What once was is again to be.

datePosted on 21:41, November 19th, 2013 by Pablo

Long before I arrived in NZ I was a jazz DJ at a couple of US public radio stations (when I was a grad student). Responsibilities came and went such that they intruded upon the hobby after 1985, but now I have a newborn child and this is just a taste of what I want him to hear as he comes into our world.


Then I remembered that I have always I had a thing about Texas blues, which brings up the subject of Booker Ervin.


Which extends to the issue of patience and self-restraint under controlled bluesy conditions:


Otherwise such talent can get one killed:


All public domain, so all free to listen.

This new born son will have his ears full, as did his now adult siblings.

Two questions: given the talent of such as Mike Nock, why is there no dedicated jazz radio in NZ (or at least Auckland)? Or am I missing something other than the occasional show on bFM?


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7 Responses to “What once was is again to be.”

  1. Mark E. on November 21st, 2013 at 08:02

    we have Groove FM in Wellington http://grooveradio.blogspot.co.nz/

  2. Pablo on November 21st, 2013 at 08:47

    Thanks Mark. I shall look it up.

  3. j on November 25th, 2013 at 19:11

    Congrats pablo! :-)

  4. Pablo on November 25th, 2013 at 19:26

    Cheers J. It is a good moment in our household.

  5. peterlepaysan on November 25th, 2013 at 20:49

    Cool music. Nice to find.

  6. Pablo on November 26th, 2013 at 08:34

    Thanks peterlepaysan.

    I am thinking of reprising some short segments of radio shows I used to do by offering a weekly post featuring a jazz track or two. For example, a “Monk on Mondays” segment.

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