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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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“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 #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

Talk Mode #16: Arild Andersen

12/3/2018
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Norwegian Arild Andersen learned the double bass as a schoolboy, while playing guitar in a unit that appeared at at local functions. When the trio's bassist decided to concentrate on cello, Arild bought the instrument. Since then, he's worked with everyone from Jan Garbarek to Sonny Rollins, Stan Getz and, most recently, saxophonist Tommy Smith...

Duration:01:01:54

Talk Mode #15: Dave Liebman (Part 2 of 2)

11/29/2018
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Saxophonist/bandleader/composer Dave Liebman talks about his admiration for Sidney Bechet, getting the gig with Miles Davis, hanging out with Charles Lloyd on Sundays and teaching Masters students in New York. He also singles out some of his own recording projects. Part 1 available as Episode #14...

Duration:00:41:16

Talk Mode #14: Dave Liebman (Part 1 of 2)

11/27/2018
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Sax-player, flautist and composer Dave Liebman has worked with Miles Davis, Chick Corea and Elvin Jones; been tutored by Lennie Tristano and Charles Lloyd; and mentored by Bob Moses. And he knows how to verbally communicate… Part 2 follows on Friday.

Duration:00:51:33

Talk Mode #13: Theo Bleckmann

11/26/2018
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Theo Bleckmann reveals why, after befriending Shelia Jordan at a workshop in Austria, he chose to abandon his dream to represent Germany in the Winter Olympics in favour of a move to New York city. The Big Apple remains his home, thirty years on. The singer also talks about one of his favourite performances, in which 3 machinists stitched a suit made from the sheet music he sang from, live on stage…

Duration:00:59:22

Talk Mode #12: Jan Lundgren

11/22/2018
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Swedish pianist Jan Lundgren remembers the effect of hearing Oscar Peterson’s “Night Train” for the first time and speaks about “Mare Nostrum III”, his forthcoming release with Paolo Fresu and Richard Galliano; the influence Arne Domnérus played in his career; recording Johnny Mandel tunes with American sax-player Harry Allen; and his own tribute album to Matt Dennis, a crooner/pianist whose music was covered by Frank Sinatra and Chet Baker…

Duration:00:46:22

Talk Mode #11: Kyle Eastwood

11/20/2018
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Kyle Eastwood is Wednesday’s podcast guest. The bassist/composer/bandleader from Carmel, California, speaks about writing music cues for his father’s movies, his love for Charles Mingus and Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers and the renewal of an association with English sidemen for his most recent release “In Transit”…

Duration:00:48:48

Talk Mode #10: Jean Luc Ponty (Part 2 of 2)

11/18/2018
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In the concluding part of our conversation with Jean Luc Ponty, the French violinist shares some memories of his time with Frank Zappa, John McLaughlin and the Mahavishnu Orchestra, Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke and Jon Anderson. He also speaks of his current projects with Biréli Lagrène and Kyle Eastwood, and the Atlantic Years Band... Part 2 of 2. For the start of the interview, listen to Episode #9.

Duration:00:40:12

Talk Mode #9: Jean Luc Ponty (Part 1 of 2)

11/15/2018
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Today’s guest graduated from the Paris Conservatoire with a Premier Prix but eschewed a career in classical music for one in jazz. A bandleader in his own right, the master of electric violin has worked with the Mahavishnu Orchestra, Return To Forever and Frank Zappa’s Mothers of Invention… Part 1 of 2, continues on Monday.

Duration:00:46:48

Talk Mode #8: Tigran Hamasyan

11/13/2018
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Tigran Hamasyan has fused jazz with Armenian folk music for his releases to date, among them, albums for the Nonesuch, ECM and Verve labels. Today’s guest is a past winner of the Thelonious Monk International Piano Competition, the Solo Piano award at the Montreal Jazz Festival, as well as Montreux. He's someone who favours an original repertoire...

Duration:00:57:14

Talk Mode #7: Norma Winstone

11/11/2018
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Londoner Norma Winstone was influenced by the vocal stylings of Frank Sinatra and Lena Horne before coming under the spell of the instrumental jazz of Miles Davis and Dave Brubeck. Her wordless improvisation sprang from associations with Michael Garrick and Kenny Wheeler. “Descansado”, her most recent ECM album, features 12 tunes from movies, with lyrics written by Norma herself…

Duration:00:53:15

Talk Mode #6: Dave Douglas (Part 2 of 2)

11/8/2018
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Continuing the chat with trumpeter Dave Douglas, we learn about his long-term involvement with the Banff Centre in Canada, composing for silent film, why he performed hymns and folk songs at his mother’s funeral, recording an album with the bluegrass singer-songwriter Aoife O’Donovan (best known for her work with Crooked Still and Sometymes Why) and the latest Greenleaf release by Rudy Royston. For Part 1 of this interview, listen to Episode #5...

Duration:00:45:49

Talk Mode #5: Dave Douglas (Part 1 of 2)

11/6/2018
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New York trumpeter Dave Douglas speaks of getting hooked on Cecil Taylor and Booker Little while still a pre-teen, touring with Horace Silver and why he dedicated the Greenleaf label’s inaugural release to his own father. Part 1 of 2, continues on Friday…

Duration:00:45:31

Talk Mode #4: Michael Ricci

11/4/2018
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Jazz fan and programmer Michael Ricci drew on his computer skills to conceptualise the online resources All About Jazz and Jazz Near You… Be sure to subscribe if you enjoy!

Duration:00:55:20

Talk Mode #3: Bugge Wesseltoft

11/1/2018
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Norwegian Bugge Wesseltoft has enjoyed crossover success in the techno and dance scenes, cut a best-selling Christmas album for ACT & has just recorded with 2 ex-members of E.S.T... Be sure to subscribe if you enjoy!

Duration:00:56:55

Talk Mode #2: Asaf Sirkis

11/1/2018
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Today’s guest, the Israeli-born drummer Asaf Sirkis, leads his own bands — Inner Noise and The Sirkis/Bialas International Quartet, among them — is a founder member of Gilad Atzmon’s Orient House Ensemble and often collaborates with Chick Corea’s saxophonist, Tim Garland… Be sure to subscribe if you enjoy!

Duration:00:58:04

Talk Mode #1: Cassandra Wilson

10/22/2018
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Cassandra Wilson is a two-time Grammy-winner. In our inaugural podcast, the singer from Mississippi discusses interpreting songs considered alien to the jazz repertoire, as well as one or two other topics that may come as a surprise to you... Be sure to subscribe if you enjoy!

Duration:01:01:47