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Babelfish in session

Creative singer Brigitte Beraha and her group Babelfish perform music from their lyrical new album and UK vocal great Cleveland Watkiss shares a playlist of inspiring tracks.

Julian Joseph presents a session from creative vocalist Brigitte Beraha and her group Babelfish, featuring pianist Barry Green, drummer Paul Clarvis and bassist Chris Laurence, some of the most respected players on the British scene. Together they perform music from their new release Once Upon A Tide, a delicate album that brings Beraha’s poetic lyrics and wordless improvisation style to the fore.

Also in the programme, Cleveland Watkiss, a UK vocal great celebrating his 60th birthday this year, shares tracks that have inspired him. His playlist includes a Duke Ellington performance that swings like nothing else and a reggae track that led him to reflect on his West Indian heritage, as well as the influence the islands had on the early history of jazz.

Produced by Dominic Tyerman for Somethin’ Else.

6 days left to listen

1 hour, 29 minutes

Music Played

  • Anat Cohen Tentet

    Footsteps and Smiles

    • Triple Helix.
    • Anzic Records.
  • Babelfish

    Haven't Met You Yet

    • Live in session for J to Z.
  • Joel Ross

    Is It Love That Inspires You?

    • KingMaker.
    • Blue Note.
  • Chick Corea, Christian McBride & Brian Blade

    Crepuscule with Nellie

    • Trilogy 2.
    • Concord Jazz.
  • Stan Getz

    It's Alright With Me

    • Getz At The Gate.
    • Verve Records.
  • Babelfish

    The Book Of Joy

    • Live in session for J to Z.
  • Babelfish

    The Inspector and The Collector

    • Live is session for J to Z.
  • Erroll Garner

    You Made Me Love You

  • Cleveland Watkiss

    Dear Mr Khan

  • Burning Spear

    Marcus Garvey

    • Island Records.
  • Ella Fitzgerald


  • Duke Ellington

    Blues In Orbit

  • Dillinja

    Silver Blade

  • Miles Davis


    • Miles Davis/John Coltrane Complete Columbia Recordings.
    • Columbia.
    • 3.
  • Babelfish

    Casual Incompetence/Star Crossed Lovers

    • Live in session for J to Z.


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