The Blueprint on Jazz FM Saturday December 16th 2017

New music from Seun Kuti featuring Carlos Santana, Ezra Collective, pianist Lisa Hilton, former Smashing Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlin’s Complex and British bassist Matthew Read.

There’s also a musical journey around South East London (and a little South West). Bizarrely this area of the Capital has become the subject of several new jazz compositions. Enough to fill an hour!


  • Ezra Collective – Pure Shade [We Out Here]
  • Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 – Black Times (feat. Carlos Santana) [Black Times]
  • Christian McBride Big Band – Used ‘Ta Could [Bringin’ It]
  • Oneness of Juju – Love’s Messenger [Space Jungle Luv]
  • Lisa Hilton – Mojave Moon [Escapism]
  • Django Bates’ Belovèd – Passport [The Study Of Touch]
  • FCT Trio meets Carlo Atti – Keynes and the Macro-Theory of the Structural Implosion of the Standard [From Sun Ra to Donald Trump]
  • Andrew Bain – Practice [The Embodied Hope Suite]
  • Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers – A Chant for Bu [Mission Eternal, Vol. 2]
  • Phronesis with Julian Arguelles & The Frankfurt Radio Big Band – Herne Hill [The Behemoth (With Julian Arguelles and The Frankfurt Radio Big Band)]
  • Bill Laurance – Denmark Hill [Live at Union Chapel]
  • Dave O’Higgins – Brixton [It’s Always 9:30 in Zog]
  • Jim Rattigan’s Pavillon – Dulwich Park [Strong Tea]
  • Moses Boyd – Rye Lane Shuffle
  • Theon Cross – Brockley [We Out Here]
  • Ruby Rushton – Elephant and Castle [Trudi’s Songbook Vol.1]
  • Riot Jazz Brass Band – Lewisham [Live at Band On The Wall]
  • Gonzalez – Clapham South [Gonzalez]
  • John Scofield & The Wild Magnolias – Go Tell It On the Mountain [World Christmas]
  • Nubya Garcia – Once [We Out Here]
  • Blay Ambolley – Walk 4 Ground [Ketan]
  • Matthew Read Trio – Many Roads Travelled [Anecdotes Vol 2]
  • Haki R. Madhubuti And Nation – Children [Medasi / Thank You]
  • Chris Speed Trio – Crossface Cradle [Platinum on Tap]
  • Jimmy Chamberlin Complex – The Parable [The Parable]
  • Pablo Held – Pinatubo [Glow II]
  • O’Gallagher / Bain / Janisch – Extralogical Railman [Live At The Spotted Dog]

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