7 Dec 2019

Bop from the BOP

From Inside Out, 5:02 pm on 7 December 2019
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Photo: Tourism Bay of Plenty


It's often said that the worse the climate, the better the music scene- because if the weather's bad then everyone's inside playing music. The Bay of Plenty would beg to differ. Despite the lovely climate and endless sandy beaches, there's a lot of jazz going on in the Bay.

It was the Bay of Plenty that gave NZ its first ever jazz recording, by Epi Shalfoon and his Melody Boys in Rotorua in 1930, and it's still putting out fantastic jazz musicians. It hosts the National Jazz Festival at Easter each year, and jazz players from the Bay have toured overseas, won Tui awards, and populated some of NZ's top bands.



On this show Nick Tipping checks out musicians from the Bay, including Jim Langabeer, Paul Norman, Lauren Ellis, Tim Atkinson, Mooga Fooga, Liam Ryan, Ben Wilcock, and Chris Williamson.


# Artist: Song: Composer: Album Label: Duration:
1 Epi Shalfoon & his Melody Boys He Puru Taitama Tahiwi   private 00:50
2 Ben Wilcock and the Jelly Rolls Kataore Wilcock The Phantom Canoe Thick Records 05:45
3 Auckland Jazz Orchestra Boulder Town Atkinson Bloom AJO/SDL Music Ltd 07:22
4 Superbrew Aroha Langabeer Africa/Aroha Alma 04:10
5 Liam Ryan Caribbean Cruise Ryan   Torch Music 05:50
6 Mooga Fooga New Tune Macartney / Shadbolt / Mabey / Talele   private 08:17
7 Richter City Rebels Rebels Party Don't Stop Ellis Hard Work Hard Money private 04:39
8 CL Bob Voices Williamson Stereoscope private 06:57
9 Grant Chilcott A Taste of Honey Marlow / Scott Hungry Man Music Matters 04:21

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