Playing tracks by
Ebo Taylor, Dereb The Ambassador, Beatconductor, Captain Planet, Deela and more.
Jumping The Gap Show, 2SER 107.3FM April 6, 2011
Having long been fans of Swedish producer Ture Sjörberg & his numerous aliases (Jazzconductor, Beatfanatic, Southside Break Crew, Discoconductor, Beatconductor...) a special was long overdue. Afterall, I'm forever in debt to Sjoberg for introducing me to the uplifting '70s disco hymn 'There's Something Better' by Free Life. While today we started with the sublime new LP from Ethiopian-Australian Dereb The Ambassador and Ghanain Ebo Taylor - it was easy to stay on the African continent and head north for Beatconductor's homage to Marrakech and then revisit his reworkings of everyone from Aretha Franklin and The Rolling Stones, to Roxy Music and Jimmy Cliff. Inbetwixt we did the usual gap jumping, swinging from West Coast doorian mode tactility to more recent Latin outings, plus a golden oldie from an overlooked Australian Hammond groover. Not enough? Well there was also the new Soul Jazz super comp: "Delta Swamp Rock" to sample.