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The Singing Guitar - voices, guitars (and some cello)

This episode of Harmonious World features composer Craig Hella Johnson, who is also Artistic Director of Conspirare.     Conspirare have a new album out, called  The Singing Guitar . It details an unusual musical journey combining voices, guitars, cellos and women's stories.     Many thanks to Craig and Conspirare for allowing me to feature clips from  The Singing Guitar   alongside our conversation.     To find out more about Conspirare,  click here .

A jazz trio with no bass player - very cool

Another of my heroes allowed me to interview him for Harmonious World . This time it's sax player Joe Lovano.     Joe tells tales about playing in London, with some true legends of the international jazz world. We could have gone on for hours and there's a false ending, followed by more insights into his new album -  Garden of Expression  -  which features pianist Marilyn Crispell and Carmen Castaldi on drums. No bass player. It's a beautiful sound and the track  West of the Moon   which closes this podcast is ethereal and spellbinding.     Many thanks to Joe for allowing me to feature clips from  Garden of Expression  alongside our conversation.     To find out more about Joe,  click here .

Another 25 mile ride. It's getting easier

  Stunning views across Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire. My hair is getting ridiculously long, but I'm proud of my training.

Perspective from the air

  Acclaimed guitarist Todd Mosby joins me for the latest episode of Harmonious World .     We all need perspective right now, and there's a lot of that in Todd's latest album -  Aerial Views.  Todd's comment about creating music that musicians will love to perform on is very apt and I finish with  Aether , one of my favourite tracks of 2021.     Many thanks to Todd for allowing me to feature clips from  Aerial Views   alongside our conversation.     To find out more about Todd,  click here .

25 miles. That's right - 25 miles!

My first solo training ride in preparation for September's London to Brighton bike ride. It was tough, but I managed a round trip of 25 miles, of which I am very proud.

'The One and the Other' from Lara Solnicki

The latest episode of Harmonious World features an interview with composer, poet and singer Lara Solnicki.     Lara's latest album -  The One and the Other  - is out now. It features a cinematic array of tone poems and jazz performances that are inspiring and exciting,     Many thanks to Lara for allowing me to feature clips from  The One and the Other   alongside our conversation.     To find out more about Lara,  click here .