Tipping Point is a radio programme that wanders close to the edge but only falls over occasionally. It plays music that wanders freely, crossing genres, continents and times, although it has a soft spot for modern jazz.
It tries to find links between performers, styles and themes so each programme can take listeners on a kind of journey.
Presented by Tony Painter
Tonight’sprogramme dips into a few new records and explores some of the linksbetween the current jazz scene and African music.
We’ve got coupleof tracks from the recently released vinyl version of live numbersrecorded in 2018 for broadcast on Gilles Peterson’s BBC programme.
There are also tracks from a new but long-gestating collaborationbetween sampling maestros Coldcut and a South African community andmedia arts centre (amongst others). On the way we pick up musicfeaturing Tony Allen and Hugh Masekela, Etuk Ubong, Fela Kuti, OmarSouleyman and Björk.