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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Jazz Scene Saturday 28th. February 2015 on dublincityfm.ie from 5 to 6PM

Play List Jazz Scene Saturday 28th. February 2015 on 103.2 Dublin City FM 5 to 6PM GMT

1. Jack The Bear ( 3.16 ) - Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra - CD Highlights Of The Great 1940 - 1942 Band
NEW RELEASE PACKAGE



LONG SHOT 1

2. Lovely Lisa ( 7.20 ) - Dexter Gordon - CD Leader & Sideman as part of Three Classic Albums Plus Dexter Gordon
NEW RELEASE PACKAGE



3. Love & Humor ( 6.09 ) - Yusef Lateef - CD Sounds Of Lateef as part of Four Classic Albums Yusef Lateef
NEW RELEASE PACKAGE

4. Concerto Italien En Fa Majeur Plaus Allegro ( 5.34 ) - Jacques Loussier - CD Plays Bach Vol. 3 as part of Four Classic Albums Jacques Loussier
2013 RELEASE PACKAGE

5. Over The Rainbow ( 5.58 ) - Frank Wess - CD Opus In Swing as part of Four Classic Albums Frank Wess
2014 RELEASE PACKAGE

6. Baby It's Cold Outside ( 4.08 ) - Ray Charles & Betty Carter - CD Ray Charles & Betty Carter as part of Four Classic Albums Betty Carter
2014 RELEASE PACKAGE


LONG SHOT 2


7. Winterset ( 7.11 ) - Donald Byrd - CD Byrd's World as part of Four Classic Albums
2014 RELEASE PACKAGE




8. Spanish Guitar Blues ( 2.13 ) - Charlie Byrd - CD Jazz Recital as part of Four Classic Albums
2014 RELEASE PACKAGE



LONG SHOT 3

9. Scrapple From The Apple ( 8.41 ) - Phil Woods - CD Bird's Night : A Memorial Concert Dedicated To The Music Of Charlie Parker as part of Three Classic Albums Plus
2014 RELEASE PACKAGE

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Midweek Music Miscellany Wed. 25th. February 2015 11.30AM to 12.30PM dublincityfm.ie

Play list Midweek Music Miscellany Wednesday 25th. February 2015 from 11.30AM to 12.30PM on 103.2 Dublin City FM



LONG SHOT

1. Tango Marika ( 7.40 ) - Tango Siempre - CD Tangled ARC Records




DOUBLE SHOT - THE DRIFTERS


2. Let The Boogie Woogie Roll ( 2.48 ) - The Drifters - CD The Definitive Drifters Atlantic Records

3. Rat Race ( 2.11 ) - The Drifters - CD The Definitive Drifters Atlantic Records



4. Hal's Blues ( 2.52 ) - The World Saxpohone Quartet - CD Political Blues Justin Time Records

5. Don't Know Why ( 3.06 ) - Norah Jones - CD Blue Note A Story Of Jazz bluenote.com

6. The Swan ( 2.47 ) - Christopher Van Kampen & Pascal Roge - CD Quartet Soundtrack Decca Records

7. Pools ( 3.50 ) - Glass Animals - CD Zaba glassanimals.eu
NEW RELEASE
LIVE DATES for Glass Animals
10.03.2015 SHEPHERDS BUSH EMPIRE LONDON UNITED KINGDOM 11.03.2015 KOMEDIA BATH UNITED KINGDOM 12.03.2015 THE GLOBE CARDIFF UNITED KINGDOM 13.03.2015 THE KAIZMIER LIVERPOOL UNITED KINGDOM 14.03.2015 THE ACADEMY DUBLIN IRELAND


8. I Need A Woman ( 4.04 ) - Blind Willies - CD Every Day A Judgement Day blindwillies.net
NEW RELEASE

9. Things I Want To Say ( 4.11 ) - Ruth Trimble - CD Things I Want To Say ruthtrimble.com
IRISH ARTIST

10. Griotba ( 4.45 ) - Ba Cissoko - CD Electric Griotlanc 3Dfamily.org

11. I Want My Baby Back ( 2.36 ) - Edwin Starr - CD Soul Master cherryred.co.uk
NEW RELEASE PACKAGE

12. Put On My Shoes ( 2.06 ) - Mary Ann Fisher - CD Such A Much! R&B Girls Of The 50's & 60's cherryred.co.uk

13. Cantaloop ( Flip Fantasia ) ( 4.38 ) - US3 - CD US3 bluenote.com

14. Baby Your A Rich Man - The Beatles - CD Magical Mystery Tour Apple Records

15. Hello Goodbye - Bud Shank & Chet Baker - CD Blue Note Plays The Beatles bluenote.com

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Jazz Scene No. 87 Saturday 21st. February 2015 from 5 to 6PM GMT on dublincityfm.ie

Play list Jazz Scene No. 87 Saturday 21st. February 5 to 6PM GMT on 103.2 Dublin City FM


1. Love No 1 ( 6.11 ) - Keith Jarrett - CD Life Between The Exit Signs Vortex Records

2. Joy Juice ( 2.45 ) - Dinah Washington & Gus Chappell's Orchestra - CD Beat Blues & Ballads Planet Records

3. Old Friends ( 4.50 ) - Brian Simpson featuring George Duke - CD South Beach Shanachie Records

4. Lonely City ( 4.26 ) - Allegra Levy - CD Lonely City steeplechase.dk allegralevy.com

5. Rainy Day Jam ( 3.45 ) - Sam Barsh - CD I Forget What You Taught Me razdazrecords.com



LONG SHOT combined with DOUBLE SHOT - MILES DAVIS

6. All Blues ( 11.33 ) - Miles Davis - CD Kind Of Blue Columbia Records

7. Nature Boy ( 6.14 ) - Miles Davis - CD Blue Moods Columbia Records



8. Got To Get You Into My Life ( 5.31 ) - Connie Evingson - CD Let It Be Connie Evingson Sings The Beatles connieevingson.com

9. I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free ( 3.34 ) - Billy Taylor - CD Right Here, Right Now ( 1964 )
Capitol Records

10. South Beach ( 3.25 ) - Brian Simpson - CD South Beach Shanachie Records


"Trio Trio Piano", a two concert jazz piano trio series to take place in the BelloBar in Portobello, Dublin 2 on Friday 20th ( Leopoldo Osio & Cian Boylan lead the respective piano trios ) and Friday 27th February 2015 ( Carole Nelson & Johnny Taylor lead piano trios . Sponsored by Pianos Plus and presented by Jazz on the Terrace with Bello Bar. See jazzontheterrace.com for more details. 8PM both evenings




Note Productions presents
JEFF BALLARD FAIRGROUNDS
Christchurch Cathedral, Dublin 2
Friday 6th March at 8.00pm
Line up:
Jeff Ballard (drums)
Kevin Hays (piano)
Lionel Loueke (guitar)
Reid Anderson (electronics)

Tickets: €24 a/v from www.tickets.ie

Jeff Ballard is one of the standout jazz drummers of his generation, a humming engine of poly-rhythm and an ace of earthy texture. He is best known for his work behind leaders like Chick Corea, Pat Metheny, Joshua Redman, and Brad Mehldau. Here he takes a turn as bandmaster with a quartet featuring the talents of Reid Anderson from The Bad Plus, Blue Note legend in the making Lionel Loueke, and the prolific Kevin Hayes.

"...one of the leading modern voices on his instrument" - New York Times on Jeff Ballard

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Bob Hope - Do you remember him? See below.


Do you remember Bob Hope?.



On his death bed they asked him where he wanted to be buried.
His answer was, "Surprise me."
________________________________________________




I HOPE THIS WILL PUT A SMILE ON YOUR FACE AND IN YOUR HEART.
This is a tribute to a man who DID make a difference.

ON TURNING 70
'I still chase women, but only downhill.'

ON TURNING 80
'That's the time of your life when even your birthday suit needs pressing.'

ON TURNING 90
'You know you're getting old when the candles cost more than the cake.'

ON TURNING 100
'I don't feel old. In fact, I don't feel anything until noon. Then it's time for my nap.'

ON GIVING UP HIS EARLY CAREER, BOXING
'I ruined my hands in the ring. The referee kept stepping on them.'

ON NEVER WINNING AN OSCAR
'Welcome to the Academy Awards, or, as it's called at my home, 'Passover.'

ON GOLF
'Golf is my profession. Show business is just to pay the green fees.'

ON PRESIDENTS
'I have performed for 12 presidents but entertained only six.'

ON WHY HE CHOSE SHOWBIZ FOR
HIS CAREER
'When I was born, the doctor said to my mother,
Congratulations, you have an eight pound ham.'


ON RECEIVING THE
CONGRESSIONAL GOLD MEDAL
'I feel very humble, but I think I have the strength of character to fight it.'

ON HIS FAMILY'S EARLY POVERTY
'Four of us slept in the one bed. When it got cold, mother threw on another brother.'

ON HIS SIX BROTHERS
'That's how I learned to dance. Waiting for the bathroom.'

ON HIS EARLY FAILURES
'I would not have had anything to eat if it wasn't for the stuff the audience threw at me.'

ON GOING TO HEAVEN
'I've done benefits for ALL religions.
I'd hate to blow the hereafter on a technicality.'

Midweek Music Miscellany Wed.18th. February 2015 from 11.30AM to 12.30PM on dublincityfm.ie


Carole Nelson ( Zrazy & Carole Nelson Piano Trio ) guests on MMM by Sean Brophy on Mixcloud









Carole Nelson joined me on Midweek Music Miscellany today Wednesday 18th. February 2015 on 103.2 Dublin City FM

Play list Midweek Music Miscellany Wed. 18th. February 11.30AM to 12.30PM dublincityfm.ie


1. What Is This Thing Called Love ( 4.34 ) - Bill Evans - CD Portrait In Jazz as part of Bill Evans Three Classic Albums Plus 2014 RELEASE

2. You Make Me Happy ( 4.01 ) - Zrazy - SINGLE zrazy.com
IRISH ARTIST - 2014 RELEASE in IRELAND & just released in UK

3. Angel Walking ( 5.51 ) - Zrazy - CD Dream On zrazy.com
IRISH ARTIST

Zrazy Fundraiser for Marriage Equality
Thursday MARCH 12th. 2015
Zrazy Fundraiser for Marriage Equality
Thursday, March 12 at 7:30pm
Gotham South Restaurant eventbrite.ie for tickets.


4. My Old School ( 5.35 ) - Steely Dan - CD Can't Buy A Thrill ( 1972 ) MCA Records

5. Girl Talk ( 3.53 ) - Boylan Buckley Evans - CD Soulful Days Lucca Records
On Feb 20th. at The Bello Baras part of Trio Trio Piano Series - see below
IRISH ARTIST

Boylan Buckley Evans Trio

Fri, Feb 20th at 8.00pm
Venue: The Bello Bar, Portobello

Adm: €10.00

Featuring:
Cian Boylan - Piano
Damian Evans - Double Bass
Hugh Buckley - Guitar


First in the new Trio Trio Piano Series presented by Allen Smyth and Sponsored by Piano Plus.

Francesco Turrisi is a last minute replacement for Cian Boylan on this outing.

Cian Boylan is recognized as one of Ireland’s leading pianists, working across many musical genres including jazz, rock & pop, and film & theatre, and collaborating with established Irish and international artists. An extremely versatile musician, he is equally at home as a jazz and session pianist as he is arranging and composing for orchestra, big band and smaller ensembles.

He has performed and recorded with many leading Irish and International pop and rock artists, including: Van Morrison, Duke Special, Camille O’Sullivan, Imelda May, Declan O’Rourke, Cathy Davey, Jerry Fish, Mary Coughlan, Juliet Turner, Westlife, Aslan, Paddy Casey, Vyvienne Long, RTE Concert Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra, Riccardo Cocciante, Robin Gibb, Sister Sledge, and LeAnn Rimes. As a pianist he has performed in some of the most prestigious venues and concert halls around the world, including Europe, USA, Russia, China, and the Middle East




6. Cry Baby ( 5.15 ) - Zrazy - CD Private Wars zrazy.com
IRISH ARTIST

7. Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home ( 3.20 ) - Earl Hines - CD A Monday Date as part of CD Earl Hines Four Classic Albums Plus avidgroup.co.uk
2015 NEW RELEASE PACKAGE



Lunchtime Vocal Recital St.Ann’s Church, Dawson Street

A programme of Handel,Brahms, Bellini, Poulenc, Fauré,Strauss and many more.

Lorna Breen Shira Brady Accompanied by: Soprano Mezzo-Soprano Catriona McElhinney Grimes

Friday 20th February 2015 1.30 - 2.30 St. Ann’s Church Dawson Street Dublin 2.

Free Admission Donations Welcome




Note Productions presents
JEFF BALLARD FAIRGROUNDS
Christchurch Cathedral, Dublin 2
Friday 6th March 2015 at 8.00pm
Line up:
Jeff Ballard (drums)
Kevin Hays (piano)
Lionel Loueke (guitar)
Reid Anderson (electronics)

Tickets: €24 a/v from www.tickets.ie

Jeff Ballard is one of the standout jazz drummers of his generation, a humming engine of poly-rhythm and an ace of earthy texture. He is best known for his work behind leaders like Chick Corea, Pat Metheny, Joshua Redman, and Brad Mehldau. Here he takes a turn as bandmaster with a quartet featuring the talents of Reid Anderson from The Bad Plus, Blue Note legend in the making Lionel Loueke, and the prolific Kevin Hayes.

"...one of the leading modern voices on his instrument" - New York Times on Jeff Ballard

They ride the rides. They take a turn riding all of them. These rides, which make up this amusement park, should be built in places perfect, well studied. It takes a certain strength to build, to manage, and to coordinate.

These and other qualities Mr. Ballard must have thought about, a cultured and refined musician, when he decided to call his latest creation Fairgrounds. Whomever likes can participate, the only requirement is that they are emotionally committed.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Jazz Scene No. 86 Saturday 14th. February 2015 5 to 6PM GMT on dublincityfm.ie

Jazz Scene No. 86 with jazz pianist / composer Leopoldo Osio guesting.
leopoldoosio.com


CEO Experiment International Bar, Wicklow Street, Dublin 2 9PM Thursday 19th. February

CEO Experiment plus Cian Boylan Piano Trio The Bello Bar, Portobello Harbour, Dublin 2 Friday 20th. February 2015.




Jazz Scene No.86 with guest Leopoldo Osio. by Sean Brophy on Mixcloud








1. I'm Thru With Love ( 2.56 ) - Nat King Cole - CD Here's Nat King Cole with The King Cole Trio Planet Records
50th. Anniversary of the death of Nat King Cole ( Age 47 ) on 15th. February 1965


LONG SHOT 1

2. Einbahnstrasse ( 7.17 ) - Herbie Hancock - CD Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Keith Jarrett, McCoy Tyner
Atlantic Jazz Records


LONG SHOT 2

3. Awakening ( 8.28 ) - Leopoldo Osio - CD Awakening leopoldoosio.com
IRISH BASED ARTIST


4. Like Someone In Love ( 4.45 ) - Leopoldo Osio - CD Awakening leopoldoosio.com ( Free Download of album on website )
IRISH BASED ARTIST

5. The Late Late Show ( 2.32 ) - George Shearing - CD George Shearing Four Classic Albums Plus cherryred.co.uk
2014 RELEASE PACKAGE

6. Choco's Guajira ( 6.46 ) - Ruben Gonzales - CD Chanchullo World Circuit Records

7. ( Get Your Kicks On ) Route 66 ( 2.58 ) - Nat King Cole Trio - CD Here's Nat King Cole with The King Cole Trio Planet Records


Improvised Music Company & The Hugh Lane Gallery
present;
Kaja Draksler

FREE event

"Draksler brings austerity, subtlety and poignancy with her fluid piano playing and rings through in bright, rich textures’" - The Irish Times

Ireland first encountered the young Slovenian pianist/composer Kaja Draksler when she performed a stunning set with her ‘Acropolis Quintet’ at the 12 Points festival in May 2011.
She was subsequently chosen as one of three young European acts supported at festivals and venues
throughout Europe as part of the 12 Points PLUS programme.
Still only 26 years old, Kaja is a exceptional talent, presenting both remarkable classical composition as well as energetic and risky improvisation. Highly respected in the Amsterdam jazz and improvised music scene, last year she released her solo album The Lives Of Many Others, on the renowned label Clean Feed.
Draksler studied jazz piano in Ljubljana and Groningen and in 2009 won the prestigious Deloitte Jazz Award. In New York she studied privately with great musical innovators, Vijay Iyer and Jason Moran. In 2013, she completed a classical composition Masters studies at The Conservatory of Amsterdam.
Kaja Draksler's current projects include Solo, several Duets; with Onno Govaert (Feecho), Matiss!
Čudars, and Susana Santos Silvam, and Trio- BadBooshBand.
Apart from writing for her own ensembles, Draksler has been commissioned to write for Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra, Metropole Orchestra, EMJO, Big Band RTV Slovenia, Italian Instabile Orchestra, amongst others.
A great opportunity to catch this magnetic young musician as part of Improvised Music Company’s Solo Piano Series this Spring at the Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin 1

www.kajadraksler.com
www.improvisedmusic.ie
www.hughlane.ie


Hugh Buckley Group at JJ Smyths Sunday 15th. February 2015 Doors 4.30 PM Music 5PM

Hugh Buckley may be among the more unassuming guitarists on the Irish scene, but his resume of international associations speaks volumes for the esteem in which he's held elsewhere. This engaging and creative soloist has worked with Georgie Fame, Peter Bernstein, Scott Hamilton, Peter Washington and his late and dear friend, pianist James Williams. Soul and gospel nuances are increasingly to the fore and for this outing, he unveils new material and new personnel, performed by a talented quartet with TBC (bass), Domnic Mullan (drums) and Phil Ware (piano).

Doors 4.30pm (Music 5pm) - Adm €10

- See more at: http://www.jjsmyths.com/gigs/sundays/565-hugh-buckley-group26.html#sthash.6KvF7SXy.dpuf

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Midweek Music Miscellany Wednesday 11th. February 2015 11.30AM to 12.30PM dublincityfm.ie

Play List Midweek Music Miscellany Wed. 11th. February 2015 on 103.2 Dublin City FM 11.30AM to 12.30PM GMT



Midweek Music Miscellany Wed. 11th. February 2015. by Sean Brophy on Mixcloud






1. Scarlatti Sonata In E Major K 380 ( 4.45 ) - Trevor Pinnock - CD The Harmonious Blacksmith Part of Virtuoso Series deutschegrammphon.com
NEW RELEASE ( reissue )

2. River Blues ( 5.05 ) - Dick LeMasters - CD One Bird Two Stones dicklemastersmusic.com
NEW RELEASE ( Scheduled March 2nd. 2015 )

Although a generation younger than many of the musicians noted, LeMasters shared many common experiences with them. Some of the coincidences are striking. The Winter family lived in the same neighborhood as the LeMasters family, LeMasters’ father and the Winter Brothers’ father served together in the Army Reserves in Beaumont, and LeMasters’ mother and aunt both taught Edgar and Johnny in junior high school. Dick LeMasters attended high school with The Big Bopper’s son, Jay Richardson.



3. Ramblin' Man ( 4.46 ) - The Allman Brothers Band - CD Reelin' In The Years Vol. 3 Sandstone Records

4. Unwound & Broken ( 5.14 ) - Sian Brown - CD The Girl From Nowhere sianbrown.ie
IRISH ARTIST - NEW RELEASE

5. Love's A Strange Affair ( 3.54 ) - Cookie & The Vaudevilles - CD Rags To Riches
Appearing De Barras Clonakilty Co. Cork Saturday 14th. February & The Crane Lane, Cork City Sunday 15th. February 2015
IRISH ARTIST - NEW RELEASE


6. I Fall To Pieces ( 2.46 ) - Ed Romanoff - LIVE Dublin City FM Performance for After Midnight with Noel Casey edromanoff.com
Ed Romanoff Irish tour in March - more information soon plus live appearance on Midweek Music Misc.

7. Freak ( 3.27 ) - Jimmy Somerville - CD Homage cherryred.co.uk
NEW RELEASE ( Scheduled 6th. March 2015 )




DOUBLE SHOT - Diana Krall

8. California Dreamin' ( 3.09 ) - Diana Krall - CD Wallflower dianakrall.com vervemusicgroup.com
NEW RELEASE

9. You Don't Know Me ( 3.57 ) - Ray Charles & Diana Krall - CD Genius Loves Company 10th. Anniversary Release concordmusicgroup.com
2014 RELEASE


10. Sweet Talkin' Guy - The Chiffons - CD 25 Rock 'N' Roll hits Vol. 1 Tring Records

11. Some Enchanted Evening ( 3.16 ) - Bob Dylan - CD Shadows In The Night Columbia Records
NEW RELEASE

12. O Victorious Leader From Rachmaninov Vespers ( All Night Vigil ) Opus 37.( 1.24 ) - St. Petersburg Chamber Choir -
CD Rachmaninov Vespers All Night Vigil as part of Virtuoso Series Decca Records
NEW RELEASE REISSUE

13. That Noise - Anthony Newley - CD Bowler Hats & Leather Boots Personalities Go Pop Art elerecords.co.uk
2014 RELEASE PACKAGE

14. Valentine's Day ( 3.43 ) - Curtis Stigers - CD Hooray For Love curtisstigers.com concordmusicgroup.com
Curtis Stigers appears National Concert Hall Dublin Sunday 15th. February 2015 nch.ie
2014 RELEASE