Monday, May 12, 2008
I Am Riffin'
Its been a while since we brought you Riffin' but as usual, Dermot has kept the musical flag up way high, and we couldn't have pickeda better week to return. Don't miss tonite's programme. Tenorist JD Allen is everybit as good as advertised (its only May, but his new CD may well be among the best of the year), as is guitarist Lionel Loueke.
RIFFFIN’S RUNDOWN FOR WEEK 12/5/08, AT NEWSTALK93FM, AT 8.35PM
STREAMING LIVE AT WWW.NEWSTALK.COM.JM
MONDAY: “ IAM I AM”, a masterly album,by tenor saxophonist supremo, JD Allen. Also featuring “The Mande Variations “ by the world’s greatest kora player, Toumani Diabate.
TUESDAY: Guitarist, Bill Frisell, works with an octet of strings, horns and rhythm section, in support of music of different orchestral colours.
WEDNESDAY: Jazz Warriors, AFROPEANS, led by Courtenay Pine, commemorate the bicenterary of the Abolition Of The Slave Trade by the British House of Parliament in 1807, with a stirring “live” concert.
THURSDAY: “Karibu” the debut album with a major label, Blue Note, by guitarist Lionel Loueke from Benin. He’s been acclaimed by Herbie Hancock, as the best of the new musicians.
FRIDAY: Skamania returns with Carlos Malcolm and The Afro-Jamaican Rhythms, as well as some sanctified sounds from New Orleans.