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“Talk Mode” is a major new jazz series, presented by Eamonn Lenihan. These shows mostly focus on contemporary performers in conversation and will include some of the biggest names in the business. Exclusive interviews will be available every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Pitched to listeners with a basic knowledge of jazz, we’ll always try to bring along those of you who are new to the music. Either way, it should be an interesting journey of discovery. Subscribe and enjoy…

“Talk Mode” is a major new jazz series, presented by Eamonn Lenihan. These shows mostly focus on contemporary performers in conversation and will include some of the biggest names in the business. Exclusive interviews will be available every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Pitched to listeners with a basic knowledge of jazz, we’ll always try to bring along those of you who are new to the music. Either way, it should be an interesting journey of discovery. Subscribe and enjoy…
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United States

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“Talk Mode” is a major new jazz series, presented by Eamonn Lenihan. These shows mostly focus on contemporary performers in conversation and will include some of the biggest names in the business. Exclusive interviews will be available every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Pitched to listeners with a basic knowledge of jazz, we’ll always try to bring along those of you who are new to the music. Either way, it should be an interesting journey of discovery. Subscribe and enjoy…

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English

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353 61 367530


Episodes

Talk Mode #36: René Marie (Part 1 of 2)

1/20/2019
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Grammy-nominated René Marie speaks about the joy music has always brought to her and how, after merely singing in the home for over 20 years, she was persuaded to leave the day job by a brother and a son… Part 2 of this conversation will be available in #Episode 37.

Duration:00:48:48

Talk Mode #35: Nik Bartsch (Part 2 of 2)

1/17/2019
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Zurich keyboard player-cum-composer Nik Bartsch speaks about playing solo piano, leading the ensemble Ronin, taking part in 35-hour concerts with Mobile, founding the Ronin Rhythm Records label and running the club Exil… Part 1 is available in Episode #34.

Duration:00:45:35

Talk Mode #34: Nik Bartsch (Part 1 of 2)

1/15/2019
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ECM recording artist Nik Bartsch speaks of his early interest in drums, the differences between Japan and his native Switzerland, the importance of practising the non-violent martial art Aikido, and the influence of composers like Stravinksy, Feldman and Thelonious Monk on his approach to composition… Part 2 to follow in #Episode 35.

Duration:00:46:48

Talk Mode #33: Knut Mikalsen

1/13/2019
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Norwegian jazz guitarist and independent record label owner Knut Mikalsen was studying Engineering in Edinburgh when he chanced upon, and was quickly mesmerised by the playing of, Louis Stewart on BBC radio. Three years later, Knut unexpectedly met his hero in a small venue in distant Tromsø…

Duration:00:51:58

Talk Mode #32: Ignacio Berroa

1/11/2019
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Havana-born Ignacio Berroa followed in his father's footsteps to formally study violin as a child, before switching his attentions to percussion. After defecting to the US in 1980, Berroa quickly found himself playing drums in the Dizzy Gillespie Quartet. The move didn't come without complications, however...

Duration:00:52:28

Talk Mode #31: Chris McNulty (Part 2 of 2)

1/8/2019
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A second call to Chris McNulty finds her in Perth, settling in to a new composer's residency. The singer from Melbourne, a long-time resident of New York, also speaks about her latest album "Eternal" and using a funding platform to posthumously release recordings made by her late son, the hip hop artist known as Chap One... Part 1 is available as Episode #30.

Duration:00:48:46

Talk Mode #30: Chris McNulty (Part 1 of 2)

1/7/2019
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Chris McNulty became a fixture on the New York jazz scene after relocating to the US in 1988 (with her young son in tow). Eamonn catches up with the singer/composer, following her return home to Australia. Today, Chris discusses her favourite jazz recordings and authoring “Vocal As Complete Musician”, an educational e- and print book that uses a system of tetrachords as a basis for improvising and ear training... Part 1 of 2 (the concluding part follows in Episode #31).

Duration:00:49:04

Talk Mode #29: Bryan Corbett

1/3/2019
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Trumpeter and flugelhorn player Bryan Corbett was raised in a small village near Hereford, in the west of England, before taking a music degree at university in Liverpool. He leads his own jazz quartet and has worked, as a sideman, with acid jazz outfits US3 and, most recently, The Brand New Heavies. On today's podcast, he speaks about a mystery illness that proved to be - quite literally - as important as life and death...

Duration:00:53:26

Talk Mode #28: Ian Anderson (Part 2 of 2)

1/1/2019
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Jethro Tull's frontman Ian Anderson speaks of an 8-year-old who listened to his father's big band 78s, trading in his (and Lemmy's old) Fender Strat for a fancy microphone and a flute, the similarities between "Hotel California" and Jethro Tull's "We Used To Know", working with the Carducci Quartet and making use of jazz meters in his songwriting. Part 1 of this interview is available, on the platform of your choice, as Episode #27...

Duration:00:29:58

Talk Mode #27: Ian Anderson (Part 1 of 2)

12/30/2018
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In the first part of a conversation with singer-songwriter, guitarist and flautist Ian Anderson, we learn about "The British Invasion", celebrating 50 years in music, playing annual benefits for cathedrals and churches, some of Ian's less enjoyable live appearances (including the first concert at Shea Stadium since one by The Beatles) and the imminent release of Mark Blake's authorised biography on Jethro Tull. The concluding part, which follows in Episode #28, will include Ian’s thoughts...

Duration:00:27:40

Talk Mode #26: Tomi Reichental

12/27/2018
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At a time of the year when we’re likely to meet up with family and toast absent friends, Eamonn chats to longtime Irish resident Tomi Reichental about his detention in Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, the need to address the current refugee crisis and the enduring power of music…

Duration:00:36:16

Talk Mode #25: Dan Morgenstern

12/23/2018
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Dan Morgenstern is a jazz journalist, archivist and former editor of “Downbeat” magazine, as well as someone who’s garnered 8 Grammy Awards for writing re-issue liner notes. In the first of his occasional conversations with Eamonn, Dan reveals how he (and his mother) fled from Vienna in 1937, before eventually arriving on 52nd Street in time to hear bebop in its prime…

Duration:00:59:39

Talk Mode #24: Christine Allen

12/20/2018
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C.E.O. of Basho Records, Christine Allen, explains the difficulties of running a small, independent jazz label from its London base, as well as the services that Basho Music provides for artists like pianist Gwilym Simcock and saxophonist Trish Clowes...

Duration:00:52:37

Talk Mode #23: Ben Allison (Part 2 of 2)

12/18/2018
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More from bassist/composer Ben Allison: representing the rights of performing musicians with regard to terrestrial and online radio airplay; reissuing material on his own Sonic Camera label; and issuing “Quiet Revolution” in CD and download formats for the first time… For the first part of this conversation, go to Episode #22.

Duration:00:52:45

Talk Mode #22: Ben Allison (Part 1 of 2)

12/16/2018
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Today’s guest, Ben Allison, was a recipient, in 2005, of a Bird Award - something he has in common with Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, Ray Brown, Art Blakey, Pat Metheny and Ornette Coleman. The bassist/composer/bandleader reveals how a local record store geek introduced him to the music of Ornette Coleman, via Metheny and Jimmy Page! The concluding part follows on Wednesday...

Duration:00:49:40

Talk Mode #21: Andreas Varady

12/13/2018
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Days after his thirteenth birthday, guitarist Andreas Varady recorded his debut studio album for David Lyttle’s Lyte Records. Dates at at The Montreux Jazz Festival and Ronnie Scott’s in London quickly followed. As did a management deal with Quincy Jones. His first Verve release featured guest turns from Gregory Porter and the late Roy Hargrove. This year, the now 21-year-old released his third CD, “The Quest”. None of this seems to have gone to the young man’s head - he’s back living with...

Duration:00:50:24

Talk Mode #20: Curtis Stigers (Part 2 of 2)

12/12/2018
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Curtis Stigers on making Nick Lowe rich, writing lyrics to the music of Larry Goldings, singing Sinatra with the Danish Radio Big Band, being produced by Larry Klein, raising funds for the homeless in his home town; as well as his admiration for movie director Bill Forsyth… Part 1 of this conversation is available as Episode #19.

Duration:00:45:02

Talk Mode #19: Curtis Stigers (Part 1 of 2)

12/10/2018
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American jazz singer Curtis Stigers reveals how he learned to play the saxophone in guitar keys before concentrating on singing. From his mid-teens, Stigers was encouraged to perform on stage by a former Blue Note recording artist who’d decided to retire in his locality. As luck would have it, the pianist - Gene Harris - would allow himself to be talked out of retirement by Ray Brown. Part 1 of 2. Part 2 follows on Wednesday…

Duration:00:53:16

Talk Mode #18: Hakon Kornstad

12/7/2018
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Hakon Kornstad studied at the Trondheim Jazz Conservatory before becoming a founding member of the improvising electronica ensemble Wibutee towards the end of the 1990s. These days, he’s been referred to as “The Two Tenors”, because he’s a) a tenor saxophonist and b) sings arias, often communicating in both ways during the same tune. Jazz meets opera - hear his extraordinary tale on today’s episode of “Talk Mode”…

Duration:01:00:22

Talk Mode #17: Julie Campiche

12/5/2018
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Swiss-born Julie Campiche had been studying classical harp at Geneva Conservatory for a decade when she was politely asked to leave. By chance, one of her private tutors subsequently passed on a gig with a big band and suddenly everything made sense: discovering jazz in the rehearsal room proved to be a revelation. Despite encountering several obstacles along the way, she's persisted with jazz harp as a career. Eamonn chats to Julie ahead of her quartet's debut CD release...

Duration:00:50:27