June 2018 saw the start of a great partnership between Solar Radio show 'Straight Ahead' hosted by David Lewis and the 606 Club.
Known for its high quality, soul-related music, Solar Radio's roots started in the early 80's quickly becoming one of the leading soul pirate radio stations of the time. Those affiliated with the station campaigned to be recognised as a legal entity. Finally in 1998 the station was officially launched on Satellite, broadcasting soul, funk and jazz across Europe.
The 606 Club and David Lewis bring you Straight Ahead live every Wednesday evening between 10pm-midnight. The show is all about great jazz from the halcyon days of Blue Note in the 50’s, a little big band swing and also focuses on upcoming artists that will be appearing at the Club.
You can tune in to the show on a Wednesday evening between 10pm-12am via the Solar Radio website, their free apps for Apple and Andorid or through Sky Channel 129. Missed it this week? You can listen to the most recent shows below, or why not have a look at the archive here!
1st August - Dee Dee Bridgewater, Johnny Hodges, Sonny Red, Stan Kenton, Duke Pearson and more.
25th July - Stanley Turrentine, Tina May, Dave Bailey Quintet, Bob Mintzer Big Band, Greg Abate and more.
18th July - Art Pepper, Freddie Hubbard, Mingus Big Band, Thad Jones, Julian Marc Stringle & Jacqui Hicks and more.
11th July - Clark Terry Quintet, Herbie Mann, Georgia Cecile, Clare Teal, Stanley Turrentine and more.