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.
Ben Allison "Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00
Sting "Englishman in New York" Symphonicities (Deutsche Grammophon) 0:16
Host talks 4:40
Gregory Porter "It's Probably Me" Live @ Polar Music Prize 2017 (YouTube) 6:33
Host talks 11:50
Espen Berg "Hounds of Winter" Acres of Blue (Atterklang) 12:42
Jazz Fantasy feat. Franco Ambrosetti "Perfect Love... Gone Wrong" Every Breath We Take (Splasc(H)) 16:44
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