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Jure Pukl 'Doubtless' live at BIMHUIS Amsterdam

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Jure Pukl is one of Slovenia's most prolific and creative saxophonists, who has been performing for years all over the world. He is part of a new generation of musicians shaping the future of jazz. This concert at BIMHUIS features the line-up from his recent album, Doubtless: a tenor sax front-line of Jure Pukl and his partner Melissa Aldana, with bassist Joe Sanders and drummer Gregory Hutchinson. At BIMHUIS they were joined by a number of special guests ...

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Jazz in Exile, Part One

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South Africa's Jazz enters a period of exile following the Sharpeville Massacre. Artists like Hugh Masekela, Miriam Makeba and many more leave the country in order to be able to continue performing their music. Playlist Miriam Makeba “Pata Pata" from Mama Africa: The Very Best of Miriam Makeba (Manteca) 2:24 Miriam Makeba “Ndodemnyama Verwoerd" from Africa (BMG) 5:19 Gwigwi Mrwebi “Nyusamkhaya" from Kwela (Honest Jons) 10:09 Hugh Masekela “U, Dwi" from Grrr (Verve Music) 13:28 Hugh Masekela ...

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Love Songs for August

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"What fresh Hell is this?" We begin with songs by Dorothy Parker, who, though best known for her sharp wisecracks, turned out several luscious standards in her day. In the second hour, we salute the great Count Basie then usher in the Leonard Bernstein centennial celebration; plus there is a bumper crop of new releases to share. Playlist Harry Allen “I Wished on the Moon" from The Candy Men (Arbors) 00:00 Rosemary Clooney “I Wished on the Moon" ...

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From Newk To Tatum, Trane And Wayne

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We kick off this week with a question from singer Teri Roiger, answered by John Coltrane (on the newly discovered Both Directions at Once sessions with the classic quartet). This week we also begin our Sonny Rollins celebration with tracks by singer Babs Gonzales from 1949, when Newk was a mere 19-year-old. And have you ever heard Art Tatum's first recordings, backing singer Adelaide Hall? We will celebrate Wayne Shorter --who turned 85 last month --with a rare ...

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Jon Irabagon, Charlie Parker, New Releases And Archive Picks

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A focus on the recent album from Jon Irabagon, a trio of Charlie Parker related tunes, a song in remembrance of Randy Weston and lots more... Playlist Jon Irabagon “The Demon Barber of Fleet Week" from Dr. Quixotic's Traveling Exotics (Irrabagast) 00:00 Randy Weston “Blues for Strayhorn" from Monterey '66 (Verve) 12:20 Wayne Shorter & Milton Nascimento “Ponta de Areia" from Native Dancer (Columbia) 19:35 Marcin Wasilewski “Spark of Life/Sudovian Dance" from Live (ECM) 25:22 Jon Irabagon ...

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A conversation with Majid

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Violinist Majid's new album, Sound of a Flower, has a solid jazz foundation, but draws heavily from soul, hip-hop, and classical music giving rise to an infectious sound that is uniquely Majid's. Majid is a classically trained violinist who has worked with a diverse range of household names in the music industry including hip-hop artist Mr Cheeks, actor and singer Keith David, and Jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis. Join me as I talk to Majid about the album, hip-hop, ...

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Edward Vesala, Jean-Paul Celea, The Necks & more

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This episode of One Man's Jazz continues to dig into the goldmine of international jazz artistry with featured samplings of artists from the Freddy Morezon Collective in Toulouse along with fellow Frenchman, bassist Jean-Paul Celea's Yes Ornette Trio, while Germany's MPS Records compilation of cosmic music from the 1965-1975 decade is also explored. There's more Tomasz Stanko and some Edward Vesala, with Australia's The Necks, so popular in Europe, making the closing statement. Playlist ...

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Mark Turner, Pipe Dream and other great new releases

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The summer is winding down and the pace at which new albums are being released is picking up. Given the quality of what is coming our way, we duly oblige.Enjoy two hours of gorgeous new music, including some unexpected gems from the European jazz scene like the Austrian ensemble Little Rosies Kindergarten and the Italian supergroup Pipe Dream (featuring Hank Roberts), and more great projects featuring Bill Frisell (with Cuong Vu) or inspired by his artistry, and Frisell's ...

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Julian Lage Trio Live at BIMHUIS Amsterdam

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At a very young age Julian Lage had already gained recognition from well-known guitarists and jazz musicians (including Santana and Gary Burton) and became a protégé of Jim Hall, one of the most influential masters of the jazz guitar. These days Julian Lage himself is considered a leading guitarist. He plays with Chris Thile on his radio show “Live from Here," the follow-up to the legendary “Praire Home Companion," and he regularly works with an influential artist like John Zorn. ...

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King Kong to Sharpeville

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Part two of an eight-part series exploring the past and present of South Africa's Jazz scene. This episode looks at the late 1950s in South Africa's Jazz, leading up to the early 1960s and the fallout of the Sharpeville Massacre. Playlist Cast of King Kong “Sad Times, Bad Times" from King Kong: Original Cast (Gallo Music Publishers) 01:55 Miriam Makeba “Back of the Moon" from King Kong: Original Cast (Gallo Music Publishers) 05:54 Kippie Moeketsi and the ...