Playlist 01/03/2014

Phronesis – Urban Control – Life To Everything; Edition 2014

Tony Bennett / Bill Evans – My Foolish Heart – The Tony Bennett & Bill Evans Album; Fantasy 1975

Keith Jarrett Trio – It Could Happen To You – Toyko ’96; ECM 1998

Phronesis – Behind Bars – Life To Everything; Edition 2014

Hank Mobley – Soul Station – Soul Station; Blue Note 1960

Modern Jazz Quartet – Skating in Central Park – Odds Against Tomorrow – Blue York, Blue York; Blue Note 1996

Marcin Wasilewski Trio – Diamonds and Pearls – January; ECM 2008


Playlist 15/02/2014

Kavorka – Aulos – Culture Shock; Self Released 2014

Enrico Rava – By The Sea – The Pilgrim and the Stars;ECM 1975

Sunna Gunnlaugs – Things You Should Know – Distilled; Sunny Sky Records 2013

Carmen McRae – Good Morning Heartache -Torchy!; Memoir 1955

Medeski Martin & Wood – Last Chance to Dance Trance (perhaps) – Friday Afternoon in the Universe; Gramavision 1995

Enrico Pieranunzi – I Mean You – Live at The Village Vanguard; Cam Jazz 2013

Kavorka – Night Walk – Culture Shock; Self Released 2014

Jackie McLean – Condition Blue – Capuchin Swing; Blue Note 1960

Playlist 08/02/2014

A repeat broadcast of the 18/01/2014 programme

Playlist 25/01/2014

Dermot Rogers sits in this week:

Joe Lovano – Emperor Jones
from “Landmarks” 2004

Kavorka – Rhythm and blues
from “Culture Shock” 2014

Steve Kuhn – Dance only with me
from “Vanguard Date” 2012

Amy Winehouse – Moody’s mood for love
from “Frank” 2007

Donny Mc Caslin – Isfahan
from “Exile and Discovery” 1998

Art Pepper – Surf ride
from “The Art of Pepper” 2011

Rene Marie – White rabbit
from “Voice of my Beautiful Country” 2011

Quercus – As I roved out
from “Quercus” 2013

Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane – Monk’s mood
from “The Art of the Ballad”

Iain Ballamy and Stian Carstensen


Iain Ballamy and Stian Carstensen’s The Little Radio album starts out traditionally enough in a jazz vein. Ballamy’s sonorous tenor saxophone blows out the opening bars of that standard Body and Soul. Then, rather surprisingly, in comes the playful button accordion of Carstensen. These two obviously know how to have fun (they do a version of Teddy Bears Picnic) and have been known to take special requests via Twitter at their gigs. This is one concert where it’s definitely ok to whip out a smartphone. Ballamy is making a quick return to these shores having played a critically acclaimed concert with English compatriot June Tabor in January. He’s also a former member of the pioneering British big band Loose Tubes. Curiously, Carstensen became the first person in Norway prosecuted for playing the violin whilst driving. Best take the bus to tonight’s gig…

Sunday 2nd February, DUBLIN
The Sugar Club, 8 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2
Start Time: 8:00 PM
Tickets: €18 / €13
Bookings: 01 4750224/

Playlist 18/01/2014

Zoe Rahman Trio – Last Note – Live; Manushi 2007

Metheny Mehldau Quartet – Secret Beach – Metheny Mehldau Quartet; Nonesuch 2007

Iain Ballamy / Stian Carstensen – Honeysuckle Rose – The Little Radio; Feral 2013

Hank Mobley – Smokin’ – Workout; Blue Note 1961

Garbarek / Gismonti / Haden – La Pasionaria – Magico; ECM 2012

Beats & Pieces Big Band – Broken – Big Ideas; EFPI 2011

Playlist 11/01/2014

Bobo Stenson Trio – Seli – Goodbye; ECM 2005

Oddarrang – Missing Tapes from a Highway Set – In Cinema; Edition 2013

Cassandra Wilson – The Weight – Belly of the Sun; Blue Note 2002

Redivider – Bin Saved – Meets I Dig Monk, Tuned; Diatribe 2013

Neil Yates – Storm on the Irish Sea – Five Countries; Edition 2011

Phronesis – Eight Hours – Walking Dark; Edition 2012

Manu Katché – Number One – Neighbourhood; ECM 2005