Piano Day 2021: Ashley Henry ‐ Worldwide FM

Piano Day 2021: Ashley Henry


Piano Day takes place on the 88th day of the year because of the number of keys on the instrument being celebrated. In 2021, this day falls on the 29th of March. Worldwide FM celebrates the beauty of the magnificent instrument and the development of its music with six talented pianists from around the world.

Ashley Henry is one of a new, dynamic generation of jazz musicians in the UK that have been raised on a wide range of musical influences.

“With this show, I celebrate some of my favourite piano players – past and present – that have used their voices as pianists to contribute not only to jazz, but to social movements and to Black culture as a whole.”

Listen now Tracklist

Ike Turner – Getting Nasty (Stereo Magic Records)

Eric Lewis – Calamari (Fortress USA Records)

Wynton Kell;y – South Seas (Verve)

Thelonious Monk – Bye Ya (Concord)

Ahmad Jamal – Poinciana (Live at the Olympia) Jazzbook Records

Ashley Henry – Cranes In the Sky (Sony)

Jackie Mittoo – Guiding Star (Attack)

Mary Lou Williams – Medi (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings)

Mary Lou Williams – I Won’t Let it Bother Me (Progressive Records)

Hazel Scott – A Foggy Day (EG Jazz)

Jamal Dean – Soul Of The Griot (The Village)

Thandi Thuli – Dikelidi (Brownswood)

Gerri Allen – Holdin’ Court (Telarc International)

Herbie Hancock – I thought It Was You (Columbia)

Chick Corea – Spain (Verve)

Patrice Rushen – Hang It Up (STRUT Records)