Gerry Lyseight – All Kinds Of Everything – Totally Wired Radio – 12/4/23

Wonderful to be back on Totally Wired Radio for a whole 2 hours including interviews and live music recorded in Chiang Mai, Thailand earlier this year; plus Ali Farka Toure with Oumou Sangare, Adi Oasis, John Coltrane, Anna Maria Olsson, Eddie Palmieri, Fruko, loads of John Martyn and a whole lot more, kicking off with the re-pressed Wildflower album from 2 years ago featuring Idris Rahman of Soothsayers on Saxes.

Earlier on this year we spent 3 weeks in Thailand, mainly in Chiang Mai visiting my old friend Alex Boyesen, polymath extraordinaire, his wife (Queen) Bee and their son, Hjalmar, and as Alex works in the sound and vision business and has his own home studios we thought it would make sense to do some recording while in Chiang Mai. Alex set up a couple of interviews with local musicians and I also interviewed Alex – recording artist, musician, all round Sound and Vision specialist … and motor cycle fanatic.

First, Opor, born and raised in Chiang Mai, Sax player, “Nice Guy” and owner of 2 Chiang Mai music venues: The North Gate Jazz Co-op and Mahoree City Of Music.

Followed by Classical and fusion violinist Anna Maria Olsson.

All interviews arranged and recorded by Alex ‘Digital Mixes’ Boyesen in Chiang Mai.


My Mambista night on Saturday April 22 features 10-piece Brixton-based brass ensemble, Brasstermind, who follow in the footsteps of classic New Orleans brass bands with reimaginings of everything from Fela Kuti to Rihanna, Radiohead to Cameo + me on the decks.

The Portico

23a Knights Hill, 

West Norwood

SE27 0HS

Tix: £8 early bird, £10 + booking fee

£12 on the door

WildflowerUnder The Night SkyLove
Ali Farka Toure Cherie (feat. Oumou Sangare)Voyageur
Daniel Crawford    Water No Get Enemy The Jazz Room Vol. 2 compiled by Paul Murphy
Adi Oasis   Get It Got ItLotus Glow
Louis Cole  Park Your Car On My Face Quality Over Opinion
PJ Morton Sticking to My GunsGumbo
Fruko Y Sus Tesos  La Chica Del BarrioFruko Power Vol.1
Ray Pérez Y Perucho TorcatLo Que el Abuelo CantabaThey Do It
Opor interview:
Astrid + Joao Gilberto Girl From Ipanema (Stan Getz solo)
Roland KirkI Say A Little Prayer (excerpt) Volunteered Slavery
Opor/Nice GuysLive at The North Gate Jazz Co-op
John Coltrane Village BluesPlays The Blues
Anna Maria Olsson interview:
Anna/Fusion Mania
Live at The North Gate Jazz Co-op
Anna (Solo)Live at Mahoree City Of Music
Anna Maria OlssonThe Lake in Which Nobody SwamCrossing Lines
Alex Boyesen interview:
SamAmerican Cars (Africanz on Marz West Coast Drive Rework)
John MartynYou Don’t Know What Love Is The Talented Mr Ripley OST
John MartynFine LinesInside Out
John MartynMay You NeverSolid Air
Willie Colon Presents Ruben BladesPablo Pueblo Metiendo Mano
Eddie Palmieri Puerto RicoSentido
Mangorata Dr PlumMangorata EP