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A Blog Supreme – All Jazz Radio – 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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A Blog Supreme – All Jazz Radio – Friday 06 March 2015

All Jazz Radio Logo Face Book1A BLOG SUPREMEWhat is it with people today, communicating between each other has become more and more impersonal, off handed and just plain rude, at least that’s what I think and strongly believe.

Call me old fashioned but personal direct communication, talking to one another on the telephone is still the best and quickest method of communication. I get most pissed off with people who when one calls them on their mobile phone has a recorded message which goes something like this, I’m not available, don’t leave a message send an SMS/Text or email and I’ll get back to you. Yeah right! The purpose of the call could be of vital importance. I phoned a number of people yesterday and I’m still waiting for them to get back to me, in fact there I’m still waiting for a few to call back from more than a few weeks ago. It’s a case of you need me more than I need you. What disrespect and a mighty Fuck You, btw, being not one who uses profanity in forums such as this I felt it was one of those few occasion it would best serve this commentary.

I make a call because I have something to say and discuss, I don’t need to wait and send messages back and forth be they email or SMS/Text, something which is frustrating, time wasting and the most unsatisfactory. It is also that I’ve wasted a phone call which costs and then I’ve got waste more time and data on sending an SMS/Text/eMail and then wait and hope that the recipient will call back. Ok, so you say it a small amount of data/call time but add up the amount of time wasted in doing so, sending things back and forth to every person one wants to talk to on a monthly basis.

My time is just as important as is the recipients, but to have the same message repeated throughout the day and night is just showing the middle finger don’t you think?. Come now, one is not all that busy, 24/7, your service ethic sucks, how much business is lost?. I don’t make frivolous phone calls there is always a very good reason for my making the phone call.

My thoughts lead to me believing on receiving a SMS/Text/eMail the recipient won’t call back 9 times out of 10, it further shows these people believe in their own self importance. What do you think?

When I contact local musicians, PR companies and festival organisers

it is because I’d like to interview them on one of our shows, once again the same malady occurs. SMS/eMail/Text is the message and guess what they never get back at all. Tarring all with one brush yes, because so many are affected by the malady.

I have never experienced this when contacting musicians, music pluggers and PR people from overseas who are always pleased to be chatted to no matter the time difference/zone. We use Skype and Viber to chat with musicians around the world to great success. Yet there is a huge reluctance for Cape Town and South African musicians to promote themselves and their music effectively, is it that they fear to compromise their artistic integrity, or is it that they don’t believe in there own ability’s or believe it is beneath them to work hard to promote themselves and their output. Is there an answer to this? What are your thoughts on this matter.

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I was at Straight No Chaser on Thursday night with All Jazz Radio Website editor and reviewer Carol Martin to catch Saxmeister Buddy Wells leading his outfit The Buddy Wells Quintet, a rare occasion to hear his original compositions. The band made up of Nick Williams (bass), Keenan Ahrends (guitar), Jonno Sweetman (drums) and Steven Sokuyeka (trombone). Buddy got the group together in 2013 to perform his compositions which is strongly influenced and rooted in SAFRO Jazz, folk, Cape and African Jazz. I only stayed for the first set and what a set it was an incredibly stunning performance. Thankfully our intrepid reporter Carol decided to stay so expect her review to appear on the All Jazz Radio website a little later today. Suffice it to say, sjoe!, jinna! You weren’t there you really missed something incredible night of music.

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Today’s streaming broadcast schedule on All Jazz Radio;

10:00 – 13:00 THE JAZZ RENDEZVOUS RADIO PINOTAGE & COFFEE STOKVEL CLUB

Compiled & produced by AJR Staff in Cape Town, SA

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

13:00 – 14:00 THE EUROJAZZ FRONTIER

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

(Euro Jazz – Old & New)

14:00 – 16:00 THE LATIN SIDE

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

(Latin & World Jazz)

16:00 – 18:00 FRIDAY FAAJI

Compiled, presented & produced by UCT University professor from Nigeria Dr. Kolade Arogundade from Cape Town, SA

(Afro Jazz, Afro Beat, Afro Fusion)

 

THURSDAYS SHOWS (Repeats)

18:00 – 21:00 THE JAZZ RENDEZVOUS RADIO PINOTAGE & COFFEE STOKVEL CLUB

Compiled & produced by AJR Staff in Cape Town, SA

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

21:00 – 22:00 TODD’S TURNTABLE

Compiled, presented & produced by Todd Gordon in Edinburgh, Scotland

(Vocal Jazz from across the centuries up to today)

22:00 – 24:00 TSOANG AFRIKA (Jazz From Africa)

Compiled & produced by AJR Staff in Cape Town, SA

(Jazz from the African continent, made up of the music by Afro Jazz, Blues and Latin musicians from across all borders)

16:00 – 18:00 VAGABOND BLUES

Compiled, presented & produced by Brian Currin Cape Town, SA

(Blues from Africa & the Global Village)

 

WEDNESDAYS SHOWS (Repeats)

02:00 – 03:00 THE JAZZ RENDEZVOUS RADIO PINOTAGE & COFFEE STOKVEL CLUB

Compiled & produced by AJR Staff in Cape Town, SA

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

03:00 – 03:15 LIVE JASSMAN BLOG

(Latest jazz news from Jo’burg surrounds and maybe even further afield by Editor Brian Hough)

Weekly chat with the editor of email newsletter The Jazzman covering the jazz beat in Gauteng and other interesting places in the global village from Jo’burg South Africa

03:15 – 05:00 THE JAZZ RENDEZVOUS RADIO PINOTAGE & COFFEE STOKVEL CLUB

Compiled & produced by AJR Staff in Cape Town, SA

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

05:00 – 06:00 THE LATIN PERSPECTIVE

Compiled, presented & produced by Tony Vasquez in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

(Afro-Cuban, Latin Jazz)

06:00 – 08:00 THE MIDWEEK JAZZ MELANGE

Compiled, presented & produced by Ndoxy Hadebe in Cape Town, SA

(Afro Jazz, Afro Soul, World Jazz)

08:00 – 10:00 JAZZ, BEYOND

Compiled, presented & produced by Brian Currin in Cape Town, SA

(Progressive Contemporary and Avant Garde Jazz)

 

 

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A Blog Supreme – All Jazz Radio – 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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A Blog Supreme – All Jazz Radio – 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 Week Jazz Top 50 Chart: Jazz Chart: March 2, 2015

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TW LW 2W Peak Artist Title Label Wks
1 3 8 1 Eddie Henderson Most Reports Collective Portrait Smoke Sessions 3
2 5 7 2 Allan Harris Black Bar Jukebox Love Productions 6
3 1 4 1 Justin Kauflin Dedication Jazz Village 6
4 2 2 2 Jamie Cullum Interlude Blue Note 5
5 12 36 5 Charles McPherson The Journey Capri 3
6 11 19 6 Joe Alterman Georgia Sunset Joe Alterman Music 4
7 7 8 7 Jim Snidero Main Street Savant 4
8 4 1 1 Quincy Davis Songs In The Key Of Q In The Know 6
9 13 15 9 Sam Most New Jazz Standards Summit 3
10 8 11 8 Jeremy Pelt Tales, Musings And Other Reveries HighNote 4
11 10 6 1 Louis Hayes and the Cannonball Adderly Legacy Band Live at Cory Weeds’ Cellar Jazz Club Cellar Live 13
12 6 5 4 Chip White Family Dedications and More Dark Colors 7
13 9 3 1 David Hazeltine I Remember Cedar Sharp Nine 12
14 14 155 14 Diana Krall Wallflower Verve 2
15 16 23 15 Dave Bass NYC Sessions Whaling City Sounds 4
16 27 29 16 David Gibson Boom! Posi-Tone 4
17 17 12 6 Art Hirahara Libations & Meditations Posi-Tone 7
18 22 29 18 Omer Avital New Song Motema 3
19 40 23 19 Calvin Keys Close Enough For Love Lifeforce Jazz 5
20 37 96 20 Vijay Iyer Trio Break Stuff ECM 2
21 53 162 21 Rez Abbasi Acoustic Quartet Highest Debut Intents And Purposes Enja 1
22 23 21 17 Carl Saunders America Summit 7
23 20 28 18 Charles Ruggiero Boom Bang, Boom Bang! Rondette Jazz 5
24 15 10 3 Jeff Hamilton Trio Great American Songs Capri 12
25 32 16 8 Tony Monaco Furry Slippers Chicken Coup / Summit 13
26 20 18 18 Joshua Bruneau Septet Bright Idea Cellar Live 5
27 29 17 5 James Farm City Folk Nonesuch 15
28 19 14 1 Jimmy Greene Beautiful Life Mack Avenue 13
29 95 219 29 H2 Big Band It Could Happen Origin 1
30 18 13 1 Kenny Barron & Dave Holland The Art Of Conversation Impulse! 15
31 36 48 31 Chris Cortez Top Secret Blue Bamboo Music 3
31 43 60 31 Akua Dixon Akua Dixon Akua’s Music 6
33 24 40 24 Aaron Goldberg The Now Sunnyside 6
34 34 25 25 Duane Eubanks Things Of That Particular Nature Sunnyside 6
35 64 104 35 Jon Davis Moving Right Along Posi-Tone 1
35 37 21 21 George Gee Swing Orchestra Swing Makes You Happy! Rondette Jazz 5
35 31 35 23 Dan Siegel Indigo DSM 7
35 25 20 12 Brian Charette Good Tipper Posi-Tone 11
39 27 29 21 Brian Pareschi Brian Pareschi And The BP Express Brian Pareschi Music 4
40 26 48 26 Bob Shimizu Let’s Get Together Signal Strength LLC 3
41 42 32 32 Marcus Parsley Sunday Strollin’ Rondette Jazz 4
42 55 114 42 Randy Brecker with the DePaul University Jazz Ensemble Dearborn Station Jazzed Media 1
43 29 33 29 Chicago Yestet Just Say Yes Tiddlywinks Music 5
43 53 91 43 Chris Potter Underground Orchestra Imaginary Cities ECM 1
45 91 138 45 Bernard Scavella A Taste Of Scavella Self Released 1
46 55 74 46 Cynthia Felton Save Your Love For Me | (Sings Nancy Wilson) Self-Released 1
46 79 158 46 Marshall Gilkes | WDR Big Band Köln Alternate Side 1
46 33 34 8 Greg Abate Quartet Motif Whaling City Sounds 15
46 34 26 26 Kenny Shanker Action City Posi-Tone 6
50 40 37 2 Houston Person The Melody Lingers On HighNote 15

 

 

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It’s all happening today, tune in and listen

The season has started to turn here in the Mother City, Cape Town, there is a definite chill in the early morning air, but who gives a damn about that when there’s hot jazz to be heard on Africa’s best and only 24/7 all genre Jazz, Blues, Latin and World Jazz radio station online. Go to www.alljazzradio.co.za and choose the link you’d like to “tune in” to and download the link to your smartphone, computer or tablet and take us with you on your day’s journey. Its a good way to enjoy great music wherever you may be. Listen in today, here what’s coming up from 10am C,A.,T.;

10:00 to 11:00- THE JAZZ RENDEZVOUS RADIO PINOTAGE & COFFEE STOKVEL CLUB

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

Compiled & produced by AJR Staff in Cape Town, SA

11:00 – 11:15 LONDON JAZZ NEWS BLOG CHAT

(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

11:15 – 14:00 JAZZ RENDEZVOUS

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

Compiled & produced by AJR Staff in Cape Town, SA

14:00 – 16:00 MZANTZI (South) AFRICAN JAZZ

(100% South African Jazz recordings made up of any number of SAFRO musicians in the band from all corners of the global village)

Compiled & produced by AJR Staff in Cape Town, SA

16:00 – 18:00 THE CAPITAL JAZZ CLUB

(Eclectic mix of Acid. Funk, Progressive, Fusion Jazz)

Compiled, Produced and presented by Jack Ojiambo in Nairobi, Kenya

Don’t forget our special daily re-broadcast programming which starts from 6pm C.A.T. so you won’t miss a moment of the music.

Connect with us on Skype or call our studio on Viber,

Enjoy the best Jazz, Blues, Latin and World jazz from the African Jazz Capital all day everyday.

 

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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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Southern Hemisphere Trio joins the London jazz scene

Award-winning vocalists Nicky Schrire and Anita Wardell

Award-winning vocalists Nicky Schrire and Anita Wardell

For the love of the southern hemisphere (and music), this trio is sure to make London jazz fans happy this February

Award-winning vocalists Anita Wardell and Nicky Schrire met in 2007. Despite any geographical distance (Australian-raised Wardell was based in London, and Schrire was about to move from her native South Africa to New York) they developed a kinship and became fast friends. With a shared love for “straight tone” singing, the understated, and Southern Hemisphere roots, the two remained in touch over the past five years, when Schrire performed London and Wardell performed in the USA.

Schrire recently returned to live in London and the two singers are thrilled to find themselves on the same side of the pond. To celebrate this coming full circle, they have teamed up with pianist Robin Aspland (Kenny Wheeler, George Coleman, Georgie Fame) to form “The Southern Hemisphere Trio” (Aspland has spent time in both Australia and South Africa making him an honorary Southern Hemisphere-ian). The trio will explore songs from jazz and folk traditions in this intimate formation, celebrating seven years of musical friendship.

“Anita Wardell is a singer who takes no prisoners. The Australian vocalist is an uncompromising exponent of bebop and has won a cult following among her colleagues in London during her time here.”
-Clive Davis, The Times
“… Schrire becomes part of the fabric of her music. Her voice is a warm and supple instrument that serves as a dispensary of emotional power.”
-Dan Bilawsky, All About Jazz

Gig Details

Date: Wednesday 11 February; 7:30pm

Venue: 3-7 Delancey St, London NW1 7NL

Tickets: £15; Phone: 020 7383 780

With thanks to The South African

 

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Christmas Greetings and Requests Live on All Jazz Radio.

All Jazz Radio Logo Face Book1funny206From 18:00 to midnight at All Jazz Radio we will be taking calls and wishes from all corners of the global village, as well as share Christmas music requests Live via Skype, connect with us right now on the handle alljazzradio or via Viber on 0027 82 456 2195. Talk to Family and Friends on Christmas Eve, send real time live greetings via All Jazz Radio, We will also be sharing some great Christmas Jazz, Blues, Latin and World Jazz , join us at 18:00 CAT or 16:00 GMT this Christmas Eve.

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A Blog Supreme – All Jazz Radio – 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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A Blog Supreme – All Jazz Radio – 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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All Jazz Radio – A Blog Supreme – 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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All Jazz Radio – A Blog Supreme – 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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All Jazz Radio – A Blog Supreme – 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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All Jazz Radio – A Blog Supreme – 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 – A Blog Supreme – 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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All Jazz Radio – A Blog Supreme – 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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All Jazz Radio – A Blog Supreme – MONDAY 13th October 2014

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

Russell Majiet singing

Russell Majiet

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

Benedict Peters

Benedict Peters

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

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

Tony Vasquez

Tony Vasquez

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

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Today Yorkshire Pudding Day.

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

Yummolicious

Yummolicious

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

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

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

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

This week is World Rainforest Week

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On This Day

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

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

Frank Sinatra & Bing Crosby

Frank Sinatra & Bing Crosby

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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HUMOURSCOPE

Libra (September 22 – October 22)

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

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All Jazz Radio – A Blog Supreme – THURSDAY 9th October 2014

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

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

Todd Gordon

Todd Gordon

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

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IT’S IMAGINE DAY

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

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

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

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

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

It’s hard to Imagine …

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It’s Dessert Day and Month

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

Eat DessertWhat is dessert?

It is defined by Wikipedia as…

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

What is the origin of this holiday?

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

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

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

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Jazz Beat: 18th & Vine Jazz and Blues Festival

By Larry Kopitnik

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

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

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This Day in History, October 9

Isaac Singer

Isaac Singer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

By Tintswalo Baloyi

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

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

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

Read the full story here

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

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

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

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

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

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

By Kondwani Magombo

Steve Bedi

Steve Bedi

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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All Jazz Radio – A Blog Supreme – WEDNESDAY 8th October 2014

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

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

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

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Today is Apple Betty Day!

Apple Betty Day ice cream and fork is a crustless apple pie seasoned with cinnamon, nutmeg, and sugar. An apple brown betty is a common variation, which includes layers of sweetened breadcrumbs.

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

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

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

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

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Pop-up bar gives Sandton a taste of luxury rum

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

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

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

Jazz in Johannesburg

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It was on this day October 08 in ……….

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The three are 

– Composer/ bassist Misha Mullov-Abbado

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

– Drummer Pedro Segundo (photo above).

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

LINKS: 

CITY MUSIC FOUNDATION WEBSITE

Interview with Pedro Segundo

Review of Misha Mullov-Abbado at Omnibus Clapham

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

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Throat Singer’s Performance Goes Viral

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

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

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

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

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

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

Earlier that morning I visited Kaya FM 95.5

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

Heather Maxwell

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

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JAZZ: Futshane’s Innocent Victims and Perpetrators

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

Lex Futshane Innocent Victims and Perpetrators

Lex Futshane Innocent Victims and Perpetrators

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2012 Q & A with the Forge

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

LONDON JAZZ Read the whole story here

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

Norman Otis Richmond Aka Jalali

Norman Otis Richmond Aka Jalali

By Norman Otis Richmond Aka Jalali

The Late Milton Blake

Milton “The Voice” Blake

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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