Gerry Lyseight – Phonic FM – Chiang Mai Special -2/4/23

A specially extended show, with interviews and live music recorded in Chiang Mai, Thailand earlier this year; plus Fruko, Sun Ra, Gretchen Parlato & Lionel Loueke, Zaiko Langa Langa and a whole lot more, and kicking off with vintage Thelonius Monk.

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.

And, RIP Emahoy Tsegue-Maryam Guebrou who played the deepest spiritual Ethiopian Jazz. She gained profile through the Ethiopiques series of releases on Buda Musique, spent 40 years of her life as a nun and died last week aged 99.

For the best in live and recorded Salsa – El Swing – Saturday April 8 with Camina Banda live + Salsa Dance Class + El Swing DJs. advance tickets here. £12 OTD

Thelonius Monk Smoke Gets In Your EyesThe Golden Monk
Daniel CrawfordWater No Get EnemyThe Jazz Room Vol. 2 compiled by Paul Murphy
Gretchen Parlato & Lionel Loueke Lean In Lean In 
Eperapo feat. Dele Sosimi From London To Lagos (Wheelup Remix) 12″
Malcolm Strachan    Cut To The ChasePoint Of No Return
Fruko Y Sus Tesos  La Chica Del BarrioFruko Power Vol. 1
Ray Perez Y Sus KenyasComo Me Voy a Reir Ra! Rai! 
Opor Interview:
Astrid + Joao Gilberto Girl From Ipanema (Stan Getz Sax solo)
Roland Kirk I Say A Little Prayer (excerpt)Volunteered Slavery
Nice Guyslive at The North Gate Jazz Co-op
Sun Ra and his Arkestra  DreamingGilles Peterson Presents Sun Ra And His Arkestra: To Those Of Earth… And Other Worlds 
Anna Maria Olsson interview:
Anna Maria Olsson with Fusion Manialive at The North Gate Jazz Co-op
Anna Maria Olssonlive at Mahoree City Of Music
Anna Maria OlssonThe Lake in Which Nobody SwamCrossing Lines
Edwin Bonilla Entra DerechoInfinito
Hector Olmo Pálante Guerrero
Alex Boyesen interview:
SamAmerican Cars (Africanz on Marz West Coast Drive Rework)12″
John Martyn You Don’t Know What Love IsThe Talented Mr Ripley OST
John MartynFine LinesInside Out
John MartynMay You NeverSolid Air
John MartynSolid AirSolid Air
Rasmee Isan Soul Little Girls Arom
Zaiko Langa Langa  Deception “B” Ici Ca Va …Fungola Motema  
Sociedad La Salsa AhoraHomenage A Jerry Masucci
Sonora Poncena Suena El PianoExplorando
Emahoy Tsegue-Maryam GuebrouMother’s LoveEthiopiques Vol. 21