Following his stunning turn on the Rhodes at our recent Herbie Hancock tribute event at Floripa a couple of weeks ago, we’re pretty happy to report that pianist Tom O’Grady has recently uploaded footage of the ENTIRE gig on to his Youtube channel. Filmed by Julian Fontenell, it features Tom and his band ploughing effortlessly through a number of Hancock’s more funk and fusion orientated tracks of the 1970’s including classics like ‘Butterfly’, ‘Actual Proof’ and yes, ‘Chameleon’. It was pretty special on the night and now, by the wonders of post produced video, you can enjoy the thing again, even if you weren’t there! If you want to hear more from Tom, look up his work with Myles Sanko and The Beauty Room and go check out his own project Resolution 88 on Facebook. We hear there’s already an album in the works, and a Jazz re:freshed gig pencilled in for
On our little journey we’ve come across many great people who share our taste in awesome music, but there are few that are deeper than our friend Les Fisher AKA jazfresh. His ‘No Boundaries’ shows on Mixcloud are always a joy to behold and more often than not throw up a rare obscure gem that is just ripe for rediscovery. So when Les pops a mix into the Jazz Meet inbox, our ears prick up primed for a listen. Here you’ll find a killer selection of jazz greats, some known, some less so but that’s not important – the music is top quality with tunes from the likes of Hadley Caliman, Art Farmer, Alice Babs and Lorez Alexandria rubbing shoulders with Benny Bailey, Tsvia Abarnel, Greetje Kauffeld and Debroukas. Special mention goes out to the Vic Lewis inclusion – a tune a few of us have tracked but one you’re gonna have
For this week’s mixtape we present another foray into European Jazz but this time around it’s strictly of the Belgian variety. Yes, to coincide with this weekend’s Brussels Jazz Marathon and The Jazz Meet’s maiden voyage abroad, our friend Lander Lenaerts AKA The Jazz Kid has put together this excellent mix of Belgian jazz flavours for your listening enjoyment. There’s plenty of favourites deep in the mix including Open Sky Unit’s uplifting track of the same name, a killer version of ‘Vera Cruz’ by Steve Bouben and Rene Costy’s famously sampled composition ‘Scrabble’ to name but a few. Elsewhere, you’ll find further goodness from Marc Moulin’s Placebo, Stella Marrs, Raphaël and Hein Huysmans Kwintet. We hope you enjoy the mix and if you do find yourself Brussels this weekend, make sure to pop into Bonnefooi on Saturday night where Lander and Jazz Meet residents Jarred Rice and Rob Coley will be hosting a
The Jazz Meet heads to Brussels this weekend for a Saturday night party in the heart of the city alongside our good friend The Jazz Kid and live acts Binti and Gratitude Trio.
They say Jazz is the teacher and you know we like our guests to dig deep, so for this week’s mix we’re proud to bring you an excellent mix of rare Eastern European jazz funk and fusion from Hungarian record collector and DJ, . Collating some serious tracks from across Hungary, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria and DDR, Gandharva, who also runs the running netlabel Budabeats since 2008, supplies a seriously deep and funky selection of assorted jazz grooves. TRACKLIST 1. Adam Makowicz – Sacred Song 2. Dan Mindrila – Sonet 3. Novi Singers – Five Four Three 4. Debrecen Jazz Group – Bitter 5. Füsti Balogh Band – Kemenysepro 6. Spisek Szesciu – With salt and pepper 7. Vesselin Nikolov – Doves 8. Dimenzio – Bamba 9. Ludek Hulan – Do! Do! Do! 10. Aura Urziceanu – Hai, Calusari! 11. Krzysztof Sadowski – For Thanks 12. Klaus Lenz Modern Soul Big Band –