Unusual Gigs Open Eyes on Exciting Musical Collaborations

A week of not-the-usual-fare of musical offerings from bands which consider themselves of ‘mixed’ influences kicked off with the  launch of Mike Rossi’s ‘Journey’ album, The World, rather, seemed to be depicted sonorously and joyfully by all groups that followed their musical themes throughout the week.

Mike Rossi on flute: courtesy Jazz Connection Kaye

Rossi started the live band wagon with local musicians, some who had featured on his chatty album, like trombonist William Haubrich, drummer Kevin Gibson, and pianist bop artist, Andrew Ford along with Rossi’s multiple instruments, saxes and flute.

Lorenzo Blignaut

But it was the performance of young former-Delft Big Band, Lorenzo Blignaut, on flugelhorn that stole the show. His grooming by former Band leader and trumpeter, Ian Smith, has payed off handsomely from teenage years; Blignaut is dedicated and largely self-taught, mentored of course by the greats. Had the lighting effects been better, photographers would have flocked to this popular bakery-cum-jazz venue to catch various band wizards which Slow Life brings in, consistently and faithfully, in order to grow jazz and its various forms in this peninsular community.

Mid-week, Ancient Agents, a poly-rhythmic, multi-percussive group, performed at the vibey Café Roux’s Capetown branch on Shortmarket Street, before their travel to Madagascar for a popular music Festival.

Fredrick Gille, percussion; Schalk Joubert, guitar

Ronan Skillan’s hand-made slide metal didgeridoo expertly accompanied by Swedish cajon box beater and frame drum specialist, Fredrik Gille, brought eerie ancient and earthy sounds that made drinks rattle. Schalk Joubert’s electric bass foundations often echoed Reza Khota’s guitar conversations, making this evening’s event electric, different, and fulfilling.   http://www.alljazzradio.co.za/2017/09/20/primordial-and-polyrhythmic-ancient-agents-is-a-percussion-delight/

Musicians enjoy Café Roux – it’s obvious. Eat some yummy pizza or light dishes first before the show, then relax back to a sound quality experience and dreamy decorum with an appreciative audience. Although Ancient Agents musicians focus on ‘jazz’, their improvisations cut across ancestral and traditional folk lines that are always pleasing. As is the venue!  Oh, and yes, the venue introduces the band, and softly reminds the patrons to keep chatting volumes low in order to appreciate the musical offerings. Woe to the many other venues who simply don’t care about the music!

By Friday, another Slow Life-sponsored group hit town:  SULP* (Swiss Urban Landler Passion) intrigued music students and fans at a College of Music concert with their enigmatic sounds that draw out folk life in an increasingly urbanizing Switzerland, yet stay true to tradition, the ‘Landler’ folk music. Featuring the concertina instrument, with its diatonic buttons on one side, and chromatic buttons on the other side, and a 4 metre long ‘Alp Horn’ blown, or rather breath-caressed like a didgeridoo with a French horn twist, and several other more ‘modern’ instruments, like the saxophone and double bass, SULP swung into rapturous waltzes and polka moods, reminiscent of music played in the popular film, ‘Sound of Music’.  The alpine terrain comes to life, as did this recital hall with students looking for the familiar.  Homegrown South Africans, Trumpeter Marcus Wyatt, and guitarist Derek Gripper added their individual mixes of African and a bit of Nordic influences.  As SULP says, “Swiss folk music, in its contemporary form, did not emerge in the countryside but was invented by industrial workers in the fast growing urban centers re-imagining their rural origins in the rapidly changing world.”

SULP play at 4 other venues this weekend.

*Simon Dettwiler (conertina), Matthias Gubler (saxophone) and Hannes Fankhauser (Alp Horn, double bass)

 

 

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Tabla rock and Indian jazz fusion by AVATAAR hits Kalk Bay’s Olympia Bakery

They looked oddly rested after 25 flight hours, landing in Cape Town a few hours before their sound check for the evening’s concert at Kalk Bay’s popular Olympia Bakery-turned-jazz –club-at-night.  The Toronto-based AVATAAR sextet arrived for their first African performance, which should not be their last.

Coming from ethnically seasoned backgrounds, including southern India and Italy, these Canadians presented a rare treat of sounds for this peninsula community, a mix of tabla-inspired blues cooked with a sometimes acid-rock guitar groove, then a Coltrane-influenced alto sax complemented  with Indian scat of vocalist, Suba Sankaran.

Sundar Viswanathan: courtesy ratspace

Their jazz fused improvisation with varieties of world sonic motifs, playing off the compositions of sax/flute band leader, Sundar Viswanathan’s debut album, Petal (2015).  Named for flowers that show their beautiful bloom for a short time, then disappear; thus the ephemeral nature of existence,  impermanence.

The generous 100 minute performance was electric – a sitar-sounding guitarist, Michael Occhipinti who carries Sicilian accents of heritage wedded so perfectly with the raga nuances provided by Ravi Naimpally’s tabla and Haiku speaking bassist, George Koller. While one often associates Indian classical music with spirituality, the divine touch heard on this night felt more like a sitar-rock meeting contemporary jazz styles with cross-overs into funk and melodic ballads.  These eclectic band members each boast musical accolades and awards across the Canadian music spectrum, and deservedly, needed to visit the finest of South Africa’s jazz traditions coincidentally during Heritage celebrations.  Or was it a coincidence?  Their three-city tour this week (September 22-30, 2018) takes them to other heritage sites of Durban and Pretoria, besides Capetown.

Ravi Naimpally

Befittingly, talking about ‘heritage’, AVATAAR’s performance cleverly highlighted some of the immigrant musical backgrounds of the musicians, thanks to Viswanathan’s Tamil influences. Such compositions from Petal include reference to South Asian contexts like tsunamis in “Banda Aceh” with staccato taka taka vocals of Naimpally, or storms in “Monsoon”.  Long influenced by Brazil’s Antonio Carlos Jobim, Viswanathan infuses Brazilian rhythms for effect, and has even mastered Portugese in order to explore wider cultural circles.

But unlike the ending song on the album, “Petal (emphemerata)” with spoken word philosophies about the purpose of existence supported by one’s spirituality, AVATAAR chose to honour a South African jazz legend’s composition, Abdullah Ibrahim’s “Mannenberg”.  What ensued was a frolicking jazz rock heightened by tabla and drums as the familiar song swung through its cadences and rhythms in true South African style.  Now that was a highlight of the evening!      https://www.facebook.com/neil.frye.71/videos/10156676818712152/

Their South African tour was made possible by Canada’s Council for the Arts and Paul Bothner music providing the baseline instruments. Event manager Paul Kahanowitz had met Viswanathan a year ago, and managed to pull this group to our shores.  Applause to all.

Further information from Sundar Viswanathan at sundar@sundarmusic.com;  +1-416 994 0758

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Musical Influences abound in Saxophonist Mike Rossi’s “Journey” album (2018)

‘Journey’, which follows on ‘Take Another Five’ (2016) dedicated to Nelson Mandela and Dave Brubeck, explodes with a range of musical styles that depict multi-instrumentalist Mike Rossi’s interpretation of country, ethnic, and musical influences over his forty year dance in jazz. It is a compositional delight!

There’s a lot of Italian in this album, from low-highs to happy-sad emotions framed with impressive solos and well-coordinated horn harmonies.  Horns predominate amongst stunning solos of Andrew Ford’s piano and organ, as well as Kevin Gibson’s drums, and Wesley Rustin’s boppish double bass.  I get a bit nervous when multiple horns play in unison, often wah wah-ing over more delicate rhythms or wind instruments.  But Rossi offers mercy as his six  cherished hand-made Rampone & Cassani saxophones  gently flow through sonic themes, as in the masterful composition, Big Sax,  Conversations between  Marco Maritz’s fugelhorn and Rossi’s altello sax delight the ear.  The South African swing in KwaZulu Zam Sam covers pretty much all the talents of horn and rhythm players without overpowering.

‘Journey’ band members

Faithful to his Italian-American background, some pieces were written under the influence: Ciao Roma; Don’t Say Lazio! opens with a wistful alto flute followed by charming Latin beats of Rossi’s tenor sax and expressive drum and piano solos. Alpe Camasca, Italy commemorates a frequently visited area, home to the R&C saxophone factory. Nine movements pull the listener through different time signatures making for unexpected  moods and twists.  A tribute to snails with red wine in Cucciulitti-Snails of Fermo surprisingly features Rossi’s baritone sax and William Haubrich’s trombone, two unlikely sonic registers for such a small animal.

Family and friends are referenced in such American jazz Standard renditions as Star Dust which Rossi’s late mother loved, and to the Hilda’s of Norway in Lars Jansson’s composition, Hilda, where Rossi’s soprano sax speaks kindly about his friendships there.

Rossi stays faithful to his flutes, particularly stylishly overdubbed in the beautiful Chuck Mangione song Land of Make Believe with Rustin’s bass grounding the basic bop mixed with Latin. Never forgetting how early American jazz included the clarinet, the swing classic Shiny Stockings arranged in quartet form pulls melody and rhythm nicely together in true Count Basie style. Ford’s piano  runs are exquisite throughout.

Humour abounds:  if there’s any way to portray nausea musically, Greasy Pan Blues does it! A really fun Rossi piece, indeed.

The album ends with the well-known South African classic composition of the late Chris Ngcukana, Mra, skilfully opened by Westin’s bass which swings the band into that familiar groove, and makes one still calling out for more.  South Africa is home to the Rossi family, and one wonders what the next musical ‘Journey’  will sound like in the next decade.  I wait, enthusiastically!

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CD Review by Eric Alan – Judi Silvano & The Zephyr Band Lessons Learned (2018)

You know this album has been a bit perplexing for me to write about, it has taken me weeks to do and listen to, it has moved my thoughts and memories in countless directions. Judi Silvano’s words awaken so much of a life lived, sometimes well and um, sometimes not so well. I was forced into a corner and felt the need to listen to her very thought provoking lyrics extremely carefully. The album has become somewhat of an intense catharsis on a personal level whilst listening intently. Today, I thought I should read the PR blurb that accompanied the album by publicist Lydia Liebman, something that I don’t usually do before I start listening to and writing a review. After careful reading thought that I could not do any better therefore decided to include the full blurb. All I can say is I like the album and it has now become a permanent fixture on my iPhones playlist.

“Judi’s compositions are like her paintings – Magical!” Sheila Jordan, NEA Jazz Master

Unit Records is proud to release Judi Silvano’s new album Lessons Learned today, Friday, July 13th. Produced by Grammy Award-winning saxophonist and composer Joe Lovano, Lessons Learned features the members of Silvano’s Zephyr Band with an unusual lineup for a jazz singer: two electric guitars.  These are wielded by Kenny Wessel and Bruce Arnold who together provide orchestral settings for the songs. The band is rounded out with Adam Kolker on bass clarinet, soprano and tenor sax, Ratzo B. Harris on bass, Bob Meyer on drums and Todd Isler on percussion. Joe Lovano lends his signature sound on tenor sax to two tracks. Lessons Learned began as a mature musical compilation of personal observations on life and love, but has since developed into a statement that aims to evoke a feeling of universal understanding and respect for others amongst its listeners.

“This is one of the most inspired and fun recording sessions I’ve ever been a part of; it’s full of beautiful, joyous music!” – Joe Lovano

Judy & Joe

Parallel to Lovano’s adventurous arrangements, Judi’s writing varies from tender and spiritual to raucous and whimsical. On Lessons Learned, the vocalist – who is also credited for the painting that graces the album cover – is not afraid to bare her heart and sing of intimacy and she tackles the realities of aging with hilarious candor. There comes a point in anyone’s life that is a place of reflection; a review of a lifetime’s worth of choices and decisions. For Silvano, this point in her life marked the creation of Lessons Learned. This 10 track opus of original songs is a collection of stories from the singer’s life that have accumulated and resulted in lessons she has personally learned. By reflecting upon her own individual experiences, Silvano has been observing the consciousness of society as a whole and hopes her perspective will encourage empathy in others towards their communities.

The album opens with “Round and Round”, which is Judi’s statement of appreciation and wonder at her own life. The song’s canonic structure parallels the cycles of life. While “You Will Know” speaks to the interpersonal connections that can have an impact on how we feel about ourselves with encouragement to remember we are not alone, “Dark Things” is about self-doubt, and how even the most confident people periodically question and re-evaluate their paths. “Acknowledging our vulnerability is key to being able to adapt and grow,” says Judi. “Dust” finds Judi in shamanic mode, singing about the earth, our dependence on it for food and how rhythmic feels connect us all over the globe. Some other stand-out tracks from the album include “Hand and Heart” – a beautiful ballad about a very particular relationship – and “After Love” which, simply put, is a classic love song. The album closes with “The Music’s in My Body”, which demonstrates that Judi’s sense of rhythm and space from her years as a dancer, are always a part of her songs.

“Judi Silvano is an amazing vocalist and improviser who has been a mainstay on the New York Jazz scene for decades! Her communication with guitarists Bruce Arnold and Kenny Wessel on “Lessons Learned” is telepathic and the music they create is fresh and inspiring!” -Vic Juris, Guitarist and Educator

MORE ABOUT JUDI SILVANO
Judi Silvano has been an active presence in the New York Jazz scene since 1976, when she arrived in New York City from Philadelphia with a degree in music and dance from Temple University. Since then the roster of musicians with whom she has collaborated includes Kenny Werner, Joe Lovano, Bill Frisell, George Garzone, Mike Formanek, Gerry Hemingway, Michael Abene, Rufus Reid, Ingrid Jensen, Charlie Haden, Jack DeJohnette, Paul Motian, Manny Albam, Gunther Schuller and Wynton Marsalis. She’s performed at a multitude of festivals and concert houses around the globe including the Montreal, Paris, London, Verona, Perugia, Istanbul, Langnau Switzerland and North Sea Jazz Festivals as well as numerous clubs and concert halls in NYC. Silvano has been writing music and poetry her whole life alongside putting her visions on canvas – one of her paintings is the album cover of Lessons Learned and she has a series of paintings of Jazz Musicians in addition to other subjects.

More information at www.judisilvano.com


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Artist of the Week – Victor Mhleli Ntoni

by Simon Ndlovu

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Feeling Really Pekkish Munchie Recipe

Recipe begged, borrowed, compiled and adapted by The Klutz in the Kitchen on The Jazz Rendezvous Jazz, Blues, Latin, World Jazz and Cabaret, Music & Musicians, Entertainers, Artisanal Booze & Beer, Cocktails, Pinotage, Coffee, Grub & Stockvel Radio Show

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It’s a good day to celebrate with some melted gooey cheesy goodness today because it’s Welsh Rarebit (Rabbit) Day. We have to thank the Nibble website for a wee bit of the history and recipe for this crowd pleasing munch.

People have been gobbling up melted cheese for a very long time. Fondue, the best-known of Swiss dishes, is probably of peasant origin, but no one knows for how long traveling herders had been combining cheese with wine in their cooking pots and dipping bread into the mixture. Similarly, quesadillas, a Mexican tradition, have been eaten for longer than anyone can say.

Rabbit, Not Rarebit

The once-famous Welsh rabbit (please don’t call it “rarebit”) is a very old formulation. There isn’t much agreement on how Welsh rabbit might have gotten its name, but my favorite story is that sharp cheese melted into ale or beer, served over crisp toast, was a substitute for meat when the men had been unsuccessful in their hunting that day. It was left to the women to fix a meal, and I wouldn’t doubt, some clever woman came up with the name.

Welsh Rabbit Recipe

Welsh rabbit is similar to fondue, except that the melted cheese is poured over toast instead of dipping bread chunks into a pot of melted cheese.

Preparation time: 15 mins

Cooking time: 10 mins

Serves: 2

Stuff to throw it together

2 tablespoons butter

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

⅓ cup milk

½ cup beer or ale

1 teaspoon dry mustard

¼ teaspoon each cayenne pepper and paprika

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1½ cups sharp Cheddar, shredded

1 egg yolk

4 slices bread for toast

Optional: sliced tomato Optional garnishes: fresh snipped chives or thyme

How to cook it up

NB You can use any semi-hard cheese, or a blend. Like fondue, Welsh rabbit is a great way to use up scraps of cheese. Preparation

We like rye toast or whole grain toast because of the added flavor; but use whatever bread you have

Melt butter in a sauce pan over low heat; whisk in flour until smooth and simmer roux for two minutes

Whisk in milk, then beer. You can use leftover beer: The effervescence cooks out. The more flavorful the beer, the better the dish

AAdd cayenne, mustard and paprika one at a time, whisking until smooth. Add Worcestershire sauce and whisk to combine

Whisk in Cheddar, 20% at a time, and blend until smooth

Remove pan from flame; whisk in egg yolk for extra richness and body

Place two pieces of toast on each plate. Top with tomato slices. Pour cheese sauce over toast. Garnish with herbs. Who needs a real rabbit: This “poor man’s supper” is delicious!

Pizza

The ancestor the pizza we know and love today, melted cheese on bread was probably being enjoyed by the Etruscans, Greeks or Phoenicians as early as the 700s – B.C.E. (Tomato sauce didn’t arrive until the 1800s.) Clearly, much of the world has had a love affair with melted cheese for many hundreds of years. Food history aside, a melted cheese dish on a blustery, cold day is as satisfying for the soul as it is for the appetite. With a little care, melting
Have a cooking day

Today is also Baby Back Ribs Day Here are five things to know about baby back ribs:

No one is really sure where the term barbecue originated. The conventional wisdom is that the Spanish, upon landing in the Caribbean, used the word barbacoa to refer to the natives’ method of slow-cooking meat over a wooden platform.

In America barbecue varies by region, with the four main styles named after their place of origin: Memphis, Tenn.; North Carolina; Kansas City; and Texas.

In order to be called “baby back ribs” the rack needs to be smaller than a pound and a half.

Pigs have 14 rib bones! They are divided into four popular cuts: spare ribs, St. Louis, rib tips and baby backs.

No one knows who invented the barbecue.

Buon Appetito

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Struan Douglas Journeys with Ubuntu Healing through Music

“Towards the Peace on Earth: Projections Manifest” (published by www.afribeat.com, 2018) is an engaging account of one man’s journey of healing, with upfront honesty and attempted enlightenment through a rebirth into Ubuntu Africa from European roots.  Struan Douglas, an arts journalist and musician, portrays a fascinating, yet mysterious, plunge into the spirituality surrounding the music industry in South Africa, and why all is not always rosy in the perceived healing abilities of this  art form.

Douglas’s own contentious struggle with a severe illness in his youth, compounded by insecurities, outrages, and inferiority complexes, found  amazing portals of resolve, as his pathways crossed with innovative and intuitively spiritual music producers.  Shamanic healing brought the light of love onto the Cullinan farm outside of Johannesburg, affectionately dubbed the University of Celebration, where Douglas lived out his post-traumatic syndrome with an eccentric Frenchman, ‘Ananda’, and an inventive Swiss music producer, Robert Trunz.  Together, with  an additional eco-healer and photographer, Lianne, the foursome worked the land as Trunz established a music studio where a host of well-known, predominately African musicians engaged with each other to move their artistry forward.  A healing in music took place through Trunz’s music label, MELT2000, and writer/musician Douglas found a much needed home in this Musical Energy Loud Truth space.

Or so it seems.

Struan Douglas

Unsuspectingly, the story leads into dark passages to reveal truths:  gory outcomes  as some musicians submit to too much stress;  a realisation that jazz may not heal, but do the opposite. Douglas sites examples where the creative wizardry succumbs to devilish forces:  like the deaths of pianist Moses Molelekwa and saxophonist Moses Khumalo, where mental illness, drugs, and other demons can take hold.  Even the central character of this book, the Buddhist inspired ‘Ananda’, born Andre Masset, and raised in a French orphanage, and found his way into a California prison for 14 years for drug trafficking, surprises the reader with his supposed transformation  through African shamanic healing. Here, Douglas becomes his disciple, finding wisdom and healing in his ‘master’s’ spiritual stewardship, until an enormous anger streak  totally absorbs Ananda’s psyche and soul, and leads to the demise of this Osho-influenced self-designed healer.  Trunz on the other hand invents and promotes sound technologies, namely audio speakers, in Switzerland and the UK, and brings them to the Cullinan farm.  When he falls ill, the farm becomes a short-lived ecological experiment with notable outcomes, but is resuscitated as a musical hub when Trunz returns.  During all of these transmutations of energy and purpose, Douglas is still faced with quo vadis issues, and this is what grabs the reader.  Uncertainties circulate through the enigmas of life.

This book touches the unavoidable real by opening our minds to what constitutes the ‘void’, from entering disorientation that can manipulate the mind,  to experiencing the beauties of Ubuntu love and respect found on the African continent.  Douglas uses the metaphorical ‘fifth’ to explain:  “As the fifth in music harmonically divides the octave, so the fifth dimension in Spiritual terms co-creates.” (p. 113)  The Cullinan farm and its various inhabitants provided this ‘nature spirit’ space  where African griots, drummers, trance-dancers of the Kalahari, and other newer students of sound in his Forest Jam project could co-create.  By 2015, Douglas found a new journey, having manifested projections involving a vast healing from this previous trip through the 1980s to the present.

Madala Kunene

 

One of these manifestations was how guitarist Madala Kunene mentored Douglas to revive his trumpet playing skills.   A very readable story, the reader goes away amazed, with a revived spirit that co-creation in music can indeed find causes of illness, and bring joy, growth, and healing to the collective consciousness.

In this lies the enigma of music.

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Pianist Adrian Iaies adds Argentinian jazz pazzaz at NAF Youth Jazz Festival 2018!

Adrian Iaies at Standard Bank National Arts Festival 2018 in South Africa

With a career stretching back more than 30 years, and 25 albums as a band leader, and more than 300 concerts all over the world, Argentinian jazz pianist Adrian Iaies is just plain hard to describe.  His exhausting list of awards and accomplishments would woo any jazz lover to his musical haven.  But it’s listening to his sometimes quirky technique, sometimes mournful and romantic moods, his slow fox trots and ballads, and then bursts of emotional tango beats and all-that-swing, all with an improvisational twist of notes, chords, and harmonics, that intrigues.  Born in Buenos Aires in 1960, Iaies landed (July 2018) in South Africa’s National Arts Festival heartland of Grahamstown, now renamed Makhanda, his first SA visit, to bless patrons with his brand of jazz.

Percussionist Facundo Guevara – FB

 

His Colegiales Quartet was made up of the illustrious percussionist, Facundo Guevara, bandoneon player Federico Siksnys, and young double-bassist Diana Arias who is originally from Colombia.  It was bassist Arias whose performance outranked many seasoned professionals with her very pronounced and fast paced runs and solos with a variety of classical American, South American, and African beats.

Diana Maria Arias atNAF 2018-Standard Bank

Can the Tango have a jazz ‘swing’?  You bet.  This NAF performance proved that the classic tango rhythms can and do manoeuvre into other sound spaces.

Iaies, who is also the Artistic Director for the annual Buenos Aires International Jazz Festival as well as the Director of one of the city’s finest cultural centers, La Usina del Arte, considers himself first and foremost an improvisational jazz pianist. His many albums cut across various genres of ‘world’, including Argentinian folkloric, European classical, and Latin music. From traditional bluesy swing of early American jazz to Strayhorn moods to tango-esque styles to funky rhythms which remind one of Oscar Petersen’s occasional break with tradition to John Coltrane’s broken off-beats, there’s something to please most listening ears.

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I caught up with Iaies during one of his breaks from workshops and rehearsals which occupied his, and all other illustrious teaching musicians’, time at this bustling Standard Bank Youth Jazz Festival, a welcomed part of the NAF that brings some 350 music students from all over South Africa to study, jam, and perform with another 150 professional local and international jazz musicians.

Tango Reflections

Vals de la 81st & Columbia (2008)

CM:  Let’s talk about how you relate with the South African jazz sound.  What has been your impression about what you’ve heard so far?

AI:   I come from a classical music heritage through my mother but I also listened to jazz artists, like John Lewis and Duke Ellington growing up.  I love the small groups, not the big bands.  I discovered African music later because the first artists I brought to the Buenos Aires international jazz festival was Randy Weston.  I had attended his gig in New York to check out if he was in good health to travel 14 hours to Argentina.  He was in his mid 80s then.  My first pick, however, for that festival, was Dollar Brand.  I have no special approach in African music.  My main teacher has been my drummer, Fecundo, because he has a special interest in the global music.  I’m also now looking at including South African jazz at the BA international jazz festival this year!  I would also love to return back here to record with local artists.

CM:  Piazzolla Escalandrum band performed in Cape Town a while back. Its leader, Daniel Piazzolla, said he was tired of the tango in its traditional form and wanted to move it forward.

AI:  Yes, people talked about Aster Piazzolla’s music like it was a step toward jazz.  His traditional music had nothing to do with jazz.   Juan Carlos Cobian* music is the closest to my favourite composer, Billy Strayhorn.  There’s the same sophistication, harmony, and chromatic sounds, ….   The traditional music has common points with this because the repertoire includes great sounds, great harmony, ….  You can play the traditional Tango in the same way you play songs by Irving Berlin …. Because it’s rhythmic music.

CM:  In South Africa, there is a continual debate about what is “South African jazz”.  It boils down to cultural roots.

AI:  We were just talking about this with Thandi Ntuli.  I told her she has one tight band.  They are patient.  They take their time to reach the climax.  They [South African musicians] are very kind people so their culture speaks through the music.

CM:  When I listen to Brazilian music, with its mixtures, like in Argentina with Spanish and indigenous sounds, etc, I get a sense of the frantic, the dance type of music, that’s very lively.

AI:   In the workshops, the student asked some very smart questions about these mixtures, like how do you learn music. The important thing is the musical form and rhythms, and where the composers come from, like from sub-tropical climates or freezing south pole areas.  In our workshop, we spoke about the three main groups of people in Argentina: one which stems from the indigenous Inca people, then the people in the eastern part of the country stemming from the Europeans, and then the group mixed with Africans.

CM:  That’s quite a variety of influences, then, in your own jazz……

IA: We as musicians need to understand these different regions. That’s why I experiment a lot with my drummer, Facundo, who comes from Mendoza, because he has a wide exposure to different world regions.  Also, how do you learn music?  Through oral traditions. There’s no self-taught musician. We learn from others and traditions, what’s around us.  This is very important.

CM:  Explain further.

AI:  Fecundo is a very good teacher.  When we leave Argentina to perform elsewhere, we notice how people behave in their countries. This is very educational.  But when I return to Buenos Aires, I need some days to get used to BA again.   Elsewhere, I see everyone is smiling, but back in BA, it’s not like that- it’s more black and white, more dark than light.

* * * * * * *

At this point, the piano was being tuned in the hall where we were chatting. Iaies volunteered to test it out, thus leaving our cozy chat, while Facundo and I continued.  Facundo added, “I grew up looking to Africa as I understood this was the source, so this is my first trip to Africa.  With my background in Argentinian folkloric percussion, I understand African rhythms.”  We spoke about how Africans and other South Africans had latched onto American jazz, pop and the Blues during the Apartheid era, and how this has influenced South African jazz compositions.

* * * * * *

The Buenos Aires International Jazz Festival, which Iaies has run as Director since 2007, is scheduled  from 14 – 19 November 2018.

* Juan Carlos Cobián (1888–1942), an Argentine bandleader and tango composer, led the “evolutionary” tendency in tango which was perceived as tending to concert music than to traditional dance music. As a composer, he and Enrique Delfino paved the road for the road for avant-garde tango.  To this extent, Cobián was such an evolutionist that the publishers did not accept his early tangos because they regarded them as ‘wrongly composed’. The truth is that they were far beyond the popular music of the time. (from  https://wikipedia.org/wiki/Juan_Carlos_Cobi%C3%A1n)

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

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Here is the recipe for the G & T Cake furbished to us by Steve Erlank of the Deep South Distillery when he was with us in the studio last Wednesday. He has also said he’s going to try to adapt a cheese cake recipe to make a G & T Cheese cake, looking forward to your attempt Steve. It is somewhat complicated even The Klutz in the Kitchen has some difficulty with baking, not being a pastry chef. Have a go and let us know the outcome of your baking efforts.

Gin & Tonic Cake

Recipe byElena Silcock with acknowledgements to BBC Good Food

Preparation time: 60 min

Cooking time: 45 min, plus chilling time

Serves: 12 to 15

 

Stuff to throw it together

250g Salted butter

325g Caster sugar

4 eggs

250g self-raising flour

75g full cream/double-cream Greek yoghurt

Juice of 2 lemons

100 ml Deep South Ruby Gin (the more aromatic the gin, the better)

For the Syrup

100ml tonic water

1 teaspoon of juniper berries (lightly crushed) (For a deeper G&T flavor)

20ml of tonic syrup, obtainable from most bottle stores

For the icing

200g softened butter

400g icing sugar

2 Tablespoons of milk

Zest of 2 lemons

For decoration

2 limes zested then cut into thin slices (or slices of glazed citrus)

¼ cucumber, peeled into ribbons

1 Tablespoon of granulated sugar

A few juniper berries

How to cook it up

Heat the oven to 180C. Grease and line 2 x 20cm cake tins.

Beat together the butter and 200g of the sugar until pale and fluffy, for around 5 mins

Add the eggs one by one, making sure they are fully incorporated before adding the next one. If the mixture looks like it might split, add a tablespoon of your flour, then fold in the rest of the flour

Mix the yoghurt with the juice of one of the lemons and half the Deep South Ruby Gin, and then add this to the cake mixture to make a thick and silky mixture

Split the mixture between the cake tins and bake for 35 mins until a skewer comes out clean

Make the syrup

This is where most of the G&T flavours are found!

While the cake is baking, dissolve the remaining sugar, tonic syrup (if you have), tonic water and juice of one lime over medium heat in a saucepan, with lightly crushed juniper berries added

Once the sugar has dissolved, bring to the boil and reduce for 5-7 mins until you have a thick syrup

Cool for 5 mins, strain then stir in the remaining Deep South Ruby Gin and set aside

Once cake is baked, allow it to cool for 5 minutes, then prick all over with a skewer and liberally spoon syrup over the cake

Make the icing

Allow cake to cool completely before icing.

Make the buttercream icing by beating butter until soft, then fold in icing sugar a bit at a time

Add milk and lemon zest and lend well

Cover one cake with a third of the icing, and place second cake on top.

Cover whole cake in thin layer of icing and place in fridge for 30 mins to make the final coating easier to do.

Coat top and sides of cake with remaining icing

Decorate with sprinkles of lemon zest, lime and cucumber twists

Happy Baking

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deep South Distillery website

Email The Deep South Distiller

Or phone them at 021 783 0129

We have included a Simple Syrup Recipe below this recipe

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

Deep Southside Ginito (Gin Mojito)

Serves 1

Prep and Create time a few minutes

Bits and pieces to concoct it

50ml Cape Dry gin

20ml fresh squeezed lime

20ml fresh squeezed lemon

25ml sugar syrup,

6-8 fresh mint leaves

Sparkling water/soda

Procedures to rustle it up 

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

Variations:  

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

Basic Simple Syrup Recipe:

Stuff to make it:

3 cups of Cold Water
1 Cup of Granulated Sugar

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

Process to rustle it up 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Feeling Really Pekkish Munchie Recipe

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

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

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

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

Recommended cooking temperatures:

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

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

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

Some Burger Day History

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

Burger Day Facts & Quotes

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

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

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

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

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

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

Woolies Double beef burger with smoked cheddar and sriracha mayo

Double beef burger with smoked cheddar and sriracha mayo

Recipe by Abigail Donnelly

Preparation time: 20 min

Cooking time: 20 min

Serves: 4

Stuff to throw it together

8 Woolies thick beef burgers

1 Tablespoon of butter

1 Tablespoon of canola oil

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

8 slices Woolies smoked Cheddar

4 burger rolls, halved and toasted

Sriracha mayonnaise, for spreading

2 Tablespoon of good-quality mayonnaise

1 Tablespoon of creamed horseradish

Lettuce, chopped, for serving

2 tomatoes, sliced

4 Teaspoons of Woollies basil pesto

1 red onion, sliced

4 gherkins, sliced

How To Cook It Up

Preheat the oven to 180°C

Break up the patties and reshape into 4 large patties

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

Top each patty with 2 slices of cheese

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

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

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

Buon Appetito

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Jazz Rendezvous Blog Supreme

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

by Eric Alan – Monday 20thAugust

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

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


Something new to appear on the All Jazz Radio Website

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


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

 

 


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

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

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

Kanonkop 2006

Neethlingshof Lord Neethling 2003

Rijk’s Private Cellar 2008

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


Herb Alpert

Nogga (Another) Quote

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


Laugh of the week

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

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


Reasons to Celebrate – Monday August 20th, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

Just thought I’d add this pic for fun.

Enjoy!


And Finally

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


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We are introducing a new page on our All Jazz Radio Website. We would like your help with it. The page will be a weekly introduction to any Jazz, Blues, Latin or World Jazz musician randomly chosen by you, our listeners, please let us and let us have 3 names for us to chose from which you’d like us to showcase as The Musician of the Week.

Please would you send your list of musician’s names to us at Musician Of The Week with Musician of the Week in the subject line. Please note that only email suggestions will be accepted and that AJR peeps and will also be making their choices from time to time.

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

Recipe begged, borrowed, compiled and adapted by AJR’s rascal, but loveable Klutz in the Kitchen

August 16th is International Rum Day

The Klutz spent a number of hours doing research about the day and by the end of his research he was more difficult than usual to deal with, suffice to say the aches and pains associated with his research was well deserved. International Rum Day is a holiday that celebrates and commemorates the distilled alcoholic beverage that is made from sugarcane by-products. It’s a spirit that steeped in romanticism, thanks to its association with pirates in the Caribbean. While it is considered to be the third most popular alcoholic beverage, after whiskey and vodka, on this day it is number one. So if you’re of legal age, and can enjoy this beverage responsibly, then be sure to try out one of the many drinks that can be made with rum.

A brief history of Rum

No one is currently sure when rum was invented. In fact, it probably dates back before recorded history. Scholars do believe however, that is was probably developed from an early drink known as brum that was made by the Malay people thousands of years ago. When Marco Polo was in Iran, he noted that he was given a tasty wine of sugar that may have been an ancestor of what is now known as rum.

The first known distillation of rum took place during the 17th century on various sugarcane plantations located in the Caribbean. It is believed that the slaves on the plantations were the first ones to discover that the by-product of the sugar refining process could be fermented and processed in a spirit. Over time, these spirits were distilled and refined until the alcohol was raised to a sufficient level to become rum. According to many of the oral traditions of the Caribbean, it is stated that the first rums were created in Barbados. However, new evidence is beginning to emerge that suggests that Brazil and Sweden each had their own versions of rum.

Rum fun facts

Rum with lime was given to Royal Navy sailors

Colonists in the Caribbean consumed 12 million gallons of rum annually

A popular name for rum was Grog

Other names for rum include Navy neaters, Kill Devil and Nelson’s blood

The Klutz, after coming out of his stupor and a box of acetylsalicylic acid (Aspirin) later, decided the recipe to be shared on this day is hot buttered rum, a mixed drink containing rum, butter, hot water or cider, a sweetener, and various spices (usually cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves). It is especially popular in the fall and winter and is traditionally associated with the holiday season. In the United States, the drink has a venerable history, which dates back to colonial days. Thanks Wikipedia.

Hot Buttered Rum

Serves 6

Prep and Create time 15 mins

Bits and pieces to concoct it

100g unsalted butter

1 cup of brown sugar

½ tsp cinnamon

½ tsp nutmeg

½ tsp vanilla extract

Pinch of ground cloves

Pinch of salt

Dark rum (Swop out the rum for a scoop of ice cream for a non-alcoholic version

Boiling water

Whipped cream (optional)

Procedures to rustle it up 

Place all the dry ingredients including the butter into a pestle and mortar and work all ingredients until they have formed a paste

Take 2 tablespoons of mixture and place into a mug and add 3 tablespoons of Rum

Add boiling water and stir until the butter has melted

Serve immediately

Adding whipped cream on top is optional and sprinkle with a dash of nutmeg.

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Today August 15th – International Lemon Meringue Pie Day

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

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

COTTAGE PIE as todays recipe

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

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

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

Preparation time: 15 min

Cooking time: 35 min

Serves: 4

Stuff to throw it together

Royco® Savoury Gravy

650g Beef Mince

50g Tomato Paste

1 Medium Onion thinly sliced

4 cloves of garlic finely chopped

2 cups frozen mixed veg, defrosted

4 potatoes, cooked and mashed

¼ cup milk

Klutz inspired optional extra stuff

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

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

How to cook it up

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

Buon Appetito

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by Eric Alan – Monday 13 August 2018

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

See the full list of winner below.


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


Whats happening on Jazz Rendezvous this week

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Best Contemporary Jazz Album
Zoe Modiga – Yellow The Novel

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

Best Male Artist
Nduduzo Makhathini

Best Female Artist
Thandi Ntuli

Best International Collaboration Album or Song
Aaron Rimbui – Kwetu

 

Best Newcomer in Jazz
Zoe Modiga

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

Best Jazz Album
Sy Ntuli – Ibuya

Best Jazz Song
Zoe Modiga – Yaweh

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

Best radio station playing Jazz
All Jazz Radio

Best Jazz Venue/Club
The Orbit

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

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

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

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


Nogga (Another) Quote

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


Laugh of the week

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


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

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

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

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

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

This week is Elvis Week


SUPPORT JAZZ, BLUES, LATIN & WORLD JAZZ MUSICIANS

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

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


Listen to All Jazz Radio on any of the following:

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

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

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

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


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

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

SUPPORT JAZZ, BLUES, LATIN & WORLD JAZZ MUSICIANS

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

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Ghanaian Modern Jazz meets traditional Highlife – just barely!

Ghanaian jazz pianist, Victor Dey Jr, wooed audiences at this year’s Standard Bank National Arts Youth Jazz Festival in Makhanda (formerly Grahamstown), with professional musicians on stage and loads of youthful students of jazz in the audience!

Victor Dey, Jr.

The Diocesan Girls School’s large Hall hummed as this pianist fundi, backed by the improvisational wizardry of South African jazz musicians,  spinned through modern jazz tunes with a West African rhythmic twist.

With Ghanaian music always a foundation of his artistry,  this vibrant soul treats piano keys like cotton, with energy, ease, and an uncanny transparency.  His unusual rendition of jazz icon, John Coltrane’s, ‘Giants Steps’ took all by surprise: silky runs reinterpreting familiar melodies with deliberate off-notes and missed beats, all playfully executed. Another composition, “Mr. PK Ambrose”, named for a fellow bassist who featured on Dey’s first album, Makola, thrilled with its fast pace mounted by both Dey and saxophonist Sisonke Xonti whose runs also caused audience gasps.

Romy Brautenseth (bass), Sisonki Xonti (sax), Marcus Wyatt (trumpet)- Standard Bank

This piece gave all players a chance to triple their usual rhythms, with double bassist Romy Brauteseth stylishly running furiously through her strings.   I kept looking for that West African percussive beat of Ghana’s famous ‘High Life’ style, but Dey ran away with more contemporary modalities….or was it that Johannesburg-based drummer, Ayanda Sikade, dubbed in a familial Ghanaian title of ‘Nana Ayanda’,  stole the show with his frenetic drum solos which wowed all?

Afrika Mkize (left),Victor Dey Jr (middle), Ayanda Sikade (far right)

Whatever one was looking for, or not,  this gifted pianist stunned his fellow artists, like pianist Afrika Mkize, whose fits of bowing and ululations later over drinks in the Hall’s cozy outdoor (and heated) bar foyer drew obvious attention.

 

 

 

 

 

Dey’s latest album, Makola (2017), named after Accra’s main busy market, contains zesty Ghanaian rhythms mixed with jazz, funk, and Latin American, representing “the spirit of the market which is diversity, movement and business”, as Dey puts it.

Playing Fender Rhodes and other keyboards, Dey is well supported by ambitious solos of Bernard Ayisa’s tenor & alto saxophones and  trumpeter Nicolas Genest. Distinct blues, ballads, and improvisations characterise this album without much West African punch.  But there’s a reason for that, as Dey and I chatted during afternoon breaks from workshops at the Youth  Jazz Festival.

Victor Dey Jr.,  born in 1980 and being the son of a diplomat,  spent his very early years in the UK and Algeria, learning piano as well as cultural dynamics.  Back home in Ghana, he completed a Liberal Arts education, and became one of the few who delved into the world of ‘modern jazz’, thanks to occasional alignment with Hugh Masekela and Stevie Wonder.  Granted “Musician of the Year 2014” at the Ghana Vodafone Music Awards, and featured on CNN’s  African Voices in 2016, Dey’s uniqueness was secured and followed.

His soft spoken, polite style of chatting set the tone to understand his impressions of South African jazz as he had faithfully listened to different musicians, like Bheki Mseleku and Andile Yenana whom he also met at the Festival.  Recognizing the strong jazz culture in South Africa with jazz roots and a special vibe, he continues to learn what he might want to add to his own music.  “I’m looking at the stylistics, how South African jazz is crafted, it’s mysterious, spiritual, sometimes dark tones, and what it’s telling you – it’s difficult to describe.  Like Mseleku’s “All for One, One for All” song…..

I suggested he talk with Afrika Mkize who had transcribed Bheki’s compositions.

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Dey is working on his second album with his trio.  “I want something more intimate and intricate.”  Maybe some traditional West African beats?  We’ll see. As we  talked about the more traditional Ghanaian highlife of C K Mann, Dey’s voice saddened. “Oh, that is the old highlife. It’s changed now.  I don’t want to say into what!”  He chuckles confirming my worst suspicion.

“The Highlife is more electronic now, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing.  But there’s a totally different feel about it now ….. It’s more like pop with the Akan Twi lyrics, and moving into a more global context.”  He suggested that people are playing around this mode, but are moving away from their traditional roots, while understanding the traditional in other more modern contexts.

“This is interesting because I worked on a project earlier this year, and recorded it, taking older classical songs of Ghana and giving them a more modern jazz twist with a light jazz piano .  That is yet to be released  with a well known highlife lady singer, Kodjoe Aisah.  So,  that kind of highlife is not totally dead yet, thank God!”  But are there other musicians willing to keep the traditional alive, and yet move the music forward as improvisational music?   “There are a few guys who haven’t yet put their tunes out .  They’re in that development phase taking so many things in, but it will come.”

This is an issue, remembering  how stuck musicians like Ethiopia’s Mulatu Astatke were in trying to move Ethio-jazz forward, but the schools of music (and fellow musicians!) refused to do this.  So are there music schools for jazz in Ghana?

 

“No, not yet.  Schools prefer the [European] classical and choral music, and African traditional music.  Once in a while, workshops are organized.  I just did a tour in Ghanaian universities, sponsored by the American Embassy, but that’s about it.  Yes, I’m disappointed, but not surprised.   Jazz culture in Ghana was nicer in the 60s and 70s.  But what happened is that the soldiers took over the country in coups and forced curfews on citizens who couldn’t go out to hear the live music at night.  So the musicians left the country.  This is why I’m on a mission to enlighten:  organize workshops, give private lessons for payment or free.  I’m working on something now at University of Ghana which wants to catalogue my music and start a program  –  that’s in the pipeline.”

Hmmm.  The creative artist struggles with time management devoted to creating, but then the other teaching/learning cycle with society takes up space, too.  “I’ll make the time,” Dey says convincingly. “I’ve done some things with neighboring countries like Togo and Benin. My band may be performing at the Lagos International Jazz Festival in Nigeria, too, next year! But I have loved what I have seen and learned right here with South Africans at this Festival!” His eyes gleam.

Well, it’s reassuring to this writer that jazz, with some roots in tradition, won’t die.  I’m watching Dey Jr. like a hawk!

Catch his Youtube video at:  https://musicians.allaboutjazz.com/victordeyjnr

 

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

12 August 2018

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

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

Best Contemporary Jazz Album
Zoe Modiga – Yellow The Novel

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

Best Male Artist
Nduduzo Makhathini

Best Female Artist
Thandi Ntuli

Best International Collaboration Album or Song
Aaron Rimbui – Kwetu

Best Newcomer in Jazz
Zoe Modiga

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

Best Jazz Album
Sy Ntuli – Ibuya

Best Jazz Song
Zoe Modiga – Yaweh

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

Best radio station playing Jazz
All Jazz Radio

Best Jazz Venue/Club
The Orbit

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

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

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

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

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Drinks, Beverage ‘n Cocktails to enjoy with Friends

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

August is coffee month and there is nothing nicer to celebrate it with a thick, creamy hot chocolate mixed with coffee, cream and Pinotage. Careful, this one can become quite addictive addsome sugar if you really must or a touch of Pinotage Muscadel if you can find it. Top it off with some whipped cream and sprinkle some crumbled chocolate.Remember too that August 12th Chocolate Milkshake Day

Pinotage Mocha (coffee & hot chocolate)

Serves 8

Prep and Create time 10

Bits and pieces to concoct it

750ml heavy cream (not reduced fat half n half or milk)

6 teaspoons Mazina (cornstarch)

1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips I prefer dark chocolate chips

375 ml of brewed coffee

375 ml of Pinotage

Optional

Sugar to taste

Whipped cream for serving

Procedures to rustle it up 

  1. Add the cream and cornstarch to a medium-sized pot
  2. Whisk until the cornstarch is dissolved
  3. Add the chocolate chips and place over medium heat. Heat just until all the chocolate has melted and dissolved into the milk, stirring continuously (about 6-7 minutes)
  4. The heat may need to be reduced to low to keep the liquid from boiling
  5. The liquid will be thick.
  6. Remove the pot from the heat.
  7. Slowly whisk in the coffee and wine about ¼ cup at a time.
  8. Pour into mugs to serve.
  9. Optional
  10. Add sugar to taste.
  11. Top each mug with whipped cream.

The high fat content of the heavy cream, the cornstarch, and the slow addition of the coffee and wine will all help reduce the chance of curdling. Please do not modify these steps.

Slàinte mhath

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Feeling Really Pekkish Munchie Recipe

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

Here we have another hearty meal to prep and make Beef Stroganoff according to Wikipedia “Beef Stroganov is a Russian dish of sautéed pieces of beef served in a sauce with Smetana. From its origins in mid-19th-century Russia, it has become popular around the world, with considerable variation from the original recipe”.

The name derived from a French-born Russian aristocrat, Pavel Alexandrovich Stroganov, whose cook, André Dupont, decided to name the recipe of his beef fricassee after the name of his employer. However several other versions exist as to how the recipe was invented. Thanks Wikipedia.

Now as you know The Klutz is all about quick and easy therefore this recipe uses any and all shortcuts to make it so, therefore this was found on the Knorr website.

Beef Stroganoff

Preparation time: 10 min

Cooking time: 35 min

Serves: 4

Stuff to throw it together

6 chives, chopped (optional)

1 pinch fine black pepper

500ml cold milk The Klutz prefers to use real cream or sour cream, your choice

50ml sherry (optional) The Klutz feel this is essential

3m Paprika

1 pkt Knorr Beef Stroganoff Dry Cook-in-Sauce

500g beef strips (for quicker cooking though much more expensive, the Klutz uses the tails of beef fillet or when available and less expensive but no, Scotch fillet)

200g button mushrooms, sliced. Hey I like mushrooms so the Klutz doubled what the original recipe requires

15ml oil

1 medium onion, sliced into rings

1 green pepper, sliced Due to the fact I’m not at all fond of green peppers. The Klutz has used a cup of peas instead.

How to cook it up

  1. Fry beef strips and mushrooms in a splash of oil.
  2. Add onion, green pepper the peas and paprika and continue to fry until the onions are soft.
  3. Add the sherry.
  4. Mix Knorr sachet contents with 500 ml cold milk and add this to the beef mixture.
  5. Bring to the boil, stirring often.
  6. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until beef is tender.
  7. Season with black pepper and sprinkle with chives.

Buon Appetito

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Feeling really pekkish munchie recipe

Recipes found and compiled by The Klutz in the Kitchen

Rain and cold weather go together, but not so much for us humans, however our Klutz in the Kitchen has a real comfort food that is really very quick, easy and heart warmingly good. Check the pantry and if you don’t have all of the ingredients go get ‘em quickly before the next cloudburst.

Curried Coconut Mince with Basmati Rice

Preparation time: 10 min

Cooking time: 30 min

Serves: 4

Stuff to throw it together

15 ml 
oil

1 large onion, chopped

1 thumb-sized piece of ginger, grated

1 clove garlic, finely chopped

350 g 
mince

15 ml 
hot curry powder

15 ml 
tomato paste

200 ml 
stock

200 ml 
peas

200 g 
cherry tomatoes, halved

200 ml 
coconut milk

100 ml 
fresh coriander, chopped

200 ml 
peanuts, chopped

Basmati rice to serve

How to cook it up

Fry the onion in oil until glossy. Add the ginger and garlic, and fry for another minute; then add the mince, browning it and breaking it up with a spatula. Then add the curry powder and tomato paste and fry for another minute. Stir in the stock and vegetables, and cook until reduced – about 15 minutes.

Stir in the coconut milk, herbs and peanuts and heat through. Serve with rice.

Words and image: Homemagazine  Home

Buon Appetito

The Klutz in the Kitchen

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Drinks, Beverage ‘n Cocktails to enjoy with Friends

Compiled by The Klutz in the Kitchen

It’s a cold day so the Klutz decided to find a recipe from an area of the global village where people really know how to stave of the winter chill. Chest puffed out with pride and happiness he has found this traditional Scandinavian hot punch for the cold winter months! It is the Scandinavian equivalent of Glühwein and should be treated with healthy respect if one is going to opperate any heavy machinery of any sort.

Glögg combines a selection of warm spices and dried fruit with Vodka, Red Wine and Port, all gently simmered to produce a wonderfully complex and tasty variation on mulled wine. Quantities can be adapted depending on how much you’re making but the below recipe will make a batch of about 1.5 litres. Recipe found of the Top’s Website.

Beverage Recipe – Glögg

Serves 4

Prep and Create time 10

Bits and pieces to concoct it

250ml Vodka

750ml Red Wine

500ml Port

1 small packet Dried Figs

Large handful of Raisins

Orange Peels from 3-4 fresh oranges

Half cup of Brown Sugar

6-8 Whole Star Anise

6 whole Cloves

Handful of Cardamom Pods

8-10 whole Cinnamon Sticks

Procedures to rustle it up 

Combine ingredients in a saucepan or pot, stir and heat until at the desired serving temperature.

Pour into mugs or heatproof glasses.

Garnish with Blanched almonds and Cinnamon sticks.

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Jazz Rendezvous Blog Supreme

A very, very much younger moi

by Eric Alan Monday 06 August 2018

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


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


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


The Late Shakier Roberts

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


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

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

Discover new and exciting music and musicians album releases


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

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

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

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

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

Read the full story here


What’s Behind the New Jazz Resurgence?

Kamasi Washington Masterclass at CTIJF 2017

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

Read the full Rolling Stone story


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


John Scofield

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

The Mzantzi Jazz Awards 2018 handles are as follows:

Twitter: @ZaJazzAwards

Facebook: Mzantsi Jazz Awards

Instagram: zajazzawards

Hashtag: #MJA2

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


Nogga (Another) Quote

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


Laugh of the week

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


Reasons to Celebrate

August 06, 2018 is Cool Drink Float Day

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

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

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

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


SUPPORT JAZZ, BLUES, LATIN & WORLD JAZZ MUSICIANS

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

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


Listen to All Jazz Radio on any of the following:

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

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

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

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


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

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

SUPPORT JAZZ, BLUES, LATIN & WORLD JAZZ MUSICIANS

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

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


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

Dan Shout blowing up a storm

By Eric Alan

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

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

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

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

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

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

Track Listing:

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

Personnel:

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

Marc de Kock – Tenor Saxophone, Flute

Justin Bellairs – Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone

Michael Bester – Electric Guitar

Andrew Ford – Piano

Benjamin Jeptha – Electric Bass

Kevin Gibson – Drum Kit

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

Gordon Vernick – Trumpet (Track 6)

Ndumiso Manana – Vocals (Track 7)

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

Discography

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


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The ‘Hoods breathe Cape Town weekend jazz

Bassist Carlo Mombelli

Artists and patrons moan that there’s no longer steady jazz ‘clubs’ in Capetown! When Carlo Mombelli took to the Olympia Bakery’s stage, he defied such thinking. “I had the most amazing concert last night…in a movie theatre! The Labia! Smelling all that popcorn. Then, I come here to a bakery (Olympia) and smell the bread…..” The unconventional Johannesburg-based Mombelli, with his eclectic band of merry men – aspiring and inspiring pianist, Kyle Shepherd; his able-bodied faithful drummer, Jonno Sweetman, and young rising star on all stages, guitarist Keenan Ahrends – guarantees performances oozing with meditative qualities, yet packed full of emotion when crescendos shout with rage . Thanks to Paul Kahanovitz’s ‘Slow Life’ brand of musical offerings, the Bakery transforms at night into a cozy listening venue for quality live jazz. Similarly at his other hand-picked venues, such as the Labia movie theatre, which kicked off on Friday with Mombelli’s crew. However, sound continues to be an issue from the Bakery’s flat stage which should be elevated for better viewing of the band. And that piano…..!!

Machine at Olympia Bakery

As the Bakery morphs, Mombelli excels, with a standing audience to tell the story. Like the conflicting colour scheme of his purple and green attire, he works his electric bass with sounds of multiple strings at different registries, then adds his wispy, child-like voicings with alien precision. His awkward looking body molds his bass guitar. At high treble range, the bass cries in other-worldly, unrecognisable sounds. But that’s what jazz is. A basic theme holds him to earth by guitarist Ahrends and pianist Shepherd’s occasional classical comments.

Kyle Shepherd

The audience remains in deep spaces, meditatively moving between spirit-breathing and reality-testing. Fortunately, they knew when not to clap, but to let the refrains finish. Cacophonous outbursts resolve back into joyful harmonies as Mombelli exhibits his new materials. The introspective, closed-eye Shepherd also catches these melodic meditations, which is why the two gents are such a worthy match. Mombelli’s compositions are beyond tribe, self, and country. They hit spirit realms common to all ears – if we would just listen!    

The ending song tells a touching story: Mombelli had not seen his father, who now resides in Athens, Greece, for 36 years. One hears the tender, thoughtful harmonies of this beautiful mellow piece, the peace of reunion and affirmation. And here lies the genius of this bassist – to elicit emotions and a sense of joy….in the living.

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Jazz in the Native Yards (JNY), which hails as an arts managing agent from Gugulethu, a suburb of Capetown, continued the weekend jive in other ‘hoods’, starting with a 3 course luncheon of cheese fondu at Delheim Wine Estate and wine pairing, all deliciously enraptured by Spanish guitarist Luis Gimenez Amoros and his trio.

Luis Gimenez Amoros

Gimenez works at University of the Western Cape in Capetown as a researcher of the traditional mbira instrument and fuses Spanish musical styles with African rhythms, including the North African Berber, West African Gnawa and Saharawi and soukous, Afro-beats, and Cuban music. And those are the exciting sounds one hears as one sips the delicious and matured estate wines. The Delheim 2016 Shiraz was particularly conducive to the foot-tapping, body-swaying effects caused by the trio.

The Estate is surrounded by rich vegetation and gardens on the north side of Stellenbosch’s mountain range as well as family-reared Jack Russells.  Sunday jazz luncheons operate during this Winter season until end September so don’t miss it!

Sunday Jazz & Cheese Fondu at Delheimer

After wiggling around for two sets of Afro-Latin beats, drive back towards Capetown and stop in another JNY ‘hood, at Gugu S’Thebe Cultural Center in Langa, which is the longest established township in Capetown. Here, another local crowd of listening enthusiasts nestle into the large auditorium, with snacks and wine on offer, for a late afternoon of saxophonist McCoy Mburata with his hand-picked younger musicians. McCoy is familiar to all, having come from these parts, and grown up in the township jazz scene of South Africa. He’s home, and plays like it, with nostalgia, since residing in Gauteng’s Johannesburg has made him a ‘Gautownian’ as musicians flee from Capetown, sadly, to have more lucrative work in Gauteng.

Saxophonist Mccoy Mburata, Marco Maritz trumpet

So ‘native yards’ touches hearts of locals, be they living near or migrating to wine estates, or to other ethnically and financially diverse neighbourhoods. JNY plans to continue its venue sitings wherever the people want jazz, whether it be at the Alliance Francaise cultural center in the city, or out in African townships of Stellenbosch, or in homes such as Kwa Sec house in Gugulethu. Music has no boundaries but pulls us into one.

Check JNY on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nativeyards/ and at www.jazzinthenativeyards.co.za

Koko Nkalashe, manager of Jazz in the Native Yards

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Sis Gwen Ansell’s Blog

iPhupho L’ka Biko – dreaming, like Biko, of decolonised culture July 29, 2018 By Gwen Ansell

Bassist Nhlanhla Ngqaqu

June 16 1976 had multiple impacts on South African society. It’s often cited as marking the start of the “youth rebellion” that changed the country’s political landscape – although that minimises the long history of multi-generational resistance that preceded it. (Children had worked in white-owned households, mines, businesses, estates and farms, and formed part of anti-colonial struggles at those sites ever since the colonialists arrived.)

But new kinds of youth formations did emerge from ’76, and those in turn gave rise to new cultural expressions: songs, slogans, gestural language and dances. Those creative expressions travelled into exile, into the camps of young MK soldiers and into cultural collectives in Botswana, Zambia, London, more; into trade union cultural locals as school students became adult workers – and into performance spaces and rallies as artists re-visioned and developed the spirit of ‘76 with fresh creativity throughout the 1980s and into the 1990s.

The flowers from those roots were furiously diverse: the disciplined stage performances of the Amandla Cultural Ensemble; the take-no-prisoners compositions and playing of Dudu Pukwana and Louis Moholo-Moholo in exile; the mzabalazo of the Fosatu Workers’ Choir; Menyatso Mathole and Sakhile at Club Pelican (and that band’s Isililo a bit later); and the joyous defiance of the Malopoets ………..

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Jazz Rendezvous Blog Supreme

by Eric Alan Monday 30th July 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Mzantzi Jazz Awards 2018 handles are as follows:

Twitter: @ZaJazzAwards

Facebook: Mzantsi Jazz Awards

Instagram: zajazzawards

Hashtag: #MJA2

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

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Nogga (Another) Quote

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

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Laugh of the week

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

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Reasons to Celebrate July 30, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Beverage Recipe – Beergarita

Here is a recipe for an intriguingly named cocktail, which attracted The Klutzes attention immediately. It is one for all Beer and Tequila lovers, and being a big one I felt that this was a vital recipe to add to ones repertoire and share. Now I don’t know Jodean Seniuk who is atributed as the originater of the recipe, but big thanks for coming up with it. Totally lekkerlicious (yummolicious) it is too. Make a large pitcher when next slapping a nice juicy Sirloin or rack of ribs on the braai.

Beergarita

Serves 4

Prep and Create time: 10 mins

Bits and pieces to concoct it

  • 6 cans or bottles beer, brand of your own choice
  • 1 x 350ml can frozen limeade concentrate (such as Minute Maid®) or freshly squeezed lemon or lime juice
  • 350 ml tequila, your choice of brand
  • 6 x cups ice cubes

Course of action to rustle it up

  1. Pour beers into a large jug. Add limeade; stir to combine
  2. Use limeade can to measure out tequila; pour into pitcher and stir well to combine
  3. Serve over ice.

Recipe found on the All Recipes Website

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All the nominees for the 2018 Mzantsi Jazz Awards

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

Entries were evaluated by the following criteria:

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

 

 

 

 

Best Radio Station Playing Jazz

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

Best Jazz Album

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

Best Jazz Song

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

Best Contemporary Jazz Album

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

Best Traditional Jazz Album

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

Best Female Jazz Artist

  1. Thandi Ntuli
  2. Zoe Modiga

Best Male Artist

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

Best Newcomer in Jazz

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

Best International Jazz Collaboration  

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

Best Foreign Jazz Album

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

Best Club/Venue for Jazz

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

Life Time Achievement Awards

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

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London Jazz News

Editor/Publisher Sebastian Scotney, used with permission

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

 

 

 

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Beverage Recipe – The African Bishop

The Bishop cocktail heralds back to the 18th century, but this one is different because it has a South African twist to it. Today we sere up The African Bishop, and no it has nothing to do with the “Bish”, though he may enjoy it.

The African BishopToday we serve up the African Bishop,

Serves 4

Prep and Create: time 10

Bits and pieces to concoct it

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

Course of action to rustle it up

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

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Album’s, new and re-issues received and added to our playlist

Album’s new and re-issues received so far this year

In alphabetical order South African and African highlighted

2002 (Randy and Pamela Copus) River of Stars (2018)

3rd Man (Peter Kienle, Jack Helsley & Pete Wilhoit) 3rd Man (2018)

510 Jazz January 16 (2018)

A Fula’s Call Liingu (2018)

Abelita Mateus Mixed Feelings (2018)

Abiah Sings Nina (2018)

Accent In This Together (2018)

Acute Inflections The Brave (2018)

Adam & Kizzie The Book of Eedo Vol. 3 (2018)

Adam Shulman Sextet Full Tilt (2018)

Adi Meyerson Where We Stand (2018)

Adison Evans Meridian (2018)

Adrián Iaies Compilation (2018)

Aeons (Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh & Padraig RynneI FÍs (2018)

AJ Ghent [j-ent] The Neo Blues Project (2018)

Akira Tana JAZZaNOVA (2018)

Al Di Meola Opus (2018)

Alberto Pibiri Jazz Legacy (2018)

Alchemy Sound Adventures in Time and Space (2018)

Aletia Upstairs My Naam Is Aletia (2018) (South Africa)

Alex Bailey Band Searching For Something (2018)

Alex Clough Near Far Beyond (2018)

Alex Conde Origins (2018)

Alex Rossi & Ozeias Rodrigues Something To Say (2018)

Alexandra Jackson Legacy & Alchemy EP (2018)

Alexis Cole with One For All You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To (2018)

Allan Harris The Genius Of Eddie Jefferson (2018)

Allegra Levy Looking at the Moon (2018)

Alune Wade African Fast Food (Senegal) (2018) (Africa)

Amanda Gardier Empathy (2018)

Amandla Freedom Ensemble Born To Be Black (2018) (South Africa)

Andrea Brachfeld If Not Now When (2018)

Andreas Varady The Quest (2018)

Andrew “Finn the Fiddler” Magill Canta, Violino! (2018)

Andrew Hadro For Us The Living (2018)

Andrew Rathbun Large Ensemble Atwood Suites Double CD (2018)

Angelo Moore Pendulum Swings EP (2018)

Annee 2CU Blues Band A Wildfire Out Of Control (2018)

Anthony Fung Flashpoint (2018)

Ariel Zamonsky Entre Dos Mundos – Between Two Worlds (2018) (South Africa)

Arnan Raz Chains of Stories (2018)

Asanda Mqiki Mbulelo (2018) (South Africa)

Barrett Martin Group Transcendence (2018)

Barrio Latino Hungria (2018)

BC Double Quartet Departure (2018)

Ben Markley Quartet Basic Economy (2018)

Ben Paterson Live At Van Gelde (2018)

Benjamin Boone & Philip Levine The Poetry Of Jazz (2018)

Bennito Sextet + One Classic Salsa and Classic Latin Jazz EP (2018)

Benny Brydern Benny Brydern’s Swing Machine (2018)

Berlin 21 Odds On (2018)

Beverley Beirne Jazz Just Wants To Have Fun (2018)

Big Heart Machine Dipsea Steps (2018)

Bill Anschell Shifting Standards (2018)

Bill Coles Untempered Ensemble (2018)

Bill Frisell Music IS (2018)

Bill Hart Project This Is Why (2009)

Bill King Quintet The Night Passage Years 1984-86 (2018)

Bill King Soul Jazz Vol 1 There It Is! (2018)

Bill King Trio + 5 Street Talk EP (2018)

Billy Jones 3’s A Crowd (2018)

Billy Monama Rebounce (2018) (South Africa)

Black Cat Road Black Cat Road (2018)

Blanche Blacke Out to Sea (2018)

Bob Arthurs Jazz It Up (2018)

Bob Szajner Digital Ensemble Catalog Collection (2018)

Bob Washut Dodectet Journey to Knowhere (2018)

Bobby Sabrina & The Multiverse Orchestra West Side Story Reimagined Disc 1& 2 (2018)

Bokani Dyer Neo Native (2018) (South Africa)

Bongwool Lee My Singing Fingers (2018)

Brad Mehldau After Bach (2018)

Brad Mehldau Seymour Reads The Constitution (2018)

Breath Spirit and Life (2018)

Brenda Hopkins Miranda Puentes (2018)

Brian Charette Groovin with Big G (2018)

Brian Thusi Thokoza (2018) (South Africa)

Bright Dog Red Means to the Ends (2018)

Brothers Nevala, Carswell, Koza Three TImes Two (2018)

Brubeck Brothers Quartet TimeLine (2018)

Bryon M Tosoff Holding to the Dream (2018)

Bryon M Tosoff Kick Back Just Relax (2018)

Buster Williams Audacity (2018)

Cameron Graves Planetary Prince (2018)

Cameron Ward Live at The Orbit (2018) (South African)

Card On Spokes As We Surface EP (2018) (South African)

Carl Filipiak What Now (2018)

Carlos Del Junco The Blues Mongrels Hang On (2018)

Carmela Rappazzo Howlin’ At The Moon (2018)

Carmen Lundy Code Noir (2018)

Carol Liebowitz Birgita Flick Malita Malika (2018)

Cathy Segal-Garcia The Jazz Chamber (2018)

Cecile McLorin Salvant The Window (2018)

Cee Knowledge and the Cosmic Funk Orchestra Alien-Aided a Cosmic Funk Anthology (2018)

Chad Taylor Myths and Morals (2018)

Chamber 3 Transatlantic (2018)

Charles Hearn Winds Of Change (2018)

Charles Lloyd & The Marvels + Lucinda Williams Vanished Gardens (2018)

Charles Pillow Electric Miles (2018)

Charley Langer Happy Hour (2018)

Charlie Apicella & Iron City One Night Only A Tribute to Jack McDuff (2018)

Charlie Ballantine Life Is Brief – The Music of Bob Dylan (2018)

Cheikh Tidiane Seck with Hank Jones Sarala (2018) (Africa)

Chile Colorado Fast Womans Lovin’ (2018)

Chris Dave And The Drumhedz Self (2018)

Chris Monson Seldom in the Well (2018)

Christian Sands Facing Dragons (2018)

Christian Sands Reach Further EP (2018)

Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah The Emancipation Procrastination (2017)

Christina Marie’s Yeni Nostalji (2018)

Christine Hit Magical Kite (2018)

Clarisse Sisters Kaleidoscope! (2018) (Africa)

Claude Cozens Improvisation 1 (2018) (South African)

Claude Cozens Improvisation 2 (2018) (South African)

Col. Bruce Hampton Live @ The Vista Room (2017)

Corcoran Holt The Mecca (2018)

Corey Christiansen Dusk (2018)

Cory Weeds Little Big Band Exp (2018)

Counterweight Counterweight (2018)

Craig Thumper Samuels Thumper & Generation One (2018)

Cyille Aime Cyrille Aime Live (2018)

Cynthia Basinet The Standard (2018)

Cyril Neville Endangered Species Essential Recordings (2018)

D.A.J.O (Darryl Andrews Jazz Orchestra) Cape Town (2018) (South African)

Dale Head and the MindWinder Orchestra Swing On The Rocks (2018)

Dan Block Block Block Party (2018)

Dan Pugach Nonet Plus One (2018)

Dan Shout’s, In With a Shout Secret Weapons (2018) (South African)

Dan Wilensky Good Music (2018)

Dana Marcine To The Horizon (2018)

Danny Green Trio One Day It Will (2018)

Danny Rivera Obsesi-n (2018) Lat

Dario Deidda My Favorite Strings Vol 1 (2018)

Darryl Anders Agape Soul Conversations

Dave Kowaleski Under The Mojave Moon (2018)

Dave Liebman & John Stowell Petite Fleur The Music of Sidney Bechet (2018)

Dave McMurray Music Is Life (2018)

Dave Sadler Moondance (2018)

Dave Tull Texting and Driving (2018)

Dave Valentin Live At The Blue Note (1988)

David Friesen Structures (2018)

David Garfield Jazz Outside The Box (2018)

David K Mathews Fantsy Vocal Sessions Vol 1 Standards (2018)

Dawn Clement Tandem (2018)

DB3 Firebrand (2018)

Deanne Matley Because I Loved (2018)

Deb Ryder Enjoy The Ride Cover (2018)

Deborah Swiney I Remember Rio (2018)

Deli Rowe Smile Again (2018)

Diane Marino Soul Serenade The Gloria Lynne Project (2018)

Dick Sisto American Love Song (1995)

Dick Sisto Spirit Of Life Quartet Plays The Spiritual Music Of Coltrane, Ellington And Strayhorn (2018)

Dimitri K. Blue Cat (2018)

Dimitrije Vasiljević Accidental Nomad (2018)

Diva Jazz Orchestra 25th Anniversary Project (2018)

Dolores S. Final Mixes (2018)

Dolores Scozzesi Here Comes The Sun (2018)

Dominic Egli’s Plurism feat Feya Faku More Fufu (2018) (South Africa)

Don Braden Earth Wind and Wonder (2018)

Dongfeng Liu China Caribe Leon (2018)

Dred Scott Rides Alone (2018)

Duo Elevation (David Ellington Chris Burroughs) Omar’s Lament

Dustlights In A Stillness (2018)

Dyra Woolf Here I Am (2018)

  1. J. Decker Bluer Than Velvet The Prysock Project (2018)

Eddie Daniels Heart of Brazil A Tribute to Egberto Gismonti (2018)

Eddie Henderson Be Cool (2018)

Eddie Palmieri Full Circle (2018)

Eddie Palmieri Sabiduria (2018)

Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater West Side Strut (2018)

Eden Bareket Night (2018)

Edgar Steinitz Roots Unknown (2018)

Edward Simon Sorrows Triumphs (2018)

El Eco (Guillermo Nojechowicz) Puerto de Buenos Aires 1933 (2018)

Electric Squeezebox Orchestra The Falling Dream (2018)

Eliane Elias Music from Man of La Mancha (2018)

Eliovilla Franca Cinque CD1 & 2 (2018)

Ella Fitzgerald Ella at Zardi’s (1956) (Re Issue)

Emma Frank Ocean Av (2018)

Emmanuel Withers Mr. Neo-Classic Soul (2018)

Emmet Cohen Masters Legacy Series Volume 2 featuring Ron Carter (2018)

Enrique Haneine The Mind’s Mural (2018)

Eric Binder Trio The Malcolm Cecil Project (2018)

Erik Applegate Threes A Crowd (2018)

Erin McDougald Outside the Soiree (2018)

Ernie Krivda A Bright and Shining Moment (2018)

Erroll Garner Nightconcert Octav (2018) (Re-Issue)

Escaper Edge Detection (2018)

Escaper Skeleton Key (2018)

Eva Cortes Crossing Borders (2018)

Evan Harris Skylines (2018)

Evan Salvacion Levine Mestizo (2018)

Fabio Marziali Windows and Lights (2018)

Flavio Silva Break Free (2018)

Flow (Will Ackerman, Fiona Joy, Lawrence Blatt and Jeff Oster) Flow (2018)

Flying Horse Big Band The Bat Swings! (2018)

Frank Russel Influences (2018)

Frank Wagner Floating Holiday (2018)

Fred Hersch Live in Europe (2018)

Freelance Yes Today (2018)

Fusk The Jig Is Up (2018)

Garaj Mahal Bicycling in Bombay (2018)

Gary Brumburg Moonlight (2018)

Gary Palmer Coast 2 Coast (2018)

Gayelynn McKinney McKinFolk The New Begining (2018)

Geof Bradfield Yes, and…Music For Nine Improvisers (2018)

Geoffrey Keezer On My Way To You (2018)

George Cotsirilos Mostly In Blue (2018)

George Kahn Straight Ahead (2018)

Ghost-Note Swagism Side Double CD (2018)

Global Grooves Metamorphosis (2018)

Gordon Grdinas The Marrow Ejdeha (2018)

Gordon Hyland’s Living Fossil Never Die! (2018)

Greg Diaz & The Art of Imagination Jazz Orchestra Begin the Agora  (2018)

Greg Fishman Quintet So You Say (2018)

Gregory Generet & Richard Johnson 2 of A Kind (2018)

Groove Elation Project Between Realities (Live Recording) (2018)

Hailey Tuck Junk (2018)

Hal Galper Quartet Cubist (2018)

Hans Teuber & Jeff Johnson Deuce (2018)

Harold Lopez Nussa Un Da Cualqui (2018)

Heather Bambrick You ll Never Know (2018)

Henry Conerway III With Pride For Dignity (2018)

Herb Ohta & Christian Fabian Live in Tokyo (2018)

Hervé Samb Teranga (2018) (Africa)

Hughes/Smith Quintet Motion (2018)

HUW Wood / Water (2018)

Idit Shner 9-Short Stories (2018)

Ill Doots Ill Doots (2018)

Itai Kriss and Telavana (2018)

Itai Kriss Telavana (2018)

J Easy Weaver Soul Connection (2018)

J.A.M. Silent Notes (2018)

Jairus Daigle Roam Around The City (2018)

James Austin Jr Songs In The Key Of Wonder (2018)

James Weidman Spiritual Impressions (2018)

Jamie Shew Eyes Wide Open (2018)

Jared Gold Reemergence (2018)

Jarod Bufe New Spaces (2018)

Jason Klobnak Quartet Friends (2018)

Jason Marsalis The Year Of The Drummer (2018)

Javier Santiago Phoenix (2018)

Jay Lawrence Sonic Paragon (2018)

Jay Phelps Free As The Birds (2018)

Jeannie Taylore Rough Diamond (2018)

Jeff Baker Phrases (2018)

Jeff Denson Outside My Window (2018)

Jeff Hamilton Live From San Pedro (2018)

Jeff Rupert with Veronica Swift (2018)

Jeff Siegel London Live (2018)

Jemal Ramirez African Skies (2018)

Jen Hodge All Stars Alls Fair (2018)

Jerry Leonide Source Of The Ocean! (2018) (Africa)

Jerry Weldon Those Were The Day’s (2018)

Jesse Peterson Man of the Earth (2018)

JF Girard Jazz Waves (2018)

Jim Buennig It’s Like This (2018)

Jimmy Haslip, Scott Kinsey, Gergö Borlai  ARC Trio (2018)

Joani Taylor In A Sentimental (2018)

Joanne Tatham The Rings of Saturn (2018)

Jocelyn Michelle Live At Viva Cantina (2017)

Joe Hurworth Creativity (2018)

John Arnold CoolBago Jazz (2018)

John Arnold What Time Is It EP (2018)

John Bailey In Real Time (2018)

John Coltrane Both Directions at Once, The Lost Album Double CD (2018)

John Dankworth Quintet JD5 (2003)

John Hart, Adam Scone, Rudy Albin Petschauer Leading The British Invasion (2018)

John Korbel Earthlight (2018)

John Proulx Say It (2018)

John Stowell & Ulf Bandgren Night Visitor (2018)

Johnaye Kendrick’s Flying (2018)

Johnny Valentino Goin’ Public (2018)

Jon Rodgers Expression Vibrations (Vol II) (2018)

Jonathan Barber Vision Ahead (2018)

Jonathan Kresiberg and Nelson Veras Kresiberg meets Veras (2018)

Joshua Redman Still Dreaming (2018)

Juan Bayon Vidas Simples (2018)

Juan Ospina Big Band Tramontana (2018)

Judi Silvano Lessons Learned (2018)

Justin Kauflin Coming Home (2018)

Kai Otten Camper Mode (2018)

Kait Dunton Trio Kait 2 (2018)

Kalen Henry Not Forgotten (2018)

Kamasi Washington Heaven and Earth Double CD (2018)

Kandace Springs Black Orchid EP (2018)

Kandace Springs Indigo (2018)

Karrin Allyson Some of That Suns (2018)

Kat Edmonson Old Fashioned Gal (2018)

Kate McGarry, Keith Ganz, Gary Versace The Subject Tonight is Love (2018)

Kate Reid The Heart Already Knows (2018)

Kaveh Rastegar Light Of Love (2018)

Kavita Shah & François Moutin Interplay (2018)

Ken Peplowski Big Band Sunrise (2018)

Kenny Barron Quintet Concentric (2018)

Kent Miller Quartet Minor Step (2918)

Kira Kira Bright Force (2018)

Kobie Watkins Grouptet Movement (2018)

Kris Adams We Should Have Danced (2018)

Kunle Ayo Happy To Know You (2018) (Africa)

Kurt Elling The Questions (2018)

Kyle Shepherd SWR New Jazz Meeting Sound Portraits from ContemporaryDouble CD] (2018) (Sourh Africa and Africa)

Lab 2018 Rhythm of the Road (2018)

Lakecia Benjamin Rise Up (2018)

Lance Bryant, Christian & Jason Marsalis Do For You (2018)

Larry Goldings Toy Tunes (2018)

Larry McDonough Quartet Alice In Stonehenge And Other Acoust Electric Adventure (2018)

Larry McDonough Quartet Alice In Stonehenge And Other Acoust Electric Adventures (Electric) (2018)

Laura Taglialatela The Glow (2018)

Laura Walls Olori (Live at the North Sea Jazz Festival) (2018)

Lauren Anderson The Game (2018)

Lauren Henderson Ármame Songs of Love and Loss (2018)

Lee Ainley’s Blues Storm Shoot Me Down (2018)

Lee Konitz and Dan Tepfer Decade (2018)

Lello’s Italian Job Volume 2 (2018)

Lena & The Slide Brothers The Road HQ (2018)

Lenny Marcus Trio Glorias Step (2018)

Leo Sidran Cool School (The Music of Michael Franks) (2018)

Leon Neal We Dance at Midnight (2018)

Leslie Pintchik You Eat My Food You Drink My Wine You Steal My Girl (2018)

Libby Rae Watson Sweet ‘n’ Salty (2018)

Light Blue Movers Teleological Devolution (2018)

Lisa B I Get A Kick Cole Porter (2018)

Lisa Hilton Escapism (2018)

Liza Ohlback Give You Hell (2018)

LJ Folk Near Me (2018)

Logan Richardson Blues People (2018)

Louis Cato Starting Now (2018)

Louiz Banks Prism (2018)

Lucia Jackson You And The Night (2018)

Ma-JiD (Majid Khaliq) Sound of a Flower (2018)

Mabuta Welcome To This World (2018) (South Africa)

Madeleine & Salomon A Womans Journey (2018)

Madsla Cours Almugi Hule (2018)

Maja Spencer Iindestructible EP (2018)

Manhattan Transfer The Junction (2018)

Marcus Miller Laid Black (2018)

Margo Rey The Roots Of Rey (2018)

Mark Alban Lotz Blues For Yemaya (2018)

Mark Lotz and Alan Purvis Food Foragers (2018)

Mark Lotz meets Omar Ka A Fula’s Call (2018)

Mark Wade Trio Moving Day (2018)

Martin Mayer Unbreakable (2018) M

Marty Elkins Fat Daddy (2018)

Matheus Mendes Thornton Lee & the Dirty Blues Company (2018)

Matt Piet City in a Garden (2018)

Matt White and the Super Villain Jazz Band Worlds Wide (2018)

Maura Shaftoe Make Me A Memory (2018)

Mcclenty Hunter The Groove Hunter (2018)

Mecca Bodega Skin (2018)

Meg Okura NPO Trio Album (2018)

Meg Okura The Pan Asian Chamber Jazz Ensemble IMAIMA album (2018)

Meg Okura’s IMA IMA (f Tom Harrell) (2018)

Melbreeze Animazonia (2018)

Melody Diachun Get Back To The Groove (2018)

Melody Gardot Live in Europe (2018)

Mica Bethea Suite Theory (2018)

Michael Alan Distant Worlds (2018)

Michael Sarian & The Chabones León (2018)

Michael Waldrop Origin Suite (2018)

Michika Fukumori Piano Images (2018)

Middle Blue Love Chords (2018)

Miggy (Migiwa Miyajima) Augmented Jazz Orchestra Colorful (2018)

Miguel Zenon Yo Soy La Tradición (2018)

Mike Campbell’s MC Big Band Journey (2018) (South Africa)

Mike Clark Delbert Bump Retro Report (2018)

Mike Freeman Venetian Blinds (2018)

Mike Jones & Penn Jillette The Show Before The Show (2018)

Mike Pachelli Impressions (2018)

Mike Spinrad With Guido Fazio Horns (2018)

Miki Yamanaka Miki (2018)

Miles Davis & John Coltrane The Final Tour The Bootleg Series 4 CD Set (2018)

Molly Tentarelli Molly Tentarelli (2018)

Motown Moe Warm Breeze (2018)

MTU feat John Pichardo Heart Circle EP (2018)

MTU feat John Pichardo Roar EP (2018)

Murray Buitendag Quartet You’re My Everything (2018)

Nabat Isles Eclectic Excursions (2018)

Nellie McKay Sister Orchid (2018)

NewBorn OutCry NewBorn OutCry (2018)

Nicholas Payton Afro-Caribbean Mixtape Double CD (2018)

Nick Fraser Is Life Long? (2018)

Nina Massara Watch Me (2018)

Noah Preminger & Rob Garcia The Dead Composers Club Chopin Project (2018)

Noah Preminger Genuinity (2018)

Nora McCarthy People of Peace Quintet blesSINGS (2018)

Octobop Live Savanna Jazz (2018)

Odd Atlas Band OddAtlas (2018)

OKB Trio (Oscar Perez, Kuriko Tsugawa and Brian Woodruff) at Kitano The Ing (2018)

Orquesta Akokn Orquesta Akokn (2018)

Ospina Tramontana (2018)

Out Of The Blue O.T.B. (1985)

Oytun Ersan Fusiolicious (2018)

Pablo Ziegler Jazz Tango Trio (2018)

Panta Rei 2.0 Last Ticket to Heaven (2018)

Pat Battstone Elements (2018)

Patrick Zimmerli Quartet Clockworks (2018)

Paul Simon In The Blue Light (2018)

Pauline Frechette Follow My Heart EP (2018)

Peggie Perkins Influences (2018)

Peggy Lee Echo Painting Songline (2018)

Peripheral Vision More Songs About Error And Shame (2018)

Perry Smith New Angel (2018)

Petals On A Bough Petals On A Bough (2018)

Pete McCann Pay For It On The Other Side (2018)

Peter Lin The Lintet (2018)

Peter Nelson Ash Dust and the Chalkboard Cinema (2018)

Phil Casagrande Irresistible (2018)

Phil DeGreg Trio Queen City Blues (2018)

Phil Haynes My Favourite Things(1960-1969 Double CD (2018)

Phil Haynes No Fast Food Settings for Three (2018)

Phil Madeira Providence (2018)

Phil Parisot Creekside (2018)

Phil Schurger The Waters Above (2018)

Philipp Gropper’s Philm Live At Bimhuis (2018)

Philthy (Phil Lassiter) Party Crashers (2018)

Pochette EP Work Together (2018)

Poppa Steve Funky Business (2018)

Poppa Steve Listen Up (2018)

Poppa Steve Sweet (2018)

Prof Mike Rossi’s MR Project Journey (2018) (South Africa)

Professor Cunningham and His Old School Swing It Out! (2018)

Progger Dystopia (2018)

Project K-Paz Post Something (2018)

Quite Storm Too Goog To Go (2018)

Rachel Caswell We’re All in The Dance (2018)

Rachel Caswell We’re All in The Dance (2018)

Radam Schwartz Two Sides Of The Organ Combo (2018)

Rafal Sarnecki Climbing Trees (2018)

Randy Brecker & Mats Holmquist  UMO Jazz Orchestra Together (2018)

Randy Waldman’s Jazz Superheroes (2018)

Ray Brown Jr This Is Ray Brown Jr (2018)

Rebecca Angel….What We Had (2018)

Rebirth Brass Band Feel Like Funkin’ It Up (2018)

Red’s Blues You Knock Me Out (2018)

Reggie Pittman Loren Daniels Quartet Smilessence (2018)

Reloaded My Longest Mile (2018) BL

Renee Rosnes Beloved of the Sky (2018)

Rhy Dongju Dance of the Age Vol1 (2018)

Rich Halley The Literature (2018)

Richard Howell Coming of Age Mangaku (2018)

Richard Shulman Turned Into Lemonade (2018)

Richard Sorce Projrct Samba Para a Vida (2018)

Richard X Bennett Away From The Many (2018)

Rivers on Mars  DeJe Voodoo (2018)

Rob Blaine It’s All Perception (2015) (South Africa)

Rob Dixon Trio ft Charlie Hunter Coast to Crossroads (2018)

Rob Zinn Walk The Walk (2018)

Robert Diack Lost Villages (2018)

Robert E Person Classic Covers (2018)

Robert Glasper R+R Now Collagically Speaking (2018)

Robert Kennedy Closer to Home (2018)

Robin McKelle Melodic Canvas (2018)

Ron English DanceCryDance (2018)

Ron Ward jr It’s Just Music Vol ii (2018)

Rondi Marsh The Pink Room (2018)

Ronnie Burrage Bluenoise (2018)

Roseanna Vitro Tell Me the Truth (2018)

Sam Javitch People and Places (2018)

Sam Morrison Howl Revisited (2018)

Sara Serpa Close Up (2018)

Sarah Benasouli Thoughts (2018)

Sarah Reich New Change (2018)

Sarnecki Climbing Trees (2018)

Sasha Masakowski Art Market (2018)

Satoko Fujii and Joe Fonda Mizu (2018)

Satoko Fujii feat Kaze Atody Man (2018)

Satoko Fujii Live at Big Apple in Kobe (2018)

Satoko Fujii Ninety Nine Years (2018)

Satoko Fujii This Is It! 1538 (2018)

Satoko Fujii, Joe Fonda & Gianni Mimmo Triad (2018)

Scott Gwinnell Jazz Orchestra Mulgrewology (2018)

Scott Hamilton Trio Live At Pyatt Hall (2018)

Scott Martin Alone At Sunset (2018)

Scott Petito Rainbow Gravity (2018)

Scott Reeves Jazz Orchestra Without A Trace (2018)

Sergio Galvao, Lupa Santiago, Clement Landais, Franck Enouf 2X2 (2018)

Sergio Pereira Nu Brasil (2018)

Shakes Seven Indiana (2018)

Sharel Cassity Evolve (2018)

Shari Puorto Live At Bogie’s (2018)

Shaun Martin Focus (2018)

Shaun Murphy Mighty Gates (2018)

Shawn Kingsberry Peace Love and Happiness (2018)

Shawn Maxwell Music In My Mind (2018)

Shawn Maxwell’s New Tomorrow Music In My Mind (2018)

Shirley Crabbe Bridges (2018)

Sibusiso Mash Mashiloane Closer to Home (2018) (South Africa)

Sisonke Xonti Iyonde (2018) (South Africa)

Snatam Kaur Beloved (2018)

Sons of Kemet Your Queen Is A Reptile (2018)

Soul Mutation Times Are Changing (2018)

South Florida Jazz Orchestra Presents The Music of Gary Lindsay Are We Still Dreaming (2018)

Spanish Harlem Orchestra Anniversary (2018)

Stacy Mitchhart Live My Life (2018)

Stanley Clarke Band The Message (2018)

Stefan Schultze Solo System Tribe (2018)

Stepahan Spira New Playground (2018)

Stephanie Mckay Song In My Heart (2018)

Stephanie Sante In Your Eyes (2018)

Steve Gadd Band – Steve Gadd, Michael Landau, Jimmy Johnson, Walt Fowler, Larry Goldings (2018)

Steve Slagle Alto Manhattan (2018)

Steve Turre The Very Thought Of You (2018)

Steve Tyrell A Song For You (2018)

Strunz & Farah Tales of Two Guitars (2018)

Sugar Queen & The Straight Blues Band 340 Blues (2018)

Sullivan Fortner Moments Preserved, Beans And Cornbread (2018)

Sundae +  Mr Goessl When You’re Smiling (2018)

Susan Krebs Chamber Band Spring Light Out of Darkness (2018)

Susan Williams & The Wright Groove It’s About Time (2018)

Sy Ntuli ibuya (2018) (South Africa)

Taryn Kasaval Joy at Last (2018) (South Africa)

Terence Blanchard & The E-Collective Live (2018)

Thandi Ntuli Exiled (2018) (South Africa)

The Bennito Padilla Sextet + One Classic Salsa & Latin Jazz (2018)

the ȼheap 3nsemble the ȼheap 3nsemble (2018)

The Detroit Bop Quintet Two Birds (EP) (2018)

The Hughes Smith Quartet Motion (2018)

The Idiomatiques Out On The Town (2018)

The Lao Tizer Band Songs From The Swinghouse (2018)

The Liberation Music Collective Rebel Portraiture (2018)

The MK Groove Orchestra MKXVGO (2018)

The Nels Cline 4  Currents, Constellations (2018)

The New England Jazz Ensemble Peter And The Wolf (2018)

The Royal Krunk Jazz Orkestra (RKJO) Get It How You Live (2018)

The Summer Brothers To Elliot in Remembrance of Wolf (2018)

Tia Brazda Daydream (2018)

Tia Fuller Diamond Cut (2018)

Tiffany Austin Unbroken Con Alma (2018)

Tlale Makhene SwaziGold (2018) (South African)

Todd Clouser, John Medeski & JT Bates You The Brave Live at Icehouse (2018)

Todd Marcus On These Streets (2018)

Tom Bruner Homage To A Hero (2018)

Tommaso Cappellato Aforemention (2018)

Tony Koch The Alt News Band Uber Chill (2018)

Tosin Aribisala Afrika Rising (2018)

Tower of Power Soul Side of Town (2018)

Transjoik (Sami Norwegian) & Sher Miandad Khan (Pakistan) Bewafa (2018)

Tribu El Matador (2018)

Trinom3 Just A Bit Further (2018)

Troy Roberts Nu Jive Perspective (2018)

Tucker Antell Grime Scene (2018)

Uncle Nephew Blues (2018)

Undecided Future Hit Me Up (Hmu) Ep (2018)

Van Morrison and Joey DeFrancesco You’re Driving Me Crazy (2018)

Venture Life Cycle (2018)

Victor Dey Jr Makola (2018)

Vijay Iyer Far From Over (2018)

Vin Venezia Fifth and Adams (2018)

Vince Bell Ojo (2018)

Vinyl Hampdin Red (2018)

Vivian Lee Let’s Talk About Love (2018)

Vuma Ian Levin Life and Death on the Otherside of the Dream (2018) (South Africa)

Wanja Slavin & Lotus Eaters Salvation (2018)

Wayne Powers If Love Were All (2018)

William Clarke Blowin’ Like Hell (2018)

Wynton Marsalis Septet United We Swing The Best of The Jazz at the Lincoln Centre Galas (2018)

Yak Attack Safety Third (2018)

Yelena Eckemoff Better Than Gold (2018)

Yelena Eckemoff Quartet Desert (2018)

Yellowjackets Raising Our Voice (2018)

Yoko Miwa Pathways (2018)

Yuri Apsy Nothin’ But The Blues (2018)

Yusef Komunyakaa, Davis Cieri, Mike Brown White Dust Cover (2018)

 

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Boerewors Sliders with Warm Tomato Salsa Recipe

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

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

Serves: 4  – Cooking time: Less than 30 mins

Stuff to throw it together

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

How to cook it up

Shape the sausage meat into 12 small patties

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

Buon Appetito

The Klutz in the Kitchen

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

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Dongfeng Liu Releases China Caribe on the Zoho Music label

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

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

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

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

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

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

Track Listing:

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

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

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

Release Date: June 8, 2017.

Produced byJohn Benitez, Kabir Sehgal and Doug Davis.

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

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

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

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Moskus – Mirakler – Hubro Records

Rob Mallows

By Rob Mallows – London Jazz News

They’re from Norway,” the editor said. Well, that’s a good start, I thought, when I was asked to review this album by a band I’d never heard of before. Over the last decade, Norway has for this reviewer been something of an El Dorado of great new jazz music, with fine artists such as Eyolf Dale, Pixel and Daniel Herskedal producing great album after great album. It’s become one of my go-to jazz nations.

But I was taking a leap in the dark with Moskus

Read the full review … at http://www.londonjazznews.com/2018/07/cd-review-moskus-mirakler.html

 

 

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Jazz Around the World by Wolfgang König

Wolfgang König

Dear friends,
This time I am not reporting from a jazz event in the strict sense of the word. But don’t we all hate the “jazz police”? ! Jazz musicians have always been interested in other cultures. Just think about Dizzy Gillespie’s love for Caribbean and South American rhythms, John Coltrane’s and Charlie Mariano’s interest in Indian music or the collaboration of Stan Getz with Brazilian colleagues.
Yesterday I arrived in Kuching, the capital city of Malaysia’s biggest state Sarawak, located on the island of Borneo. About 35 km from Kuching, between a mountain and the beach of the South China Sea, there is the Sarawak Cultural Village, a beautiful outdoor museum that displays the cultural variety of the region: of the many indigenous groups as well as the Chinese and Malay immigrant communities.
Twenty years ago, in 1998, the Sarawak Cultural Village became the venue of the annual Rainforest World Music Festival. The event grew from an evening with one stage and 300 visitors into an internationally famous festival that lasts three days and attracts 20,000 people. RWMF does not only present musical acts from around the globe, it builds bridges between cultures by arranging collaborations, for example with performances like “COUSINS – Lutes of Africa & Asia”, “THE TURN OF THE WRIST – Bowed string instruments” with performers from Scotland, China, India, Malaysia and Russia and “LONG AND THIN” with traditional flutes from around the world.
Great about RWMF is also that it offers many ways for the visitors to become active themselves. There are workshop for Lakota dances from the U.S., the local bamboo dance (where the players hit long bamboo sticks on the ground and against each other and the dancers, who are in between have to take good care of their bare feet) , for belly dance, for percussion instruments and, of course, for the ubiquitous sape, the traditional Sarawak lute
This afternoon, I saw a kind of jam session called “BLOODLINES” with African musicians from various parts of the continent. Among them Aly Keita from Ivory Coast who plays the balafon, the West African marimba, and he has been based in my home town of Berlin for many years. Aly (who could bee seen at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival last year) is incredibly versatile. I saw him performing with Joe Zawinul a few times, he plays with two Swiss musicians on bass clarinet and drums, he runs his own group and here in Sarawak he collaborates with a Chinese friend who plays the erhu, a traditional violin.
Now I am going to watch the evening shows with bands from Korea, Brazil, Guinea and the Solomon Islands near Papua New Guinea in the South Pacific.

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DownBeat Announces Winners of the 2018 Int’l Critics Poll

Pianist Vijay Iyer topped two categories in the DownBeat Critics Poll: Jazz Artist and Jazz Group (for the Vijay Iyer Sextet).
(Photo: Jimmy & Dena Katz)

Pianist Vijay Iyer, singer-songwriter Cécile McLorin Salvant, flutist Nicole Mitchell, trumpeter Amir ElSaffar, orchestra leader Maria Schneider and hip-hop artist Kendrick Lamar are among the talented performers who topped multiple categories in the 66th Annual DownBeat International Critics Poll.

Iyer topped the Jazz Artist category (a feat he also accomplished in 2012 and 2015), and his namesake sextet—which released the 2017 album Far From Over (ECM)—topped the Jazz Group category. Produced by Manfred Eicher, the album features Iyer (piano, Fender Rhodes), Graham Haynes (cornet, flugelhorn, electronics), Steve Lehman (alto saxophone), Mark Shim (tenor saxophone), Stephan Crump (double bass) and Tyshawn Sorey (drums).

Read about and see all the winners here :-

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

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Jazz Rendezvous Blog Supreme

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

http://www.alljazzradio.co.za

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

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EDITORIAL SNIPPETS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Mzantzi Jazz Awards 2018 handles are as follows:

Twitter: @ZaJazzAwards

Facebook: Mzantsi Jazz Awards

Instagram: zajazzawards

Hashtag: #MJA2

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

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A QUOTE & MAYBE A FEW EXTRA FOR LUCK

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

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

Boerewors Sliders

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

Serves:Cooking time: Less than 30 mins

Stuff to throw it together

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

How to cook it up

Shape the sausage meat into 12 small patties

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

Buon Appetito

The Klutz in the Kitchen

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

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NOGGA (Another) QUOTE

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

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IT’S 5 ‘O CLOCK SOMEWHERE DRINKS RECIPE

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

The African Bishop

Today we serve up the African Bishop,

Serves 4

Prep and Create time 10

Bits and pieces to concoct it

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

Procedures to rustle it up

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

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LAUGH OF THE WEEK

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

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REASONS TO CELEBRATE

International Daiquiri Day Strawberry daiquiri

It’s International Daiquiri Day!

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

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

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

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

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LONDON JAZZ NEWS

Editor/Publisher Sebastian Scotney, used with permission

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

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AN OPTIONALEXTRA QUOTE FOR THE WEEK

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

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

Diane Rossi

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

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

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

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All the nominees for the 2018 MZANTSi JAZZ AWARDS

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

Entries were evaluated by the following criteria:

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

Best Jazz Album

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

Best Jazz Song

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

Best Contemporary Jazz Album

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

Best Traditional Jazz Album

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

Best Female Jazz Artist

  1. Thandi Ntuli
  2. Zoe Modiga

Best Male Artist

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

Best Newcomer in Jazz

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

Best International Jazz Collaboration  

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

Best Foreign Jazz Album

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

Best Radio Station Playing Jazz

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

Best Club/Venue for Jazz

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

Life Time Achievement Awards

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Mzantzi Jazz Awards 2018 handles are as follows:

Twitter: @ZaJazzAwards

Facebook: Mzantsi Jazz Awards

Instagram: zajazzawards

Hashtag: #MJA2

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Universal Music Group set to launch Nigeria division

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

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

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

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

Focus on Ghana, Nigeria and Gambia

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

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

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

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

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

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

Courtesy of Reuters

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

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

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

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EDITORIAL SNIPPETS

A QUOTE & MAYBE A FEW EXTRA FOR LUCK

THE KLUTZ IN THE KITCHENS RECIPE OF THE WEEK

  1. Recipe for Boerewors Sliders with Warm Tomato Salsa

NOGGA (Another) QUOTE

IT’S 5 ‘O CLOCK SOMEWHERE DRINKS RECIPE

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

LAUGH OF THE WEEK

SIS GWEN JAZZ  BLOG used with the permission of Gwen Ansell

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

REASONS TO CELEBRATE

  1. It’s National Daiquiri Day!

AN OPTIONAL EXTRA QUOTE FOR THE WEEK

LONDON JAZZ NEWS Edited by Sebastian Scotney, used with permission

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

JAZZ NEWS AND VIEWS FROM THE GLOBAL VILLAGE

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

NEW ALBUM RELEASES received this year

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

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

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Smooth jazzy fusion from Ladies’ Heels Over Head by Carol Martin

Capetown-Durban play Gugs: ISupportDoYou

Spirit lifting, head turning, chuckles and smiles….. are utterances from the lively audiences exposed to the Durban-ladies-meet-Capetown-ladies, under the band name of “Heels Over Head”, a Durban-based all-female jazz pop band that started in 2008. And uplifting they were as they nestled us inside Gugulethu’s Kwa Sec house with a roaring fire and hard-to-find independent wines on sale. Three Durban gals linked up with Capetownians Nobuhle Ashanti Mazinyane on piano and keys,  Tracey Johannes on bass guitar, and guitarist Arianna Carini who started with the Durban group and is presently studying classical Flamenco at the University of Capetown’s School of Music.

Guitarist Arianna Carini

HOH’s tour through SA Concerts from their Durban base is a collaboration seeking to mentor and develop the talents of other female jazz and blues artists. This echos the band members’ own upbringings in musical families and youth orchestras.

 

Bassist Tracey Yohannes

Theirs is a special sound: funky blues with Carini’s killer guitar which adds the pop/rock feel; vocalist and HOH founder Thulile Zama, throws soulful ballads with a vocal control that speaks to ten years plus experience leading the Durban band.

Drummer Rebecca Doty

Vocalist-Founder Thulile Zama

Drummer Rebekah Doty. offers subtle rhythms that don’t overpower; Doty has also served in a military band before resuming her HOH link. The youngest member of this collaboration, Mazinyane’s keys are gentle and melodic. Her hands have matured; she plays with ease.

HOH Could It Be (2010)

Their albums also feature pianists Taryn Kasaval and Lindi Ngonelo, bassist Tebogo Sedumedi, and a hot guitarist, Chillie, who ensures the flame endures in the band’s sonic fusion.  Their first album in 2010, Could It Be, contains haunting African jazzics, such as ‘Pata Pata, with very danceable rhythms, melting smooth jazz as in ‘Betrayed’, the lively soul pop of the album’s title, ‘Could It Be’, and the upbeat drum ‘n bass funk remix of ‘Girlfriend’. This album exudes emotion, purpose, and message, all which has spiraled these ‘girls’ into a limelight of recognition.

Besides performing in various festivals, like Moshito, and at the 2017 Essence Festival in New
Orleans, USA, the group was nominated in 2011 for MTN SAMA AWARDS in the Contemporary Jazz category.

Sondela (2013)

Their 2013 album, Sondela, presents a slower groove through the seasoned vocals of the musicians entwined in soft ballad harmonies, as in the popular ‘Ntilo Ntilo’ and in ‘Ngiyak’ Phica Phica’. Slow smooth jazz in a blues style around love themes, with the occasional mood setting of a trumpet, characterises this album quite differently to the 2010 album. If I had to choose between the two, Could It Be explains why the group was SAMA nominated in 2011.

Vocalist and founder, Thulile Zama, explains how HOH members managed to stay together for 10 years: “Few bands have survived over the years. We have worked for many years to create opportunities for ourselves. It has been a great experience, both enriching and humbling, and we will continue to offer platforms for female musicians.”

Drummer Rebekah Doty adds: “We want to be an example to other female musicians and show them that everything is possible. We have performed for so many different audiences throughout the years. Still being together after 10 years is a great motivation to keep the band going.”

The style of the Heels Over Head gals, both on and off the stage, reveals how these well-dressed ladies approach their art seriously but with glee and pizzaz, seeking to musically entertain and make us all feel good….and perhaps ready for more wine and chats! See the following links:

Website: www.heelsoverheadband.com
You Tube: www.youtube.com/isupportdoyou
Facebook: www.facebook.com/heelsoverhead
Instagram: www.instagram.com/heelsoverheadband

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Sis Gwen Ansell

 Used with the permission of Gwen Ansell

Two years ago, I raised in this blog, the issue of a Eurocentric jazz curriculum. (Who should teach jazz in South Africa). The column was triggered by a letter from one of my readers, an SA musician studying overseas, as well as the publication of a very interesting piece of network studies research about the implications of homophily (p

reference for association with similar others) for diversity and career progression among South African scholars.

The responses to the piece were fascinating. They inevitably included accusations of “racism”, from a few individuals who really didn’t seem to have read it. There was even an invocation of what we have come to call the ‘Zille Argument’: “without [European music] their (sic) would be no harmony and no musical instruments. But this does not fit his (sic) tired and wordy narrative,” opined one commenter.

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A wee bit about Sis Gwen

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

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

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Diva Jazz Orchestra 25th Anniversary Project (2018)

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

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

The Diva Jazz Orchestra


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

The Late Stanley Kay

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

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

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

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

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

Track Titles – Composer – Time

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

The Diva Jazz Orchestra

Sherrie Maricle – Music Director/drummer

Noriko Ueda – bass

Tomoko Ohno – piano

Leslie Havens – bass trombone

Sara Jacovino – trombone

Jennifer Krupa – trombone

Rachel Therrien – trumpet, flugelhorn

Barbara Laronga – trumpet, flugelhorn

Jami Dauber – trumpet, flugelhorn, manager

Liesl Whitaker – trumpet, flugelhorn

Leigh Pilzer – baritone saxophone, bass clarinet

Erica von Kleist – tenor saxophone

Janelle Reichman – tenor saxophone, clarinet

Mercedes Beckman – alto saxophone, flute, clarinet

Alexa Tarantino – alto saxophone, soprano saxophone

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

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

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

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Tutu Puoane – The Joni Mitchell Project Live (2017)

 Soul Factory Records – Distributor Sonic Rendezvous

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

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

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

Tutu and Ewout

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

The entire band is;

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

Tracklisting:

1 River

2 The Hissing of Summer Lawns

3 Goodbye Pork Pie Hat

4 God Must Be a Boogieman

5 Both Sides Now

6 Black Crow

7 Hejira

8 I Don’t Know Where I Stand

9 My Old Man

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

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

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

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

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

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A QUOTE & MAYBE A FEW EXTRA FOR LUCK

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

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THE KLUTZ IN THE KITCHENS RECIPE OF THE WEEK

 

Roasted Harissa Prawns with Tomatoes and Mushrooms

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

Serves 4

Prep and Cook time 15

Stuff to make it

500g Cleaned jumbo prawns

2 Minced cloves garlic

30 ml Harissa paste

60 ml Salted butter, melted

80 ml Freshly chopped parsley

250 g Large button mushrooms, peeled

250 ml Cherry tomatoes

Salt and ground black pepper, to season

30 ml Olive oil

Juice of a lime

Baby butter lettuce salad

How to make it

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

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NOGGA (Another) QUOTE

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

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IT’S 5 ‘O CLOCK SOMEWHERE DRINKS RECIPE

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

iGoli – a really great winter refreshing heart warming beverage

 

Serves 4

Prep and Create time 10

Bits and pieces to concoct It

1 Litre of spring water

4 Rooibos tea teabags

4 Tots of Brandy

5 Teaspoon of brown sugar

2 Whole cloves

1 Stick of cinnamon or 2 t cinnamon powder

2 Chopped apples

Procedures to rustle it up

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

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LAUGH OF THE WEEK

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

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REASONS TO CELEBRATE

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

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

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

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

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

July is International Grilling, Ice Cream and Hot Dog Month

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

July 10,2018

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

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

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A wee bit about Sis Gwen

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

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

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

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STOP THE PRESS – NEWS FLASH

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Mzantzi Jazz Awards 2018 handles are as follows:

Twitter: @ZaJazzAwards

Facebook: Mzantsi Jazz Awards

Instagram: zajazzawards

Hashtag: #MJA2

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

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

July 11, 2018 Washington, DC

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

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

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Permission To Be Yourself by Seton Hawkins July 9, 2018

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

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

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

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

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Here’s an optional extra Quote of the Week

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

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BIRTHDAYS OF THE WEEK – 13 to 20 July

13 July

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

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

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

Johnny Hartman

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

14 July

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

15 July

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

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

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

16 July

Vocalist Andrea Vicari

Dee Bell – Vocalist b. July 16 1950

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

17 July

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

18 July

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

Mtutuzeli Dudu Pukwana

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

19 July

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

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

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

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

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

Phil Upchurch

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

20 July

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

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

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

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

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

Karel Krautgartner

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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AN OPTIONAL EXTRA QUOTE FOR THE WEEK

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

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Roasted Harissa Prawns with Tomatoes and Mushrooms recipe

 

Roasted Harissa Prawns with Tomatoes and Mushrooms

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

Serves 4

Prep and Cook time 15

Stuff to make it

500g Cleaned jumbo prawns

2 Minced cloves garlic

30 ml Harissa paste

60 ml Salted butter, melted

80 ml Freshly chopped parsley

250 g Large button mushrooms, peeled

250 ml Cherry tomatoes

Salt and ground black pepper, to season

30 ml Olive oil

Juice of a lime

Baby butter lettuce salad

How to make it

The Klutz in the Kitchen with his shredding guitar

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

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Beverage Recipe – iGoli

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

iGoli – a really great winter refreshing heart warming beverage

Serves 4

Prep and Create time 10

Bits and pieces to concoct It

1 Litre of spring water

4 Rooibos tea teabags

4 Tots of Brandy

5 Teaspoon of brown sugar

2 Whole cloves

1 Stick of cinnamon or 2 t cinnamon powder

2 Chopped apples

Course of action to rustle it up

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

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MR Project – Journey (2018)

Mike Rossi’s MRP Album Cover Journey

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

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

Track and player listing;

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

    Mike Rossi

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

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Extra, Extra read all about it – A Blog Supreme Extra Another Quick ‘n Short Note of Note to Note No22

  by Eric Alan – FRIDAY 6th July 2018

The Mzantzi Jazz Awards 2018

After numerous problems over the past 24 hours with with regards to both the Mzantzi Jazz Awards 2018 SMS system and their website. I have just received another communiqué from Peter Mashabane the PR dude for Awards, in it he states that the SMS problems are now sorted, so please would you go ahead and cast as many votes as you can for us at All Jazz Radio.

For one to cast ones votes for for us please send your SMS to the number 40439 and add the unique SMS code ZaJazz  BR2 and hit send. One will receive a confirmation of receipt of ones vote.

If you will be casting your votes from outside of South Africa, note please that the South African country code must be added before the number – 27 40439

I don’t know how many problems and questions I discovered and questions I’ve asked over the last 25 hours but I am pleased to say Peter Mashabane the PR fella for the Awards has been most helpful during this rather tedious period of trouble shooting.

I’m now confident and very glad that we can notify all AJR Listeners, Fans, Musicians, Friends, Jazz Lovers, Followers in the Global Village that it’s now time to cast many votes for AJR as possible so please get your fingers walking on your phones keyboard.

Should you have an queries about the Mzantzi Jazz Awards 2018 please give Peter Mashabane a call on mobile +27(0)823930026 or landline +27(0)127517608

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

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Jazz Rendezvous Blog Supreme

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

Friday 06thJuly 2018

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

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Quote of the Week or maybe a few extra for luck

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

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Nog (Another) A Quote

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

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The Klutz In The Kitchen’s Recipe of the Week

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

Cheesy Potato & Tuna Bake

Cheesy Potato & Tuna Bake

Recipe by Knorr

Serves 4-6 depending on how hungry one is

Prep time 10 minutes

Cook time 20 minutes

Stuff to make it

450 ml Milk

1 x Knorr Creamy Garlic and Herb Potato Bake

1 Pinch Aromat

2 Tomatoes, sliced

4 Potatoes, washed, peeled and thinly sliced

2 Cans of Tuna

1 Cup grated Cheddar cheese

1 small punnet of tiny whole button mushrooms (optional)

How to make it

Preheat oven to 180°C.

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

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

Open the tins of tuna and drain the liquid.

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

Season with Aromat and pepper

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

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

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Here’s an optional extra Quote of the Week

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

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

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

Mulled Wine Hot Chocolate collage

Mulled Wine Hot Chocolate

Recipe from Gourmand and Gourmet

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

Bits and pieces to concoct It

5 x pods cardamom (cracked)

4 x star anise

2 x cinnamon sticks

500g 70% dark chocolate

Pinch of cayenne pepper

1 x bottle of good Pinotage

1 x cup of milk

Marshmallows

Procedures to rustle it up

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

In a separate pot warm milk

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

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

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

Combine milk and wine mixtures, stirring gently

Remove cardamom and star anise from mixture before serving in mugs

Serve with toasted marshmallows

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

https://jazzweeksummit.com

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

Vocalist Ranee Lee

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Jazz Artist: Vijay Iyer

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

Hall of Fame: Benny Golson and Marian McPartland

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

Jazz Group: Vijay Iyer Sextet

Big Band: Maria Schneider Orchestra

Trumpet: Ambrose Akinmusire

Trombone: Wycliffe Gordon

Soprano Saxophone: Jane Ira Bloom

Alto Saxophone: Rudresh Mahanthappa

Tenor Saxophone: Charles Lloyd

Baritone Saxophone: Gary Smulyan

Clarinet: Anat Cohen

Flute: Nicole Mitchell

Piano: Geri Allen (1957–2017)

Keyboard: Robert Glasper

Organ: Dr. Lonnie Smith

Guitar: Mary Halvorson

Bass: Christian McBride

Electric Bass: Steve Swallow

Violin: Regina Carter

Drums: Jack DeJohnette

Percussion: Hamid Drake

Vibraphone: Stefon Harris

Miscellaneous Instrument: Akua Dixon (cello)

Female Vocalist: Cécile McLorin Salvant

Male Vocalist: Kurt Elling

Composer: Muhal Richard Abrams (1930–2017)

Arranger: Maria Schneider

Record Label: ECM

Producer: Manfred Eicher

Blues Artist or Group: Bettye LaVette

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

Beyond Artist or Group: Kendrick Lamar

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

Rising Star Categories

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

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

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

Rising Star–Trumpet: Amir ElSaffar

Rising Star–Trombone: Jacob Garchik

Rising Star–Soprano Saxophone: Jimmy Greene

Rising Star–Alto Saxophone: Caroline Davis

Rising Star–Tenor Saxophone: Ingrid Laubrock

Rising Star–Baritone Saxophone: Alex Harding

Rising Star–Clarinet: Matana Roberts

Rising Star–Flute: Rhonda Larson

Rising Star–Piano: Orrin Evans

Rising Star–Keyboard: Elio Villafranca

Rising Star–Organ: Roberta Piket

Rising Star–Guitar: Jakob Bro

Rising Star–Bass: Thomas Morgan

Rising Star–Electric Bass: Mimi Jones

Rising Star–Violin: Scott Tixier

Rising Star–Drums: Johnathan Blake

Rising Star–Percussion: Satoshi Takeishi

Rising Star–Vibraphone: Behn Gillece

Rising Star–Miscellaneous Instrument: Tomeka Reid (cello)

Rising Star–Female Vocalist: Jazzmeia Horn

Rising Star–Male Vocalist: Jamison Ross

Rising Star–Composer: Tyshawn Sorey

Rising Star–Arranger: Amir ElSaffar

Rising Star–Producer: Flying Lotus

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

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

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Must Attend Performance Guide in Poster form

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sisgwenjazz Blog used with the permission of Gwen Ansell

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

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

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

A wee bit about Sis Gwen

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

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

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

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

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A Quick ‘n Short Note to Note No20 by Eric Alan – FRIDAY 6th July 2018

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

See yesterdays cancelled Note below

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Sjoe! We got a big surprise email this morning, which kind of made our hearts really sing. What is all this happiness about one says well, All Jazz Radio has been nominated for an award. We’ve been nominated in the Best Radio Station Playing Jazz Category of the 2nd Mzantsi Jazz Awards!

Now we really need your help to continue further. Here’s what we need you to do is to vote for All Jazz Radioby sending an SMS.

The Best Radio Station Playing Jazz Categoryis open to public vote using a unique SMS code and number. Vote for All Jazz Radio by sending an SMS using the unique code BR2 to the number 40439.

The awards take place on the 11th August 2018 at The World of Yamaha, in Sandton, Marlboro. So please vote for us, most importantly share this with all Facebook Friends, Twitter Followers and Groups and Jazz Lovers around the global village. We thank you in anticipation of your vote.

The Mzantsi Jazz Awards handles are; Twitter: @ZaJazzAwards – Facebook: Mzantsi Jazz Awards Instagram: zajazzawards and the official hashtag is #MJA2

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Support South Africa’s only 24/7 online jazz radio station ALL JAZZ RADIO today

Remember any day is a good day to listen to All Jazz Radio on any of the following:

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

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

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

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

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FOLLOW us in the Twitterspher https://twitter.com/AllJazzRadioZA

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Read todays All Jazz Radio News from paper.li at http://paper.li/AllJazzRadioSA/1342250877

Why not join us on Linked In at https://www.linkedin.com/hp

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

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All Jazz Radiostreams in the C. A. T. (Central African Time Zone). Please note that Central European Time is one hour behind Central African Time and GMT is 2 hours behind. Note too that all programs are repeated, eg. Today’s programs are repeated tomorrow evening from 18:00 and the previous days programs are repeated at 2am the following morning.

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