The Blueprint on Jazz FM Saturday December 30th 2017

Last show of 2017. New music from Seun Kuti, British pianist Ashley Henry, Esperanza Spalding, Chick Corea and Steve Gadd, Menagerie, Henry Lowther and more. This week I gave up the final hour to British saxophonist Nubya Garcia for her own hour long take-over playing favourite selections.


  • Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 – Bad Man Lighter [Black Times]
  • Anat Cohen Tentet – Kenedougou Foly [Happy Song]
  • Ashley Henry & The RE: Ensemble The World Is Yours (Ashley Henry Version) [Easter – EP]
  • Nate Smith – Skip Step [KINFOLK: Postcards from Everywhere]
  • Blue Note All-Stars – Meanings [Our Point Of View]
  • Andreas Schaerer, Hildegard Lernt Fliegen & Orchestra Of The Lucerne Festival Academy – Wig Alert [The Big Wig]
  • Esperanza Spalding – Public Trance It [Exposure]
  • Burn Out Mama – Zawinul [Out Of Office]
  • Theo Girard Trio – Dassaud [30YearsFrom]
  • Marquis Hill – We Must Be One [Meditation Tape]
  • Daniel Casimir – Cable St [Escapee E.P]
  • Chick Corea & Steve Gadd – Like I Was Sayin’ [Chinese Butterfly]
  • Diego Pinera – La Comparsa [Despertando]
  • Nubya Garcia – Once [We Out Here]
  • Entropi – Stelliferous Era [Moment Frozen]
  • Harriet Tubman – Blacktal Fractal [Araminta]
  • Menagerie – Spiral [The Arrow Of Time]
  • Henry Lowther’s Still Waters – Something Like…. [Can’t Believe Won’t Believe]
  • Charles Greenlee – Steam [I Know About The Life]
  • Horace Silver – The African Queen [The Cape Verdean Blues]
  • Dorothy Ashby – Life has its Trials [Afro-Harping]
  • George Burton – Brown [The Truth of What I Am > The Narcissist]
  • Bobby Hutcherson – Mtume [Head On]
  • Tony Allen, Theo Parrish & Eska – Day Like This Rework
  • Lionel Loueke – Farafina [Heritage]
  • Zara McFarlane – All Africa (Original Version)
  • Mark de Clive Lowe – Brukstep [Church]
  • Joe Armon-Jones & Maxwell Owin – Easy Now [Idiom]
  • Josef Leimberg – As I Think Of You [Astral Progressions]
  • Blue Lab Beats – Keep Moving (ft. Nubya Garcia)

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