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Chatting with musicians, composers and producers across all genres, from jazz to classical, from folk to rock and everything in between.

Chatting with musicians, composers and producers across all genres, from jazz to classical, from folk to rock and everything in between.

Location:

United Kingdom

Description:

Chatting with musicians, composers and producers across all genres, from jazz to classical, from folk to rock and everything in between.

Language:

English

Contact:

07710597970


Episodes

RIOPY

10/25/2021
Another fascinating conversation for Harmonious World, this time with pianist RIOPY. This was a great pleasure, to both interview RIOPY and, indeed, listen back to our conversation in editing this episode. His album, Bliss is out now and I hope you enjoy listening to the clips I'm including. Thanks to RIOPY for allowing me to play extracts from Bliss alongside our conversation. Follow me on instagram.com/hilaryrwriter Follow me on facebook.com/HilaryRobertsonFreelanceWriter Follow me on...

Duration:00:25:40

Hideko Udagawa

10/18/2021
I hope you'll enjoy listening to my conversation with violinist Hideko Udagawa. Nostalgic Russia - Hideko's latest album - is out now and features some of the most gorgeous pieces written for violin and piano, and transcriptions of two pieces that were originally written for solo piano. We discuss all this and more and I hope you enjoy listening. Thanks to Hideko for allowing me to play extracts from Nostalgic Russia alongside our conversation. Follow me on...

Duration:00:20:00

Lisa Swerdlow

10/11/2021
I hope you'll enjoy listening to my conversation with pianist and composer Lisa Swerdlow. Lisa's latest single is All Is Not Lost and we discuss that, together with her Coming to America concerto, which is also available now. Lisa is a beautiful pianist and these compositions have a great deal to offer, both musically and philosophically. Thanks to Lisa for allowing me to play extracts from both All Is Not Lost and Coming to America alongside our conversation. Follow me on...

Duration:00:28:33

Marc Johnson

10/5/2021
Another delightful and hugely talented guest on Harmonious World and this time it's bassist, Marc Johnson. Marc's latest album, Overpass, is out now on ECM Records. and I hope you enjoy listening to the sample of the tracks on the podcast. It's a fascinating album and beautiful music - some standards and some originals. Thanks to Marc for allowing me to play extracts from Overpass alongside our conversation. Follow me on instagram.com/hilaryrwriter Follow me on...

Duration:00:19:42

Season 6 trailer

10/1/2021
Welcome to season 6 of Harmonious World. I can't quite believe that I've been doing this for so long, nor that I'm getting so many listeners now. I'm grateful to all of you. I've been looking back at my previous episodes, listening to some of the music and I have really spoken to many, many extraordinary musicians. I am particularly looking forward to spending some time listening to some of them in person - October and November are getting busy with gigs already. There are some great...

Duration:00:01:55

Igor Butman

9/27/2021
With apologies for the quality of this interview, where technology between the UK and Russia wasn't always reliable, but this is nevertheless a great interview with an outstanding sax player, Igor Butman. We had a fascinating discussion about his music and the bridge he is constantly building between Moscow and New York. His new album - Only Now - is available now. I cannot recommend it highly enough and I hope the two tracks I've included here give some indication of the quality you'll...

Duration:00:17:57

Chris Standring

9/22/2021
Another blast from my past - I discovered on interviewing guitarist Chris Standring that we were undoubtedly in the same room or on the same stage in the past. His album - Wonderful World - is out now and it's a delightful collection of jazz standards accompanied by stunning strings. We discussed my two favourite tracks - Green Dolphin Street and Autumn in New York - and it's great to play extracts from both to accompany our conversation. I hope you enjoy listening to our chat, especially...

Duration:00:30:09

Carmela Rappazzo

9/13/2021
It was such a joy to interview singer Carmela Rappazzo for the latest episode of Harmonious World. Love and Other Difficulties is a wonderful album (including pianist Oscar Rossignoli, who was a guest on episode 69) and it was a pleasure to discuss it and New Orleans in general with Carmela. Thanks to Carmela for allowing me to play extracts from Love and Other Difficulties alongside our conversation. Follow me on instagram.com/hilaryrwriter Follow me on...

Duration:00:28:09

Sacha Puttnam

9/7/2021
This latest episode features composer, arranger and sometime keys and bass player Sacha Puttnam. Out shortly is Sacha's album Spirit of Cinema with the Classic Film Orchestra. This is a superb collection of Sacha's compositions that pay homage to just a few of David Puttnam's superb films. This was a great conversation - there's a lot to learn about Sacha's approach to music. Thanks to Sacha for allowing me to play extracts from Spirit of Cinema alongside our conversation. Follow me...

Duration:00:32:29

Patricia Barber

8/30/2021
One of the joys of hosting this podcast is the artists I'm discovering and Patricia Barber is definitely a great new find to add to my list. With not one, but TWO albums out now, there's lots to discover, alongside Patricia's amazing back catalogue. Higher is a collection of original tracks, while Clique collects together some of the standards Patricia is used to adding to her set, as she explains during our conversation. Thanks to Patricia for allowing me to play extracts from Clique...

Duration:00:15:46

Bion Tsang

8/23/2021
In a delightful conversation with cellist Bion Tsang, we explored some of the reasons for Bach's long-lasting appeal. Bion has just released a double CD collection of Bach's cello suites. Alongside Bion's own undeniable talent, the sonorous, rare Stradivari cello combine with the acoustics of the Bastyr Chapel, Seattle to produce a wonderful album. Thanks to Bion for allowing me to play extracts from the album alongside our conversation. You can hear the Prelude from Suite no 1 in G major...

Duration:00:22:33

Tim Chernikoff

8/16/2021
For this episode of Harmonious World, I chatted with pianist Tim Chernikoff. Tim's debut trio album - Pieces of Sanity - is out on 24 September and it's well worth a listen. beautiful original tracks by Tim himself and covers of Wayne Short and Chick Corea tracks, as well as the stunning Till We Die by Rodgers and Hart. Thanks to Tim for allowing me to play extracts from the album alongside our conversation. Follow me on instagram.com/hilaryrwriter Follow me on...

Duration:00:19:45

David Arend

8/9/2021
The latest episode of Harmonious World features my interview with bassist David Arend from the musical collective Alchemy Sound Project. Afrika Love is Alchemy Sound Project's third album and it features five tracks that individually and collective tell a story worth listening to. Thanks to David for allowing me to play extracts from the album alongside our conversation. Follow me on instagram.com/hilaryrwriter Follow me on facebook.com/HilaryRobertsonFreelanceWriter Follow me on...

Duration:00:38:35

Oscar Rossignoli

8/2/2021
Pianist Oscar Rossignoli joined me for the latest episode of Harmonious World. Inertia - Oscar's debut solo album - is a collection of original works and improvisations. It is a tribute to so much of the last year, and not least the passing of Chick Corea and the Covid-19 pandemic. But it is, above all, a collection of beautiful solo piano works that are original composition and improvisations. Thanks to Oscar for allowing me to play extracts from the album alongside our...

Duration:00:15:59

Jerod Impichchaachaaha Tate

7/26/2021
When I interviewed Jerod Tate for this episode of Harmonious World, we discussed everything from Greek Mythology, folk traditions within classical music to the colonisation of Mars. Jerod's latest album is the stunning Lowak Shoppala (Fire and Light), which features a libretto that depicts Chickasaw culture and history. There's narrators, soloists, the Chickasaw Nation Children's Chorus and Nashville String Machine. All conducted by the composer. Thanks to Jerod for allowing me to play...

Duration:00:30:09

Dr Christina Teenz Tan

7/19/2021
In a change of direction, this episode of Harmonious World features an interview with the remarkable Dr Christina Teenz Tan, who co-created the Lim Fantasy of Companionship for Piano and Orchestra. Recorded at London's Abbey Road studios, the project was inspired by Drs Tan and Lim's earlier 'ALAN the Musical' and it is both stunning music and a wonderful concept. You'll need to listen to our conversation to understand the story and the music! Thanks to Christina for allowing me to play...

Duration:00:15:34

Marion Lenfant-Preus from the Marion & Sobo Band

7/12/2021
This episode of Harmonious World features Marion, from the rather wonderful Marion & Sobo Band. You'll love the infection music of Histoires, their new album which is out now. It's a mixture of jazz improvisation, impressionism, chanson and Balkan music. All combined with a spirit of joyful exuberance. Thanks to Marion for allowing me to play extracts from the album alongside our conversation. Follow me on instagram.com/hilaryrwriter Follow me on...

Duration:00:22:11

Ulysses Owens Jr

7/7/2021
When I interviewed drummer and composer Ulysses Owens Jr, little did I know that he was about to return a call to an old friend of mine, the supremely talented trumpeter and band leader Guy Barker MBE. It's a small world. Ulysees's new big band album is out now on Outside In Music and you should definitely take a listen to it. I finish the podcast with an extract from the title track - Soul Conversations - but start with my favourite track from the album - John Coltrane's Giant Steps. The...

Duration:00:25:29

Curtis Stewart

6/28/2021
Grammy-nominated violinist Curtis Stewart joined me for the latest episode of Harmonious World. His new album - Of Power - conveys much that history needs to know about the Covid-19 pandemic, the Black Lives Matter movement and what it means to be alive in 2021. I'm tipping this for a Grammy nomination, but, as Curtis and I discuss in our conversation, the category it would sit in would need much discussions. Fundamentally classical, Of Power combines elements of improvisation and...

Duration:00:32:35

Arturo O'Farrill

6/25/2021
I had the immense pleasure of speaking to pianist, composer, band leader, educator and truly inspirational Arturo O'Farrill for the latest episode of Harmonious World. Virtual Birdland brings to your ears 10 compositions from over 50 online concerts recorded from the safety of the musicians' homes during the pandemic. This album is a sure-thing for a Grammy in 2022 and it brings to life some of the wonderful music performed regularly at Birdland by O'Farrill's Afro Latin Jazz...

Duration:00:36:09