Bird's the word in the podcast as the WDR mint their very own centennial Charlie Parker celebratory cuts

We're toasting the WDR Big Band's Birth of a Bird - Celebrating The Music of Charlie Parker (Jazzline) today in the marlbank podcast checking in at the Yardbird Suite and ringing down for room service. In the alto hot seat are Johan Hörlén and …

Published: 9 Nov 2022. Updated: 23 days.

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We're toasting the WDR Big Band's Birth of a Bird - Celebrating The Music of Charlie Parker (Jazzline) today in the marlbank podcast checking in at the Yardbird Suite and ringing down for room service.

In the alto hot seat are Johan Hörlén and Luigi Grasso. Conducted by Jörg Achim Keller the album has arrangements by Michael Abene. Birth of a Bird hatches on the 18th. Related… OMG - Gadding about

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Matthew Halsall, 'Changing Earth,' Gondwana ****

We are not going to change the whole world, but we can change ourselves and feel free as birds. – Satchidananda Saraswati, Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Track of the day new in 1 luv: Matthew Halsall knows more about spiritual-jazz than most …

Published: 9 Nov 2022. Updated: 23 days.

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We are not going to change the whole world, but we can change ourselves and feel free as birds.

– Satchidananda Saraswati, Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

Track of the day new in 1 luv: Matthew Halsall knows more about spiritual-jazz than most given that he is at the helm of the UK's leading label immersed in the style - Gondwana - and in his own playing his trumpet style particularly here taps that sound whether spiralling out in ever increasing circles from the In a Silent Way and droney classical Indo end of the spectrum to the floatier Alice Coltrane domain.

Matthew Halsall - Changing Earth 2

That's where Maddie Herbert comes into her own in a blend with flautist Matt Cliffe. The groove is unforced and yet probing in its serene insistence. Drawn from a new EP out next month. Matthew Halsall, photo: via Funky Fly