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Christian Sands Take 5

Jamie’s guest in Take 5 is jazz pianist Christian Sands, who shares the influences behind his latest record Facing Dragons.

Jamie has the best in jazz and music inspired by jazz. This week, his guest in Take 5 is jazz pianist Christian Sands.

Christian has collaborated with the likes of Gregory Porter and Christian McBride, and recently released his latest album Facing Dragons on Mack Avenue. He discusses how he made the record, and shares some of his favourite music, from early influences to the tracks he’s listening to right now.

57 minutes

Music Played

  • The Nat King Cole Trio

    The Lighthouse In The Sky

    • Everytime I Feel The Spirit.
    • Capitol.
  • Miles Davis


    • Birth of the Cool.
    • Capitol.
  • Benny Sings

    Not Enough

    • City Pop.
    • Stones Throw.
  • Gerry McClelland

    Come Listen To Me

    • A New Live Vol. II.
    • Jazzman.
  • Bonobo

    El Toro

    • Black Sands.
    • Beat Records.
  • Christian Sands Take 5

    • Clark Terry

      Serenade To A Bus Seat

      • Serenade To A Bus Seat.
      • Riverside.
    • Ahmad Jamal

      But Not For Me

      • At The Pershing: But Not For Me.
      • Argo.
    • Blind Faith

      Can't Find My Way Home

      • Live from Madison Square Garden.
      • Duck / Reprise.
    • Ambrose Akinmusire

      the lingering velocity of the dead's ambitions

      • Origami Harvest.
      • Blue Note.
    • Christian Sands

      Sangeuo Soul

      • Facing Dragons.
      • Mack Avenue.
  • Stan Getz & Luiz Bonfá

    Saudade Vem Correndo

    • Jazz Samba Encore!.
    • Verve.
  • Madlib

    Slim's Return

    • Slim's Return.
    • Blue Note.
  • The Crusaders

    My Lady

    • Street Life.
    • MCA.
  • Loyle Carner & Rebel Kleff

    You Don't Know

    • AMF / Virgin Records.
  • Grant Green

    Down Here On The Ground

    • Alive!.
    • Blue Note.


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