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Long running BBC Radio Ulster Jazz Club host Walter Love has died at the age of 88

There's an inescapable end of an era feeling for jazz on BBC Radio Ulster with the death of veteran broadcaster Walter Love MBE who has passed away at the age of 88. His Sunday night Jazz Club show was a beacon for traditional and mainstream jazz …

Published: 26 Jan 2024. Updated: 5 months.

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There's an inescapable end of an era feeling for jazz on BBC Radio Ulster with the death of veteran broadcaster Walter Love MBE who has passed away at the age of 88. His Sunday night Jazz Club show was a beacon for traditional and mainstream jazz fans in Northern Ireland for many years and the only jazz show on the station after Linley Hamilton's ended last year. Walter was inducted into the Phonographic Performance Ireland Radio Awards Hall of Fame in 2014 - he had begun on BBC radio as a freelancer in the 1950s and his career included reading the news on local TV during the Troubles.

Walter Love, pictured above, with Van Morrison

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Adam Bałdych and Leszek Możdżer, Passacaglia, ACT ****

More a Wigmore Hall kind of record than fodder for a steaming mosh pit in a sweaty club, and certainly more at home in a BBC Radio 3 classical-crossover slot like Georgia Mann's morning show than in a swingalong favourite playlist rung in on Jazz …

Published: 26 Jan 2024. Updated: 5 months.

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More a Wigmore Hall kind of record than fodder for a steaming mosh pit in a sweaty club, and certainly more at home in a BBC Radio 3 classical-crossover slot like Georgia Mann's morning show than in a swingalong favourite playlist rung in on Jazz Record Requests, there's some beautiful new thinking delivered so majestically over sweeping classical themes here from the Polish duo of violinist Adam Bałdych and pianist Leszek Możdżer. With themes by Erik Satie, Josquin des Prez and others the album makes use of Renaissance violin, and two grand pianos tuned to different frequencies. Tonally it's very special. And you end up sucked into a world that is neither ancient nor exactly modern but more a space only these two special musicians know. The pair may well be needing a new mantlepiece when awards season comes around. Passacaglia certainly deserves every award going. Out today. Photo: Wiktor Franko