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The Arts Desk interviews Gilles Peterson

PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:36 pm
by Rob Hall
This is a very good interview with a very interesting subject:

http://www.theartsdesk.com/new-music/th ... s-peterson

I'm a GP fan; I don't know that many here are. This interview is full of insights into not just Gilles himself, but the world in which he operates, and it's well worth the time it takes to read it.

Re: The Arts Desk interviews Gilles Peterson

PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 11:10 pm
by NormanD
I'm not sure if he's a bit disappointed at not getting praise from Tony Blackburn, but he does seem a quite modest person with a lot not to be modest about.

I rarely seem to get to listen to him, which is a pity. Maybe when he's on, I'm not; but my late-night listening days have long gone.

And anyone who says
If you said "Gilles, you can listen to the Arkestra and Stewart Lee", that would be nirvana. I’d rather do that than go to a Brand New Heavies show at the Jazz Cafe.
can't be all bad.

I'm sure someone'll find him disagreeable in some way. But how many good - or even decent - radio broadcasters do we have at all?

Re: The Arts Desk interviews Gilles Peterson

PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 9:29 am
by Jamie Renton
NormanD wrote: I rarely seem to get to listen to him, which is a pity. Maybe when he's on, I'm not; but my late-night listening days have long gone.


He's on 6 Music, Saturday 3 -6 PM Norman. Maybe you're having an afternoon nap?

Re: The Arts Desk interviews Gilles Peterson

PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 11:41 am
by NormanD
Maybe I have been - I've usually been doing classes then.

Re: The Arts Desk interviews Gilles Peterson

PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 6:10 pm
by nikki akinjinmi
Rob Hall wrote:This is a very good interview with a very interesting subject:

http://www.theartsdesk.com/new-music/th ... s-peterson

I'm a GP fan; I don't know that many here are. This interview is full of insights into not just Gilles himself, but the world in which he operates, and it's well worth the time it takes to read it.


I have been a listener, or used to be a regular listener of Gilles Peterson's for a number of years, though have to admit that I haven't listened a lot to his current show. Actually he even turned up as a guest of Charlie's when he was on Capitol Radio, and Gilles was I still think on a pirate radio station. Thanks for the link.

Re: The Arts Desk interviews Gilles Peterson

PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2014 11:50 am
by alister prince
I remember being at a Barbican freestage session when Charlie interviewed Gilles on air (World Music Awards I think). They seemed to respect eachother and it was good to see two musical adventurists in conversation.
I don't have Mr P's penchant for some of the more avant guard jazz, or Brazilian stuff, but I really like his work with Roberto Fonseca. His 6 show which I catch sometimes is worth a listen for it's variety and is always informative (not geeky). And hey who would'nt want to be (I'm A Celeb winner) Tony Blackburn...
Thank for the link Rob.
Aly