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Peter Slavid’s Top CDs on UK Jazz Radio

For the past year, Peter Slavid has been producing a radio show for internet radio station UK Jazz Radio. The current show is a “Best Of..” reflecting Peter’s choice of recordings.

I understand that www. ukjazzradio.com now gets over 500,000 hits each month (40% from outside the UK), and that individual shows get around 5-6,000 listeners at peak time.

Peter writes: Everyone else seems to be putting their “Top 10” lists together I thought I’d do mine – it doesn’t claim to be any more than the ones which I have most enjoyed.

My 10 favourite new CDs from UK & Europe

1. Orchestre National De Jazz: Shut up and Dance
2. Wollny/Kruse/Schaefer: Live
3. Sebastien Texier: Don’t Forget You Are An Animal
4. Elephant 9: Walk The Nile
5. Renaud Garcia-Fons: Mediteranees
6. MSG:Tasty
7. Gilad Atzmon & The Orient House Ensemble: The Tide Has Changed
8. Helge Sunde Ensemble Denada: Finding Nymo
9. Ingrid Laubrock: Anti-house
10. Thomas Savy: French Suite

And some other terrific CDs I couldn’t quite squeeze in!

Phronesis: Alive
Django Bates: Beloved Bird
Soweto Kinch: The New Emancipation
Mederic Collignon – Shangri Tunkashi La
Denys Baptiste: Identity By Subtraction
Christien Muthspiel Yodel Group: May
Ilhan Ersahin: Istanbul Sessions

My 5 favourite new American CDs

1. Steve Coleman and Five Elements: Harvesting Semblances and affinities
2. Henry Threadgill Zooid: This Brings Us To Vol II
3. Mostly Other People Do the Killing: Forty Fort
4. John McLaughlin & The 4th Dimension: To The One
5. Vijay Iyer: Solo

Plus a special mention: David S Ware “Saturnian”

Best Newcomer : Beats & Pieces Big Band (EFPI)

Best Re-issue (by a mile) – Loose Tubes: Dancing on Frith Street (above)

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It is possible to listen to Peter’s previous shows HERE

The show at any time by clicking “listen again” HERE. Or it is broadcast at the following times: Sat 8am /Sun 6pm / Mon 2pm / Tue 3pm / Wed 9pm / Thur 1pm / Fri 4am

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