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Tom Barford, Hugh Masakela and Count Basie

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The debut album from British saxophonist, composer and 2017 winner of the Kenny Wheeler Jazz Prize, Tom Barford, is the featured release on this show. Also featured is a great collection of early Hugh Masakela recordings, and some classic Count Basie cuts. In between jazz rock from Gong and a selection of brand new releases. Playlist Tom Barford “Bloomer" from Bloomer (Edition Records) 00:00 Hugh Masakela “A Felicidade" from '66--'76 (Wrasse Records) 07:44 Bobo Stenson Trio “Three Shades ...

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Tom Barford: Bloomer

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The Kenny Wheeler Jazz Prize, founded in 2011, is awarded each year to a young artist who demonstrates excellence in both performance and composition, selected from all graduating jazz musicians at the Royal Academy of Music. The prestigious prize includes a release of the artist's proposed recording on Edition Records. Thus it is that the 2017 winner of this highly sought-after prize, Tom Barford, who graduated from the RAM with first class honours, was able to record this, his debut ...