Giles Peterson Radio 1 Show

Friday, 08. 22. 2008  –  Category: Music

For those that don’t know Giles Peterson, let me give you a few links and a quick summary.

Lets kick off with Wikipedia’s introduction:

Gilles Peterson (born c. 1964[1]) is a DJ, record collector and record label owner from London, UK.

Through his labels Acid Jazz, Talkin’ Loud, and latterly Brownswood Recordings, he has been associated with the careers of countless well-known artists of the 1990s such as Erykah Badu and Tony Rich plus Jamiroquai. He is also well known as a radio DJ. After starting out on pirate radio, and having shows on various legal London-based radio stations, most noticeably including Kiss FM dance music station, he was recruited to the BBC’s youth-oriented Radio 1 in 1998. Peterson is known for his eclectic musical selections, and has even been occasionally mentioned as the new John Peel. However whilst the late John Peel had an “anything goes” range of tastes displayed on his show, Peterson’s focus has always been Jazz music, generally Modern Jazz, with a strong emphasis on its use in a club environment, mixed with associated music styles. So you would hear him playing anything from dub and reggae through jazz, nu-jazz, funk, soul, neo soul, quality R&B to drum and bass, house, broken beat, hip-hop, Jazz-funk, latin, bossa nova, samba and beyond.

Giles’ Radio 1 show is legendary, and broadcast online every week here. I’d encourage anyone who has a passing interest in any of the above styles to check it out.

This weeks show description:

A Brownswood Basement show, strictly vinyl and no re-issues. Records from Sharon Redd, Smokey Robinson, Steely Dan and the Jungle Brothers. Plus very special guest, jazz vocal legend Mark Murphy is in the studio.

Read more on Giles Peterson Worldwide.

Recommended listening:

Incredible Sound of Giles Peterson
Giles Peterson in Brazil
BBC Sessions

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