Tag Archives: jazz

Jazz On The Keys

Today, Sat­ur­day April 23rd, we’re pre­sent­ing a pro­gramme of key­boards-based Jazz. While many of the pieces we’re play­ing today fea­ture or include the piano, there are also some record­ings fea­tur­ing oth­er key­board instru­ments, includ­ing some inspir­ing pieces on syn­the­sis­er. Keep an ear out for Alan Haven’s Image, a late-night Radio Car­o­line clos­ing tune back in the day; Cam­bridge-based David Rees-Williams and his tri­o’s inter­pre­ta­tions of clas­si­cal works; two albums by Bil­ly Bar­ber, one (Shades of Grey) on piano and the oth­er (Light­house) on elec­tron­ic instru­ments; and some mar­vel­lous per­for­mances by Ian Lynn includ­ing his clas­sic album For­got­ten Summer.

Don’t miss “Engines of Our Inge­nu­ity” every four hours from 4am Pacific.

And check out our vis­it to the amaz­ing Seren­i­ty Val­ley in the lat­est episode of “Where Have You Been?.

“Shai Mae­stro” by Nathan Bul­li­vant is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Where Have You Been? Mardi Gras Special

We’re run­ning a spe­cial edi­tion of our orig­i­nal series, “Where Have You Been?” (where we detail things to do and places to see around the Sec­ond Life Grid) that will be broad­cast on two days only — Wednes­day 23rd and Sat­ur­day 26th of Feb­ru­ary, 12 noon and 4pm Pacific/SLT; 8pm and mid­night UK time. It’s a spe­cial about Mar­di Gras — “Fat Tues­day”, which falls this year on March 1st. In the episode we pro­vide plen­ty of back­ground to the Mar­di Gras and Car­ni­val cel­e­bra­tions, focus­ing on New Orleans in par­tic­u­lar, plus we make a sug­ges­tion of a place you might want to vis­it to enjoy your own Mar­di Gras celebration.

Jazz On The Keys

Today, Wednes­day Jan­u­ary 5th, we’re pre­sent­ing a pro­gramme of Piano Jazz. Well, pri­mar­i­ly. While many of the pieces we’re play­ing today fea­ture or include the piano, there are also some record­ings fea­tur­ing oth­er key­board instru­ments, includ­ing some inspir­ing pieces on syn­the­sis­er — hence the broad title “Jazz On The Keys”. Keep an ear out for Alan Haven’s Image, a late-night Radio Car­o­line clos­ing tune back in the day; Cam­bridge-based David Rees-Williams and his tri­o’s inter­pre­ta­tions of clas­si­cal works; two albums by Bil­ly Bar­ber, one (Shades of Grey) on piano and the oth­er (Light­house) on elec­tron­ic instru­ments; and some mar­vel­lous per­for­mances by Ian Lynn includ­ing his clas­sic album For­got­ten Summer.

Don’t miss “Engines of Our Inge­nu­ity” every four hours from 4am Pacific.

Where Have You Been?” is cur­rent­ly on hia­tus: Sea­son 2 will begin shortly.

“Shai Mae­stro” by Nathan Bul­li­vant is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

The MOST Ep02 Now On Mixcloud

If you missed Episode 02, you can now access it on MixCloud!

Plan­ning a heist? How about a mur­der? Attend­ing a love-in? Or is your bik­er gang plan­ning an out­ing? Have we got the show for you!

Ded­i­cat­ed to crime, spy, sus­pense, exploita­tion, and psy­che­del­ic movie and tele­vi­sion sound­tracks from the 50s, the 60s and beyond, The MOST — Music from the Orig­i­nal Sound Track — is the best accom­pa­ni­ment for all your police-blot­ter high-jinks. Susan­nah, your host,  spins hard-to-find and vinyl sounds by some of the best com­posers in the crime-jazz busi­ness. Music so good – it’s criminal!

Episode 2 includes movies and TV series like Iron­side, Sus­piria, and Bell Book and Can­dle, and fea­tures com­posers includ­ing Quin­cy Jones, Hen­ry Manci­ni and George Duning.

Easy to Remember: The Great American Songwriters And Their Songs

Today we are fea­tur­ing music from the “Great Amer­i­can Song­book” — with music by writ­ers includ­ing Gersh­win, Arlen, Berlin, Kern, Carmichael, Porter and many more, in a pro­gramme inspired by William Zinsser’s book on the music of the mid-20th Cen­tu­ry, Easy To Remem­ber.

The MOST Ep01 Now On Mixcloud

If you missed Episode 01, you can now access it on MixCloud!

Plan­ning a heist? How about a mur­der? Attend­ing a love-in? Or is your bik­er gang plan­ning an out­ing? Have we got the show for you!

Join Susan­nah on Vir­tu­al Com­mu­ni­ty Radio, the first Sat­ur­day every month, at 12:30pm and 4:30pm Pacif­ic Time – 8:30pm and 12:30am in the UK – for the month­ly series, The MOST – Music from the Orig­i­nal Sound Track.

Ded­i­cat­ed to crime, spy, sus­pense, exploita­tion, and psy­che­del­ic movie and tele­vi­sion sound­tracks from the 50s, the 60s and beyond, The MOST is the best accom­pa­ni­ment for all your police-blot­ter high-jinks. Susan­nah spins sounds by some of the best com­posers in the crime-jazz busi­ness. Music so good – it’s criminal!

Easy to Remember: The Great American Songwriters And Their Songs

Today we are fea­tur­ing music from the “Great Amer­i­can Song­book” — with music by writ­ers includ­ing Gersh­win, Arlen, Berlin, Kern, Carmichael, Porter and many more, in a pro­gramme inspired by William Zinsser’s book on the music of the mid-20th Cen­tu­ry, Easy To Remem­ber.