noise to a limit at certain times of our broadcast day. The builders estimated that the whole renovation will take up to four weeks, in spite of this not all that time will be heavy banging and drilling. So my policy for the Jazz Rendezvous Radio, Pinotage, Coffee & Stockvel Show of less talk, more music will mean even less talk and loads more music will be in played there will be very few live on mic announcements and no interviews either during the building period. All info pertaining to what is being played will be Tweeted and a running commentary will take place on our Facebook pages, so please keep referring to our social medie sites, bear with us over the next four weeks.

Its another day and there is so much more new music that has come into the studios, we just love it ‘cause there is a whole heap of new Jazz, Blues, Latin and World jazz to share with the global village again this day. It’s unbelievable how much fabulous new music that is currently being released by the individual jazz musicians in the global village to date and that excludes all the well-known major record labels of the world. I’ve got to add a personal thanks to all the independent radio promoters and artist owned labels that make sure we get this new music regularly to play on All Jazz Radio.

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Tony Bennett closes Meijer Gardens series by ‘stepping out’ with standards, ‘best American songs ever written’

The legendary, Grammy-winning singer delivered a bevy of classics for a capacity crowd in Meijer Gardens’ 20th anniversary concert at what he called the world’s ‘finest concert hall.

Read the full story here

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LONDON JAZZ NEWS

INTERVIEW with NATHALIE LORIERS by Mary James 

Nathalie Loriers is a well-established Belgian pianist, composer and teacher. She has been the pianist in the Brussels Jazz Orchestra since 2002.  In this interview she describes her emotional connection with music, her use of meditation, and how her current trio with bassist Philip Aerts and saxophonist Tineke Postma was formed. They were performing at the Belgian Jazz Meeting in Bruges (4-6 September 2015), where Mary James interviewed her

Read the full Interview and sign up for the London Jazz News here

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Enjoy great jazz music at Jazz’SAlive

The San Antonio Parks Foundation and the City of San Antonio have come together to present Jazz’SALive.

Jazz’SALive is San Antonio’s official jazz music festival on Saturday, September 19th and Sunday, September 20th at free of charge. There is a parking fee of $10-15 depending on where you park.

The event celebrates 32 years of jazz in the historic and newly renovated Travis Park.

Jazz’SALive features award winning national, regional, and local talent with diverse styles of jazz.

Guests will enjoy live music on two stages, festival food by more than 20 food vendors and wares from local craft vendors.

See and read the full story and line up here

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The Klutz in the Kitchen really loves today’s food celebration because he really like making it for friends and guests and he’s really very good at it. Sadly on his meagre pension he can’t afford to indulge himself more than once every four years or so, having to set a date and save for it. Nuff sorrow and tears for now.

It’s Steak Au Poivre Day, that’s right pan-fried pepper fillet, just salivating at the very thought of it, aren’t you.

Steak Au Poivre is a French dish characterized by a steak, usually nice piece of fillet, coated with crushed peppercorns and then fried in a hot steel pan and it’s normally seared with lots of unsalted butter and sometimes a little oil and served with a yummolicious sauce, made with brandy, cream, butter, shallots, and sometimes Dijon mustard. The Klutz serves his with creamy garlicky mashed potatoes and Green Beans sautéed with bacon bits and fresh French bread to soak up the leftover sauce.

BTW, it’s also I Love Food and Wienerschnitzel day, that’s more about the Klutzes speed on the affordability scale.

Just a friendly reminder that September 29th is a big day for caffeine disciples everywhere, its International Coffee Day An annual holiday which is one of the most popular days on the fun holiday calendar, surprised? Mind you The Klutz believes every day is a celebration to enjoy the beverage whether it’s hot, iced, flavoured, espresso, cappuccino, latte, decaf, ok that’s taking it a bit far the decaf thing as a real coffaholic, I demand that decaf be withdrawn from the list, if not the Klutzes evil twin will be siced upon one and that no one wants to see happen.

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LONDON JAZZ NEWS LIVE MUSIC REVIEW:

Michael Janisch’s Paradigm Shift at the Vortex

Vortex, 3rd September 2015. Review by Sebastian Scotney

I can’t imagine a band which, could give a composer more variety of timbre, pulse, pace, style, than the one Michael Janisch has assembled for this 35-date tour, of which last night was the first. It somehow felt like a huge newly-designed ship was being sent down the slipway and into the water, and as a bystander one got occasional glimpses of its scale.

Read the whole story here

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All Jazz Radio Logo Face Book1A BLOG SUPREMEIt’s another overcast and chilly day in Cape Town but hey guess what we got the jazz, and the will help alleviate the chill along with some heart warming Glühwein don’t you think? Here’s another guess what, our jazz loving friends in the Northern Hemisphere have that to look forward to soon, not laughing promise, just a wry smile knowing we got summer around the corner.

We got your back see, with the best new music from the Jazz, Blues, Latin and World Jazz musicians from the global village to share with ya’all.

Afrika Mkhize at the office

Afrika Mkhize at the office

It’s finally happened, Afrika Mkhize has released his long awaited debut album, Rain Dancer and we wait with baited breath to receive it

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Sax man Phil Woods has ended his illustrious playing career on a high note.

Phil Woods in full flight

Phil Woods in full flight

He has been using oxygen for some while now much like our very own late Robie Jansen. Thanks for the music Mr Woods. Enjoy your retirement.

Read the full Story from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette written by Rick Nowlin

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The Klutz in the Kitchen with his shredding guitar

The Klutz in the Kitchen with his shredding guitar

I know the Klutz in the Kitchen has something interesting for you to add to your arsenal of recipes and yes he will be posting more that just one a week from here on out. All I can say at this stage is got to do with pork fillet, guess you’ll have to wait a little bit for the recipe to be revealed.

The Klutz has another of The Klutz in the Kitchen’s Straight Talkin’ No Punches Pulled Restaurant, Bisto, Cafe, Pub, Food Truck, Street Food & Take Away Grub n’ Cooking Maguffta Reviews which is to be posted later.

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Popular Jazz radio show host killed in Sunday crash

By Eddie Fitzgerald and Sandy Wall

Posted Sep. 7, 2015 at 4:40 PM

Updated at 7:22 PM

Tom “The Jazzman” Mallison R.I.P.

Tom “The Jazzman” Mallison R.I.P.

Tom “The Jazzman” Mallison, a popular Public Radio East personality who hosted a weekly jazz show, was killed Sunday night in a two-vehicle, head-on crash on N.C. 43 in north-western Craven County.

Friends say Mallison, who lived in Greenville, was headed home from PRE’s New Bern studios when the wreck occurred.

They believe Mallison was driving a Volvo. The other vehicle in the wreck has been identified as a Dodge pickup truck.

Read the full story in The Sun Journal, New Bern, North Carolina

On behalf of all at All Jazz Radio, listeners, AJR presenters we give our sincerest condolences to his family. He will be greatly missed

Eric Alan

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Piano1Today is I’m on Top of It Day which is a day giving very busy families time to get on top of at least one organizational job that adds wrinkles to the face, thereby giving extra character on the march through life.

September is also Piano Month, one on my personal fav’s bur ever so sorry that I didn’t pay any attention to my music teachers at school, too many other extra curricular activities’, know what I mean, nudge, nudge, wink, wink, Cricket, Girls, Rugby, Girls, Tennis, Girls, Swimming, Girls, High Board Diving, Girls, when was there time to practice the piano, eh!

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Beantown Jazz Festival1Beantown Jazz Festival Announces 2015 Lineup

On September 26, music lovers of all ages will gather for the 15th annual Beantown Jazz Festival in Boston’s historic South End – home to several legendary clubs during Boston’s jazz heyday. The all-day, free outdoor event will offer contemporary jazz, funk, Latin, pop, and soul acts on three stages. Natixis Global Asset Management, one of the world’s leading asset managers, is the presenting sponsor of the festival for the fifth year in a row and will present a $5, 000 George Wein Jazz Ambassador Scholarship to a high school student musician.

Read more about this historic long running jazz festival in Boston

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All Jazz Radio Logo Face Book1A BLOG SUPREMEThe first part of the past weekend was gorgeous here in the African Jazz Capital, Cape Town and the second half saw the winter gods rebelling against the summer gods, and really fighting it out they have been cold, wet and miserable on this day, damn. Joy it’s going to be a real soup and sarmie or a nice juicy stew n’ rice one. Mmm, the Klutz in the Kitchen has a couple of important choices to make for a couple of recipes this week me thinks.

There has been so much new Jazz, Blues, Latin and World Jazz released over the past few weeks, I’m having trouble in choosing my favourite new albums and new artists. Can you help me, tell me what yours are, drop me a line here on the All Jazz Radio WebsiteAll Jazz Radio FB Page or by Email Info at All Jazz Radio with Fav Albums and Artists in the Subject line.

I’ve been asked to increase the frequency of the Klutz in The Kitchen’s recipe suggestions. How many recipes would you like to see posted to the AJR Website each week, do tell us simply Email The Klutz In The Kitchen

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The Sound of You is must for Joy of Jazz fans – Jazzaholic by

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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.

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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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