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Our Recent Episodes

Saturday, June 15, 2024 2-5m-1-S2E29-Rays Jazz Shop

Rays Jazz ShopRays Jazz shop was originally Collets Jazz and Folk Records " The shop moved to Shaftesbury Ave in 1974 and the following year Ray came ...

Saturday, June 1, 2024 2-5m-1-S2E28-But is it Jazz?

But is it JazzWe discuss another philosophical question and throw up a few questions to each other as to if we class things as jazz or not. This episo...

Wednesday, May 15, 2024 2-5m-1-S2E27-Can an AI Learn Jazz

Can Ai Learn JazzIn this episode we discuss the question above. Neither of us are developers but we both teach and so, in many ways ,the episode is mo...

Wednesday, May 1, 2024 2-5m-1-S2E26-Comping

What is comping? Who Does it? What is it meant to achieve? We discuss this and more in this episode. Find a playlist from Apple Music that is multiple...

Tuesday, April 16, 2024 2-5m-1-S2E25-ECM records

ECM records have a place in Jazz only rivalled by the classic American Labels like Blue Note, Prestige.  There are clear comparisons with Blue Note,A ...

Monday, April 1, 2024 2-5m-1-S2E24-A Great Day in Harlem

A picture that is well known to those in jazz and beyond was taken August 12th  1958 for esquire Magazine by Art Kane. we discuss it in this episode. ...

Friday, March 15, 2024 2-5m-1-S2E23-Andy Warhol Jazz record sleeves

The fame of Andy whole has lasted a lot longer than fifteen minutes but perhaps his jazz album cover artwork is less well known than his soup tins, Ma...

Friday, March 1, 2024 2-5m-1-S2E22-Pat Moran

Pat Moran was active as a Jazz pianist in the 1950s-1960s  and played with many good artists particularly on the west coast.  Her trio album with Scot...

Thursday, February 15, 2024 2-5m-1-S2E21-Romare Bearden

Nick and Simon talk about the artist Romare Bearden Who was connected to the jazz scene in more than one way. His most well know works are collage and...

Thursday, February 1, 2024 2-5m-1-S2E20-Piano Jazz

Simon and Nick talk about the long running radio show hosted by Marion McPartland.episodes are still available to stream from NPR  like this one with ...

Monday, January 15, 2024 2-5m-1-S2E19-Chappie Willet

This episode is based around the book " Blue Rhythm Fantasy" which is concerned , primarily,  with the Work of arranger Chappie Willet. A fr...

Monday, January 1, 2024 2-5m-1-S2E18-Club 11

Nick And Simon Discuss the short lived but influential London Jazz club "Club Eleven", named after the number of founder members, began life...

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