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 the return of UK jazz lounge legend Matt Bianco, electric fusion from Christian McBride’s bass & vocal samba meets salsa with DO’A!
1 Matt Bianco – Joy Ride
The Essential Matt Bianco MATT ENT/Membran Tr4
Mark Reilly vc Dave O’Higgins sx Martin Shaw tpt Sebastiaan De Krom dr Geoff Gascoyne bs Graham Harvey keys Elizabeth Troy vc Judith O’Higgins/Magnus Lindgren sx fl cl
Retro-happiness all round with the return of jazz-poppers Matt Bianco on their 40th birthday feat delicious keys from Graham Harvey!
To celebrate the 40th anniversary year of their original inception, the international jazz-pop phenomenon Matt Bianco have remixed and/or re-recorded thirty songs from their catalogue and included them on this brand new collection of re-imagined, re-loved essential classics.
2 Christian McBride – Brouhaha
Q Sessions MACK AVENUE Tr3
Christian McBride bs Mike Stern gtr Marcus Strickland tnr Eric Harland dr
Christian’s bass on a funky electric tip feat some superb fusion guitar soloing from Mike Stern.
3 DO’A – Flor de Lis
Higher Grounds OUTSIDE IN Tr1
DO’A vc, Harold Lopez-Nussa pno, vc Mayquel Gonzalez tpt Julio Cesar Gonzalez bs Ruy Adrian Lopez-Nussa perc
Djavan’s gorgeous samba Lily Flower taken for a salsa whirl by DO’A!
DO’A is a vocalist, pianist, guitarist, composer and mathematician lauded for her emotional integrity and depth of musical expression, both original and arranged. Now, following her artist-in-residency at The Music Center at Strathmore, she steps forth to record her debut album higher grounds, due out July 15 on Outside in Music. A tribute to the interconnected nature of the human spirit, the record draws on DO’A’s Albanian upbringing, combining elements of Albanian folk music with jazz, samba and Latin American rhythmic traditions to create a holistic expression of the artist’s identity and passions.