Sunday Jazz Lounge with Natalia Farran - 25/06/2017

June 25, 2017

Our special guest today is Mick Foster, a saxophonist, clarinettist and composer who has worked with John Dankworth, Stan Sulzmann and Mike Garrick, The Humphrey Lyttelton Band, The London Philharmonic Orchestra, Dame Cleo Laine, Jacqui Dankworth, Guy Barker, Digby Fairweather, Swing Out Sister and the BBC Concert Orchestra, to name a few. Mick has recorded three albums under his own name and his session work credits include Predator, The Penguins Of Madagascar, Strictly Come Dancing and Downton Abbey.

Your host Natalia Farran and Mick Foster discuss some of the greatest jazz arrangers of all time. You will hear some of Mick’s compositions, from classical to jazz, as well as some uplifting Dixieland with Mick playing with local legends Digby Fairweather and Dave Hackbridge Johnson.

Which is Mick’s favourite saxophone? What’s the relationship between the instrument you choose to play and your speaking voice? Who is Miles Evans? Tune in to find out!

We also discuss the differences between UK and US jazz, what’s cooking in today’s jazz scene and listen to a few more vocalists, continuing from last month’s fascinating conversation with Simon Spillett.

1 Mellow Blue (Clarissa Farran/Natalia Farran) - Natalia Farran, a.k.a. Miss Graves, from the album Nobody’s Princess)
2 Reunion (Gerry Mulligan) from Mick Foster’s album Four Views, 2012
3 All of Me (Gerald Marks and Seymour Simons) performed by We Three – Mick Foster, Digby Fairweather and Dave Hackbridge Johnson)
4 October Dances (Mick Foster) performed by Yeu-Meng Chan and Mick Foster
5 Where the Rain Falls (Mick Foster) With Jackie Dankworth
6 Creole Love Call (Duke Ellington)
7 Jaleos (Ramón Farrán) – two fragments of Jaleos, from movements 3 & 4 (Pau and Loa-Nana), ONJAZZ, Spanish National Jazz Orchestra
8 S’Wonderful (George & Ira Gershwin) - Ella Fitzgerald, arranged by Nelson Riddle
9 Little Brown Jug (Glenn Miller)
10 Springsville (Miles Davis) from Miles Ahead, arranged by Gil Evans
11 Tomorrow’s World (John Dankworth)
12 Pirates (Laura Jurd) With Lauren Kinsella, from the album Human Spirit
13 Do I Love You? (Cole Porter) Peggy Lee with George Shearing (from the album Beauty and the Beat!)
14 Rags and Old Iron (Norman Curtis/Oscar Brown Jr) - Nina Simone, from the album Nina’s Choice
15 Chet Baker – Let’s Get Lost (Jimmy McHugh/Frank Loesser)
16 I Got Plenty o’ Nuthin’ (George Gershwin) – Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong (from the album Ella and Louis sing Gershwin)
17 You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To” (Cole Porter) - Helen Merrill, from her debut album Helen Merrill, with Clifford Brown
18 Now You Has Jazz (Cole Porter) - Bing Crosby and Louis Armstrong, from the soundtrack of High Society
19 Look Here (Ben Sidran), from the album The Concert for García Lorca

Sunday Jazz Lounge with Natalia Farran - 28/05/2017

May 28, 2017

Every third Sunday, 7-9 pm
Jazz vocalist Natalia Farran in conversation with international jazz stars. Featuring a wide array of jazz, from classic jazz to Latin, from symphonic to far out!
Tune in for cool jazz and hot interviews... the perfect soundtrack for your Sunday evenings.

FIRST SHOW - with special guest Simon Spillett

Natalia talks to award-winning tenor sax sensation and author Simon Spillett. This program is dedicated to jazz vocalists and features the extraordinary talent of Blossom Dearie, Anita O'Day, Julie London, Nat Cole, Salena Jones and Astrud Gilberto, amongst many others. Simon and Natalia discuss lyrics, the art of good delivery and diction, why vocalists have the most delicate of instruments and are never "just singers', and have a little rant about mobile phone overuse at live music events and the evils of YouTube! Jazz anecdotes aplenty and fantastic tunes. All this, plus some beatnik philosophy, a barking dog and a very loud passing motorbike below the radio studio. George Crockford produces and puts some order into the proceedings.

Bass House (Jimmy Deuchar), from Simon Spillett's album Square One
Something Happens To Me - Blossom Dearie
Young and Foolish - Tony Bennett and Bill Evans
Shiny Stockings - Karin Krog and Dexter Gordon
Listen to that Fool Talk - Ben Sidran (Bumpin' at the Sunside!)
Who Needs Forever - Astrud Gilberto (featuring Tubby Hayes)
We're A Couple of Losers - Salena Jones
The Song of The Sabia - Frank Sinatra and Antonio Carlos Jobim
My One and Only Love - Doris Day with the André Previn Trio
Blame It On My Youth - Nat 'King' Cole
It Could Happen To You - Julie London
Bye, Bye Love - Ray Charles
Happy Talk - Nancy Wilson with Cannonball Adderley
Hideaway - Georgie Fame
I Guess I Just Wasn't Made For These Times - Carmen McRae
This Is Always - Annie Ross with Gerry Mulligan
Señor Blues - Anita O'Day
Blinded by Love - Natalia Farran (from the album Nobody's Princess)