Thanks to all who reached our first guest band session of the year on Sunday at Floripa. It was great to see so many smiling faces in the building as Fenchurch 3io took the stage, and we were all treated to two hours of simply awesome groove-orientated music from the young trio. Eight hours earlier we’d taken a call from drummer Chris Draper who sadly had to bow out of the session through illness, but thankfully after pulling some strings collectively we were able to keep the gig on, albeit with a slightly different line-up. Without Chris, who is an integral part of the Fenchurch sound, the remaining members of the band, Clem Rooney and Moyses Dos Santos drafted in Marijus Aleksa on drum duty and set about arranging another set of tracks that afternoon. Resident Sid Ford warmed things up nicely before the live act, with a deft selection of Gil Scott-Heron’s finer moments over
In a new, occasional web series, the Jazz Meet resident DJ team dip into their record bags to share some of their big jazz records for November.
Resident DJ Sid Ford in the booth this week with a session chock full of funky flute and drum action. First up, Lloyd McNeill leads a heavyweight line up on the excellent ‘Griot’ before Jeremy Steig let’s rip on the stunning soul-jazz piece, ‘Mint Tea’. Art Blakey and his Jazz Messengers slow the mood a bit before we get a little ‘Spinning Wheel’ from funky German trio Catch Up. We head to the dance floor with the classic ‘Milestones’ from the Herbie Hancock Trio, before Charlie Rouse and The Afro Soultet funk things up a little, and the masterful Tubby Hayes gives us ‘Finky Minky’. Phil Upchurch hits us with some solid guitar led grooves, Kathryn Moses gives up more up-tempo sounds with ‘Lucky Duck’ before Ronald Snijders rounds off the mix with some Latin inflected ‘Latinetta‘. Thanks for listening. TRACKLIST Lloyd McNeill – Griot Jeremy Steig – Mint Tea
This week we’re proud to present this little selection from resident Sid Ford. Originally mixed, pressed and distributed to promote ‘File Under Jazz’, a Shoreditch jazz night Sid started back in 2006, this awesome CD has been dug up from the archives for another airing. Chock full of soulful, funky jazz numbers aimed straight at the talcum powdered dancefloor, it’s a worthy contender for our (official) 50th cloudcast and we hope you enjoy discovering (or rediscovering!) the rare grooves inside. Johnny Frigo, Joe Henderson, Cold Blood, Shirley Scott, Bobby Bryant and Doug Carn are just some of the names featured on the tracklist but believe us when we say all the music is top-notch. There’s a 2nd mix in the series that we may track down in the future, but for the meantime, enjoy this little gem and if you’re in London this Sunday, pop into The Shoreditch, E1 to
The first of six sets to be published this week, all recorded at this past Sunday’s Jazz Meet Cancer Benefit. First up we have the opening set from resident DJ Sid Ford who eases into the session with some classic jazz business. Featuring music from the likes of Freddie Hubbard, Joki Freund Jazztett, Elvin Jones, Longineu Parsons and Walt Dickerson, this is a journey into esoteric territory. Big music and can anyone tire of hearing Jimmy Smith’s seminal ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’ again? After raising just over £700 at the main event, we’d really like to push for that magic £1000 mark, so as a special incentive to raise a last bit of money for Macmillan Cancer Support and to help us get closer to our target, the next six podcasts will be available to download. That’s roughly 6 hours of killer music, most of it rare and out