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Verity Sharp

Max Reinhardt's selection includes field recordings from the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince. Plus tracks from Grimes, Carol Grimes, Helen Grime and grime artist Mr Carmack.

More musical adventures with Verity as your guide. Tonight we dip into the sound world of Haiti, with field recordings from Port-au-Prince, including vodou drummers, raucous "rara" marching bands and atmospheric city sounds. Plus 70s Haitian compas fusion from the Caribbean Sextet and a rara-inspired jam from UK saxophonist Tom Challenger's Brass Mask project.

Elsewhere in the programme featured artists include Grimes, Carol Grimes, Helen Grime, and grime music's Mr Carmack. And there's also a celebration of the First Lady of Song, the Queen of Jazz, Ella Fitzgerald herself, who was born 100 years ago today.

Produced by Jack Howson for Reduced Listening.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Caribbean Sextet


    • Haiti Direct - Big Band, Mini Jazz & Twoubadou Sounds, 1960 - 1978.
    • Strut.
  • Raymond Scott Quintette

    Dedicatory Piece to the Crew and Passengers of the First Experimental Rocket Express to the Moon

    • Ectoplasm.
    • Basta.
  • Elliott Sharp


    • Incident.
    • Zoar Records.
  • Fernanda de Utrera & Bernarda de Utrera

    Bulerías Cané (feat. Andalusian Flamenco)

    • Raza & Compás.
    • Pasarela.
  • Jason Charney

    Foreign Masonry

    • Self-released.
  • Pharmakon


    • Contact.
    • Sacred Bones Records.
  • Ella Fitzgerald & Paul Smith Quartet

    How High The Moon

    • Ella In Berlin: Mack The Knife.
    • Verve.
  • Helen Grime

    The Silver Moon

    Performer: Thalia Myers.
    • Spectrum 5, 15 contemporary pieces for solo piano.
    • USK.
  • Ester Mägi


    Performer: Academic Female Choir of the University of Tartu, Vaike Uibopuu.
    • Magi - Tree of Song.
  • Grimes

    Colour Of Moonlight (Antiochus) (feat. Doldrums)

    • Visions.
    • 4AD.
  • Afro-Haitian Experimental Orchestra


    • Afro-Haitian Experimental Orchestra.
    • Glitterbeat.
  • Haiti Field Recordings

    • Thomas Rees

      Bottling Plant

      • Rec 08/03/17 Rhum Barbancourt Distillery, Port-au-Prince.
    • Les Tambours D'Haïti & Neges Fla Vodoun

      Adanyi (feat. Manbo Guerline, Manbo Soimela (Ti Fanm), Manbo Nadege & Erol Josué)

      • Rec. 08/03/17 Bureau National d'Ethnologie, Port-au-Prince.
    • Thomas Rees

      Artisans and Crowd Noise

      • Rec 08/03/17 Croix-des-Bouquets, Port-au-Prince.
    • Bande à pied Follow Jah

      Rara Medley

      • Rec. 04/03/17 Port-au-Prince International Jazz Festival.
  • Brass Mask

    The Bague (Live)

    • Live.
    • Babel.
  • Alasdair Roberts

    The Angry Laughing God

    • These Walls Of Mine.
    • Erased Tapes.
  • The Czars

    Paint The Moon - BBC Session 17/11/2004

  • Pauline Oliveros

    Cows, Cows, Cows!

    • Air Texture, Vol. III.
    • Air Texture.
  • Goodnight Cody & Mr. Carmack


    • Self-released.
  • Billy Jenkins

    I Felt So Guilty (feat. Carol Grimes)

    • Born Again (And The Religion Is The Blues).
    • VOTP.


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