I just uploaded “Podcast #67 – 25.03.12 Les Fisher” to www.mixcloud.com – listen now!
One of the leading sax and flute players currently residing in the UK, Finn Peters has compiled a pretty impressive CV over the past decade. Moving to London in 1994 after studying musicology at Durham University, he pursued a post-graduate course at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama and has, since then, released several EPs under various guises and three critically acclaimed albums ‘Su-Ling’ (2007), ‘Butterflies’ (2008) and the groundbreaking ‘Music of the Mind’ in 2010. in 2007 his Quintet won the BBC Jazz Awards Best Band, and in 2009, Gilles Peterson awarded him winner for the “Best Session” category and runner up in the “Best Album” category at the Radio 1 Worldwide Awards. Finn’s eclectic approach to composing means that although most of his work sits within the realms of jazz, his releases often bear strong ties to electronic, world and classical music. Aside from his solo work,
The Japanese theme continues this week as we present a guest mix from Tokyo DJ and record producer Hironobu Jyounai, whose PRIMO & The Groupe project has set dancefloors alight recently after a series of vinyl EPs. Here he compiles a brilliant uptempo mix of contemporary jazz, classic hard-bop sounds and assorted Japanese rarities for a brief 45 minute throwdown. Marc Hemmeler kicks everything off with a delightful samba before the Hideo Shiraki Quintet drop a killer version of ‘Sayonara Blues’, Art Blakey’s classic ‘Ping Pong’ rears it’s head and Takeshi Inomata takes us to ‘Green Dolphine Street’. The Ryusei Tomoyose Quartet bring us the evocative ‘Movement’ before the unmistakable baritone of new Blue Note Records signing Jose James breaks through on ‘Body and Soul’. Michel Klotchkoff Trio and Chris Woods take us into the home straight with ‘Full Space’ before the playful ‘Goofin’ Each Other’ from Pianox4 and ‘Thank
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We’ve got a very special treat this week for number #65 in our mix series as we welcome jazz collector Tony Higgins into the fold. The executive producer of Gilles Peterson’s ‘Impressed’ UK jazz compilations, he’s currently working on a new comp of Japanese jazz for the label and he’s put together this little selection to give us a flavour of what to expect from the release. And what a selection! Plenty of heavy hitters of a hard bop and deep modal variety from some of Japan’s finest jazz musicians. Having collected records for 25 years and in recent years, 78s, he can be found occasionally DJing rhythm and blues, gospel, jump blues, Latin and jazz at club nights and festivals around The UK – this year he will be playing at Secret Garden Party, Bestival and Camp Bestival. You can also check out Tony’s own monthly club night in