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Sunday, 27 February 2011

PMB020 Lullaby of Georgeland: George Shearing, Toots Thielemans, Cal Tjader, Jon Brooks, Dim Dim, Ray Davies, Classic Steel

This year has not been a great year for legends of the jazz, soundtrack and retro-futuristic worlds. The latest loss to planet Earth is Sir George Shearing who sadly left us on 14 February.

We at the Moonbase are big fans of the sound of latin jazz and Sir George was one of the greatest practitioners of the art. His quintet also featured two of our other favourite musicians, namely Baron Jean "Toots" Thielemans (harmonica, guitar, whistling) and Cal Tjader (vibes). So on this week's bumper edition of the show we pay tribute to Sir George by hearing music by the great man himself as well as music by Toots and Cal.

We also have a couple of tracks from the latest release by Jon Brooks (aka The Advisory Circle), more jazz flute, some humouristique Belgian pop from Dim Dim and we peak far too early by starting the show with an extraordinary slice of Classic Steel.

As well as the music, MC Zirconium tells us this week that making your way in the world today takes everything you've got. Taking a break from all your worries sure would help a lot. Wouldn't you like to get away? Sometimes you want to get away. Where everybody knows your name - and we know your name and where you live.

UPDATE: This episode is featured in Tom Robinson's pickofthepods.

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The Music
1.Neal & Massy Trinidad All Stars Steel Orchestra: Also Sprach Zarathrustra from In ConcertBuy on AmazonIn Concert - Neal & Massy Trinidad All Stars Steel Orchestra
2.Ray Davies: Shaft from Golden Hour of Button Down Brass
3.George Shearing: The World Is A Ghetto from The Way We Are
3.Jon Brooks: Carnacki Theme One from Music For Thomas CarnackiBuy
4.Dim Dim: Flit from KiwiBuy on AmazonKiwi - Dim Dim
5.Toots Thielemans: Wilsamba from Aquarela Do BrasilBuy on AmazonAquarela Do Brasil - Elis Regina & Toots Thielemans
6.George Shearing: Caravan from Latin Verve SoundsBuy on AmazonLatin Verve Sounds - Masters At Work
7.Jon Brooks: The Samaa Ritual from Music For Thomas CarnackiBuy
8.Herbie Mann: Harlem Nocturne from Latin FeverBuy on AmazonLatin Fever - Herbie Mann
9.Cal Tjader: Lullaby of Birdland from Black OrchidBuy on Amazon

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