Welcome to the latest Courtney Pine Global Podcast Bitesize Edition! A coffee break’s worth of cool jazzy vibes to wet your appetite for the full show. Commercial free, and hand-picked by Courtney for a vibrant, and soulful listen!
This week Filipino tension and release from Matthew Muneses, Japan-inspired beats from High Pulp and a Brazilian love story with Ryan Keberle…so many countries, so many musical stories here on Planet Earth and Courtney Pine’s giving you an OUTSTANDING anthology WEEKLY on the Global Podcast! Savour this delicious Bitesize folks and leave us a friendly review!
1 Matthew Muñeses – Revolution and Liberation 6’31
Noli me Tángere NEXT LEVEL Tr 7
Matthew Muñeses/Miguel Zenon sx Stu Mindeman pno Clark Sommers bs Dana Hall dr
Post-colonial Philippines explored in music by Filipino Sax player Matthew and feat Miguel Zenon who’s coming up in Ep 19 of the Global Podcast!
With the release of his sophomore album, Noli Me Tángere saxophonist, composer and educator Matthew Muñeses magnifies the revolution in the Philippines on an impassioned and vigorous set of original compositions. Due out June 3, 2022 via Next Level, Noli Me Tángere is an auditory exploration of the half-Filipino bandleader’s heritage as he pays tribute to the late 19th-century Philippine national hero José Rizal.
2 High Pulp: Kamishinjo feat Jacob Mann 3’21
Pursuit of Ends ANTI-RECORDS Tr 7
Bobby Granfelt dr perc Rob Homan keys Antoine Martel keys/gtr
Andrew Morrill alto Victory Nguyen fl sx tpt Scott Rixon bs gtr
Feat Jacob Mann synth Jerome Smith tb
“Kamishinjo is a neighbourhood in Osaka, Japan where Antoine [Martel, keyboardist] and myself spent a good amount of time in 2019,” explains drummer Bobby Granfelt. “Working with Jacob was a dream. He sent over a handful of solo takes on his Juno 106 and I was genuinely inspired by their lyricism and originality. The horn writing at the end of the tune is also a nod to David Axelrod, who is one of our biggest influences.”
3 Ryan Keberle’s Collectiv do Brasil – Aqui, Oh! 6’25
Sonhos da Esquina Tr 6
Ryan Keberle tb Felipe Silveira pno Thiago Alves bs Paulinho Vicente dr
Gorgeous Trombone on a love poem to Brazil from Ryan Keberle!
In 2017 Keberle took time off from his duties directing the music program at Hunter College to travel to Brasil. While in São Paulo he met three leading –and rather busy –paulista musicians: pianist Felipe Silveira, bassist Tiago Alves and drummer and percussion colourist Paulinho Vicente. The trio and Keberle became instant soulmates, sharing a deep love for Brasil’s sophisticated music tradition, represented by Ivan Lins, Edu Lobo, Toninho Horta and Milton Nascimento, and also a love for American jazz. It wasn’t long before Keberle and the Brasilian trio became firmly entrenched as the quartet that was to become Collectiv do Brasil.