Jazz, But Not As We Know It

We welcome Jab to the airwaves for one hour of “Jazz, but not as we know it.” 

Jab has been a Liverpool resident since 1988 after moving to the city in-part because of his love of the Liverpool music scene. He is a professional musician and has been involved in the jazz, rock, funk, hip-hop scene for more than 30 years. He’s been promoting Liverpool’s famous jazz scene for 10 years now and has built up an understanding of musicians, venues and audiences alike.

Through his musical endeavours, Jab has amassed a large record collection including progressive rock, punk, new wave, hip hop, jazz, classical and acid house.

This month’s radio show theme is “great gran takes a trip”. My grandmother Ella was a jazz-head in the 1920s and 1930s and a real fun-lovin’ gal. That’s her in the picture holding my mum in the air after too many ports and lemons! My grandpa was the drummer in a dance band with the nickname “Ebbo”. Oh for a time machine 🙂

The one hour show will be a collection of tunes from that period, plus a few cheeky ones from the 1940s, taken from a series of vinyl LPs issued in the late 1960s and early 1970s by William C. Love of Pittsburgh, Pa.

The recordings are all taken from original 78s, piano rolls, radio transcriptions, film soundtracks and home recordings.