Today’s Blog Thursday July 10, 2014



It’s a gorgeous morning, but chilly start to the day in The Mother City, so my, and many Peeps spirits will be buoyed by what the day ahead holds out no matter what Mother Nature has in store. My team, Netherlands lost to Argentina on the dreaded penalties a really unsatisfying method to decide the winner of the match. No wonder I’m not a real soccer fan at all, generally, but there is far to much of it on TV everyday, oh well to each his/her own. At least we have choices and the right choice any day is All Jazz Radio for more Jazz, Blues, Latin and World Jazz that is never played on any radio station of the World. The Standard Bank Jazz Festival continues until Sunday and we continue our crossings to our intrepid, hardy reporter in the field, the Jazz-E man Etienne Shardlow, who updates and informs us of what’s happening at the Festival.


Jazz Rendezvous

The musical day hits the streaming waves with Eric Alan’s Jazz Rendezvous with the usual interesting mix of music and today’s feature Smooth, Fusion and Funk jazz from all corners of the global village. Here’s what is coming up in the first hour of today’s show starting off with expat Capetonian Hylton Mowday, now residing in Australia, then we move onto Vocalist Carl Anderson and that is followed by Rick Braun, Urban Knights, Fourplay featuring Ruben Stoddard, Joyce Cooling, Musa Manzini, Rajdulari, Sipho Gumede, Craig Choquico, Richard Elliot and Paul Taylor closes the first hour of the Jazz Rendezvous.

Eric Alan with Mike

The next hour of todays show starts with Mindi Abair then we move on with the Shakatak bassist, George Anderson and go on with Candy Dulfer, The Glenn Robertson Jazz Band, Offiong Bassey, Nestor Torres, Vitamin Jazz, Ernie Smith, Mimi Ntenjwa, Judith Sephuma, The Rippington’s feat Russ Freeman, Randy Crawford with one of her classic tunes, then it’s Durban based Natalie Rungan and Mervyn Africa rounds out the second hour.

The final hour of our show kicks off with The Moreira Project then Victor Wooten, Larry Carlton, Rick Bitto, Philip Bailey, Soweto, Heinrich Frans, David Benoit, Bobby Lyle, Themba Dlamini, Fundile Mdingi, Hotep Idris Galeta, Richard Ceasar, Harvey Mason, Absolute Zero and The Summer Horns close out the Jazz Rendezvous exclusive to All Jazz Radio today.


Next up is Todd’s Turntable with our Edinburgh based presenter, vocalist

AJR PresenterTodd Gordon

AJR PresenterTodd Gordon

Todd Gordon who intros his show with his tune A Little White Ship from his album Love dot com, then goes on the a couple of Aretha Franklin tunes, and Todd continues with double plays for the rest of his wonderful vocal jazz show. See what still to come Della Reese, Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Carmen McRae, Dinah Shore, Johnny Hartman, Ella Fitzgerald, Ella Fitzgerald and finishes the show with Sylvia Syms.

Today the Jazz-E show is compiled by Eric Alan and showcase South

Etienne Shardlow before

Etienne Shardlow before

African and African jazz like nowhere else on radio today, This is what is coming up during the show today. We start off with Moroccan born, New York based singer Malika Zarra then Ultra Native, Ivan Mazuze, Derrick Schippers, The Blue Heads, Bakithi Kumalo, Bongani Sotshononda, Four Fourty, Sipho Gumede, Rob Blain, Shannon Mowday, Prince Kupi rounds out the first hour.

The second hour of The Jazz-E Show starts with McCoy Mrubata and we follow with Chameleon, Monday’s Jazz Quintet, The Taiwa Jazz Band, Robert Payne, The Jonathan Rubain Band, Spectrum 4 Jazz Ensemble, Jonas Gwangwa finishes of the Jazz-E Show which as per usual showcases Jazz out of Africa.

The Vagabond Blues with Brian Currin is next with a wide mix of the

The Vagabond Bluesman Brian Currin

The Vagabond Bluesman Brian Currin

grandfather genre that started the revolution in popular music today. Here’s what is expected in todays show, Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, Kaal, The Blues Broers, The Grateful Dead, Joss Stone, Joe Bonamassa feat Jimmy Barnes, Kathy Raven, Jimmy Donley, Jo Martin, Jimmy Witherspoon, The Doors, John Lee Hooker brings the first hour of the show to a close. The second hour starts with The Daddy Mack Blues Band and goes onto Hugh Laurie, The Jeff Healey Band, Eric Bibb, J J Cale, Lonnie Brooks, Keef Hartley, The Black Cat Bones, The Revelations, The Parlor Vinyls, Eddie Martin, Gerald Clark, Eric Clapton, Debbie Davis, Deep Purple, Gov’t Mule, Georgie Fame and finally The Ratrod Cats finishes the Vagabond Blues and the live broadcast segment of todays programming, stay tune for our re- broadcast of what one might have missed so here’s the opportunity to catch up, enjoy the rest of our broadcasts for this day.

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