Jazz in Wales

News about gigs, festivals, famous names, new artists and more compiled by DJ Andy Roberts in Cardiff, Wales. Send your updates to andy @ jazzinwales.co.uk

Friday, November 28, 2008

Ian Shaw's single tribute to Humphrey Lyttelton

Welsh jazz vocalist Ian Shaw has teamed up with trumpeter Sue Richardson to record a Humphrey Lyttelton number called Sad Sweet Song as a tribute to the British jazz legend who died earlier this year.

The team at Splashpoint Records are hoping jazz fans will flock in their thousands to download the track, unveiled at the London Jazz Festival.

The aim is to put the song into the singles charts, half a century after Hump had a Top Ten hit himself with Bad Penny Blues.

A percentage of profits from sales of the single will go to the Humphrey Lyttelton Memorial Fund.

Ian will be talking about the track on the Robert Elms show on BBC London next Monday 1 December at around 2.30pm - listen live or later in the week at www.bbc.co.uk/london

For more details see www.splashpointrecords.com

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Jazz Connection playlist 27 November 2008

Here's what I played on the Jazz Connection on Thursday 27 November on GTFM 107.9 - featuring live music from my special guests Ray Thompson (left) and Jim Barber (right) on vocals and piano:

Snowboy & the Latin Section – Cubano Blues
Patricia Barber – In The Still Of The Night
Ray Thompson & Jim Barber - Fly Me To The Moon
Ray Thompson & Jim Barber - Wait Till You See Her
Yma Sumac – Malambo Number 1
Chris Hodgkins Quartet – London
Maria Pia De Vito & Huw Warren – And the kitchen sink
Ray Thompson & Jim Barber - The More I See You
Five Corners Quintet – Hot Rod
Miriam Makeba – Pata Pata
New Cool Collective – Scuzzy Skank
Imelda May - Feel Me
Joe Zawinul – Scarlet Woman
Ray Thompson & Jim Barber - Night and Day
Ray Thompson & Jim Barber - It Had To Be You
Miles Davis – So What (Live in Holland 1960)
Anita Wardell – Limehouse Blues
Dudley Moore Trio – Strictly For The Birds
Ray Thompson & Jim Barber - Slow Boat To China
Ray Thompson & Jim Barber - Moon River

Thanks again to Ray and Jim for making the most of a very cosy studio and playing some great live music - the time just flew by so apologies to Ian Shaw for having to drop his Humphrey Lyttelton tribute...

The next edition of the Jazz Connection is a festive show due to go out on Christmas Day - time to be confirmed.

GTFM is a community radio station broadcasting to the south Wales valleys on 107.9 FM and online at www.gtfm.co.uk

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Jazz Connection - live crooning

Crooning sensation Ray Thompson will be my special guest on the next edition of the Jazz Connection on GTFM 107.9 on Thursday 27 November.

Ray, who's well known for hosting the Sunday night open mike sessions at the Pilot in Penarth, invites you to request your favourite songs for him to perform live on the air, accompanied by pianist Jim Barber.

Send your suggestions to andy @ jazzinwales.co.uk and I'll pass them onto Ray in time for the show.

Tune in from 7 till 9pm on 107.9 FM in south Wales or online at www.gtfm.co.uk

See Ray's myspace page for a taste of what to expect.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Amigos help launch Globe venue

The former Globe cinema in Albany Road, Roath, Cardiff, is reopening as a 300-capacity music venue, offering a range of gigs including jazz, blues and soul.

Swansea-based gypsy jazz outfit The Amigos are among the attractions in the opening week with a gig on Wednesday 26 November.

Dreadzone will now headline the opening night on Saturday 22 November - the planned gig by Michelle Shocked on Saturday 8 November has been switched to The Point.

If you want a gig booking at the Globe, contact owner/promoter Alan Jones on 07738 983947.

See the website at www.theglobecardiff.com for further updates including a full spec of the venue's professional sound and lighting system.