Wednesday, December 26, 2018

CHRISTMASMORE (Toppyjazz 540)


Best wishes for X-Mas 2018.
Our program is on the air on December 26 at 21.00 (GMT +1) so part of our program is non Xmas music.
We start with NORDIC Christmas from Tore Brunborg (sax).
Beegie Adair & Monica Ramey comes with Some Enchanted Christmas.
We love Baby, It's Cold Outside , this year from Mr. Les McCann and his album A Time Les Christmas. We close our Xmas music part with Lyambiko and her wonderful cd My Favourite Christmas Songs.
Great news for our Gabor Szabo fans: Fine cd is Gabor Szabo In Budapest Again.
11 minutes Gabor with a live version of Concorde(Night Flight!

Keep Jazzin'!

Playlist :
01 - My Heart Always Wanders - Tore Brunborg & Kjetil Bjerkestrand (album Nordic Christmas)
02 - On The Housetop - Beegie Adair & Monica Ramey (album Some Enchanted Christmas)
03 - Baby, It's Cold Outside - Les McCann (album A Time Les Christmas)
04 - Christmas Time Is Here - Lyambiko (album My Favourite Christmas Songs)
05 - And I Love Him - Lucia Jackson (album You And The Night And The Music)
06 - She Moved Through The Fair - Joachim Kühn (album Birthday Edition)
07 - Concorde (Night Flight) - Gabor Szabo (album Gabor Szabo In Budapest Again)
08 - Naughty Lady Of Shady Lane - Jim Lowe (album Wicked Woman)
09 - All The Things You Are - Jazz Orchestra of The Concertgebouw (album Jazz Orchestra of The Concertgebouw)
10 - You Got A Friend - Jacintha (album Fire and Rain)
11 - What Are You Doing New Years Eve? - Fantasia (album Christmas After Midnight)
Download :Toppyjazz 540

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

What's in the X-MAS MUSIC BOX? (Toppyjazz 539)

Like every year here's some nice stuff for under the X-Mastree.
 From Holland Fay Claassen with the WDR Big Band. Her album is titled Dutch Songbook. But what a strange titles! 4 out of 11 titles are English!!
 Germany has singer Erna Rot (Berlin, 1985). Her second cd Angst & Weltschmerz has her own songs.
 Blue Canoe Records is back with ARC Trio (Gergö Borlai-Jimmy Haslip & Scxott Kinsey. And much more...see our playlist.
Playlist :
01 - Aan de Amsterdamse grachten - Fay Claassen & WDR Big Band (album Dutch Songbook)
02 - Der Traum ist aus - Erna Rot (album Angst & Weltschmerz)
03 - Auf de Sonnenseite - Erna Rot (album Angst & Weltschmerz)
04 - Goan Wanderer - Jimmy Haslip, Scott Kinsey, Gergö Borlai (album ARC Trio)
05 - West Orange - Jimmy Haslip, Scott kinsey, Gergö Borlai (album ARC Trio)
06 - Out Of Nowhere - Clara Vuust (album Before You Walk Away)
07 - Poincianna - Simone Kopmajer (Album Spotlight On Jazz)
08 - Start It Up! -Ines Estevez (album Nude (enVivo))
09 - In The Black Midwinter - Nils Landgren (Christmas With My Friends IV)
10 - Medley Helpme/Be Cool  - Arianna Neikrug (album Changes)
Download :Toppyjazz-539

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

From Mike & Others With Love (Toppyjazz 538)


The cold December weather is beaten by the warm music from Mike Ledonne & The Groover Quartet.
The band will be support this week by guitarplayer Tony Mottola, Viktor Lazlo and Mark WInkler & Cheryl Bentyne.
Furthermore we have this week Linda Eder and Eric van Westen.
Keep Jazzin'!

Playlist :
01 - Come Back Baby - Mike Ledonne & The Groover Quartet (album From The Heart)
02 - Volare - Tony Mottola (album Thing)
03 - Don't Explain - Viktor Lazlo (album My Name Is Billie Holiday)
04 - La dernière cigarette - Viktor Lazlo (album Woman)
05 - In A Sentimental Mood - Kristen Cornwell (album Duke Ellington's Sound Of Love)
06 - You Smell So Good - Mark Winkler & Cheryl Bentyne (album Eastern Standard Time)
07 - Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most - Cheryl Bentyne (same album)
08 - Pure Imagination - Linda Eder (album If You See Me)
09 - We'll Be Together Again - Ignasi Terra, Bertza & Bert van der Brink (album Tete a Tete)
10 - The Underdog - Eric van Westen Quadrant (album Me, Myself and I)

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

South Of The Border (Toppyjazz 537)


We love this autumn and take you with us to Spain and Italy with some very fine< musicians.
First The Sant Andreu Jazz Band from Barcelona with his famous leader Mr. Joan Chamorro.
The SAJB is a youth orchestra, with members between 7 and 20 years old. The band was founded in 2006 on the Musicschool of Sant Andreu.
From Italy we have again with us trumpet and fluegelhorn player Enrico Rava (79)

Playlist :
01 - No More Blues - Joan Chamorro & Andrea Motis (album Joan Chamorro presents Andrea Motis)
02 - I Remember You - Andrea Motis (album Emotional Dance)
03 - Perdido - Sant Andreu Jazz Band (album Jazzing 3)
04 - Doralice - Sant Andreu Jazz Band (album Jazzing 8, vol 1)
05 - Stars Fell On Alabama - Joan Chamorro & Rita Payés (album Joan Chamorro presents Rita Payés)
06 - Xanadu - Enrico Rava (album Il Giro del Giorno in 80 Mondi)
07 - Rhapsody In Blue - Enrico Rava (album Andanada)
08 - String Band - Enrico Rava String Band (album Rava String Band)
09 - Tomo Y Recuerdo - Enrico Rava (album Secrets)
10 - Milestones - Enrico Rava (album Electric Five)
Download:Toppyjazz 537

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

New on Toppyjazz November 2018 (Toppyjazz 535)


Again great news from our friends of Blue Canou Records.
First organ player David Ellington with his fine album Omar's Lament under thje name Duo Elevation, which he made with drummer Chris Burroughs.
Second the unusual voice of Melbreeze, born in Smirna, Turkey. With her cd Animazonia she brings latin amrican songs with a Bossa Nova flavour.
From Connecticut comes David DAvis with his album Dig This! Great sax player!
Furthermore we bring the new album from Kate McGarry titled The Subject Tonight Is Love.
Stacey Kent , Leslie Pintchik and David K. Matthews closes the program of this week.
Keep Jazzin'!
Playlist :
01 - Slingin' - Dua Elevation (album Omar's Lament)
02 - Wired - Duo Elevation (album Omar's Lament)
03 - One Note Samba - Melbreeze (album Animazonia)
04 - Quiet Nights - Melbreeze (album Animazonia)
05 - Blue Skies - David Davis (album Dig This!)
06 - Tell Me -David Davis (album Dig This!)
07 - Fair Weather - Kate McGarry & Keith Ganz & Gary Versace (album The subject Tonight Is Love)
08 - The Ice Hotel - Stacey Kent (album I Know I Dream)
09 - Your  Call Is Important - Leslie Pintchik (album You Eat My Food etc)
10 - When Sunnmy Gets Blue - Tony Lindsay &  David K. Matthews (album The Fantasy Vocal Sessions)
Download : Toppyjazz 535

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

New On Toppyjazz 536


We start this week with our Japanese friends by Venus Records.
They brought us a series The Jazz Dictionary A-Z.
On A , we get songs like All of Me, Angel Eyes and Around the World.
From singer Moon we have the cd Kiss Me.
Moon happens to be a JAPANESE singer.
Shame on you Apple Music and Universal for saying this is the group Moon from California!
Back with us again Blue Canou Records and singer KAlen Henry with her fine new album NOT FORGOTTEN.
And what about that box from Bear FAmily Records with The Complete Nat King Cole Capitol Recordings from 1955-1959 and 1960-1964. Priced € 350,00!!
We close with Melinda Hughes and Pierre de Bettmann.
Playlist:
01 - Autumn In New York - Barbara Carroll Trio (album Jazz Dictionary A)
02 - Something Stupid - Moon (album Kiss me)
03 - In A Sentimental Mood - Moon (album Kiss Me)
04 - Space Odyssey - The Detroit Experiment (album The Detroit Experiment)
05 - Any Day Now - Kathy Kosins (album Uncovered Soul)
06 - L-O-V-E - Kalen Henry (album Not Forgotton)
07 - Unforgettable - Kalen Henry (album Not Forgotten)
08 - Capuccinna - Nat King Cole (album L-O-V-E (CD04))
09 - Das Lila Lied - Melinda Hughes (album Weimar & Back)
10 - Berlin im licht - Melinda Hughes (album Weimar & Back)
11 - What's New - Pierre de Bettmann (album Shifters)
12 - Beat Coin - Pierre de Bettmann (album Shifters)
Download :Toppyjazz 536

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Toppyjazz is Back In Town (Toppyjazz (533)


This week on Toppyjazz ,  we have the start of a long list of new cd's of 2018.
Some great musicians this week :Michael Sagmeister (guitar) and singer Rieke Katz.
 Special attention to mr. Günter Noris.
He had for many years the best Dance Orchestra in the World.
We got some 80 records from Günter Noris with das Rias Tanzorchestre and WDR Big Band.
Perhaps later we spin some more from Günther Noris.
Have fun and keep Jazzin'!

Playlist :
01 - The Junction - Manhattan Transfer (album The Junction)
02 - Le Reve - Günter Noris (1936-2007)-(album Creme de la Creme)
03 - City Of Angels - Erja Lyytinen (1976 Finland)(album Stolen Hearts)
04 - The Music In My Head _ Michael Franks (album The Music In Ma Head)
05 - Please Consider Me - Kat Edmonson (1983,Texas)(album Old Fashioned Gal)
06 - Dedication - Beade Belle (1999, Oslo)(album Dedication)
07 - Lost Stars - Simone Kopmajer (album Good Old Times)
08 - Jazz It Up! - Michael Sagmeister(1959 Frankfurt am Main) (album Power Of Resistance)
09 - Nature Boy - Michael Sagmeister & Antonella D'Oro (album Power Of Resistance)
10 - Butterfly - Rieke Katz (1985, Germany) album That's Me)
11 - Put On A Happy Face - Steve Kaldestad (album New York Afternoon)
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Saturday, August 25, 2018

Interlude

Due to family reasons we have to stop Toppyjazz for some weeks.

 A great friend of us died, so we take a break.

 I'll be back somewhere in the month of September.

Herman van der Meij.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

The Blue Note Years (1939-1998) (Toppyjazz 521)

We got a box with 14 volumes from The Blue Note Years 1939-1998.
This week you got a highlight from those recordings.
Blue Note started in 1939 with two Germans : Alfred Lion & Max Margulis.
The first takes were made in the livingroom of the Dutch parents of Rudy van Gelder!
Have fun with our choice from the best of Blue Note Records.
Playlist :
01 - Blue Harlem - Ike Québec Quartet (1918-1963, USA)(album Boogie, Blues & Bop)
02 - Bouncing With Bud - Bud Powell (1924-1966, New York)(album Boogie, Blues & Bop)
03 - The Preacher - Horace Silver(1928-2014, Norwalk) (album The Jazz Message)
04 - Blues Walk - Lou Donaldson (1926, USA) (album The Jazz Message)
05 - Sweet Cake - Don Wilkerson (1932-1986, Texas) (album Organ and Soul)
06 - Midnight Blue - Kenny Burrell (1931, Detroit)(album Organ and Soul)
07 - Lazy Afternoon - Pete La Roca (1938-2012, New York)(album Hard Bop and Beyond)
08 - I Can't Stand The Rain - Cassandra Wilson(1955, Jackson) (album The New Era)
09 - Miss d'Meena - Greg Osby (1960, Missouri)(album The New Era)
10 - Humdrum Blues - Holly Cole (1963, Canada)(album Blue Note Now as Then)
11 - Recado Bossa Nova - Gonzalo Rubalcada(1963, Cuba) (album Blue Note Now as Then)
Download :Toppyjazz 521
Watch that much better version of I Can't Stand The Rain by Ann Peebles:

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Vive La France (part 12) (Toppyjazz 532)

In deze week  doen we bij Toppyjazz verslag van onze laatste etappe van onze eigen muzikale Ronde van Frankrijk.
We gaan verder met deel 8 van de Polygram Master series.
Radio Westerwolde zond met deze serie meer franstalige muziek uit , dan alle publieke omroepen bij elkaar!
Playlist :
01 - Géant de papier - Jean-Jacques Lafon (1955,Toulouse) Polygram Master Series part 8
02 - Tout va bien - Jean Guidoni (1952)
03 - Saint-Germain-des-Pres - Henri Salvador (1917-2008)
04 - Un verre de whisky - Monty (Jacques Monty)(1944)
05 - L'avantura - Stone & Chardon (Eric Charden(1942-2012)-Annie Gautrat(1947)
06 - Tu n'as jamais le temps - Charles Dumont(1929)
07 - La tasse de the - Marcel Zanini (1923, Istanbul)
08 - Paris Canaille - Wende Snijders (album Quand tu dors)
09 - Les Etrangers - Léo Ferré (1916-1993) Polygram Master series part 8
10 - Dans mes bras, oublier ta peine - Michelle Torr (1948)
11 - Les enfants de la patrie - Nino Ferrer (1934-1998)
12 - La vielle dame - Sacha Distel
13 - L'll Remember April - Sacha Distel
14 - Let It Be Me - Dave
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Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Vive La France (part 10) (Toppyjazz 530)


Like last year we have in July our own musically Tour de France on Radio Westerwolde .
 The whole month we have only music from France.
 First we take attention to Dutch singer DAVE (Wouter Levenbach) who lives for 50 years in Paris and is one of the major French singers.
 Second we have some music of Michel Legrand.
But the great part is the Polygram Master series part 6-10.
Have fun!

 Playlist :
01 - Watch What Happens - Michel Legrand & Shelly Manne (album Michel Legrand At Shelly's Manne Hole)
02 - Rotterdam - Catherine Sauvage(1929-1998) (album Polygram Master series-part 6)
03 - Moi, mes souliers - Félix Leclerc (1914-1988, Canada)
04 - La maison de bonheur - Francis Lalanne (1968)
05 - Comme Jimmy Dean - François Valéry (1954, Oran)
06 - Quelque chose tient mon coeur - Herbert Léonard (1945)
07 - La legende oriëntale - Jean Vanne (1933-2003)
08 - L'oiseau et l'enfant - Marie Myriam (1957, Belgian Congo)
09 - La valse a mille temps - Pia Colombo (1934-1986)
10 - Hava Naguila - Rika Zarai (1938, Jerusalem)
11 - Fils de Cain - Jacques Yvart (1940, Duinkerken) (album Polygram Master series , part 7)
12 - La nuit te ressemble - Jo Lemaire (1956, Belgie)
13 - Il a neige sur Yesterday - Marie Laforet (1939)
14 - Vanina (Runaway) - Dave
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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Jazz from Germany (Toppyjazz 529)

Toppyjazz is back from a two week tour through Germany.
We visited Hann. Münden and Colditz.
Nice to see so much Britains visiting the Colditz Castle!

On this first program from Summer 2018 we have a very fine selected group of German musicians.
First Ida Landsberg (Berlin, 1960) singer, piano and songwriter.
Back with us the NDR Big Band with Colin Towns.
Adi Braun (Toronto,1962) is fond of the songs from the Weimar Republic. She made an excellent cd Moderne Frau.
We love the reissue from Die Dreigroschenoper 1958 from Lotte Lenya and Louis Armstrong.
From Heidelberg comes Duo Lagerfeld with the album Verstimmt. Duo Lagerfeld is Stefan Lindenau bass, voice and David Joepgen, guitar, voice. Great album!
We close with 2 albums from Thomas Stabenow .
Keep Jazzin'!
Playlist:
01 - Fly Me To The Moon - Ida Landsberg (album Jazz Moments)
02 - You Are The Sunshine Of My Life - Ida Lansberg (album Acoustic Bossa Nova)
03 - Mack The Knife II . NDR Big Band with Colin Towns (album The Theatre Of Kurt Weill)
04 - Mack The Knife - Lotte Lenya & Louis Armstrong (album Lenya Sings Weill)
05 - Josephine - Adi Braun (album Moderne Frau)
06 - Surabaya Johnny - Adi Braun (album Moderne Frau)
07 - Verstimmt - Duo Lagerfeld (album Verstimmt)
08 - Ich habe einen Arbeitsplatz vernichtet - Duo Lagerfeld (album Verstimmt)
09 - Timbre - Lauren Newton & Thomas Stabenow (album Filigree)
10 - The Night Has A Thousand Eyes - Tizian Jost Trio (album The Night Has A Thousand Eyes)
11- Dansez Maintenant - Dave (Wouter Levenbach) Download :Toppyjazz 529

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

New On Toppyjazz June 2018 (Toppyjazz 525)

This week on Toppyjazz we have a mix from American and European musicians by Toppyjazz.
List:
Charlotte Illinger (Germany ) (Studied at Prins Claus Conservatory-Groningen) Jazz singer.
Isabelle Olivier (USA) composer & harpist.
Bobo Stenson (1944, Schweden)( - jazz piano.
Maria Mendes (1985, Portugal) (studied at Rotterdam) jazz singer.
Steve Tyrell (1944, Texas, USA) jazz singer.
Dr. Lonnie Smith (1942, USA) organ
Manu Guerrero (France) piano.
Melody Gardot (1985, New Jersey, USA) jazz singer.
Sophie Alour (1974, France) sax-clarinet.

Download : Toppyjazz 525
Playlist :
01 - A House Is Not A Home - Charlotte Illinger (album But Beautiful)
02 - My Foolish Heart - Isabelle Olivier (album My Foolish Harp)
03 - Rengas - Isabelle Olivier (album In Between)
04 - Oktoberhavet - Bobo Stenson (album Contra La Indecision)
05 - When You Wish Upon A Star . Maria Mendes (album Innocentia)
06 - A Song For You - Steve Tyrell (album A Song For You)
07 - Up Jumped Spring - Dr. Lonnie Smith (album All In My Mind)
08 - Fresia - Manu Guerrero (album Nuevo Mundo)
09 - Baby I'm A Fool - Melody Gardot (album Live In Europe)
10 - Les Etoiles - Melody Gardot (album Live In Europe)
11 - I Wanna Move - Rhoda Scott Lady Quartet (album We Free Queens)
12 - Every Time We Say Goodbye - Sophie Alour (album Time For Love)
Download :Toppyjazz 525

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

LISA is back in town! (Toppyjazz 528)

Some very good news this week. We're permitted to use all new cd's from Music Promotion Net from now on. That's the music site for the German Radio Stations.

Lisa Hilton made a very fine cd Escapism. Highly recommanded! That's 4 stars from Toppyjazz!
Toyppyjazz will be on a summertour through Europe this year. Escapism will be in our Caravan!
Singer Alexandrina Simeon (1976, Bulgaria) has on her cd Ocean Tales, German and Bulgarian songs mostly about her "Black Sea".
Furthermore we have :
Jamison Ross with his album All For One- One For All.
Norah Jones with her dubbelcd Day Breaks (Japanese edition)
Till Brönner & Dieter Ilg with their album Nightfall.
(We start with the worst album ever : album ONE from Sidsel Endressen)

Playlist :
01 - 4 - Sidsel Endressen (album One)
02 - Dove Over The Black Sea - Alexandrina Simeon (album Ocean Tales)
03 - Why Don't You Do Right - Mark Murphy (album Milestones)
04 - Hot Summer Samba - Lisa Hilton (album Escapism)
05 - On A Clear Day - Lisa Hilton (album Escapism)
06 - A Thousand Kisses Deep - Till Bronner & Dieter Ilg (album Nightfall)
07 - Ach bleib mit deine Genade - Till Brönner & Dieter Ilg (album Nightfall)
08 - Flipside - Norah Jones (album Day Breaks)
09 - I've Gotta See You Again - Norah Jones (album Day Breaks)
10 - Save In The Arms Of Love - Jamison Ross (album All For One- One For All)
11 - My Ship - Jamison Ross (same album)
12 - Away - Jamison Ross (same album)
Download : Toppyjazz 528

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Theo Bleckmann & Friends (Toppyjazz 527)

This week for the second time we have a fine singer from Berlin, Germany :
Theo Bleckmann (1966, Dortmund).
Theo worked with peopüle like Sheila Jordan, Ben Monder, Philip Glass, Meredith Monk and others.
We picked some highlights from his musical life.

Playlist :
01 - The Word - Judy Niemack & Theo Bleckmann (album Straight Up)
02 - Every Time We Say Goodbye - Theo Bleckmann & Ben Monder (1962, New York)(album No Boat)
03 - You Are My Sunshine - Ben Monder & Theo Bleckmann (album Excavation)
04 - Glimpse Of The Moon - Ikue Mori (1955, Tokyo) & Theo Bleckmann (album One Hundred Aspects Of The Moon)
05 - The Man With The Child In His Eyes - Theo Bleckmann (album Hello Earth!- The Music Of Kate Bush)
06 - Particular Dance - Meredith Monk (1942, Lima,Peru) (album Impermanence)
07 - Songs My Mother Taught Me - Theo Bleckmann & Kneebody (2001, California)(album Twelve Songs By Charles Ives)
08 - Gimmy A Minute Please - Guy Klucevsek (1947, USA) (album The Multiple Personality Reunion Tour)
09 - Waltz For Sandy - Guy Klucevsek (same album)
10 - Seelenbaumeln - Jazz Big band Graz (album Urban Folktales)
11- They Can't Take That Away From Me - Uri Caine (album Gershwin -Rhapsody In Blue)
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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Woofy Records and more.. (Toppyjazz 523)

This week we take you with us for the second time to WOOFY Records with some fine WEST COAST music from:
Carl Fontana
Buddy Childers
Bob Cooper
Andy Martin
Bob Enevoldsen
Bill Perkins & Shorty Rogers
Don Menza
Chris Walden Big Band.

Playlist :
01 - Speak Low - Bob Cooper & Carl Fontana (album Live at The Royal Palms Inn)
02 - Lester Leaps In - Carl Fontana & Buddy Childers (album Live at The Royal Palms Inn)
03 - These Foolish Things - The Andy Martin Quartet (album Live at Capozolli's)
04 - In A Mellow Tone - Bob Enevoldsen Quintet (album Sunday Afternoons At The Lighthouse Cafe)
05 - Traditional Blues - Shorty Rogers & Bill Perkins (album Live At The Royal Palms Inn)
06 - Rubberneck - Don Menza Quartet (album Live At Capozolli's)
07 - If I Onbly Knew - Chris Walden Big Band (album Full On!)
08 - Sir Duke - Chris Walden Big Band (album Full On!)
09 - Carl - Andy Martin Quartet (album It's Fine.- It's Andy)
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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Thelonious Monk Jazz Competition (part 3) (Toppyjazz 526)

We continue our Thelonious Monk Jazz Competition with the years 2005-2015.
The winners were :
2005 Lage Lund, guitar (Skein, Norway 39 years)
2006 Tigran Hamasyan , piano (Armenia, 30 years)
2007 Ambrose Akinmusire, trompet (Californie, 35 years)
2008 Jon Ibragon , sax (Illinois,1979)
2009 Ben Williams, bass (Washington, 1984)
2010 Cécile McLorin Salvant, singer (Miami,1989) (Toppyjazz 505)
2011 Kris Bowers, piano (Los Angeles,1989)
2012 Jamison Ross, drums (Florida,1987)
2013 Melissa Idana, sax (Chili,1988)
2014 Marquis Hill trompet (Illinois, 1987)
2015 Jazzmeia Horn , singer (Dallas-Texas,1991)
Playlist :
01 - Come Rain Or Come Shine - Lage Lund (album Idlewind)
02 - Erishta - Tigran Hamasyan (album Shadow Theater)
03 - Response - Ambrose Akinmusire (album A Rift In Decorum)
04 - Foxy - Jon Irabagon (album Foxy)
05 - Moonlight In Vermont -Ben Williams (album State Of Art)
06 - Wonderlove - Kris Bowers (album Heroes + Misfits)
07 - Deep Down In Florida - Jamison Ross (album Jamison Ross)
08 - First Cycle - Melissa Aldana (album Second Cycle)
09 - Maiden Voyage - Marquis Hill (album The Way We Play)
10 - Lift Every Voice And Sing/Moanin' - Jazzmeia Horn
Download :Toppyjazz 526

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

New on Toppyjazz April 2018 (part 1)(Toppyjazz 524)

We take you back to our program about Carl Vanwelden and her Shakespeare albums.
In 1986 there were Mike & Kate Westbrook with their beautiful projects also about Shakespeare and Rossini.
They visited the Amsterdam Bimhuis. But what an evening. The Dutch refused to listen to this Rossine project from Mike & Kate Westbrook.
We show the couple and loved it! But there were only 20 people in the Bimhuis!!
We give you sample of the music this week.
Further we have Gregory Poster at the Philharmony in Berlin.
We close with the beautiful music of Stephanie Lottermoser (Wolfratshausen, Germany-1983)

Playlist :
01 - WilliamTell Overture II- Mike & Kate Westbrook  - (album Zurich live 1986)
02 - On My Way To Harlem /What's Going On - Gregory Porter - (album Live In Berlin)
03 - 1960 What? - Gregory Porter  - (album Live In Berlin)
04 - The Sun Will Rise Again - Vincent Herring (album Hard Times)
05 - Codetta - Dave Douglas (album Little Giant Still Life)
06 - A French Touch - Richard Galliano (album New Jazz Musette)
07 - Azul Tango - Richard Galliano (album New Jazz Musette)
08 - This Time - Stephanie Lottermoser (album This Time)
09 - Hemis - Michael Reissler & Stephanie Lottermoser) (album Big Circle)
Download : Toppyjazz-524

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Stunt Records Denmark (part 2)(Toppyjazz 522)

On the start of the Spring 2018 we welcome for the second time our friends from
STUNT RECORDS/SUNDANCE RECORDS .
We have Veronica Mortensen (1979, Aarhus)
Peter Vuust (1962)
Jacob Karlzon
Katrine Madsen(1972, Aarhus)
Hanne Boel (1957, Kopenhagen)
Kira Skov & Maria Faust(1979, Estland)

Keep Jazzin'!
Playlist :
01 - They Say It's Spring - Veronica Mortensen (album Present Passed)
02 - September Song - Peter Vuust & Veronica Mortensen
03 - W.S - Frank Tiberi & George Garzone (album Audacity)
04 - The Big Picture - Jacob Karlzon (album The Big Picture)
05 - For Once In My Life - Katrtrine Madsen & Svante Thuresson (album Live In Stockholm)
06 - Come A little Bit Closer/I Got Lost In His Arms - Katrine Madsen (album Supernatural Love)
07 - Bad News From Home - Hanne Boel (album The Shining Of Things)
08 - Song For Maria - Kira Skov & Maria Faust (album In The Beginning)
09 - Everything That Was and Could Have Been - Kira Skov & Maria Faust (same album)
10 - In A sentimental Mood - Jens Winther (album Standards)
Download : Toppyjazz 522


Wednesday, February 28, 2018

New On Toppyjazz February 2018.(Toppyjazz 520)

First this week Jost Edelhoff (1970) & Christoph Steiner(1980)fine with there excellent project Jazando Guitar Duo.
That means a fine link betheen jazz and classic music.
Back again with us the latest news from Blue Canoe Records. BCR moved from Atlanta to Henderson Nev. Their new record is from Cody Carpenter (1984, Los Angeles) titled Cody Carpenter's Interdependence.
Furthermore we have with us :
The Shai Maestro Trio (1987, Isreal)
Carol Vanwelden (1971, Gent, Belgium)
Dotschy Reinhardt (1975, Ravensburg, Germany)
Tony Overwater (1965, Rotterdam, Holland)
Keep Jazzin' !

Playlist :
01 - Caprice - Jazando Guitar Duo (Jost Edelhoff & Christoph Steiner)(album Jazz It Up!)
02 - Jinrai Fuuretse - Cody Carpenter (album Cody Carpenter's Interdependence)
03 - Thinking Of What Might Be - Cody Carpenter (same album)
04 - Kunda Kuchka - Shai Maestro Trio & Theo Bleckmann  (album The Stone Skipper)
05 - The oNe You seek Is You - Shai Maestro Trio & Gretchen Parlato (same album)
06 - Cheek To Cheek - Carol Vanwelden (album Cheek To Cheek)
07 - My Mistress Eyes - Carol Vanwelden (album Sings Shakespeare Sonnets 3)
08 - To My Fair Friend - Carol Vanwelden (album Sings Shakespeare Sonnets 3)
09 - Girls Like Me/Django's Theme - Dotschy Reinhard (album Sprinkled Eyes)
10 - Pretty Butterfly - Dotschy Reinhardt & David Rose (album Suni)
11 - Young Man At The Bar - Dotschy Reinhardt (album Suni)
12 - Laverne Walk - Tony Overwater (album OP)
Download : Toppyjazz 520

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Charles Mingus Special (Toppyjazz 519)

This week we give you the best of Charles Mingus (1922-1979).
Charles was a very bassplayer and composer, but no nice guy.
His nickname was The Angry Man from Jazz.
All in our program 21 + 22 February.

Playlist :
01 - Wee - The Quintet (album Jazz at Massey Hall)
02 - Profile of Jackie - Charles Mingus (album Pithecantrpus Erectus)
03 - Moanin' - Charles Mingus (album Blues & Roots)
04 - Self Portraits In 3 Colors - Charles Mingus (album Mingus Ah Hum)
05 - Flamingo - Charles Mingus (album New Tijuana Moods)
06 - Oh Lord Don't Let Them Drop That Atomic Bomb On Me - Charles Mingus (album Oh Yeah)
07 - Mood Indigo - Charles Mingus (album Mingus)
08 - Solo Dancer - Charles Mingus (album The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady)
09 - The Dry Cleaner Form Des Moines - Mingus Dynasty (Jimmy Knepper)(album Chair In The Sky)
Download: Toppyjazz 519

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

SanRemo Festival 2018 (Toppyjazz 518)

February 6th starts the SanRemo Festival 2018.
Good time to give you a review about the Festival from 1952-2017.
We picked the best we have.
(We have ALL recordings (127 cd's /3600 numbers) from these years in stock!)
Where's the Chianti?

Playlist :
01 - Nel blu dipinto di blu - Domenico Modugno (1958)
02 - Quando, quando,quando - Tony Renis (1962)
03 - Al-di-la - Emilio Pericoli (1961)
04 - Non lo faccio piu - Peppino di Capri (1976)
05 - Adesso Tu - Eros Ramazotti (1986)
06 - Adagio - Massimo Ranieri & Eumir Deodato (album Meditazione)
07 - Perdere l'amore - Massimo Ranieri (1988)
08 - Uomini soli - Pooh & Dee Dee Bridgewate (1990)
09 - I'm missing You (Se stiamo insieme) - Sarah Jane Morris (1991)
10 - Fiumi di Parole - Jarisse (1997)
11 - Ti regalero una rosa - Simone Christicchi (2007)
12 - I amigo del giaguaro - Quinteto Basso Valdamdrini (1958)
Download : Toppyjazz 518

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition (part 2) (Toppyjazz 517)

This week we have the second part of our Thelonious Monk Jazz Competition 1996-2004.

Playlist :
1995:
01 - Memory Of Enchantment - Michiel Borstlap Trio (1966, Den Haag, Holland) (album 88)
1996:
02 - Giant Steps - Jon Gordon Quintet (1966) (album Ask Me Now)
1997:
03 - To Coversate - Darren Barrett (1967, Canada) (album DB-Ish The Opener)
1998:
04 - The Song Is You - Teri Thornton(1934) (album Devil May Care)
05 - I'll Be Seeing You - Teri Thornton (album I'll Be Easy To Find)
1999:
06 - Birdlife - Herlin Riley (1973, New Jersey) & Eric Lewis (album Cream Of The Crescent
2000:
07 - Cuarto de Colores - Edmar Castaneda (New Jersey) & Pedro Martinez (album Cuarto de Colores)
2001:
No competition.
2002:
08 - Choro Blanco - Seamus Blake (1970, UK) (album Let's Call The Whole Thing Off)
2003:
09 - Tijuana Gift Shop - Lincoln Jazz Orchestra (with Andre Hayward(1973, Texas)) album Don't Be Afraid)
2004:
10 - Juju - Gretchen Parlato (1976, California) (album Live in NYC)
11 - Butterfly - Gretchen Parlato (album Live in NYC)
Download : Toppyjazz 517

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

New on Toppyjazz 2018 (Toppyjazz 516)

This week we pick some remarkable items.
First "The Millennium At Last" 8 items Blue-Spec box from Sony Japan. Priced § 575.00!
We spin Curt Boettcher, Sandy Salisbury and Lee Mallory.

Furthermore The excellent Brussel Jazz Orchestra with trompet player Bert Joris.
From Australia comes Sarah McKenzie with her first album for Impulse!
We close with our late friend Harry Lookofsky and Don Senbesky.
Keep Jazzin!
Playlist :
01 - To Claudia On Thursday - The Millennium (album Begin)
02 - Tumbling Tumbleweeds - Curt Boettcher (album Another Time)
03 - Just Don't Know How To Say Goodbye - Sandy Salisbury (album Do Unto Others)
04 - Everything's Gonna Be Allright - Lee Mallory (album Many Are The Times)
05 - A Woman Is A Sometime Thing - Brussel Jazz Orchestra (album A different Porgy and aother Bess)
06 - Only For The Honest - Brussel Jazz Orchestra  with Bert Joris (album Smooth Shake)
07 - Day in, Day Out - Sarah McKenzie (album Paris In The Rain)
08 - I Believe / Isn't She Lovely - Uptown Jazz Tentet (album There It Is)
09 - So Caught Up - Maya Rae (album Sapphire Birds)
10 - Moose The Mooche - Harry Lookofsky (album Stringsville)
11 - The Rape Of El Morro - Don Sebesky (album The Rape Of El Morro)
12 - Toppyjazz Tune/Mattie T. - Stanley Turrentine
Download : Toppyjazz-516

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition (part 1)(Toppyjazz 514)


Best wishes in 2018 for all music lovers!

We start a short series of the winners of the Thelonious Monk Jazz Competitions between 1987 and 2017.
This month part 1 and 2 (1987-2003).
May 2018 part three.
Playlist :
1987.
01 - Just In Time - Rob van Bavel (1965, Breda) (album Jazz At The Pinehill)
02 - Blue Monk - Marcus Roberts (1963, Florida)(album The Truth is Spoken Here)
1988.
03 - Cry Me A River- Ted Rosenthal (1959, New York)(album Out Of This World)
1989.
04 - My One And Only Love- Lauren White & Bil Cunliffe(1956, California)(album At LAst)
1990.
05 - Far Away - Ryan Kisor (1973, Iowa)(album On The One)
1991.
06 - We Had A Sister - Joshua Redman (1969, California)(album Blues For Pat)
1992.
07 - Spaces and Places - Keith Ailer & Harold Summey(1964, Washinghton DC)(album Spaces and Places)
08 - Goodbye My Love - Keith Ailer (album Spaces and Places)
1993.
09 - Lover Man - Jacky Terrasson(1965, Berlin) & Stephane Belmondo (album Mother)
1994.
10 - I'm Thru With Love - Sara Lazarus (1962, Delaware) (album Give Me The Simple Life)
1995.
11 - I'll Be Seeing You - Jesse van Ruller (1972, Amsterdam)(album European Quintet)
Downlaod :Toppyjazz 514

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Reg Schwager & Friends *** Leidse Blues & Jazzweek (toppyjazz 515)

This week starts in Leiden, Holland "The Leidse Blues & Jazzweek"
From 15 January -21 January jazz in about 38 clubs & Cafe's with more than 70 jazz bands.
So that's why we have a spot on the Canadian guitar player Reg Schwager, because he's born
in Leiden , 1962. His sister Jeanette Lambert Schwager is also born in Leiden, 1965.
Details : Leidse Blues & Jazzweek 2018

Playlist :
01 - Firefly - Reg Schwager (album Border Town)
02 - Manha de Carnaval - Diana Panton (album To Brazil With Love)
03 - My Foolish Heart - Reg Schwager & Don Thompson (1940) (album One Take vol. 3)
04 - Feeling Good - Elizabeth Shepherd (album Rewind)
05 - Lullaby Of Birdland - George Shearing Quintet (album Back To Birdland)
06 - Four Eyes pt. 1 - Reg Schwager (album Delphinus)
07 - Crow's Call - Reg Schwager & Jeannette Lambert Schwager (album Songbook)
08 - To The Ends Of The Earth - George Evans (album Bewitched)
09 - Nice Work If You Can Get It - Al Muirhead(1955) (album Northern Adventures)
10 - La Vie En Rose - Sophie Milman (album Her Very Best..So Far)

Download : Toppyjazz 515

David Broekman Revival (Toppyjazz 565)

DAVID BROEKMAN REVIVAL Als gast hebben we vanavond wederom in de studio Cees Mentink, auteur van het naslagwerk De Leidse Jazz Geschieden...