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Dida's Touch: The Remarkable Artistry of Dida Pelled

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Whatever material she touches --be it a Horace Silver standard, a Wes Montgomery blues, a Johnny Cash country tune, a Randy Newman heartbreak song, or one of her disarming originals --New York-based Israeli guitarist and vocalist Dida Pelled leaves her indelible mark on it. Her signature style is a mix of playful warmth and remarkable guitar chops approached with the soul of a natural born storyteller that knows how to make the listener... listen to her! ...

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Wind, Frost & Radiation with Kari Ikonen

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This show features an interview with pianist Kari Ikonen where we discuss the strength and depth of the Finnish jazz scene as well as his recent trio's album Wind, Frost & Radiation, which is out on Ozella Music. The playlist also include lots of great new music from artists like Fred Hersch and Jessica Lauren. Playlist Fred Hersch “Bristol Fog (For John Taylor)" from Live in Europe (Palmetto) 1:49 Jan Roth “Herbst" from Kleinod (Sinnbus) 11:03 Jessica ...

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Spoken Jazz & New Releases

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Spoken word is performance art that goes hand in hand with jazz because words often sound great and notes can speak loud and clear. In this episode we will explore the best of it, together with outstanding new releases that are making our summer even hotter than it already is! Happy listening! Playlist Ben Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" from Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill) (self-released) ...

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From Glen Hall and Gil Evans to Charles Lloyd to Martin Kuchen

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Saxophonistically speaking... this episode has an abundance of fine saxophonists lurking throughout, from Glen Hall (with Gil Evans in Gil's last project) to Frenchman Denis Guivarc'h with Hubert Dupont to Jake Wark with Chicago pianist Matt Piet. You want more? David Liebman in No Fast Food, the late Dewey Redman, Matt Nelson with Brandon Lopez, Brad Walker, and two current giants of the horn who are unafraid to speak through their music about injustice, politics and the social condition: Charles ...

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Nasheet Waits Equalty Quartet

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Energetic acoustic jazz by a supergroup led by American drum hero Nasheet Waits, a protégé of Max Roach and a core member of Jason Moran's Bandwagon. Nasheet Waits followed in the footsteps of his father, legendary jazz drummer Freddie Waits. At the request of his other important mentor, Max Roach, he became part of the unique percussion ensemble M'BOOM, proving his extraordinary talent performing with star players such as Tony Williams and Ginger Baker. Later on he joined ...

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Jazzmeia Horn

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There is great anticipation surrounding Jazzmeia Horn. She has already been compared to Betty Carter and Sarah Vaughan, and she received compliments from Jon Hendricks and Al Jarreau. Her singing and vocalese skills are of the highest level, and on top of that she does not shy away from addressing current social issues. On her recent album A Social Call she displays a wide array of influences, from role models such as Mary J. Blige and Sister Rosetta ...

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Jazz & Poetry

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The best of jazz is aural poetry. The best of poetry swings and grooves. So it's not surprising that jazz and poetry have had a long and fruitful synergy. We decided to explore intriguing collaborations between jazz musicians and poets, from the icons of the Beat Generation to Amiri Baraka, from Federico Garcia Lorca to Emily Dickinson. And we'll celebrate a poet of the jazz trumpet, Tomasz Stanko, which has left us too soon. Happy ...

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Rogier Telderman Trio

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Rogier Telderman is being praised for his lyrical, energetic piano playing. Alongside his trio, he leads an artist-in-residence series in Rotterdam for which he collaborates with renowned European musicians such as Thomas Strønen, Adam Baldych, Vincent Courtois and Binkbeats. For this live performance at BIMHUIS, he presents a new album with his trio with double bassist Guus Bakker and drummer Niek de Bruijn. Playlist BIMHUIS Radio intro 0:00 Live concert @ BIMHUIS: Rogier Telderman Trio ...

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Hal Willner, Nino Rota & Beyond

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For Today's episode we go back in time to 1981, the year in which Amarcord Nino Rota by producer Hal Willner was released. 37 years later it remains a reference record and one of the greatest tribute albums ever produced, and recently remastered and re-released by Corbett vs. Dempsey. We take a look back at the making of this great album with an interview with Hal Willner, and we play music from some of his other tribute projects (to Thelonious ...

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Doek Festival 2018 - This Is Our Music

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"This Is Our Music": many sides of the flourishing Amsterdam improv scene were revealed at the 2018 Doek Festival, with well-known musicians and international guests. This event signalled the return of the Amsterdam-based collective Doek to its roots: personal projects by its individual core members. The result is a richly varied program including two nights at the BIMHUIS. The last few editions of the Doek Festival have been some of the most ambitious events in the history of ...