Episode 29 of our specialist soul, jazz and fusion show, Mixed Bag, presented by Upper Hale’s number one collector of vinyl, Mark Sumner, centres on the theme of European jazz, fusion and Brazilian beats.
You can expect to hear rare tracks from a roll call that includes Dusko Goykovich, Olli Ahvenlahti, Wojciech Karolak, The Wolfgang Dauner Quintet, Georges Garvarentz, Harold McNair, The Gimmicks, Lisa Linn & Bo Sylven, the Paolo Achenza Trio, and Dimenzio – taking in music from Finland, Poland, Germany, France, Sweden, Denmark, Italy, Hungary, Serbia and the UK.
Episode 28 of our specialist soul, jazz and fusion show, Mixed Bag, presented by Upper Hale’s number one collector of vinyl, Mark Sumner, centres on the theme of tracks recorded in front of a live audience.
You can expect to hear tracks from Lou Rawls, Charles Earland, Donny Hathaway, and Kool and the Gang, plus Al Jarreau, James Brown, Sergio Mendes & Brasil 77, and John Heartsman.
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Episode 26 of Mixed Bag with Mark Sumner – Sound Vault’s specialist soul, jazz and fusion show with Upper Hale’s foremost amateur collector of vinyl – has a special focus on tracks from the Year 2000 and up to the present day.
Expect tracks from Angie Stone, Swing Out Sister, Masters At Work ft Billie, and Sharon Jones And The Dap-Kings – plus Mario Biondi, The Rebirth, Incognito – and with the weather on the turn for the bank holiday weekend, Mark couldn’t resist a tune from Pharrell Williams. Enjoy!
Episode 25 of Mixed Bag with Mark Sumner – Sound Vault’s specialist soul, jazz and fusion show with Upper Hale’s foremost collector of vinyl – has a special focus on female jazz singers.
Expect tracks from Sarah Vaughan, Lainie Kazan, Shirley Scott and Irene Reid, plus Astrud Gilberto, Ella Fitzgerald, Marlena Shaw,Flora Purim, Carmen McRae, and arguably Mark’s favourite of this episode, Brenda Boykin.
Episode 23 of Mixed Bag with Mark Sumner – Sound Vault’s specialist soul/jazz/fusion show with Upper Hale’s number one collector of vinyl – is a Latin Soul, Jazz and Boogaloo special.
You can expect to hear tracks from the likes of Vladimir and His Orchestra; Joe Bataan; Moguito Santamaria; Ray Baretto; Chollo Rivera and The Latin Soul Drives; Bobby Paunettto; Eddie Palmieri; Tito Puente; the Fania All Stars, and Cal Tjander.
It promises to be quite a show, so make sure you are well turned out for your listening pleasure. This week’s tracks might provoke some moves!
Episode 22 of Mixed Bag with Mark Sumner finds Mark selecting what he considers to be some of the finest original tracks to be featured on the much sought after “London Jazz Classics” compilation albums Vols. 1, 2 & 3, compiled by the iconic Soul Jazz Records label.
In this ‘Best of’ London Jazz Classics Vols. 1, 2 & 3 edition, expect to hear tracks from the likes of Doug Richardson, Synthesis, Billy Parker’s Fourth World, and Alive! plus Ricardo Marrero & The Group, Antonio Adolfo, Billy Brooks, Carlos Franzetti and Corky McClerkin.
Episode 20 of Mixed Bag with Mark Sumner introduces a new feature to the show. In particular episodes, Mark will select a letter of the alphabet at random from the ‘Mixed Bag’ of letters, and play tracks only from soul, jazz and fusion solo artists and groups whose name begins with that letter.
Because it is the first time he has played this feature, today’s show is brought to you by the letter “A“.
Expect tracks from Azymuth; Vicki Anderson; her daughter, Carleen Anderson; and the Average White Band, plus Roy Ayers; Animal Nightlife; Brian Auger’s Oblivion Express, and Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass.
Episode 18 of Mixed Bag with Mark Sumner is an uplifting, gospel-tinged special edition of the soul/jazz/fusion specialist music show, from Upper Hale’s own avid collector of vinyl.
Expect tracks from the likes of Kent Schneider, Mary Lou Williams, The Rance Allen Group and Kim Weston, plus The Edwin Hawkins Singers, Terry Callier, Roy Ayers Ubiquity – and a special rendition of The Addict’s Psalm.
Episode 16 of Mixed Bag with Mark Sumner – our soul/jazz/fusion music show is an ‘African Rhythms‘ special. Following the recent death of Hugh Masekela, show is intended to honour the great man, as well as some of the music of these genres from the continent.
As well as Hugh Masekela, the show features tracks from the likes of Letta Mbulu, Manu Dibango and Fela Kuti, as well as Oneness Of Juju, Lafayette Afro Rock Band, and Matata.
Episode 15 of Mixed Bag with Mark Sumner – our specialist soul/jazz/fusion show is a film soundtracks special.
Expect tracks from Willie Hutch, Roberta Flack, Grant Green and Burt Bacharach, plus Booker T. and The M.G.s, Johnny Pate, Gordon Staples, Marvin Gaye, Isaac Hayes, and Quincy Hayes – plus an appearance from the classic Pearl & Dean theme tune.
Episode 11 of Mixed Bag with Mark Sumner – Sound Vault’s specialist soul, jazz and funk show. This is the last edition of the show before 2018.
Look out for tracks from Hudson People, the Ivan Chandler Quartet, Miles Davis, Roy Ayers, Dexter Wansel and Ingram.
Over the festive period, Mark will be posting special playlists to provide the ideal party soundtrack for both your Christmas Eve, and your New Year’s Eve festivities – so keep your eyes, and ears peeled!
Episode 8 of Mixed Bag with Mark Sumner is a ‘Japanese Jazz‘ special.
Mark’s trip through some of the rarer reaches of his soul/jazz/funk vinyl collection this week elicits tracks from the likes of Hiroshi Fukumura; the AB’s; Pacific Jam; Terumasa Hino; Ryo Kawasaki, and United Future Organization.