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.

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  • 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
  • Host talks 20:32
  • John McLaughlin "English Jam" The Promise (Verve) 23:12
  • John McLaughlin, Sting "The Wind Cries Mary" In from the Storm (BMG) 24:23
  • Miles Davis "One Phone Call / Street Scenes" You're Under Arrest (Columbia) 28:55
  • Host talks 33:58
  • Sting and Gil Evans "There Comes a Time" Last Session -Live at Perugia Jazz Festival (Jazz Door) 36:26
  • The Bob Belden Ensemble "Shadows in the Rain" Straight to My Heart: The Bob Belden Ensemble Performs the Music of Sting (Blue Note) 40:52
  • Host talks 48:26
  • Marcin Wasilewski Trio "Message in a Bottle" Live (ECM) 49:09
Photo credit: Frédéric Stucin

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