Ep. 20 – CPG Bitesize Edition: Tel Aviv funk – Toronto steelpan fusion – UK jazz minimalism

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 70’s funk from Tel Aviv dance floors, Steelpan-Cuban-Argentinian melange, Scandi-style minimalism – Pause for Thought with us this week folks, and rest awhile in the rays of sunshine from Planet Earth’s incredible music. 
1 Sefi Zisling – Older & Wiser
Welcome Sunset TRU-THOUGHTS Tr1
Sefi Zisling tpt Yair Slutzki tb Shlomi Alon sx fl Idan Kupferberg perc Omri Shani bs Tom Bollig dr Noam Havkin keys Uzi Ramirez gtr Avner Kelmer vln Yogev Glusman vln 
Tel Aviv’s top trumpeter Sefi Zisling evokes the sound of 70s jazz-funk on new release Welcome Sunset’.  Sonic echoes of legends from the iconic era such as Roy Ayers, Gene Harris, Bobby Humphrey and Idris Muhammed can be heard, woven with the swagger instrumentation of Kool and the Gang. 
2 Joy Lapps – Serena 
Girl in the Yard SELF -RELEASE Tr7
Joy Lapps Stpan Colleen Allen cl Courtenay Frazer melodica Jeremy Ledbetter pno Elmer Ferrer gtr
Andrew Stewart bs Larnell Lewis dr Rosendo Chendy Léon perc Elizabeth Rodríguez vln Magdelys Savigne perc
Multi-modal artist and composer Joy Lapps issues Girl in the Yard, her fifth leader release and first full-length album exclusively featuring original music and arrangements. Informed by a vibrant palette of styles, Girl in the Yard, due out July 8,  pays tribute to the many women who have helped facilitate her mastery of the steelpan and supported her success in the steelband movement. “The process of composing and recording this album became an exploration of how I’m able to show up in the world because of the women, especially in my community, who have supported me,” says the Grammy-nominated instrumentalist.
3 Tomasz & Rouhangeze – Planet 9 10’25
Tomasz Bura pno Rouhangeze Baichoo vc Mark Mondesir dr Laurence Cottle bs

Meditative sounds from London’s mystic duo, circles of gorgeousness driven by subtle drum and bass…