Tony Hillier is one of Australia’s leading music journalists and a musician of long standing here in far north Queensland. His informed and insightful coverage of music features in The Weekend Australian and Rhythms magazine http://rhythms.com.au/
Tony Hillier’s World of Music is also available as a podcast. Search for Tony Hillier on your podcast app or in the iTunes store. And you can stay in touch with the FNQ music scene with Tony at http://www.entertainmentcairns.com/hilliers-hotline-archive.php
This week, we feature artists who performed at the Melbourne International Jazz Festival last week. First up, Grammy-winning jazz singer Cassandra Wilson – her unusual blend of jazz, country, blues and folk has proved popular with Australian music lovers for more than 20 years. Then we sample the intoxicating mix of soul, rumba, jazz, flamenco and more that is the music of Concha Buika. And we hear the amazing Cuban pianist & bandleader Chucho Valdés.
No More Blues from Cassandra Wilson’s new album Another Country
Somos from Concha Buika’s 2011 album In My Skin
Santa Cruz from the new Chucho Valdes album with the Afro-Cuban Messengers Border-Free