Shirley Tetteh and Nardeydey firmly on Gilles Peterson's radar

Upfront on Gilles Peterson's radar at the moment? Answer quite a lot of obscure bands, naturally, and not so obscure but only still on the cusp Shirley Tetteh, pictured, as he looks to the future in the last half hour of his latest show. Lunch …

Published: 5 Jan 2020. Updated: 23 months.

Upfront on Gilles Peterson's radar at the moment? Answer quite a lot of obscure bands, naturally, and not so obscure but only still on the cusp Shirley Tetteh, pictured, as he looks to the future in the last half hour of his latest show.

Lunch Money Life, Tyson, Greentea Peng (re. the latter a seriously feelgood baggy beat to the Lauryn Hill and Fugees inspired vocal and a good idea to put the DJ's name in this mix!), Zoe's Shanghai ''great live band'' says Gilles, the track definitely has a real loose spirit to it, the scamperingly compelling Waldo's Gift (''from Bristol,'' he notes, digging it a lot) covering Aphex Twin, also make the cut.

Gilles, whose tastes alarmingly from the point of view of dyed in the wool spang-a-langers, often sprawl far from his core jazz preoccupations into nebulous beats and pieces (partly the point), is nevertheless nearly always worth the effort as he enters his pipe and slippers years, in other words his mid-fifties aka 'youngster still' core daddio jazz years.

On yesterday's typically sun dazed but never dull BBC 6 Music show the influential DJ and label chief who brought the world the idea of ''acid jazz'' (snappier than 1960s and 70s ''soul jazz'' which it basically derives from) gave his thoughts about emerging artists looking into his crystal ball for 2020 although some of these tracks and artists have been around a few months already but let's give GP a doctor's note on that one.

He keeps best to last and certainly Jazz Jamaica/Nérija/Maisha/Seed Ensemble guitarist Shirley Tetteh's Nardeydey with conga driven 'Slippin' is ''a banger'' while, less jazzy but with a fantastic feel to it the Greentea Peng number is also a song you'll want to hear again.

Check out some of the artists he played.