- Programme Date: 25 January 2019
- Programme Length: 01:08:36
Monday, 28 January 2019
The father of modern kaisojazz, Trinidadian pianist Clive Zanda recounts a career spanning from his days in England in the 1960s innovating with the fusion of calypso in the language of jazz, to his return to Trinidad and his collaboration with Scofield Pilgrim, Bajan-born kaisojazz theorist and pedagogue and beyond. The explorations of this new fusion exercise was given "proof of concept" in 1976 with the landmark album, clive zanda is here! "With dat kinda ting": Calypsojazz Innovations. His continuing efforts to create a philosophy for our understanding of jazz and kaiso music in the Caribbean are told with his development of a new book on the music and how to apply music theory to make kaisojazz music more than a niche music but a legacy. Audio courtesy iRADIO.tt
Saturday, 12 January 2019
Composer, producer and recording artist, Michael 'Ming' Low Chew Tung is called by Jazz in the Islands, "the architect of the new calypso jazz in the 21st century in Trinidad and Tobago" for his band/brand Élan Parlē. In this in-depth and revealing chat, 'Ming' gives an oral autobiography that gives clues to how he became the major influence in modern jazz fusion in Trinidad and Tobago, and puts into perspective the trials and tribulations of the native artist in the music industry in the Caribbean. With eight CDs of original music and innovative covers under his belt and a handful of important albums by others on which he is the producer and label host, Ming's position and role in the jazz music sector is secure as a high benchmark for a new generation of musicians and singers to match, if not surpass. Calypso jazz and the jazz fusion in these islands is secure in the hands of Ming. Audio courtesy iRADIO.tt
- Programme Date: 9 January 2019
- Programme Length: 01:12:09
Thursday, 1 November 2018
Pillar Jonathan Scales Fourchestra
- These reviews appear in the November/December 2018 issue of Caribbean Beat magazine.
Jazz in the Islands magazine is proud to announce the launch of its podcast series Island Jazz Chat, featuring conversations with Caribbean jazz and pan jazz musicians based in the islands and the diaspora. In our premiere episode, editor Nigel A. Campbell chats with steelpan jazz pioneer, Rudy "Two Left" Smith. Listen below, and subscribe for future episodes of the podcast. Audio courtesy iRADIO.tt
- Programme Date: 1 November 2018
- Programme Length: 00:24:38
Saturday, 1 September 2018
In The Moment Larnell Lewis
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- These reviews appear in the September/October 2018 issue of Caribbean Beat magazine.
Sunday, 1 July 2018
Believe Kellie Cadogan
CooBago Jazz John Arnold
Got A Light? Jeremy Ledbetter Trio
- These reviews appear in the July/August 2018 issue of Caribbean Beat magazine.