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 Jazz But Not As We Know It show explores music loosely characterised as Post-Punk with examples from the 1970s to today. Jab has selected tunes from PragVEC, Kikagaku Moyo, XTC, John Foxx, Squid, Magazine and loads more coz they are all quite short in duration. The combination of punk-sensibility, progression and experimentation pervades this very loose genre and continually creates really fresh, new-sounding music from Mutant Disco to Squatter Jazz.