Ep.3 The Discovery of Nu Jazz From Around the World Continues…

We are lovin’ the jazz journey Courtney Pine’s lined up for you this episode.  First off is South Korean wunderkind Jihye Lee and her on-fire Orchestra, before some eternal truths from pianist Ethan Iverson.  Kick off your shoes for a sensual groove with Omar, and a retro-luscious dreamscape from Brazil’s Marcos Resende.  Is that Sarah Vaughan?  No and yes! It’s Melanie Charles revisioning her in a totally surreal and cool duet. Portugal’s best kept jazz secret Mário Laginha gives us a triotastic palette cleanser, before the energy ball that is Kinetika Bloco whops Duke Ellington’s Caravan carnival style down the road to our final prayer: Javon Jackson’s Sweet Chariot, Swingin’ Low with some gospel-tinged calypso grooves.  Now that’s an episode we’re ALL gonna be talkin’ about…

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