All Ears 024 – May 16th 2019

This is what we played:

You can find most of the tracks on this Spotify Playlist.

Marion’s playlist of videos for the Film Music set is here.

Tom’s playlist of videos for the New UK Jazz set is here.

Field Music – Simon East

Field Music are an English band from Sunderland, formed in 2004. The band’s core consists of multi-instrumentalist brothers David and Peter Brewis. The brothers also record as solo artists: David as School Of Language, Peter as The Week That Was. Peter appeared on Paul Smith’s (of Maximo Park) solo album. Both David and Peter have also worked with the Warm Digits.

A New Town – Field Music
Old Odeon – Paul Smith & Peter Brewis
Let’s Write a Book – Field Music
Working To Work – Field Music
Tell Me Keep Me – Field Music
Elements of the Sun (BBC Live Version) – Field Music & Warm Digits
Disappointed – Field Music
Checking On A Message – Field Music
Poor Boy – School Of Language

Mark Eitzel – Steve Parker

One of the most celebrated and idiosyncratic American songwriters of his generation, Mark Eitzel is best known as the leader of the iconic San Francisco based indie rock band American Music Club, who spun beautifully chaotic webs of guitar from Eitzel’s gloomy but compassionate studies of lost souls and alcohol. He has also released solo records and his witty but downcast lyrical style has remained constant. We present solo and AMC songs tonight.

Gratitude Walks – American Music Club
Always Turn Away – Mark Eitzel
All My Love – American Music Club
Western Sky – Mark Eitzel
Blue And Grey Shirt – Mark Eitzel
Gentle on My Mind – Mark Eitzel
Move on Up – Mark Eitzel
All the Lost Souls Welcome You to San Francisco – American Music Club

Sahel – John Walley

A selection of music from the western Sahel region of Africa. The Sahel is the biogeographic zone of transition in Africa between the Sahara to the north and the Sudanian Savanna to the south. The western Sahel includes parts of Mauritania, Mali, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria and Chad. The music of this region has been described by Sahel musicologist Christopher Kirkley as “having a certain heaviness – the word ‘hypnotic’ is thrown around a lot, but it is appropriate in this case”.

Yer Mali Gakoyoyo – Ali Farka Toure
Ruby – Ali Farka Toure & Toumani Diabate
Senegal Fast Food – Amadou & Mariam
Seydou – Salif Keita
Naima – Angelique Kidjo
Dunya Salam – Baaba Maal
Birima – Youssou N’Dour

Film Music – Marion Payne

A selection of some of my favourite theme tunes, or pieces of music, from a wide variety of films.

Convoy (C W McCall, 1978)
The Piano (Michael Nyman, The Heart Asks Pleasure First, 1993)
Slumdog Millionaire (A R Rahman, Jai Ho, 2008)
Ryan’s Daughter (Maurice Jarre, 1970)
Sunshine on Leith (The Proclaimers, Sky Takes the Soul, 2013)
Intouchables (Einaudi Ludovico, Fly, 2011)
The Trap (Ron Goodwin, 1966)
The Painted Veil (Alexandre Desplat, River Waltz, 2006) The English Patient (Gabriel Yared, 1996)

Neneh Cherry – Steve Parker

Neneh Mariann Karlsson (born 10 March 1964), better known as Neneh Cherry, is a Swedish singer-songwriter, rapper, occasional DJ and broadcaster. Neneh performed in a number of punk and post-punk bands in her youth, including The Slits (when her stepfather, jazz trumpeter Don Cherry, was touring with them and took the 15-year-old Neneh along) and Rip Rig + Panic. She has released five studio albums under her own name. Her first, Raw Like Sushi, was released 1989 and the latest album, Broken Politics, was released in 2018, the track Kong that closes the set is from that latest album.

Everything – Neneh Cherry
Manchild – Neneh Cherry
Buffalo Stance – 12” Mix – Neneh Cherry
Kisses On The Wind – Neneh Cherry
Woman – Heavy Guitar Mix – Neneh Cherry
Kong – Neneh Cherry

New UK Jazz – Tom Beesley

Following the resurgence of interest in live music and the increasing influence of Colleges of Music in the UK, it was perhaps inevitable that a new generation of jazz musicians would emerge, combining influences from dance/urban/bass culture with a sophisticated level of musicianship and portraying skills honed through many hours of improvisation and collaboration.

Straight To The Point – Mansur Brown
Mind’s Eye – Joe Armon-Jones & Maxwell Owin
New Heights (Visions of Aisha Malik) – Kamaal Williams
Lost Kingdom – Nubya Garcia
Summon The Fire – The Comet Is Coming
Love Is The Message (Live at Abbey Road) – Yussef Dayes X Alfa Mist
You Can’t Steal My Joy – Ezra Collective
Morley Bottoms – Emma-Jean Thackray