Episode 16: Nu Jazz & beyond from Hungary, Philippines, Spain, Japan, USA, Brazil, South Africa, Norway, UK: a non-stop-music podcast from Courtney Pine CBE.

Courtney’s playing refreshingly cool new jazzy vibes for you to work, rest and play to!  Jam-packed full of new releases and plenty of fun, including many of the artists introducing their own tracks!  This week we’re doing some serious globe trotting!  Copenhagen swing, Cadiz Flamenco, NYC hot vocals, Zulu-inspired meditations, Norwegian folk-jazz, American song-book classic, genius big-band – pack your case folks cause this is truly a sonic journey to remember!

1 Gábor Bolla – Monkey Donkey 7’53
On The Move SUNDANCE Tr1
Gábor Bolla sx Robert Lakatos pno Daniel Franck bs Billy Drummond dr
Hungarian sax player Gábor Bolla hailing from Copenhagen & swingin us into action this week with a tribute to Monk and Kirk Lightesy feat fab Billy Drummond!

2 Matthew Muneses – Revolution & Liberation 6’31
Noli me Tangere NEXT LEVEL Tr7
Matthew Muneses/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! 

3 Oscar Penas – El Ronqueo 3’09
Almadraba MUSIKOZ Tr7
Oscar Penas gtr Marta Sanchez keys Pablo Aslan bs Richie Barshav perc Harlem Quartet
“From the fishermen of Cadiz, who have been casting their nets into the Mediterranean for generations”, came the inspiration for these graceful Flamenco flavoured melodies!

4 High Pulp: Kamishinjo feat Jacob Mann 3’21 

Pursuit of Ends ANTI-RECORDS Tr7
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
(High Pulp arr Giroux)
Seattle-based Jazz collective High Pulp featuring keyboard wizard Jacob Mann and a nod to cult producer David Axelrod!

5 Jeremy Siskind – New York City 4’15
Songs of Rebirth OUTSIDE IN MUSIC Tr10
Jeremy Siskind pno Nancy Harms vc Lucas Pino sx (The Housewarming Project)
Styled from a passage in Kurt Vonnegut’s novel Bluebeard…there’s a faith in moving to New York which reflects a dedication to pursuing something important, something big, something earth-shaking.  

6 Ryan Keberle’s Collectiv do Brasil – Aqui, Oh! 6’25
Sonhos da Esquina ALTERNATE SIDE Tr6
Ryan Keberle tb Felipe Silveira pno Thiago Alves bs Paulinho Vicente dr
Gorgeous Trombone on a love poem to Brazil from Ryan Keberle! 


7 Nduduzo Makhathini – Senze’Nina? 5’49 

In the Spirit of Ntu BLUENOTE Tr9
Nduduzo Makhathini pno Linda Sikhakhane sx Robin Fassie Kock tpt Dylan Tabisher vb Stephen de Souza bs Gontse Makhene perc Dane Paris dr
Ntu is a creative force that seeks to lead us to remember our essence.”  Meditative sounds from exciting young South African musicians & visionary Makathini.

8 Espen Eriksen Trio – Suburban Folk Song 9’30
In The Mountains RUNE GRAMMOFON Tr3
Espen Eriksen pno Lars Tormod Jenset bs Andreas Bye dr
Is there such a thing as Suburban folk music?  There is now!  Recorded live at Oslo Jazz Fest 2020, trio magic from Norway!

9 Callum Au/Claire Martin – The Folks Who Live on the Hill 3’39
Songs & Stories STUNT – Tr4
Callum Au pno Claire Martin vc Callam Au Orchestra feat Bozidar Vukotic cl Rob Barron pno
(Kern/Hammerstein II arr Au)
Claire’s favourite track from this gorgeous album.  What a vocal and what an arrangement – endless love!

10 Ben Markley Big Band/Ari Hoenig – Birdless 9’48

Ari’s Funhouse OA2 Tr1
Soloists: Ben Markley pno Wil Swindler sx Steve Kovalcheck gtr Ari Hoenig dr
Hoenig arr Markley
Genius boppin big band conversations from Ben Markley to head us out this week!