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    First Listen: Manu Katche - Walking By Your Side

    Every Friday, Brad Barker goes through the pile of CD’s on his desk and his hard drive to find a brand new song to play for you.  It’s called your “First Listen”

    He was the driving rhythmic force behind Peter Gabriel’s  “So” , has worked with Sting, Yousou N’dour, Joni Mitchell and on his own, drummer Manu Katche has released his own solo pieces, grabbing jazz and rock fans around the world. With his brand new self titled release, Katche uses all of the melodic choices that he’s known for, to beautiful use.

    First Listen: Clayton Brothers - Blues Gathering

    Every Friday, Brad Barker goes through the pile of CD’s on his desk and his hard drive to find a brand new song to play for you.  It’s called your “First Listen”

    Brothers John and Jeff Clayton have a new album out called The Gathering and that’s exactly what it is. Their current quintet features John’s son, Gerald Clayton on piano, Terell Stafford on trumpet and Obed Calvaire on drums with special guests Wycliffe Gordon and Stefon Harris.

    First Listen: Emilie Claire Barlow - Petit Matin

    Every Friday, Brad Barker goes through the pile of CD’s on his desk and his hard drive to find a brand new song to play for you.  It’s called your “First Listen”

    Your First Listen arrived on Brad’s desk Wednesday afternoon. The brand new French album from Emilie Claire Barlow. Seule Ce Soir includes all of the francophone songs Emilie Claire has recorded in the past, re-arranged and re-recorded, plus six brand new songs.

    A stellar list of musicians to accompany her. Reg Schwager, Ross MacIntyre, Mark Kieswetter and Lou Pomanti to name a few…

     

    First Listen: John Abercrombie - Where Are You?

    Thursday, 11 October 2012 15:54

    Every Friday, Brad Barker goes through the pile of CD’s on his desk and his hard drive to find a brand new song to play for you.  It’s called your “First Listen”

    In the liner notes for his latest album called Within a Song, guitarist John Abercrombie states….

    "There is an old saying that goes: if you can remember the 60’s, you probably weren’t there. I do, I remember that period quite clearly. For me, it was my introduction to jazz."

    When he heard the sounds of Miles and Evans, Rollins and Ornette Coleman, it was like finding a new home.

    First Listen: Maceo Parker - Higher Ground

    Thursday, 04 October 2012 12:33

    Every Friday, Brad Barker goes through the pile of CD’s on his desk and his hard drive to find a brand new song to play for you.  It’s called your “First Listen”

    Your first listen for this Friday is a BIG recording from Maceo Parker. “Soul Classics” sees Parker back with the WDR BIG BAND.   Nine soul, funk and jazz infused tunes recorded live in Germany in November of 2011. The special guests were outstanding. Christian mcbride on bass, Cora Coleman Dunham on drums and of course Cologne’s 15 piece orchestra, conducted and arranged by Michael Abene.

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