Friday, 25 November 2016

Monika Lidke All You Need to Know

Monika Lidke creates exciting and original music that truly connects with the audience. Her songs blend jazz and folk with Polish and French roots to create a mesmerising live show. 
Monika released her second album ‘If I was to describe you’ in July 2014 on 33 Records in the UK. The album features acclaimed Polish singer Basia Trzetrzelewska and hip bassists Janek Gwizdala and Shez Raja.

A jazz singer of Polish origin, Monika studied classical guitar in Poland, then singing and theatre in Paris. She relocated to London where she released her debut album ‘Waking up to Beauty’ in 2008. Her band have performed at high profile venues and festivals including London Jazz Festival, Manchester Jazz Festival, Rhythms of the World Festival, The Forum London, Ronnie Scott’s Bar and Pizza Express Soho.

'If I was to describe you' has also been released to critical acclaim in Poland where Monika has been appearing extensively on national TV and radio. One of the songs, featuring Basia Trzetrzelewska (Tum tum song) has been featured on the compilation album Smooth Jazz CafĂ© vol. 13 released by Universal, and Monika was nominated Artiste Of The Week on Heart FM Spain.

Track Listings for The Boogie Wonderland Show 17th November 2016

Below is the track listing for the Boogie Wonderland show dated 17th November 2016. A link to the show can be found here:

The Boogie Wonderland Show -17/11/2016 Playlist
Nu Shooz
 Real Thing
Ed The Red
 Wish you mine (Ed The Red's Funk Soul Mix)
Faye B
 Moving On
 I Got To Party (John Morales Mix)
Felix Laband
Bag Of Bones
Leo Justi
 Bathroom Sax
Bahama Soul Club
 Something Unique
 Be There
A Band Called Flash
Hannah White
Thats Love [ Joey Nelson Mix] [m]
Samuel Lavon
Now or Never
Smoove & Turrell
  You Could've Been A Lady
Monika Lidke
  Footprints On The Seashore
Monika Lidke Interview
 Part 1
Monika Lidke
  Funny Little Dance
Monika Lidke Interview
 Part 2
Monika Lidke
  Light Under The Bruises
Monika Lidke Interview
 Part 3
Monika Lidke
 If I Was To Describe You
Monika Lidke Interview
 Part 4
Monika Lidke
 Questions Genantes
Monika Lidke Interview
 Part 5
Monika Lidke
 They Say
Avichai Ornoy
First Rain
Christian Scott
 West of the West
Florian Pelissier Quintet
Gerard Presencer
Another Weirdo
Horace Silver
 The Natives Are Restless Tonight (Rudy Van Gelder Edition) (1
In Common
Neil Cowley Trio
 Kneel Down
Pauli Lyytinen Machinery
 Old Fisherman
Virva Quintet
Treasure Under Water

Track Listings for The Crazeology Radio Show 12th November 2016

Below is the track listing for the Crazeology Radio show dated 12th November 2016. A link to the show can be found here:

The Crazeology Radio Show - 12/11/2016
Lou Donaldson & Grant Green
 A foggy day
Latin Brothers
Nik Bartschs Mobile
 Modul 4
Fruko y Sus Tesos
 Salsa Brava
Christoph Irniger Pilgrim
 Entering the Concert Hall
Julian Sartorius
Lou Donaldson & Grant Green
Julie Campiche Quartet
Wganda Kenya
Ted Nash Big Band
 Spoken at Midnight, Jawaharlal Nehru (from 'Presidential Suite  Eight Variations on Freedom')
Walter Smith III
 Something New
Walter Smith III Interview
 Part 1
Walter Smith III
Walter Smith III Interview
 Part 2
Bob Baldwin
Lakecia Benjamin
 Get Down
Greg Adams
 Get Smart Remix
Michael C Lewis
 “Reasons” feat Walter Beasley
Will Calhoun
 Harmonique (from 'Celebrating Elvin Jones')

Saturday, 12 November 2016

Walter Smith III All You Need to Know

A line of fans young and old hoping to see a show that had sold out of advance tickets stretched past a nearby ramen shop...This was a Jazz show, mind you. In 2012.”  From a recent performance review, The Los Angeles Times simply states the future of Jazz is bright with rising saxophonist Walter Smith III.    Although it may appear Smith is a young gun on the scene at age 33, he is widely recognized as an adept performer, accomplished composer, and inspired educator. Smith’s debut recording as a leader was released in March of 2006 on the Fresh Sound New Talent label and features many of the brightest young Jazz talents. His sophomore release, titled Live in France, was released in October 2009 to critical acclaim. His most recent album, III, was a top 10 best seller on iTunes. Walter will release his latest project still casual worldwide on September 9, 2014.    In the Jazz tradition, Smith has developed under the wings of many of the music’s greats. Walter is/has been a member of several legendary groups (recording and touring) including the Terence Blanchard Quintet, Eric Harland's Voyager band, Roy Haynes "Fountain of Youth" band, Jason Moran’s Big Bandwagon, and the Christian McBride Situation band. Smith has performed all over the world participating in numerous international festivals as well as famed venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center. In addition, he has shared the stage and/or appeared on recordings with many Jazz notables including Roy Haynes, Eric Reed, Mulgrew Miller, Joe Lovano, Walter Beasley, Terri Lynne Carrington, and a host of others. To date, Walter has appeared on over 75 recordings that are released worldwide.    With his fresh sound and compelling original compositions, Smith is consistently called as a sideman in some of Jazz’s developing and gifted bands including Ambrose Akinmusire's Quintet, Christian Scott's group, and the Sean Jones Sextet.    Originally from Houston, TX, where he attended Houston’s HSPVA, Smith now resides in the Los Angeles, CA area. When not on the road, Walter utilizes his Music Education degree from Berklee College of Music, Master’s degree from Manhattan School of Music, and Graduate Certificate in Performance from the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz to enlighten the next generation of Jazz students.

Track Listings for The Boogie Wonderland Show 10th November 2016

Below is the track listing for the Boogie Wonderland show dated 10th November 2016. A link to the show can be found here:

The Boogie Wonderland Show -10/11/2016 Playlist
Alipio Martins
Bill Laurance
 Neverending City
Amazones De Guinee
Carmen Lundy
 Everything I Need
 Seara de Oxala
Jordan Rakei
 Add The Baseline
 Esperar Pra Ver
Carolina Araoz
Fruko Y Sus Tesos
 Salsa Na Ma
Kaidi Tatham
 Willow of Winton
Lemos E Debetio
 Morro Do Barraco Sem Aqua
Melissa McMillan
 Coming Back To You
Neno Exporta Som
 Deixa A Tristeza
Sidewalk Chalk
Walter Smith III
 About 360
Walter Smith III Interview
 Part 1
Walter Smith III
 Something New
Walter Smith III Interview
 Part 2
Walter Smith III
Walter Smith III Interview
 Part 3
Walter Smith III
 Foretold You
Walter Smith III Interview
 Part 4
Walter Smith III
Walter Smith III Interview
 Part 5
Walter Smith III
Arrie Mae Morton Trio
 Muddy Water
Joe Isaac Henderson
 Out Side Loving
Michael Blanco
 Notes From Underground
Morris Dow & Eastern Sound
 Black Child
 Iceland Land Of The Micemen
Norah Jones
Dont Be Denied
Pete Josef
The Travelling Song (Kyoto Jazz Sextet Remix)
 I Found Me
Stuart McCallum and Mike Walker
And Finally
 Git Lat
Bugge Wesseltoft & Henrik Schwarz
 Leave My Alone Brain