The Blueprint on Jazz FM Saturday October 21st 2017

This week British jazz giant Courtney Pine checked in with me to talk about his new album ‘Black Notes From The Deep’ featuring soul man Omar on four songs. There’s some amazing new music too from the band Menagerie, pianist and vocalist Joy Ellis, saxophonist Brandon Allen, and keyboardist Taylor Haskins plus plenty more.


  • Skeltr – Monday Flavour [Skeltr]
  • Menagerie – Evolution [Evolution / The Arrow Of The Time]
  • Nicole Mitchell and Haki Madhubuti – Often Hard to Believe [Liberation Narratives]
  • Roswell Rudd – Goodbye Porkpie Hat [Embrace]
  • Joy Ellis – From Dusk Till Dawn [Life On Land]
  • Rob Luft – Riser [Riser]
  • Arnaud Dolmen – Karubé [Tonbé Lévé]
  • Jerome Jennings – You Don’t Know What Love Is (ft. Jazzmeia Horn) [The Beast]
  • Janet Lawson – So High [The Janet Lawson Quintet]
  • Fifth – Undercover [Fifth]
  • Taylor Haskins And Green Empire – Crystal Shore [The Point]
  • Lizz Wright – River Man [Freedom & Surrender]
  • Brandon Allen – Ger-ru [The Gene Ammons Project]
  • Tom Hewson – Essence [Essence]
  • Hiromi & Edmar Castaneda – A Harp In New York [Live In Montreal]
  • Orphy Robinson – Chunky But Funky [The Vibes Describes]
  • Black Top – Archaic Nubian Stepdub (ft. Steve Williamson) [No.1]
  • Jean-Paul Bourelly – Supernatural [Trippin’]
  • Courtney Pine – Butterfly (feat. Omar) [Black Notes From The Deep]
  • Courtney Pine – Darker Than Blue (ft. Omar) [Black Notes From The Deep]
  • Courtney Pine – Rivers Of Blood [Black Notes From The Deep]
  • Hello Skinny – Signs [Watermelon Sun]
  • Harriet Tubman – Blacktal Fractal [Araminta]
  • Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah – The Emancipation Procrastination [The Emancipation Procrastination]
  • Tenderlonious – Sula [Nobody Else – EP]
  • Collective X – Black Eyes [Love and Protest]

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