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Radio & Podcasts

Sting: An English (Jazz-)Man in New York - Companion Mixtape

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More cuts from our exploration of the jazz side of Sting, featuring his own jazzier projects and renditions of his work by the likes of Kenny Barron, Regina Carter, Dominic Miller, Michela Lombardi, Andy Bey, Marc Copland and many more. Happy listening! Playlist Lucky Peterson “We'll Be Together" Lifetime (Verve) 0:00 Sting “Jeremiah Blues (Part 1)" Soul Cages (A&M) 3:30 Kenny Barron, Regina Carter “Fragile" Freefall (Verve) 8:18 Pierluigi Balducci Ensemble “La Belle Dame Sans Regrets" ...

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Radio & Podcasts

Sting: An English (Jazz-)Man In New York - Part 2

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Although Sting is mostly known for his solo career and, before that, for fronting one of the most epic band of all times, The Police, his love for jazz has been a common thread throughout his career. His jazz sensibility became more prominent when he started his solo career with the album The Dream of the Blue Turtles and a band of young heavy weights from the New York jazz scene of the time, Branford Marsalis, Kenny Kirkland, Darryl Jones ...

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Radio & Podcasts

Sting: An English (Jazz-)Man in New York - Part 1

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From his early years as a bassist in the trad Phoenix Jazzmen, the straight-ahead Newcastle Big Band, and the fusion quintet Last Exit, to his collaborations with idols like Gil Evans and Miles Davis, jazz has been a constant in Sting's artistic path. This week, we feature music from his jazzier projects as a leader or side-man, and jazz renditions of his compositions by jazz legends and up and coming masters. Happy listening! Playlist Ben Allison ...

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Radio & Podcasts

The (Jazz) Police

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September 2019 will mark the 40th anniversary of “Message in a Bottle," an auspicious opportunity to look back at the seminal work of The Police, through a jazz lens. With both Sting and Andy Summers coming to The Police with jazz in their background and Stewart Copeland being a master of polyrhythmic drumming it's not a surprise that their compositions would sound very good in the hands of jazz players. These two hours will feature some ...

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Live Review

Sting at the City Stadium in Macedonia

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Sting City Stadium Skopje, Macedonia June 2, 2019 It seems that singer Sting's concerts here in this part of the world border on the miraculous. Just a few days since he kicked out his new world tour in support of his new album My Songs he visited Skopje for a stadium concert. When scheduling a summer concert one would expect great summer weather in June and not a monsoon season with heavy rainfalls and thunders. ...

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Live Review

Sting at Boris Trajkovski Sports Hall in Skopje, Macedonia

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Sting Boris Trajkovski Sports Hall Skopje, Macedonia October 15, 2017 The “Boris Trajkovski" sports hall in Skopje witnessed a show as great as any in his illustrious career from the legendary musician and songwriter. Nevertheless, the attentive, full-capacity crowd who turned out witnessed something special. The gig in Skopje was next to last in Sting's world tour which began back in February. There was a tension building in the air with a ...

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Album Review

Sting: 57th & 9th

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Throughout his long and illustrious career, Sting has enjoyed an enviable set of circumstances. Not only does he have total artistic freedom but he has been accompanied by elite musicians and has a devoted, global fan base. In return, that has yielded many artistic triumphs as he explored almost every genre known to man. He has been eclectic in his choice of inspiration which is filtered through an ever expansive musical worldview. That incorporates all kinds of sounds and music ...


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