In the meantime, here’s some more details about the show:
Welcome once again to another two hours of quality music. I looked at the best of the crop of new releases and found it hard to decide what to include as there is so much great stuff out there at the moment.
Ahmad Jamal has been described as one of the fathers of the modern jazz sound. With a career that spans six decades he has proven himself to be one of the most innovative exponents of the jazz piano still living. I feature one special track from his latest LP. Other pianists involved in this months show include the talented Michael J McEvoy, the gifted Mark Edwards and the sublime Herbie Hancock.
I adore the music of Sergio Mendes and seized the chance this month to feature three of my favourite tracks from him. Signed by Burt Bacarach to the Herb Alpert owned A&M records, he opened up the beauty of the bossa nova to the whole world for which we are forever grateful.
Real soul afficianados will appreciate the inclusion of the authentic down home soul sound of the seminal Stone Foundation who have set the benchmark for the rest to follow and more amazingly they're from the UK - new LP 'To Find The Spirit'. Also new Material from my fave UK funk outfit Smoove and Turrell and neo soul jazz crew the Duval Project. We've a track from the 'off the hook' new LP from my S'n'C bredren Nicola Conte and a mighty tune from the UK guitar don Femi Tomowo.
To cap it off new music from Jim Mullen and Bluey's outfit Citrus Sun, the ever brilliant Moonchild and potential grammy winner Jarrod Lawson - an LP which has the whole quality music world in raptures.
Two hours of quality to take you to a musical happy place. Enjoy!
Artist - Track - Album - Year
Philip Grass Mt. St. Helens Find 2014
Jarrod Lawson All That Surrounds Jarrod Lawson 2014
The Duval Project An Education (with strings) The Duval Project EP 2014
Moonchild Make It Easy Please Rewind 2014
Ahmad Jamal Saturday Morning Saturday Morning 2013
Mark Edwards There Is a Hope In Deep 2013
Ed Motta Flores de Vida Real / Playthings of Luv AOR 2013
Michael J McEvoy The Lamp on the Hill The long way home 2014
Herbie Hancock Come Running to Me Sunlight 1978
The Stone Foundation Crazy Love feat. Nolan Porter To Find the Spirit 2014
Dusty Springfield Breakfast In Bed Dusty In Memphis 1968
Smoove and Turrell Broken Toys Broken Toys 2014
Sergio Mendes and Brasil '66 Moanin Ye Me Le 1969
Sergio Mendes and Brasil '66 Berimbau Herb Alpert Presents… 1966
Sergio Mendes and Brasil '66 Pretty World Crystal Illusions 1968
Jarrod Lawson Music and It's Magical Way Jarrod Lawson 2014
Snarky Puppy Shofukan We Like It Here 2014
Nicola Conte Shades of Joy Free Souls 2014
Femi Tomowo The Storyteller's Psalm Orin Meta 2011
Abbey Lincoln Long As You're living Abbey Is Blue 1959
Funk Inc. Lets Make Peace and Stop the War Chicin' Lickin' 1972
BT Express Shout it Out Shout (Shout it Out) 1978
Roy Ayers Everytime I See You You Send Me 1978
Citrus Sun Yesterday Detroit People of Tomorrow 2014