RTÉ CO Aretha Franklin radio special 2 August

Guy Barker is one of the most inventive figures in jazz today. As trumpeter, composer and arranger, he has worked with an incredible roll-call of names, including Sinatra, Mel Tormé and Sting. He conducted the RTÉ Concert Orchestra in his orchestration of Kind of Blue in sensational sell-out concerts; he will be back next year to do that again as well as a Mingus centenary celebration.

Guy has done a set of brilliant arrangements of classic Aretha Franklin numbers specially for the RTÉ CO. The orchestra, recording at home, are joined remotely by amazing artists Jack O’Rourke, Jess Kavanagh, Dana Masters, Moncrieff, Sharon Gaynor and Laoise Leahy. Fiachna Ó Braoináin presents this special, soulful hour of music on Bank holiday Monday, 2 August, RTÉ Radio 1, 2pm.